Vectr is an excellent free cross-platform graphics editor you can learn to use in minutes
After two years in the works, the team behind Vectr has finally launched its free cross-platform vector graphics app. Vectr is a new, free graphics editor that you can use on your desktop or in your web browser to create simple, clean vector graphics.
The tool lets you create scalable vector graphics using simple and easy-to-use tools. As with other vector imaging apps, you can work with shapes, text, and multiple layers. The interface is neatly organized and won’t bog beginners down with non-essential tools and functions. Vectr aims to help everyone create vector graphic designs easily and intuitively.
The difference between Vectr and other photo-editing or illustration software tools is that vector-based drawings are different from pixels, they’re more like polygons in a video game and are infinitely scalable. That makes them ideal for designing mockups of web pages and apps, logos, fonts, and other illustrations that aren’t ‘hand-drawn.’
Desktop versions are available for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Chrome OS, and are functionally identical to the web counterpart. It’s a pretty useful tool for most people who don’t really need all the features of professional design software.
A user can also send anyone a Vectr document for real-time collaboration without the wait. Others can watch you create and edit designs live, whether you’re in the web app or desktop version.