Alternatives to Adobe FreeHand for all platforms with any license

  • Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

  • Adobe Illustrator CC icon

    Adobe Illustrator CC

    Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment. Explore more...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Sketch icon

    Sketch

    Sketch is a vector drawing application for the Mac with an intuitive, powerful and uncluttered interface.

    Commercial Mac

  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading...

    Commercial Windows

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    Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Discontinued As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the https://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-creative-suite/
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    Vectr

    Vectr is a free graphics editor. Vectr is collaborative like Google Docs, and runs both in your web browser and on your desktop as a native app. With an intuitive interface, Vectr is easy to learn and use.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Karbon

    Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. It allows artists to create complex drawings without losing image quality when zooming in on, or resizing the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE

  • Xara Designer Pro icon

    Xara Designer Pro

    Xara Designer Pro X10 is a fully integrated single package solution for all your graphic design needs, for print and the web. Illustration, photo editing, DTP and document creation, web graphics and websites - Designer Pro does it...

    Commercial Windows

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    Alchemy

    Alchemy is an open drawing project aimed at exploring how we can sketch, draw, and create on computers in new ways. Alchemy isn’t software for creating finished artwork, but rather a sketching environment that focuses on the absolute...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Bloom icon

    Bloom

    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer. Bloom is the first editor to allow true non-destructive editing. Every filter...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer icon

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (formerly Xara Xtreme) is quite simply the worlds fastest graphics software, with truly flexible illustration tools and revolutionary photo handling. A single application for all types of creative...

    Commercial Windows

  • Torapp guilloche designer icon

    Torapp guilloche designer

    Torapp guilloche designer is a full-featured web-based vector graphic editor for security printing. It runs in Chrome on all major OSes including linux, OSX and all versions of windows, and is the most innovative and flexible tool...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Windows RT

    • Discontinued The software is not working. Last Activity 2013/02/25. See http://www.torapp.info/en/s/changelog.html
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    Canvas

    Canvas 11 is the single most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

    Commercial Windows

  • QueekyPaint icon

    QueekyPaint

    QueekyPaint is a unique browser-based drawing tool for creating animated drawings online. Visit the massive gallerys and learn drawing by watching the process of your favourite artists. QueekyPaint is free and simple to use.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    InsightPoint

    InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.

    Free Windows Linux

  • Creative Docs .Net icon

    Creative Docs .Net

    Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more. The interface is tailored for...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.3.6, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    sK1

    sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Webchemy icon

    Webchemy

    Webchemy is an open-source cross-platform web-app for creating idea sparking sketches. Based on the desktop application Alchemy, Webchemy takes some of its drawing tools and brings them to the web. Webchemy is great for generating new...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Realdraw

    *Vector-like Editing Flexibility first! Any object you create is editable all the time. You can change shapes, group objects, move them in layers, resize, edit envelopes etc. Any object has its own changeable properties like color...

    Commercial Windows

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    Kleki

    Kleki is a multi-platform web app for painting and editing. It features: 4 different brushes; pressure sensitivity for Wacom tablets; up to 8 layers; numerous filters with real-time preview; import to PSD, PNG, JPEG; export to JPEG...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • YouiDraw icon

    YouiDraw

    Draw and Design Vector Graphics, Logo, Text, icon in the Cloud. like online Adobe Illustrator or online CorelDraw. It gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Autodesk SketchBook Designer icon

    Autodesk SketchBook Designer

    Concept Design & Illustration Software Explore design concepts and produce stunning artwork with Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer illustration software (formerly Autodesk® Alias® Sketch software). In addition...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Discontinued this project discontinued
  • Janvas icon

    Janvas

    Draw Vector Graphics online and create Interactive Contents in SVG.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Vector Artist icon

    Vector Artist

    Explore your creativity with Vector Artist! Whether you are an artist, a designer or just for fun! Vector artist is great for the beginner and a useful tool for professional graphic designers. It is a fully featured graphics editor...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • PageFocus Draw icon

    PageFocus Draw

    This is an easy-to-use, and yet powerful desktop publishing program. It contains a broad range of tools for meeting your publishing requirements. Use it for creative drawing, document, newsletter, brochure, flyer, and ID card. Design...

    Commercial Windows

  • Mayura Draw icon

    Mayura Draw

    Mayura Draw is a vector-based drawing program. Unlike bitmap-based "paint" programs, vector-based drawing programs define each object that constitutes the drawing by its co-ordinates and not by pixels. This enables drawings...

    Commercial Windows

  • Sketsa SVG Editor icon

    Sketsa SVG Editor

    Sketsa is a cross platform vector drawing application based on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). The visual design tools allows designer to select, draw, and edit objects easily, while the integrated SVG XML source editor allows them to...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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WHAT IS FREEHAND?FreeHand is quite possibly the best vector ...

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about Adobe FreeHand Jun 2011

WHAT IS FREEHAND?
FreeHand is quite possibly the best vector drawing application ever made. For those of us who still use it in our every day work as designers, this statement is indisputably true.

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