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I am looking for an alternative for Inkscape, which is great but I find a little too brittle, the development is too slow, and its integration with OSX is non existent (runs with X). It's ok if not open source/free, but I don't want to go Adobe. That's way too expensive (and complex, for my needs).

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superuser.com/questions/11111/… –  arathorn Aug 12 '09 at 15:52
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Inkscape is a vector graphics package, not a raster image editor. –  Richard Hoskins Aug 12 '09 at 15:57
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@arathorn: I'm looking for vector graphics editing, not pixel based. –  Stefano Borini Aug 12 '09 at 15:58
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Here is a very thorough review and comparison of OSX drawing tools: http://jonwhipple.com/blog/2008/05/25/drawing-conclusions

Also, for just a feature comparison matrix of what tools are out there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_vector_graphics_editors

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your first link is broken –  waspinator Nov 11 '13 at 21:29
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Perhaps Scribbles will do the same as Inkscape?

I really enjoyed using it, but since I have no ability to draw beyond shapes and layer styles in Photoshop, it wasn't for me.

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seems more for freehand drawing. I was looking for something a bit more professional. I haven't downloaded it, I am judging from the cover. –  Stefano Borini Aug 12 '09 at 15:57
    
Link broken and atebits homepage does not mention it. –  dimitris mistriotis Jul 24 '13 at 7:31
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Intaglio is probably the closest thing on the Mac to "Adobe Illustrator"-style vector drawing. I've used it for some time with pretty good success, but the "Drawing Conclusions" review linked above by Arathorn has got me considering VectorDesigner or ZeusDraw.

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"DrawIt is a vector editing application with support for bitmap-like image filters." Very well built app, features a ton of functionalities that make Illustrator look odd.

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You should check out VectorDesigner by TweakerSoft. USD$70.

I've used it, and enjoyed it, but I am not a professional designer.

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this looks very promising. Too bad it does not save in svg :( but apart from that, it's definitely the best candidate so far –  Stefano Borini Aug 12 '09 at 16:56
    
You can suscribe and watch their Video Postcad where they explain features. It's very nice. –  Martín Marconcini Aug 18 '09 at 13:53
    
discontinued .. 70$ nicely spent –  matthias krull Jan 14 '13 at 18:24
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I've got Vector Designer, and if its limitations are not a problem for you, it seems very polished and stable. I am not a professional designer and only used it to do some ocasional stuff. The price tag is interesting, but I got it with a software bundle.

I also have Intaglio and I really liked VD more. But remember, I am not a pro designer.

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