First-Rate Commercial Vector Graphics Editor Totally Free (Expired)

For some years Xara has been developing a vector graphics editor in its family of image creation products.  Their efforts have produced a first rate illustration software.  Whether your a professional seeking an alternative to illustrators like Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator, or a casual user wanting to acquire a quality vector editor without breaking the bank, this may be just what you have been looking for.

Xara XS Screen ShotXara XS, is a special version of Xara Xtreme, Xara's flagship product, and we here at Gizmo's Freeware are pleased to be able to offer it to you completely free of charge.   Having worked in the graphics design field for many years, I have used most of the big name illustration software packages.   The first time I ran across Xara I was sceptical, but after trying it for just a few minutes I was hooked.  One of the first things I noticed is how much faster I could do my work.  Each of the tools are well designed and intuitive.  The process of drawing and editing shapes is very straight forward.   The tools for creating gradients, and transparency work beautifully, allowing for precise and visual adjustment directly on the object. The text tools work very well and the results of fitting the text to a complex path are some of the best I have seen.
Xara Xtreme Box
If you find Xara XS to your liking, but want more features, you can use XS as an upgrade path to Xtreme or Xtreme Pro.  The generous folks over at are offering a discount of 30% off the normal price if you decide to upgrade.   To get the upgrade discount simply enter the username and password you created when you registered the free XS version.  (The upgrade special is valid for 60 days after you first install the free version) For more information on Xara XS and upgrade details go here.

The special free version of Xara XS exclusive to Gizmo Freeware readers can be downloaded from the link below:

Link removed - offer expired

XaraXS.exe (45.809MB)
MD5: 2578f9d5ee45d840f6bf7f6489566b76
SHA-1: 4e9762e06b66d33251e7751b1bf52d4536b9ebc7
- these numbers are hash safety check results that can be performed on a download file, see this page :-

Commercial trial versions of both the standard and Pro editions of Xara Xtreme 4 can be downloaded here.

Xara has recently released version 5 of their software.  Downloads for trials of version 5 are available from their website here.

Note to webmasters: Feel free to publish this exclusive offer but please link back to this article rather than copy the text to your site. 


To activate this free version, start Xara XS. Up comes the small registration screen. Click the left-hand top button, 'Register this copy'. Your browser will open. If you are new to Xara, you will have to get an account with a password. Do that. After registering, the serial number will be sent to your e-mail adress. This will take only a few seconds. Check your e-mail and copy the serial number. On the Xara XS start screen click the button 'Run Xara XS'. In the next screen enter your serial number.

Also you will find that in your Xara account, there is a download option for this app, so if our server packs up due to the load, it looks like you can get it direct from Xara if you open an account and quote ''.

Thanks to Jaap NL :)



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