- Bugfix: Can't edit symbol, pattern or marker by double-clicking it
- Bugfix: Photos imported from Pixabay have incomplete description
Ratings and Reviews
Great tool for basic SVG editing
I needed a basic SVG editing tool that was more user friendly than Inkscape and not as expensive as the professional designer vector art software on the market. Boxy SVG was perfect for my needs—change some colors, add some text, etc.
Thanks for creating such a fantastic tool!
Fantastic Basic SVG Editor
Boxy SVG is a super tool to have on hand - especially at under $10.
Are there more expensive vector tools out there, with more features? YEP, but some are old and out of date, some are bulky and resource hogs, and some require you to sign-up for an online account to save locally on your Mac… Boxy SVG does what it’s designed to do, and it does so extremely well. I’ve used it to create quick logos, design vector shapes to import into 3D printing design tools, and create designs for vinyl cutting. If you are looking for a fast SVG tool, look no further!
Something like an early beta
Seems to consistently display imported SVGs different than other programs, including transforms being off, objects showing a fill when they shouldnt, and other things being wrong; similar sorts of issues also seem to happen when opening SVG files made by Boxy SVG in other programs. This is quite odd since it is clearly an ELectron based app, so I would expect it to display SVGs the same way Chrome does.
It is missing basic functionality other low-end/free programs have like adding drop shadows or blur to lines and such.
The only XML editor that I could find in the program (i.e., the “Elements Panel”), which was necassary to get anything done, was also clearly just the Chromium developers tools, so no better than just using a standard browser to edit the SVGs.
The interface is nicely straightforward, which makes doing simple things convenient, but it is good for only really doing simple things.
Overall, I’ve wasted enough time with Boxys bugs and limitations, so back to the free alternatives (InkScape, Vectr, etc) for me, for now.
Developer Response ,
Boxy SVG uses the same rendering engine as Chrome and therefore it should render 99% of SVG files exactly the same way.
The remaining 1% are the files that make heavy use of "use" and "foreginObject" elements or contain external references. Those features are hard to support due to their complexity or platform restrictions. There is no editor that would fully support the entire SVG standard, but I would dare to say that Boxy SVG is one of the very few editors that comes close to it.
If some SVG file does not render correctly, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or open an issue on the public bug tracker (https://boxy-svg.com/bugs) so that I could investigate it further.
If you want to check whether Boxy SVG will be able to open your SVG file before purchasing it, please open Chrome, go to https://boxy-svg.com/app and drag the SVG file from the file manager into the web app canvas.
I have implemented the "Elements" panel from scratch, it does not share any code with the Chrome / Chromium developer tools (though it has similar look and feel). I'm planning to greatly improve this panel later this year.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.