Dru Release History

The following is a listing of Releases for Dru.

Version 2.9.0 ——————————————————-

• Support for Mac Dark Mode. Dark is only available for MacOS 10.14 and greater.

• Small interface refinements.

• Misc. issues fixes.

Version 2.8.1 ——————————————————-

  • Support for Apple Silicon. Application is now universal binary.
  • Small interface refinements.
  • Minimal system version is now macOS 10.10.5 (If you are still using OS X 10.9, please use Dru version 2.6.4.).
  • Fixed issue with image not re-loading correctly.
  • Fixed selection issue while in Edit text mode.
  • Fixed display issue create with buffering.
  • Misc. issues fixed with Tabs and Lists.

Version 2.8.0 ——————————————————-

  • Support for Apple Silicon. Application is now universal binary.
  • Small interface refinements.
  • Minimal system version is now macOS 10.10.5 (If you are still using OS X 10.9, please use Dru version 2.6.4.).
  • Fixed issue with image not re-loading correctly.
  • Fixed selection issue while in Edit text mode.
  • Fixed display issue create with buffering.
  • Misc. issues fixed with Tabs and Lists.

Version 2.6.4 ——————————————————-

  • Fixed issue introduced with 2.6.3.

Version 2.6.3 ——————————————————-

  • Added user created Export profiles.
  • Fixed visual issue with rendering of round rect shape.
  • Fixed visual issues with some controls on newer versions of macOS.
  • Fixed Misc. issues.

Version 2.6.1 ——————————————————-

  • Misc. update to rendering system better support newer OS versions.

Version 2.2 ——————————————————-

The 12th update to Dru, Version 2.2.

  • Added Enhanced Page Rulers.
  • Fixed Misc. issues.

Version 2.1 ——————————————————-


  • Added symbol and emoji support to EditText tool.
  • Added Text Color ink well to options bar.
  • Fixed Issue with image ICON being shown as flipped.
  • Fixed Misc. issues.

Version 2.0.10.  ——————————————————-


  • Added spelling suggestions to EditText mode when right-clicking highlighted words.
  • Fixed support for some characters not being displayed correctly when added via EditText tool.
  • Fixed issue with listbox control located in FormOptions popover having a incorrect alignment.
  • Fixed with EditTool’s undo frequency.
  • Fixed issue for page Name not showing in bottom left corner when page is switch with “command +]” or “command + [ “.
  • Fixed several Misc. issues.

Version 2.0.9.  ——————————————————-


  • Added faster text selection in EditText mode.
  • Fixed several Misc. issues.

Version 2.0.8 Jan. 2018  ——————————————————-


  • Added stability to EditText tool.
  • Added stability running multiple opened xvd projects.
  • Added stability while app is idle.
  • Fixed Misc. issues.

Version 2.0.1 Oct 2017  ——————————————————-


  • Fixed random issue with Exporting HTML prototypes.
  • Fixed issue with exporting some images.
  • Minimum macOS version is now 10.9.5 (If you are still using OS X 10.7 & OS X 10.8 please use Dru version 1.7.

Version 2.0 Aug 2017  ——————————————————-


  • Added Full CoreText support
  • Added Columns tool
  • Added EditText editor tool
  • Added Enhanced Story e
  • Added Font Previews
  • Added Expanded font styles
  • Added Vertical alignment for Text shapes.
  • Added Toolbar styles
  • Added Text styles tool
  • Added 64 bit app support (A new foundation for the future.)


  • Fixed issue in Style browser.
  • Fixed issue with measurement type not being displayed in some areas.
  • Added option to change rendering style in preference.
  • Other Misc. issues fixed.

Version 1.7 July 2016  ——————————————————-


  • Added Enhanced Retina Support. (More Interface controls are clearer.)
  • Added Rendering Engine Support for enhanced page scrolling for large document with 150 plus objects.
  • Added Enhanced Batch functionality. (Modify multiple shapes)
  • Added Enhanced Image Export capability. Multiple pages can now be exported as image.


  • Page guides to scale better when zooming greater 800 percent.
  • Objects now snapTo Guides, Objects or the Grid with greater precision.
  • Fixed misc. bugs.

Version 1.6.3 October 2015 ——————————————————-


  • Effect pop-over now allows changing PPI/DPI of effects. In addition to supporting 72ppi. Three other ppi settings are supported such as 144ppi, 300ppi and 600ppi.
  • Fixed issue with Form facade function not showing correct form state.
  • Fixed HTML export issue for Dropdown form object.
  • Fixed misc. bugs.

Version 1.6.2 August 2015 ——————————————————-


  • Fixed issue related to exporting @2x and @3x images.
  • Fixed Other misc. bugs.

1.6.1 July 2015 ——————————————————-


  • Formfields can know be formatted with expanded phone number styles such as US, China, France and UK.


  • Fixed Misc. bugs.

