so, i have CS6 on Mac (OS Mavericks).
my Mac took a nose dive recently. long story super short... i have a new mac & re-installed my CS6 on it.
but, in order to launch Illustrator, it requires that i install JAVA too. and i just really don't wanna do that. picky & trivial of me? maybe; but it's a desire i have. and that's a different topic i don't really wish to get in to in THIS thread.
additionally, i've just grown more & more irritated & unhappy with Adobe's apps (also a discussion for a different thread).
so i just thought i'd see if there were any new vector graphics apps out there that could fulfill my needs. the most important of which would be to open my pre-existing .ai files (check: there are several good ones - like Sketch, iDraw, Bluetail, Intaglio, Inkscape, etc) AND be able to directly edit pre-existing text in its layers -BUT- none of them seem to be able to edit text layers (and yes, i have the same fonts). they all appear to open the ai file as a raster image or vector image, but no layers nor editable text.
so i'm just wondering if i've missed something or if it's true - that the proprietary ai format is unusable fully in any other app - or is there one i've missed or a method i failed to find. (?)