Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator CC for all platforms with any license

  • Inkscape icon


    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • LibreOffice - Draw icon

    LibreOffice - Draw

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Sketch icon


    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Adobe Fireworks icon

    Adobe Fireworks Discontinued

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Clip Studio Paint icon

    Clip Studio Paint

    Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    The Most Complete Design Platform Create and share beautiful designs with the power, flexibility and speed of a free, lightweight and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPad

  • Boxy SVG icon

    Boxy SVG

    Boxy SVG is a vector graphics editor simillar to Adobe Illustrator®, Sketch™ and Inkscape™. Made with and for the modern Web...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Karbon icon


    Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. It allows...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • Autodesk Graphic icon

    Autodesk Graphic

    Autodesk Graphic is a modern full-featured graphic design and illustration application, created specifically for Mac OS X. Packed with...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • Serif Drawplus icon

    Serif Drawplus Discontinued

    Serif DrawPlus is the affordable, all-in-one, creative powerhouse for drawing, sketching, painting, designing, illustrating and...

    Freemium 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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Windows RT

  • Microsoft Expression Design icon

    Microsoft Expression Design Discontinued

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics...

    Free Windows

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    SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Vectr icon


    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • 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. ...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Inkpad icon


    Inkpad - Vector illustration app for the iPad.

    Open Source iPad

  • Bez icon


    A vector graphics editor for iPad and iPad Pro, with support for Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard.

    Freemium iPad

  • Canvas icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Bloom icon


    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed -...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • QueekyPaint icon


    QueekyPaint is a unique browser-based drawing tool for creating animated drawings online. Visit the massive gallerys and learn drawing...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • InsightPoint icon


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

    Free Windows Linux

  • Vector Paint icon

    Vector Paint

    Vector Paint is a drawing program, with a simple yet powerful interface, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes. ...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • DrawBerry icon


    All the features of other vector editing applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, in a free, easy to use, powerful...

    Open Source Mac

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • sK1 icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • Creative Docs .Net icon

    Creative Docs .Net Discontinued

    Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals...

    Free Windows

  • Intaglio icon


    Intaglio is traditional Mac drawing with the power of Mac OS X. Since the early days of MacDraw, Macintosh has always had powerful...

    Commercial Mac

    • Intaglio is just doing vector graphics similar to AI and that is what I am using AI for, no other bells and whistles. Intaglio is doing a good job however its UI could get a fresher look.
      Guest 5/10/2016
  • iVinci icon


    iVinci is a new starting point in vector design industry. It's just incredibly easy, and incredibly fast, for both beginners and...

    Freemium Mac

  • YouiDraw icon


    Draw and Design Vector Graphics, Logo, Text, icon in the Cloud. like online Adobe Illustrator or online CorelDraw. It gives you...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Realdraw icon


    *Vector-like Editing Flexibility first! Any object you create is editable all the time. You can change shapes, group objects, move...

    Commercial Windows

  • EvolveUI icon


    EvolveUI is tailored for user experience designers, information architects, interaction designers, and web developers. Prototype...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Aphalina Designer icon

    Aphalina Designer

    Vector drawing tool with nondestructive Boolean operations, smart shapes, gradient fills, shadows and so on built exclusively for...

    Freemium Windows

Adobe Illustrator CC Comments


Comment by cesarmoreno11234
about Adobe Illustrator CC Jul 2016

I think it's great, i have use ilustrator for quite some time now and i'm very happy with it, easy to handle and very useful, it's a bit pricy but I think it is worth it


Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

Comment by xarzu
about Adobe Illustrator CC Dec 2013

I need to find a way to make this starburst pattern. Any ideas?



Pretty awesome

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Adobe Illustrator CC May 2013

Illustrator is compared to who powerful it is easy to use and live trace of images (converting them to vector graphics) just rocks!


a very good program

Positive Comment by cerneschi1
about Adobe Illustrator CC Feb 2013

this program has everything you need and its not complicated at all.i love it

[Edited by cerneschi1, February 24]


Still the best illustration app around

Positive Comment by vectorpile
about Adobe Illustrator CC Feb 2012

Despite the relatively high price, Illustrator is still the best and widely used illustration program on the market. After trying most of the alternatives listed, there's no way I could jump ship anytime soon.


I still cheer for an open source, free or lower-priced vect ...

Comment by peterstaack
about Adobe Illustrator CC Jun 2011

I still cheer for an open source, free or lower-priced vector graphics editor to come by and usurp Adobe Illustrator, but for now it's the de facto standard. I like it very much, but the price (even if I skip a generation) can be a little tough to swallow.