MyDraw 4+

Nevron Software LLC

    • 1.0 • 4 Ratings
    • $69.99



The best diagramming app for Mac just got better. Enjoy thousands of new shapes and hundreds of new diagram templates included in this release.

MyDraw is an advanced diagramming software and vector graphics drawing tool. This diagram software includes powerful features to help you create various drawings such as flowcharts, floor plans, family tree diagrams, flyers, infographics invoices, mind maps, network diagrams, scorecards, general business diagrams, and many others.

Following are the major features of the application:

• Familiar MS Visio interface

• MS Visio Compatibility - MyDraw is the best Microsoft Visio alternative for macOS (Mac OS X). You can use it to view, edit, and save Visio drawings in VSDX, VSD, and VDX formats. You can also import and export Visio Stencils in VSSX, VSS, and VSX formats.

• Extensive support for shape drawing and customization including themes, styles, fill and stroking effects, shadows, etc.

• Insert Text and Tables with advanced formatting and styling. This diagramming software has class-leading support for rich formatted texts and tables. You have full control over the text font, style, paragraph alignment, bullets, numbering, images, etc. Also tables in MyDraw support row/col master cells, multi-cell selection, text orientation, and other advanced features.

• 200+ Diagram Examples and Templates - the software includes many ready-to-use templates for flowcharts, organizational charts, floor plans, flyers, certificates & business cards, and many others.

• 8000+ Diagram Shapes and Symbols - more than 8000 predefined shapes organized in 300+ shape libraries. You can directly drag and drop them into your drawings. MyDraw also lets you create your custom shapes.

• Powerful Drawing Tools - MyDraw comes with a large set of drawing tools that help you easily create any shape you need. You can freely draw shapes using the NURBS tool (i.e. freehand drawing), or use the composing functions (Union, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclusive Or) to create new shapes from the basic ones. Additionally, you can combine simple shapes into groups and create advanced complex shapes. Shapes can be saved in custom libraries for reuse.

• Image Export. MyDraw can export diagrams as raster (PNG, JPEG, and BMP) and vector (EMF, SVG, DXF, and PDF) images.

• Image Import. My Draw can import raster (PNG, JPEG, GIF, and BMP) and vector (SVG, EMF, WMF, and DXF) images.

• Insert more than 30 types of linear (1D) and matrix (2D) barcodes. MyDraw can insert a barcode anywhere in your drawing. Supported barcode formats include EAN-13, UPC, UPC-A, Code-39, Code-128, ISBN, PDF417, Data Matrix, QR Code, etc.

• Automatically Arrange Diagrams. The diagram software comes with lots of automatic layouts with numerous settings. The automatic layouts help you to arrange large diagrams with the click of a button.

• Spell Check and Proofing - MyDraw includes a spell checker which is compatible with Open Office dictionaries (OXT files). This allows you to extend the list of proofing languages supported by default.

• Import map data from ESRI shapefiles.

• User Interface Localization - you can switch the user interface to a preferred language. Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish are currently supported.

• GEDCOM Format Family Trees - the software supports importing from and exporting to GEDCOM format. This makes it the perfect tool for drawing family tree diagrams.

• Mail Merge - MyDraw comes with built-in mail merge functionality. Create your diagram, insert a merge field, and connect your diagram to a contact database. When the fields are matched you can select to either save copies of your diagram or each value of your database or to directly send emails to all recipients.

• The same application is also available for Windows with the same features and functionality, which makes it easy to edit your diagrams on a Windows machine when you need to. You can also download an evaluation version before purchasing the app.

What’s New

Version 5.3

The new version brings many new features, optimizations, and bug fixes. Following is a brief summary of the MyDraw new features and improvements:
- Improved high DPI support, with support for per-monitor DPI awareness.

- MS Visio import and export improvements
- AutoCAD import and export improvements
- Improved PDF export - multipage PDF export as well as export of hyperlink elements in PDF.
- Improved printing - multi-page printing, with many options.
- Improved localization.
- Improved copy/paste of text from RTF, TXT, and HTML sources.
- Many new shapes.
- Various other bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

grfman ,

Keeps freezing up

The product worked great until a recent update and now it freezes up all the time. I cannot start a new file or open any new libraries. This makes it pretty much useless..

Hellix3 ,

Terrible, and just won't open .vss libraries!!

I purchased and installed this app, in order to use Visio libraries on my Mac. As it turns out, it absolutely refuses to open .vss files. I've verified that the files were created with a supported version of Visio (2003-2010 Visio). This app is very expensive, for something that can't do something as simple as opening .vss files. The thing is, their documentation states that it CAN open .vss and .vssx files! I will attempt to get a refund, and get another app, instead.

Developer Response ,

Hi Helix,

We're sorry that you're experiencing difficulties opening .vss files. Please send us the files for review at if they do not contain confidential information. Also, please note that in the case of .vss the support is implemented through a web service (e.g. the file is converted on the MyDraw server) so this may pose problems depending on your firewall/internet connectivity. In such cases, we recommend importing .vssx files which are natively supported by the application.

Thank you.

Linus&Lucy ,


As a longtime Visio user, I have been forever looking for a Mac based alternative. By far this is the closest I have found to a Mac version of Visio. There are a number of things I would like to see that are baked into Visio that are not here such as a picture fill on a shape. Another issue is that only a single document interface is used, which prevents copying and pasting between documents easily. The company has shown a great interest in implementing customer suggestions. I hope for continued improvement, but it is the best Visio replacement to date for the Mac. They would do well to implement Mac OS standards as the program displays two menu bars, which could get confusing although one is for selecting tabs in their version of Microsoft ribbons.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.