Canvas Draw 5 - an alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Mac Hammer Fan, May 21, 2019.

  1. Mac Hammer Fan macrumors 6502a

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    Any recommendations to this application? Is it worth the price? For 99 dollars instead of 249? Is there anyone who has experience with this application?
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    I've never heard of a shareware app called Canvas. Long ago (decades) there was a commercial drawing app named Canvas, but I don't know if it's the same thing.

    I would suggest you check out Affinity Designer in the Mac App Store for $49. It's highly regarded, very powerful, and full featured.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/affinity-designer/
     
  3. dwig macrumors 6502a

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    Canvas Draw 5 is NOT a Shareware app and never was. It is a decendent of the Canvas line going back to the late 1980s.

    It seems that Canvas as moved through a range of markets and owners. Draw 5 is a Mac only product. Their Windows variants are a bit different and are CAD orientated rather than illustration orientated. I haven't used any variant of Canvas in 20 years so I can't speak to Draw 5's suitability as an Adobe Illustrator substitute. BTW, it is currently $199 for the perpetual license and not $99. They have a free trial, so the OP should consider downloading it and giving it a go.
     
  4. Mac Hammer Fan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I received an offer from their website by mail with a 60%-70% price reduction until 24 may.
     

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