Artboard Cottage

by André Jolicoeur

Smart Tools
Gorgeous Graphics
Extensive Features
Expert Styles
Clip Art Library


A Design & Illustration App for Making Creative Vector Graphics.

  • Super Smart Drawing Tools

    “Live” adjust all vector shapes, paths, and curves. No digging through menus to find edit commands. Keep your attention where it belongs – on your drawing canvas.

  • Local and Global Styles

    Flexible style editor that really delivers. Global styles that cascade across multiple objects save time and effort; changes apply to many objects at once.

  • More Powerful Style Editor

    Go way beyond simple stroke and fill styles of basic illustration software. Artboard’s Style Editor is used to create and edit awesomely expert “stacked” styles.

Publication Quality Graphics.

Unlike raster-based paint programs, vector drawings are composed of editable stacked objects and are infinitely scalable.

These Tools Are Smart.

Flowing Paths

Straight, curved and freehand paths with fully editable points and handles.

flowing paths

"Smart" Shapes

The most advanced smart objects give complete control to modify shapes and paths.

Easy to draw vector shapes Artboard for OS X

Beautiful Text

Crisp text, flexible styles, and text on path – it’s typography to your hearts delight.beautiful typography

"Live" Edit

Fully edit shapes, paths, images, and text – anytime.

Shape Builder

Easily create complex objects by combining shapes.

Direct Select

Move, rotate, adjust, more… this is One Tool to rule them all.

Quick Convert

Convert objects between shape and path edit modes.

More Powerful Style Editor.

Freedom to unleash your creative genius.

Introducing no-fuss styles. Straight-forward styles stick with your drawing tools until you are ready to change them.

  • Expert “Stacked” Styles – Build unlimited style combinations using multiple strokes, fills, hatches, gradients, brushes, multiple effects, and more.
  • Advanced, Efficient Workflows – Make sweeping changes quickly with optional global styles that cascade across multiple objects.
  • Style Library – Name and save custom styles to the Library for later re-use.
  • Reset and Clone Styles – Easily reset to the default style; or “clone” an existing style, modify it, and move on to the next greatness.


Keep drawings organized using discrete layers.

Easily achieve complex designs with multiple layers. Each layer is like a transparent “page” separating a large design into sections of related objects.

  • Each layer holds unlimited drawing objects
  • Lock and unlock, hide and show layers and layer groups
  • Fully customizable Graph Paper layer – control size, color, and style of your grid
  • Flexible and dynamic Guides layer for page layouts and object alignment
  • Drag-and-drop interface lets you rearrange the stack order of layers from one convenient location

Advanced Object Editing.

What you need, when you need it.

Royalty-Free Styles & Clip Art.

Plus a Library to store your own.

Artboard delivers with over 1700 royalty-free vector art styles and editable clip art — all fully scalable vector graphics.

Easy. Clear. Powerful Results.

Designed for new and experienced creatives.

  • Image and Vector Import – The Artboard Image Browser supports drag-and-drop import of dozens of image formats, plus import fully editable vector SVG 1.1 files.
  • Flexible Export – Export your entire drawing, or just the selected objects. Use Artboard to scale any drawing on export, at image resolutions from 72 to 600–dpi.
  • Vector-based Export – Export high-resolution images as well as vector-based PDF files. Vector-based export guarantees perfect quality for every image, no matter what size you need it to be.
  • Page and Poster-Tiled Printing – Print the designated drawing size, shrink to fit available paper size, and optionally tile large drawings over multiple sheets of paper.
  • Plays Nicely with Others – Copy & paste your graphics between popular productivity apps such as iWork™ Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
  • Perfect for casual users.


Powered by our very own graphics engine. Supported by the worlds most advanced Mac OS.


Advanced image & filter technology


Saves drawings as you make changes


Makes graphics editing faster


Crisp high resolution display


One click to share your designs


Maximize drawings & reduce clutter


Ensures accurate color graphics


Adds snapshots to drawings


Artboard is made for Mac – and now it’s is even more powerful and efficient thanks to OS X. Artboard’s flexible interface and drawing engine are fully optimized for Retina display. Take advantage of every display connected to your Mac with the Multiple Displays support. Locate and organize your Artboard drawings quickly using the new Tags feature. Deep OS X integration via technologies such as ColorSync, Quick Look, Spotlight, Apple Fonts palette, Apple Colors palette, and drag–and–drop.

Graphic Design Tutorials

These graphic design tutorials cover a wide range of topics, such as adding special effects to your drawing. Most tutorials include free sample files.

Fully Documented

Explore Artboard from start to finish. Every drawing app feature and function is fully documented in our on-line User Guide.

Artb-Apple Mobile-Italy 4:5
Artboard Drawing App MacLife rated Great

Excellent rich power!
I’ve used several vector apps from Illustrator to Inscape and mostly Raven of the Aviary suite. Artboard is right on with all the options you need and in a modern way. Very Intuitive, powerful and rich…

ofserenityas seen on the Mac App Store U.S.

Feature-packed vector drawing app doesn’t disappoint
What else does Mapdiva provide that the other “draw” guys don’t? A website loaded with support and training such as User Forums and Artboard Training…

preventRobotas seen on the Mac App Store U.S.

Thank you for an excellent and versatile drawing program. I find Artboard easily handles my problem solving tasks. Keep up the good programming work…

Roberta L. HemlockArtboard user

Great Family Drawing Program!
I’ve really enjoyed using Artboard as a fun drawing program – the clipart and styles really appeal to me (I’m not a designer so it gives me something to work with beyond basic lines and shapes)…

Jack Fruhas seen on the Mac App Store United States

Remarkable Vector Art Program
I’ll keep this short & sweet: Artboard is a great drawing program will tons of features and a lot cheaper than other solutions out there.… will be a program I’ll continue to use for many months (and probably years) to come.

Kyle Thompsonas seen on the Mac App Store U.S.

Remarkably full featured
What a great product this has turned out to be. The feature set is surprisingly rich and well thought out. The interface decisions are clean and intuitive. It’s always a delight when you realize that there aren’t a lot of controls to have to manipulate, but there’s a lot of things you can do.

Gradenkoas seen on the Mac App Store U.S.

The only limit is your imagination
This app simply put is amazing! I had a chance to create a number of illustrations that would have taken me so much effort to create, instead because I used Artboard it seemed like and it was a simple task…

Peter Zalewskias seen on the Mac App Store U.S.

absolutely astonishing!
Wow! Wonderfully simple. I use a lot of vector based graphics programs and this is hands down the best!

Stan Verschuureas seen on the Mac App Store Netherlands


Join the conversation. We host an active support forum for you to share experience, find tips, get help, and troubleshoot.

Artboard Gold Award

Award Winning

2013, 2014

Artboard is 2-time recipient of the Gold award for ‘Best Mac Drawing App’ from TopTen Reviews.



Available on the Mac App Store for only $29.99 USD (or equivalent). Academic volume licensing is available.

System Requirements:
  • OS X 10.7+ (Lion or later)
  • Core Image supported graphics card
  • 2 GHz Intel processor
  • 2+ button scroll mouse (recommended)
  • Facetime / iSight camera (required for Picture Taker feature)
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