Corel has extended its offer of a free download of CorelDraw 8 LE for the Mac.

Originally, the offer was set to end on March 10 – now it will end on May 1.

This, according to Corel, is because of the overwhelming response to the free download. Over 50,000 copies have so far been downloaded or ordered, said Corel.

CorelDraw 8 LE is a scaled-down version of the professional graphics package, offering tools for vector illustration, page layout, graphic design, image editing and raster/bitmap creation.

The free download is available at Corel's Web site. It is also available as a CD, including a full product manual, for $19.95 from Corel's online store.