1.6 May 2015 ——————————————————-


  • New Path Tools – Use the new Smooth point and Smooth Extend point and Path smoothing tools to add detail to your vectors.
  •  New Form Tool – Add color to Form Field Text labels and Form Field backgrounds.
  • New Image Matrix Tool – Give images and anchor to stand on.
  • New Object Alignment tool – Now two or more objects can know be vertically or horizontally aligned.
  • New @2x, and @3x image exporting.
  • New SVG documents exporter. Share your creations with others using SVG.
  • Basic Retina support.


  • Enhanced Duplicate and Repeat tool – Now supports duplicating page guides.
  • Enhanced Options panel that supports precise Page guide placement.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Auto image squaring for exported images.

1.4.11 December 2014 ——————————————————-

  • Fixed issues with supported Languages.

1.4.10 October 2014 ——————————————————-

  • Fixed issue with page orientation in the ”Page Size & Margins” option not switching from Portrait to Landscape.
  • Fixed other misolanouse.

1.4.9 June 2014 ——————————————————-

  • Fixed Random issue affecting form field list boxes exported to PDF.
  • Fixed issue in form fields defaults value not displaying correctly for some characters.

1.4.8 May 2014 ——————————————————-

  • Fixed and issue related to exported images not including file extensions (.tiff,.png,.jpg).
  • Enhanced support for exported PDF files that contain form Text fields with defaults values being viewable in 3rd party PDF reading Applications outside of Preview.

1.4.7 April 2014 ——————————————————-

  • Fixed issue related to exporting a PDF.
  • Minimum OS X version is now 10.7.3 (If you are still using OS X 10.6.8 please use Dru version 1.4.6
  • Miscellaneous fixes.

1.4.6 March 2014 ——————————————————-

  • More Enhanced SVG file Importing.
  • Fixed issues related to exporting a PDF with Advanced PDF settings enabled.
  • Miscellaneous fixes.

1.4.5 Feburuary 2014 ——————————————————-

  • Enhanced SVG file Importing.
  • Fixed issue related to the Exclude Vector tool.
  • Enhanced Vector Tools now include a Divide tool.

1.4.3 December 2013 ——————————————————-

  • The New Document Window now allows the setting of a Default page type.
  • Now support Drag & Dropping of images in to openned documents.
  • Fixed issue related to saving placed images.
  • Fixed issue related to saving a PDF file opened from the file menu.

1.4.1 December 2013 ——————————————————-

  • Fixed issue with exporting to PNG file presents a double export window.
  • Fixed issue with exporting to Website creates corrupted CSS folder.
  • Fixed other issues.

1.4 November 2013 ——————————————————-


  • Multi-Point Gradient tool. Three or more points of color are better then two.
  • Clipping Shape tool. The Clipping Shape tool allows easy creation of clipping shapes that mask out areas of a shape.
  • Form Field Formats. Enhance your fillable pdf forms with date, time or number fields.
  • Enhanced Image fill tool. An Image fill can now be applied to more shapes types then before.
  • App Sandboxing for Mac OS 10.7.3 or greater. Making your files more secure.
  • Cocoa interface code makes Dru more responsive when using a mouse or a finger on a touch pad.
  • Quick Key Combinations allow short cuts to frequently used menu commands such as Fill, Stroke, Drop Shadow, and Effects.
  • Story Editor. Now faster and more easier with zoom and enhanced Font engine.


  • Fixed issue in several gradient properties not being saved to XVD file.
  • Fixed issue when editing a text object inside of a group object
  • Snap To Options are now located in the Toolbar
  • Enhanced Image fill tool. An Image fill can now be applied to more shapes types then before.
  • Enhanced Forms tool. Extended Font types can now be set using the Form field options panel.
  • Enhanced Group object editing for Text objects.
  • Enhanced Text options will all the updating of Fonts and Sizes the Options panel.
  • Enhanced “Convert To” tool to now support conversion of a round rectangle, Star, Polygon, to a shape that can be edited using the Points tool.

1.2.2 March 2013 ——————————————————-


  • Advanced PDF forms export option. This fixes a issue with exporting Form field objects with active properties such as Multiline, ReadOnly, and Required.
  • Exported Form text field can know be aligned centered or aligned right.


  • Fixed issue with form field list box tool not adding list box object to view/page.
  • Fixed issue with form field list box tool not adding list box object to view/page.
  • Fixed issue in story editor that prevented some highlighted words from being spell checked using a right click or a control click.

1.2.1 January 2013 ——————————————————-


  • Forms fields now display their default state.
  • Default style for a Textbox can now be set.
  • Forms field objects contained inside a group can now be edited with out breaking the group object apart.


  • Fixed an issue with Color and Shapes styles not loading properly
  • Fixed an issue with master page icon not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with duplicating a document page that has a master page assigned to it.
  • Fixed an issue with Form options popover not updating the display of the object being edited.
  • Bookmarks are now exported when exporting HTML files.
  • Fixed issue with Forms Fields in a group not exporting property.

