CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Adds M1, iPad, and Teams Support in Microsoft Teams

Today, Corel announced the immediate availability of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021, which adds native M1 support and many new collaboration features.

“Last year, we added new collaboration features to the product,” Corel’s John Falsetto told me in a recent briefing, noting that the firm obviously didn’t anticipate how important that would be in the subsequent pandemic year. “We’re doubling down on that this year.”

What that means is that the Microsoft Office-like collaboration features that Corel added to CorelDRAW and the other products in the suite last year are being enhanced this year with real-time comments and annotations, a new dashboard for designers who need to share cloud-based files, and new versions of, which was originally just a web app, that run natively on the iPad and inside of Microsoft Teams.

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The iPad and Teams versions of sport a nice touch-based UI, but you can also revert to the more feature- and control-dense desktop version inside of Teams, which is more useful for those on traditional PCs.

And in addition to natively supporting the M1 chipset on the Mac—it’s not a Universal app for size reasons, instead, the installer will select the right version of the app based on the system architecture—CorelDRAW is now fully 64-bit on Windows. There’s no more 32-bit version of the product.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 is available for Windows and Mac in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Japanese, and, new this year, Swedish. Pricing is unchanged: Perpetual licenses are is $499 USD, while the annual subscription version is $249 USD. New since last year, too, are CorelDraw Essentials 2021 ($129) for individuals and CorelDRAW Standard 2021 ($299) for home-based and small businesses.

As before, the collaboration features require a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscription, a maintenance license, or an additional Pro subscription for perpetual license customers.

You can learn more about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 from the Corel website.

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  • compsciguy31415

    09 March, 2021 - 9:54 am

    <p>CorelDRAW still exists…wow ?</p><p><br></p><p>Seriously though, Corel was the go-to app for me back in the early 90s for image manipulation.</p>

  • t-b.c

    09 March, 2021 - 10:06 am

    <p>Wow, I didn't realize CorelDraw! was still around. I used it for a while back in the early 90's, then learned the Adobe apps and used them up until last year. I never liked Adobe's subscription model, but felt going to CorelDraw again would be a step backward. I'm using Affinity apps now as they are amazingly powerful and fast, inexpensive and well integrated.</p>

  • djr1984

    09 March, 2021 - 10:20 am

    <p>This brings me back! I haven't used CorelDraw since they cut Mac OS X support back around 2002, think it was version 11.</p><p><br></p><p>To be honest I thought they'd gone bust, nice to see that they are still around and once again support the Mac.</p>

    • Saarek

      09 March, 2021 - 12:29 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#617237">In reply to djr1984:</a></em></blockquote><p>Snap! One of my first jobs was in a copy shop. Man that makes me feel so old, doubt there is such a thing as a copy shop anymore! We also did basic graphic design and the PowerBook G4 they assigned me had Corel Draw as the main design based app. I'm guessing it was a lot cheaper than Illustrator, but I really liked it.</p>

      • Paul Thurrott

        Premium Member
        10 March, 2021 - 9:39 am

        I used to paste-up the local newspaper using wax, rollers, and paper strips. 🙂

  • ebraiter

    09 March, 2021 - 2:48 pm

    <p>I was a beta tester for them in their big days 2008-2011 but things dropped off [aside from not giving a free final version in 2011!].</p><p>Still use it although for basic stuff. Ended up with Home &amp; Student 2018 one year but after the 20H2 update, it failed to run. So it's now running in a Win 7 VM.</p><p>They have made plenty of marketing and purchase errors over the years.</p><p>Surprisingly WordPerfect is also still around. You would of thought that would of died by now. But I guess there may be enough revenue to keep it updated. Otherwise discontinue development and make it free.</p>

    • ken10

      09 March, 2021 - 4:27 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#617278">In reply to ebraiter:</a></em></blockquote><p>Reaching into my brain to recall some stuff, which is always dangerous, but I think WordPerfect's lifeline is tied to the features it offers to the legal writing community. I always liked it better than Word. Probably just another VHS vs Betamax moment – stuck with VHS.</p>

  • peterh_oz

    09 March, 2021 - 3:03 pm

    <p>Does WordPerfect still have Alt-F7 Reveal Codes? That is the best thing that Word never did, and to this day I miss it. Word can be so frustrating at times, esp when it comes to weird spacing or tabs/indents. Reveal Codes shows how and why things are happening as they are. Word needs this. I'd switch back to WordPerfect in an instant simply for this if I could. </p>

    • anoldamigauser

      Premium Member
      09 March, 2021 - 3:31 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#617281">In reply to peterh_oz:</a></em></blockquote><p>You know that Crtl-* or Crtl-Shift-8 will do that? And the backwards paragraph symbol in the Paragraph section of the Home Tab in the ribbon.</p><p>I had to find it because my significant other used to do the majority of formatting with the space bar.</p>

      • wright_is

        Premium Member
        10 March, 2021 - 5:04 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#617287">In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yes, but, no. It shows hard spaces and paragraph symbols. It doesn't display all the formatting codes (start and end of section, start and end of formatting etc.), which can be very useful if things get a little janky.</p>

  • rmac

    10 March, 2021 - 12:20 pm

    <p>I love CorelDraw, shame it struggled to gain traction in the print world (or at least in the UK). </p><p><br></p><p>I still believe SVG should be a great way to skin or stylise controls and CorelDraw working with Visual Studio would be a dream come true.</p>

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