Lineform: a Replacement for FreeHand?

If you’re lamenting the ease-of-use of the now-discontinued FreeHand, look into Lineform, from Freeverse. This $80 application provides everything you need to create professional logos, drawings, floor plans, and illustrations (yes, it’s that good).


Among its features are:

  • Bézier editing
  • Text-to-outline
  • Text-on-a-path
  • Full OpenType support
  • Free transform
  • Artistic brushes and filters
  • Gradients
  • Transparency
  • Drop shadows
  • Image manipulation
  • CMYK preview
  • Export to bitmap formats at any resolution: PNG, BMP, JPEG and TIFF
  • Export to vector formats: SVG, PDF and EPS
  • Import from SVG

Macworld has a useful review of Lineform at