Dotgrid: Design fancy stuff in a grid (Free program)

Dotgrid is a grid-based vector drawing software designed to create logos, icons and type. It supports layers, the full SVG specs and additional effects such as mirroring and radial drawing. Dotgrid exports to both PNG and SVG files.


The application was initially created for internal use, and later made available as a free and open source software.

How to use?


  • Hold Shift to drag a segment.
  • Hold Alt to drag all segments.
  • Right-click to delete a vertex.


  • ∷ Toggle Menubar Tab
  • ∷ Open Theme ^Shift+O
  • ∷ Reset Theme ^Backspace
  • File New ^N
  • File Open ^O
  • File Save ^S
  • File Export Vector ^E
  • File Export Image ^Shift+E
  • Edit Undo ^Z
  • Edit Redo ^Shift+Z
  • View Color Picker G
  • View Toggle Grid H
  • View Toggle Tools ^H
  • Layers Foreground ^1
  • Layers Middleground ^2
  • Layers Background ^3
  • Layers Merge Layers ^M
  • Stroke Line A
  • Stroke Arc S
  • Stroke Arc Rev D
  • Stroke Bezier F
  • Stroke Close Z
  • Stroke Arc(full) T
  • Stroke Arc Rev(full) Y
  • Stroke Clear Selection Escape
  • Stroke Erase Segment Backspace
  • Control Add Point Enter
  • Control Move Up Up
  • Control Move Right Right
  • Control Move Down Down
  • Control Move Left Left
  • Control Remove Point X
  • Style Linecap Q
  • Style Linejoin W
  • Style Mirror E
  • Style Fill R
  • Style Thicker }
  • Style Thinner {
  • Style Thicker +5 ]
  • Style Thinner -5 [

License Note

Dotgrid's source code is licensed under MIT and the images, text and assets are licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0. View individual licenses for details.


macOS Windows and Linux


MIT license





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