What a joke, nothing easy about it.
I was looking for a simple program to design a aluminum frame for my outdoor kitchen. After 3 hours I was unable to do anything. There was nothing easy about it.
Don't let the special price fool you! This is a killer design app!
At the current Appstore price, this is an astonishing bargain on an incredibly multifaceted, highly professional design app. Version 6 is an even more fantastic deal for such an amazing program, with many improvements & upgrades from versions 4 & 5. I downloaded Eazydraw 4, thinking I couldn't go wrong at the price. At first it seemed somewhat complex, despite its name, with loads of tools & palettes. However, I quickly realized that's because this program is a highly sophisticated, technically advanced app that does many extremely useful things. (My only complaint about Eazydraw is that it needs to be marketed better so more people hear about it. It could easily do the kind of slick car illustrations used to sell Sketch & iDraw, both inferior apps. First of all, Eazydraw's basic drawing functions are more than equal to most drawing jobs, with many features & tools (version 6 has many big improvements, like better points-editing.) Eazydraw's elegant drawing features can seem a bit non-standard at first & there's a learning curve for the more advanced functions, but they are also highly sophisticated and precise. It does pro-level SVG work, sophisticated gradients, transparencies, etc., and imports & exports many file formats. Color settings are also pro-level, including CYMK. The user interface is extremely customizable, so you can set it up virtually any way you like, with custom themes, keyboard shortcuts, tool palette settings, etc. The user guide is extremely comprehensive and there are many online tutorials. But essentially, Eazydraw is a professional technical drawing app, capable of almost any kind of technical drawing, from designing floor plans & architectural structure to product design, electrical design, etc. Its many tools & features are comprehensive & very precise. It performs most functions of CAD programs costing hundreds of dollars, yet it is vastly easier to use than any CAD program. I used it to design an addition on my house that was so accurate the builder & the planning department were both impressed with the comprehensive detail & precision of the plans.But Eazydraw also does very respectable page layout work, with excellent text features like text-wrapping & text flow, multiple pages & other features usually found only in professional design programs. In fact, I use it mostly for design & layout work when I'm not using it for technical design. I also use Affinity Design for creative graphics, but Eazydraw actually has better layout features like text-wrapping & text-flow, multiple pages, etc.In fact, Eazydraw is currently the most versatile Mac design app on the market, with many features lacking in other design apps. Once you learn to use it you'll be amazed at all the things it can do. My advice is, grab it while it's so cheap!
A great vector drawing app for any kind of technical work
If you want to do any kind of technical drawing, EazyDraw is definitely the best app you'll find under a hundred bucks. It's easily the most the most technically sophisticated vector drawing app I've ever used. However, EazyDraw is different than any other drawing app I've ever used, too. Instead of conventional drawing terminology it uses precise mathematical language. For instance, a point isn't called a point, it's called a 'vertex'. A point handle is called a 'node', etc. If you don't mind this high degree of precision, or if you want to design a house, a product, or anything mechanical, then this app was made for you. EazyDraw is brilliantly conceived and capable of doing many kinds of drawing & design work. It can do simple creative drawing, but it lacks certain essential functions for creative work, like selecting & editing multiple points, distorting objects & groups of objects, etc. So I don't use it for creative work, but I do use it for page-layout, which it does quite well. EazyDraw is a fascinating program to explore, and reading the extremely comprehensive manual (370 pages) is like a college course in every possible aspect of vector drawing. Considering its awesome technical power & depth, EazyDraw 4 is an incredible bang for the buck.
Anything BUT Eazy!
This is by FAR the most convoluted, byzantine, frustrating vector drawing app I've ever tried to use.OK, it's EXTREMELY technically sophisticated. I don't mind that. I'm used to using the most professional vector drawing apps, like Freehand & Illustrator. EazyDraw does a lot of highly techincal stuff, but is a huge pain in the neck to try to use or figure out. NOTHING about EazyDraw is easy. Just selecting & editing points is a complicated process. Special tools are required to add & delete points. If you try to delete a point in the usual way, the entire object is deleted. The controls & functions are all highly precise, but totally rigid & inflexible. There are a bewildering number of tools & menus options, but they are so specialized it's very dificult to figure out which one(s) to use. To complicate matters, EazyDraw simply doesn't work like any other drawing app. Most of the terminology is different. A point isn't called a point, it's called a 'node' or a 'vertex'. Sometimes handles are called handles, sometimes they're called other things. This is true for many other tools & functions as well.I could go on with many more specifics, but you get the idea. At first, I was impressed with the technical sophistication of EazyDraw, but I've spent too many fruitless hours trying to do simple tasks.Maybe the newer versions are better, but based on my experience with v. 4, I'm not going anywhere near EazyDraw again.At least it wasn't a big investment...
Excellent, quick, support - Great product!
Listen, alot of tools do similar things. To me, what seperates one from the next is the support, and the people who created the product. This product has excellent support,and incredibly helpful people behind it. They want you to learn. Thank you guys for your help!I also own version 5, the newest version, and it is incredible! If you can, get 5...