There was a time back in the latter part of the last century, before the second coming of Steve Jobs, when the Mac was considered a good graphics machine, but not a computer for real work. Maybe so, maybe not, but times have changed.
Today’s Macs are powerhouse machines that rival anything that runs Windows. Mac applications are world class– both on the high end with Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and with those who prefer quality apps for less; apps that do the job, do it fast, do it for less.
Enter DesignEvo Logo Maker. The name says it all. It’s a Mac app that makes logos. Fast. Easy. Affordably. No, this isn’t Photoshop for logos. If that’s your tool of choice keep using it. If you don’t live, breathe, eat, and sleep Photoshop and logo design all day, and just need to crank out a decent looking logo, DesignEvo does that. Mostly.
Everything about Logo Maker is obvious and self explanatory.
Select a logo category to choose from the many hundreds of prepackaged template designs to get started, or select Start From Scratch to build every design element yourself. Each of the templates can be modified with ease; font, background, shapes, and more. Font sizes are adjusted by toolbar selection or drag.
Nearly everything is point and click or fill in the blanks.
DesignEvo Logo Maker does much of what you expect and probably faster than you expect, especially if you start with templates. It’s drop dead easy to change the text, images, shapes, or backgrounds on a logo design.
Click the Text section and you get a laundry list of classic or artistic fonts. Select what you need for new text, easily resized, repositioned, and with obvious toolbar options to change font style and color. Text itself can have outlines, shadows or glows, and it even includes an opacity slider bar.
The Preview button displays the logo in a variety of situations– business card, letterhead, website, t-shirt, sign, and more– so you can picture the logo as it would be viewed.
Not bad, right? DesignEvo Logo Maker makes logos easy and fast. Saving files saves the parent PNG, a JPG file, and another PNG file. I couldn’t tell the different between the PNG files.
First, size text carefully because some text can be truncated. Second, the saved file is not a larger, higher resolution PNG file. The saved file may be good for some work, hence the lower price tag for the app itself, but output definitely is not high resolution.
The price tag is hard to beat. Well, that’s not quite true. If you’re on a budget and don’t mind a website interface, DesignEvo has an online logo maker that works much the same way as the application but output is free.
I don’t claim to fully understand the business model here, but free is free.