A Free Online Vector Editor: Method Draw

But if you don’t have access to Illustrator or Sketch, or if you just need to do simple vector-graphics editing, you can use Method Draw, which is a excellent online vector editor.

Editing an SVG icon using an online vector editor named Method DrawEditing a scalable vector graphics (SVG) file from this freebie with Method Draw.

Method Draw has the key drawing features you’ve come to expect in a vector graphics editor, like the Path Tool and Pen Tool that works identically to its desktop-software counterparts. It also has a vector shapes library that has premade vector objects that you can include and edit in the canvas.

This online tool also has layering capabilities, keyboard shortcuts, grids, rulers, and exporting features for saving your work in SVG or PNG format. Not too shabby for a free app that runs in your browser, right?

Exporting options of an online vector editor called Method Draw.

Method Draw is a simple Web-based vector editor that gets the job done. But if you’re expecting to have advanced features like 3D rendering, auto file packaging, GPU acceleration, embedded files, and such in your vector graphics editor, it might be best to stick to the tried-and-true Illustrator.

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  • Johan B

    Jacob, nice editor. Thanks. But the Export function does not work. Can you help? I’ve created an image and I now want to get it onto my PC.

  • Regis

    Interesting idea however it is not stable enough to be usable for anything but very simple diagrams.
    I tried to create a process flow chart (using the provided shapes) but ultimately could not.
    For instance:
    * I could not find a way to associate a text with a shape.
    * When using the text box, the text would re-size when the text box was resized meaning I could not get all text to be exactly the same size leading to an unprofessional looking output.
    * I could not find a way to group objects together or to anchor lines to objects. This makes reorganizing a chart in progress extremely difficult.

    To summarize, good idea but more work is needed to make the program really useful.

  • rune

    Nice idea but cant group a text with a box, so it’s not ready for flowcharts I guess.

  • malak

    WOW!amazing job!! also..i want to learn how to make m own sketch-pad

  • Literate Aspects

    Thank you! Excellent share.

  • zwcloud

    It takes some time for me to find the link to the tool….