Artboard Vector Drawing App Review

Artboard Vector Drawing App Review


I tried a new vector drawing app called Artboard. So far I am pretty pleased with it. Clean UI and pretty intuitive. What I like the most is it has a nice amount of clip art to go with it. As a guy with zero artistic skills I rely on software to fix that for me. I have been using PowerPoint quite a bit for drawings but it can only go so far. I will be testing some other apps and will post reviews as I go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1. My first diagram with Artboard.

My only beef so far is I couldn’t find any clip art geared towards technology. While looking for a stick figure sitting at a computer or just a computer in general I saw these two. That said I downloaded one off the web and easily imported it into Artboard. The only other issue was the click area on objects is very small so I end up having to click a few times to grab the right spot to resize, move etc. I am by no means a graphic design anything, merely a terrible artist who spends most of my time drawing pictures and aim to not have them look like they came from a 4 year old with crayons. This isn’t a PowerPoint replacement but definitely another tool in the stable.

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 2. Straight out of the built-in clip art. wtf? Is he on skis? lol. No way those are accidental.

Verdict:

Simplicity: 8
Cost: 10 ($12.99)
Features: 7

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Brent SalisburyBrent spent over a decade as a network engineer and architect and then transitioned to software development, most recently at RedHat. In 2014 Brent and three colleagues founded socketplane.io. Socketplane focuses on reliable, scalable and performant Docker network.View all posts by Brent Salisbury →

  1. LeslieLeslie07-08-2012


    Love this!