1.2 September 2012 ——————————————————-


  • Text to Outlines allow text objects to be converted to vector shapes.
  • Shape Tools provides several functions allowing the creation of new shapes from two different shapes.
  • Master Pages allow the sharing of common graphic objects among multi-pages.
  • HTML Exporting allows the automatic exporting of document pages as HTML pages.
  • Quick Start window allows quicker access to application features such as recent items, New Documents and Samples
  • Styles browser for Colors and Shapes
  • Smart Shapes such as the Polygon tool and the Star tool.


  • Enhanced SVG importing
  • Fix issue in the interface that did not provide adequate user guidance.
  • Fix issue in Form field mode which prevented object alignment while using the form fields browser.
  • Fix issue in bookmark tool that caused the points tool to incorrectly activate for form field objects.
  • Fix issue in rotating grouped objects that contained other rotated objects.
  • Fix issue in blend mode not being and undoable function.

1.0.6 December 2011 ——————————————————-


  • Bookmark tool now has the ability to reset a Bookmarks destination (Control+Click, Right click on bookmark name in the bookmark listing)
  • Support for importing/opening Scaleable Vector Graphic (SVG) files in Dru.
  • Basic menu support for Portuguese language.


  • Fix a minor issue when creating new bookmarks or deleting and existing bookmark.
  • Fix issue in grouped checkbox objects when exporting to PDF.
  • Fix an issue in exported checkbox objects not retaining there border when exporting to a PDF.
  • Fix an issue in Story Editor that caused some latin characters to not display properly.
  • Fix an issue in Story Editor that caused and unexpected slow down when committing changes.
  • Fix issue when using the millimeters measurement system
  • Fix several miscellaneous issues.

1.0.5 October 2011 ——————————————————-


  • New Bookmark tool
  • Enhanced Page browser
  • Enhanced Grid tool
  • Snap to Guide.
  • Toolbar and ruler styles.
  • Document resuming. Lion feature.
  • Rotation support for placed/imported images and graphics.
  • PDF Forms fields and Bookmarks Importing. (When placing imported PDF documents and pages Dru will import Form Fields or Bookmarks contained in the imported PDF Documents).


  • Fixed random printing issue.
  • Fixed issue in snapping objects to ruler guides
  • Fixed various miscellaneous.
  • Fixed issue system not notifying user that a document contains only formfields and no drawing objects when attempting to export a fillable PDF.

1.0.3 July 2011 ——————————————————-


  • PDF documents or PDF pages can now be imported from the ‘Open’ command. (previously only the image tool allowed the importing and placing of PDF documents or PDF pages)
  • Dru documents that contain imported PDF documents with multiple pages can now be updated to display a different page of the imported PDF document.


  • fixed several graphical issues related to Lion.
  • fixed issue related to object’s lock setting not being respected.
  • fixed issue causing files with imported pdf documents from loading properly.

1.0.2 June 2011 ——————————————————-


  • PDF documents or PDF pages can now be imported from the ‘Open’ command. (previously only the image tool allowed the importing and placing of PDF documents or PDF pages)


  • Fixed possible data loss issue.
  • Fixed issue related to image objects and drop shadows
  • Fixed issue causing page guides from being resized when the document settings are changed.
  • Fixed various miscellaneous issues.

1.0.1 April 2011 ——————————————————-

Group objects can now be edited with out breaking a Group apart.


  • Fixed an issue in where the Points tool would not function as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where the app will no longer attempts to open file types it can’t understand.
  • Fixed an issue preventing certain undoable actions from functioning as expected.
  • Fixed an issue causing the appearance of compound paths to appear corrupted.
  • Fixed an issue causing the appearance of mirrored page objects to appear corrupted.
  • Fixed an issue causing placed PDF’s to rendered as image and instead of a vector.
  • Fixed a drop shadow window issue causing page objects to appear unaffected when changing settings.
  • Fixed an issue preventing opened FML files from opening properly
  • Fixed an issue that displayed an file open error when it wasn’t needed.
  • Fixed an issue that forced exported PDFs file to open in Preview.
  • Fixed various miscellaneous issues.

1.0 March 2011 ——————————————————-

Dru easy to use features enable the user to create a document with ease – without the complications associated with other programs. It only takes a few simple clicks to create eye catching presentations such as: brochures, letters, fillable forms, logo’s and other graphical elements.

Editing Modes

  • Pointer Mode allows scaling of shapes.
  • Points Mode allows the editing of points of a selected shape
  • Forms Mode allows speedy creation of fillable PDF forms


A wide range of drawing tools that allow creativity such as: Text, Rectangle, Oval, Line and other vector based shapes.

  • Effects – Apply drop shadows and filters effects to vector shapes.
  • PDF forms – The creation of fillable PDF forms that allow the sharing of information.
  • Objects browser allows instant categorization of page objects for easy organization
  • Page browser allows quick and easy access to multiple pages
  • Duplicate & repeat function allows for quick and easy copies
  • Story Editor allows focused editing of text.

Pagination Engine

  • Allows for dynamic page creation using maximum creativity. Create one or more pages.

Sharing & Exporting

  • Export PDF files
  • Export Fillable-Forms as PDF or FML files
  • Import media types such as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF, PSD
  • Export JPEG, TIFF, PNG files

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