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Aldus IntelliDraw 2

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Aldus IntelliDraw was a vector-based graphics application program that was published by Aldus Corporation.

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Aldus IntelliDraw™ Demo

The development of IntelliDraw was led by Jonathan Gay of Silicon Beach Software, a subsidiary of Aldus.[1][2] Version 1.0 for Macintosh and Windows was released in 1992.[3][4] Gay also created a similar program for PenPoint OS called SmartSketch, which would eventually evolve into Flash.[1]

Though version 2.0 was announced at Macworld Expo in 1993,[5] it did not ship until early 1994.[6][7] On August 31, 1994, Aldus was merged into Adobe Systems.[8][9] The sole version of IntelliDraw released by Adobe was a 1996 update to version 2.0 for compliance with Windows 95.[10] IntelliDraw was later discontinued and its drawing engine was incorporated into Adobe PageMaker 6.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Executive Bios, Macromedia. Archived 2004-06-04.
  2. IntelliDraw 1.0 by William Harrel, COMPUTE! #149 p.78. 1993-02.
  3. IntelliDraw Review by Richard Lim, TidBITS. 1992-12-07.
  4. IntelliDraw: An Intriguing Collection of Drawing Tools by Luisa Simone, PC Magazine p.37-40. 1992-09-29.
  5. Aldus gives IntelliDraw a more accessible price by Jeanette Borzo, InfoWorld p.8. 1993-08-02.
  6. IntelliDraw 2.0 brings real smarts to business drawing packages by Mike Heck and Jeff Angus, InfoWorld p.62-66. 1993-12-13.
  7. IntelliDraw fit for graphics professionals, casual users by Mike Heck, InfoWorld p.100-104. 1994-04-25.
  8. Aldus and Adobe Lay Claim to Digital Publishing by Laurie Flynn, The New York Times. 1994-08-24.
  9. Aldus and Adobe Systems Finalize Merger, Computer History Museum. 1994-08-31.
  10. Adobe IntelliDraw by Kathleen Caster, PC Magazine p.227. 1995-09-12.
  11. PageMaker 6 Emphasizes High-End Publishing by Cathy Abes, Macworld p.140. 1995-09.

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