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MacDraw

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MacDraw was a vector based drawing application released along with the first Apple Macintosh systems in 1984. MacDraw was one of the first WYSIWYG drawing programs that could be used in collaboration with MacWrite. MacDraw was useful for drawing technical diagrams and floorplans. It was eventually adapted by Claris and in the early 1990s a Pro version was released with Color support.

Early MacDraw

The first version of MacDraw was similar to that of MacPaint, featuring both the same tools and pattern. However MacDraw was vector based meaning an objects properties and placement can be changed later. MacDraw included features for printing and also integrated into MacWrite with Cut & Paste. MacDraw was more advanced than MacPaint, featuring a grid and the ability to change the drawing dimensions. However MacDraw lacked support for using more than one document at a time, and also Zooming capabilities. MacDraw was especially useful in drawing flowcharts, diagrams and technical drawings.

Later MacDraw

MacDraw II released by Claris introduced the lacked features that were not in the last version and was also enhanced for the Macintosh II. MacDraw eventually evolved into MacDraw Pro and ultimately ClarisDraw.

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