Why You Don’t Need Adobe Illustrator
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When you’re first starting to make svg files, you need a software program that’s reliable and easy to use. For that reason, Adobe Illustrator may not be the best choice. I came up with a list of 7 apps to create svg files that you can try right now.
There will always be times when you are away from home but you still want to be crafty. Maybe while your on vacation, at a conference or just away for an extended period of time. If you’ve already taken my So Simple SVG Files course, I’m sure you love creating svg files for your projects now that you know how to do it.
Are you looking for ways to create svg files that don’t require you to pay a monthly subscription for the software? Maybe you use Adobe and you need an alternative. I use Inkscape but the difficultly is that it’s downloaded to my computer and I can’t work on it when I’m away from my computer.
No time to read the post, click the button below to download a PDF of all 7 apps to try later.
Why you need web based apps for svg files
For instance, when we went on vacation to California, I didn’t take my laptop with me. I figured that I could do pretty much everything that I need to do from my phone. I had all my most used apps, like the Etsy app for sellers to keep in touch with customers, my portable hard drive and the Google Drive apps where I store my svg files as backup, if I needed them.
But I didn’t have an easy way to edit svg files because I use Inkscape and the software is downloaded to my computer. I ended up having to download the program to my cousin’s computer in order to make some minor tweaks to one design. This is not the best option for security reasons ( I trust my cousin, she’s not going to run off with my work).
Also, it’s not very convenient to download software on someone else’s computer, plus you run the risk of annoying the owner of said computer. If I had known about these apps and this graphic tablet that is compatible with Android devices, oh boy, I would have been set!
Before you ask, no, I wasn’t planning on working on vacation, but I would have preferred to be prepared just in case. Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean that you can’t still be creative. A girl likes to have options.
So, in the name of having options, I searched for web based apps that I could use to make svg files for the next time. I discovered these 7 apps. The great thing is that you can use your mouse or your graphic tablet with them.
How to use apps to make svg files
In the video below, I explain what you can do with these apps and why it’s important to have a back up to the current software program that you use to design svg files.
7 Easy apps to make SVG files online
To get your creative juices flowing even when you’re away from home, here are 7 web based apps to make svg files.
I included a bonus app. It’s called macSVG and as you probably guessed, it works on the Mac operating system. Yipee for all the Mac users!
Most of these apps are self explanatory. If you’ve already used Illustrator or Inkscape, these apps work in a similar manner. The toolbars are straight forward, meaning that you’ll have menu bars that include drawing and other design tools.
You can make shapes, draw figures, change colors and click and drag objects around. Try them all out to see which one you like best. If you’re new to drawing svg designs, you’ll love my So Simple SVG Files course where you’ll learn how to make an svg using basic shapes.
I haven’t tried them all, but my favorite so far is the RollApp/ Inkscape. I use Inkscape, so I am already familiar with the layout and I can easily transfer the files and use them in the downloaded version without worrying if they will be compatible.
What about you? What travel friendly resources and apps do you use to still be creative when you’re away from home.
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