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.


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

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Brent SalisburyBrent has worked in both the Enterprise and vendor sides. In 2014 Brent left RedHat to be a co-founder of, a startup with a focus on reliable, scalable and performant Docker networking. In 2015, Docker Inc. acquired Socketplane. Now working at Docker, he is part of an engineering team that is building community and working to make sure the users experience of Docker networking is as satisfying as the rest of the amazing project that is fundamentally changing the infrastructure market as fast as anything the industry has experienced since the micro processor.View all posts by Brent Salisbury →

  1. LeslieLeslie07-08-2012

    Love this!