£22.99 Developer Autodesk, autodesk.com Requires OS X 10.6 or higher, 64-bit processor
Graphic is the new name for iDraw, a vector drawing and illustration app originally created by US developer Indeeo, before it was taken over by Autodesk late last year. The good news is that the app has survived the transition (and the name change) and remains one of the best and most powerful programs of its kind around, being both easy to use and capable of creating professionallooking graphics and illustrations – perfect for use in logos, websites and even as Xcode-ready files for that iOS app you’ve been working on.
One of the reasons Graphic is so good is that comes equipped with a huge range of tools that enable you to create layered, scalable vector graphics, so beloved by designers. Graphic also supports a huge range of import and export formats, including TIFF, JPEG and PSD files, ensuring the illustrations that you create can be used almost anywhere.
The Mac version of Graphic can also be synced with the iOS version (£6.99, http://apple.co/1kRw1cE), enabling you to work on your designs using the new iPad Pro and the pressure-sensitive Apple Pencil when you’re away from your Mac.
One of the reasons Graphic is so good is that it comes with a huge range of tools that enable you to create layered, vector graphics