Aldus IntelliDraw was a vector-based graphics application program that was published by Aldus Corporation.
Product history[edit | edit source]
The development of IntelliDraw was led by Jonathan Gay of Silicon Beach Software, a subsidiary of Aldus. Version 1.0 for Macintosh and Windows was released in 1992. Gay also created a similar program for PenPoint OS called SmartSketch, which would eventually evolve into Flash.
Though version 2.0 was announced at Macworld Expo in 1993, it did not ship until early 1994. On August 31, 1994, Aldus was merged into Adobe Systems. The sole version of IntelliDraw released by Adobe was a 1996 update to version 2.0 for compliance with Windows 95. IntelliDraw was later discontinued and its drawing engine was incorporated into Adobe PageMaker 6.
References[edit | edit source]
- Executive Bios, Macromedia. Archived 2004-06-04.
- IntelliDraw 1.0 by William Harrel, COMPUTE! #149 p.78. 1993-02.
- IntelliDraw Review by Richard Lim, TidBITS. 1992-12-07.
- IntelliDraw: An Intriguing Collection of Drawing Tools by Luisa Simone, PC Magazine p.37-40. 1992-09-29.
- Aldus gives IntelliDraw a more accessible price by Jeanette Borzo, InfoWorld p.8. 1993-08-02.
- IntelliDraw 2.0 brings real smarts to business drawing packages by Mike Heck and Jeff Angus, InfoWorld p.62-66. 1993-12-13.
- IntelliDraw fit for graphics professionals, casual users by Mike Heck, InfoWorld p.100-104. 1994-04-25.
- Aldus and Adobe Lay Claim to Digital Publishing by Laurie Flynn, The New York Times. 1994-08-24.
- Aldus and Adobe Systems Finalize Merger, Computer History Museum. 1994-08-31.
- Adobe IntelliDraw by Kathleen Caster, PC Magazine p.227. 1995-09-12.
- PageMaker 6 Emphasizes High-End Publishing by Cathy Abes, Macworld p.140. 1995-09.
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- Adobe IntelliDraw (v. 2.0) - box pack - 1 user specs at CNET
- Aldus IntelliDraw at Computer History Museum
- Aldus IntelliDraw at WorldCat