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Using Keynote as a vector drawing tool

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After having spent half an hour looking for a drawing program for vector graphics on the Mac, it occurred to me that I already had one: Keynote .

Obviously, it is aimed at creating stunning presentations, but there is no reason why it cannot be used for any other kind of drawing. When finished, a drawing can be exported as an image file (JPEG, PNG, or TIFF) or simply grabbed from the screen with a screen shot (just use shift-cmd-4 and draw a rectangle).

Keynote is bundles with all new Macs but it is also available separately from the Mac App Store ($20). This price compares well to other graphics applications like OmniGraffle (standard $100, pro $200).