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Others: Mac OS X 10.5+
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Paintbrush 2.1.1 12/03/14 Free (GPL) English
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  • Free to use

Basic doodling app for Mac

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • Color accuracy: All-new internal image storage means far better color accuracy
  • Transparent selection: Automatically remove the background color in selections to obtain pixel-perfect positioning
  • Speed: In addition to full 64-bit support, various tools have gotten speed boosts, especially the massively improved Fill tool

  • We’ve also added plenty of little fixes and features, including better printing options, enhanced image resize UI, improved transparency support (featuring a classic checkerboard pattern), and JPEG quality settings.


Note that this is a free download in ZIP format. Unzip it to reveal the DMG file. Double click the DMG file to open Paintbrush. You will need OS X 10.5+ for it to open correctly. Note that if you want to uninstall the Softonic toolbar, you must use the uninstall option from the Softonic icon in the Menu Bar. Do not simply drag the application to the Trash as the toolbar will be left behind.

Review last updated: 12/12/13

  • Great for kids
  • Simple to use
  • Supports a range of graphic formats
  • Very basic in features and preferences
  • Hard to draw with a mouse


Terrible for inserting text, and it keeps randomly crashing so that I always lose my saved work. When I copy and paste a selection, not only does the pasted selection appear in a random spot (sometimes even over the drawing itself!), it also doesn't allow me to move it unless I select it again. Which sucks, because, as I already mentioned, it may - no, ALWAYS - appears over the drawing. Sometimes when I wish to paste the selection, it jumps out of the frame.

To be completely honest, I am extremely disgruntled and frustrated with the quality of this application. I will not use it anymore and am looking for better alternatives. Which will be a breeze to find, seeing as to how this is one of the worst paint application I have ever used.

However, the appearance looks rather nice, but it doesn't change my opinion of the horribleness of Paintbrush.

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03 Sep 2012

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