Ortelius 1.1.2 Update

We are pleased to announce a new Ortelius update is now available.

Ortelius 1.1.2 offers greater flexibility and ease of use. Labels now support rotation, text can be edited within a group without ungrouping, styles and symbols can be dragged directly onto your map canvas, and tons of other great enhancements and bug fixes are included. See the full list of changes.

The update should be offered automatically if you have enabled Ortelius to check for updates, or manually by choosing Ortelius > Check For Updates… from the main menu.

Our Thoughts on the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store launched Jan. 6 and promises to be a great thing for Mac users. That the Mac App Store makes software license installation all but disappear, offers convenient multi-Mac licenses, and effortless one-click installation and updates is hard to ignore. Then there is discoverability. Here is a tweet that pretty much sums it up for us… “From the Mac App Store: Artboard – a vector drawing app I never would have seen otherwise.” Read more

Artboard Trial Version Now Available

Mapdiva, LLC now provides a try-before-you-buy Artboard trial version to assure our products meet your needs. Download the Artboard software from our website and try it out before making your purchase. The 31-day trial version is full featured except:

  • A watermark is displayed on screen and printed output
  • Export is disabled
  • A reminder screen is displayed

We’ve also added some great resources to quickly learn Artboard, including video shorts and hands-on exercises. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed by the freely downloadable version, please feel free to contact us before purchasing so that you can make an informed buying decision.

To install the Artboard Trial, download and unzip the file as needed. In case you want to deinstall, simply select the Artboard Trial.app in Finder and drag it onto the Trash bin – that’s it.

Mapdiva Releases Artboard Drawing Software on the Mac App Store

11.02.08 Indianapolis, Indiana – Today Mapdiva released Artboard 1.0, vector drawing software for Mac OS X. Design logos, posters, floor plans, technical drawings, fun fashions, Web graphics, and more. Use pre-designed templates to create fliers, invitations, signs, and business cards. Artboard is drawing software for everyone. Available exclusively on the Mac App Store.

Artboard delivers with over 1600 awesome styles and fully editable clip art, including speech bubbles, shiny buttons, maps and flags, people factory, and home planning; plus a Library to store your own. Artboard features a powerful style generator and stacked styles that go way beyond simple fill and stroke, providing a wide range of spectacular effects. Artboard is simple, powerful and fun graphic design software that will make school reports and business presentations shine.

Artboard has everything to create your own graphics and illustrations, including:

  • Interface designed to work with vector graphics
  • Simple and direct drawing controls
  • Over 20 tools for drawing rectangles, stars, circles, lines, curves, text and navigating
  • Perfectly crisp anti-aliased graphics
  • Layers-based drawing
  • Smooth Bezier curves
  • Beautifully rendered text available with outline, mask, and text on path
  • Page and poster-tiled printing
  • Automatic graph paper
  • Pen tablet support
  • Export for web and print the most popular graphics formats PNG, JPG, PDF, and TIFF supporting resolutions from 72 to 600-dpi
  • Quick access to iPhoto, Pictures folder, and Smart folders via Image Browser
  • Drag-and-drop between popular productivity apps such as iWork(TM) Pages, Number, and Keynote
  • Deep Mac OS X integration via technologies such as ColorSync, Quick Look, Spotlight, Apple Fonts palette, Apple Colors palette, drag-and-drop and many other
System Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Core Image supported graphics card
  • 38.5 MB
Pricing and Availability

Artboard is Mapdiva’s second vector-based software application for Mac OSX. Artboard 1.0 is only $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category.

About Mapdiva

Founded in 2008, Mapdiva is dedicated to making powerfully easy vector software so you can focus your creative energy on content and design. Mapdiva’s flagship product, Ortelius, is the cartography software for map design. Artboard is their latest product. Mapdiva, LLC has offices in Indianapolis, IN USA and Armidale, NSW Australia. Artboard and Ortelius are trademark of Mapdiva, LLC. Apple and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

via prMac