Summary

Vectr

reviewed by Katharine Wimett

20/10/2017

The Good:

Vectr is a free online application and is also available for desktop download. The interface and functionality is similar to Adobe Illustrator, but is simpler and more for beginners. There are no ads despite the online version being free.

The Bad:

There are only three export file options and in order to save files in the online version you need an account. Difficult at times to find options for tools.

The Bottomline:

A good replacement for Adobe Illustrator. A drawing tool that creates vectors (graphics that are scalable without the loss of resolution.)

Overall Rating:

3

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

https://vectr.com/

The tool is made by

Nick Budden, Emery Denuccio, Yuren Ju, Chia-Lung Chen ,Hsin Yi Chen, Pomin Wu, Ratih Devi Wulandari, Mehgan Yen

You can find the official doccumentation on:

https://vectr.com/tutorials/ https://vectr.com/user-guide/

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

https://vectr.com/blog/

I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : application, online tool
  • what is it for ? website making and posting, other
  • this tool functions : both
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? yes
  • Review

    The user interface:

    The interface is easy to understand especially if you have a knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 5
  • clear : 5
  • quick and easy to understand : 5

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    "At present, Vectr is a handy tool for those who are getting started with vector graphics, or have basic needs from their imaging software. Personally, I’m happy to use it for annotating images and creating mockups and diagrams for my stories." -ABHIMANYU GHOSHAL in 2016 https://thenextweb.com/apps/2016/09/15/vectr-is-an-excellent-free-cross-platform-graphics-app-you-can-learn-to-use-in-minutes/ "It’s pleasingly intuitive. High-end vector graphics editors like Adobe Illustrator have an intimidating learning curve, but Vectr keeps things parsed down enough to be easily understandable without comprising utility. (If you’re a professional designer, Vectr is likely too parsed down—but for average people there are more than enough features to get started.)" -Andy Orin in 2016 https://lifehacker.com/vectr-is-a-free-cross-platform-online-graphics-editor-1786452448

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    This tool is best used for what it was intended, light vector drawing. It is a good alternative to Adobe Illustrator.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    There are no advertisments while using the online tool, but the company does not state if it tracks what you create.

    Please add any additional comments below:

    n/a

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Katharine Wimett, 20/10/2017

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    Testing the tool

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