No More Freeehand
With the acquisition of Macromedia and the overwhelming grasp that Adobe Illustrator has on the current market; Adobe has no plans to further develop Freehand. The vector based program has been around for a very long time, in fact, I first started using Freehand in college but migrated to Illustrator just a couple years later. This perhaps may come as a bit of a surprise to some Freehand users, but I think those users who have been keeping up-to-date saw this day coming. A while back Adobe published the FreeHand to Illustrator Migration Guide, which is a downloadable PDF document and is a good primer if you’re unfamiliar with Illustrator.