I’ll be the first to admit it’s tough to find a tool that’s as feature-rich as Adobe Illustrator which in my opinion is the industry-leading vector graphics editor. (Sketch is a great option too.)

But if you don’t have access to Illustrator or Sketch, or if you just need to do simple vector-graphics editing, you can use Method Draw, which is a excellent online vector editor.

Editing an SVG icon using an online vector editor named Method DrawEditing a scalable vector graphics (SVG) file from this freebie with Method Draw.

Method Draw has the key drawing features you’ve come to expect in a vector graphics editor, like the Path Tool and Pen Tool that works identically to its desktop-software counterparts. It also has a vector shapes library that has premade vector objects that you can include and edit in the canvas.

This online tool also has layering capabilities, keyboard shortcuts, grids, rulers, and exporting features for saving your work in SVG or PNG format. Not too shabby for a free app that runs in your browser, right?

Exporting options of an online vector editor called Method Draw.

Method Draw is a simple Web-based vector editor that gets the job done. But if you’re expecting to have advanced features like 3D rendering, auto file packaging, GPU acceleration, embedded files, and such in your vector graphics editor, it might be best to stick to the tried-and-true Illustrator.

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions