Alternatives to Inkscape for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • 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 diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Sketch icon

    Sketch

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Affinity Photo icon

    Affinity Photo

    Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

  • Adobe Fireworks icon

    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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    Gravit.io

    The Most Complete Design Platform Create and share beautiful designs with the power, flexibility and speed of a free, lightweight and easy-to-use tool, right in your browser.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPad

  • 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 Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga. It delivers powerful cutting edge...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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 Platform. Can do illustrations, icons, banners, mockups, charts, buttons and more. Features ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Inkpad icon

    Inkpad

    Inkpad - Vector illustration app for the iPad.

    Open Source iPad

  • Vectr icon

    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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    svg-edit

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Karbon icon

    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

  • Serif Drawplus icon

    Serif Drawplus

    Serif DrawPlus is the affordable, all-in-one, creative powerhouse for drawing, sketching, painting, designing, illustrating and animating! DrawPlus is your one-stop-shop for creative fun, realistic painting, professional logos...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows
  • 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

  • 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 many powerful features, and designed to be easy to use, you can use Graphic to create everything...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • Microsoft Expression Design icon

    Microsoft Expression Design

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics and creating XAML rather than print graphics. Expression Design is not available as an individual...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued No longer developed, but now available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • 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

  • LaTeXDraw icon

    LaTeXDraw

    LaTeXDraw is a graphical drawing editor for LaTeX. LaTeXDraw can be used to 1) generate PSTricks code; 2) directly create PDF or PS pictures. LaTeXDraw is developed in Java and thus runs on top of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • LineTracer icon

    LineTracer

    LineTracer is a tool for converting scanned hand-drawn sketches to vector format. It exports to EPS, which means the output can be used by about any program. It is primarily meant for helping illustrators and animators. The...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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. Features * Style text * Layer, grid and align objects * Freely export and import files in standard SVG...

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

  • 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
  • PGF and TikZ icon

    PGF and TikZ

    PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages for producing vector graphics from a geometric/algebraic description. PGF is a lower-level language, while TikZ is a set of higher-level macros that use PGF. The top-level PGF and TikZ commands are...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Bez icon

    Bez

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

    Freemium iPad

  • Canvas icon

    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

  • sK1 icon

    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

  • 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

  • Kleki icon

    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

  • InsightPoint icon

    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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    Ras2Vec

    Raster to vector conversion program for Windows 95/98/NT that takes 1 bit x pixel BMP or TIFF images and emit HPGL, DXF, EMF or TXT files. Ras2Vec is released with full source code under GPL license ( You need MS Visual C++ 6.0 to...

    Open Source Windows

  • SVG Cleaner icon

    SVG Cleaner

    Generally, SVG files produced by vector editors contain a lot of unused elements and attributes that just blow up their size without providing better visible quality. SVG Cleaner could help you to clean up your SVG files from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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Inkscape Comments

easy to use but still have one problem 1 Helpful

Comment by ableno
about Inkscape 4 days ago

if i copy the the diagram from excel to inkscape, it's not vector any more. so i have to use illustrator to edit excel diagram

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Comment by ableno
about Inkscape 4 days ago

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Gets really slow 1 Helpful

Comment by orestesgaolin
about Inkscape Apr 2016

Inkscape is a good software, but gets really slow when opening some more complicated files.

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Comment by coth
about Inkscape Mar 2016

Has a good potential as an alternative to CorelDraw, but at the moment isn't much usable - very often crashes, poor skin and icons by default (yet you can replace GTK2 theme), all the nightmare of GTK2 (slow and misaligned UI, too wide sidebar in some localizations etc).

[Edited by coth, March 23]

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Comment by mohammadghasemi
about Inkscape Jul 2015

Can pull some gnome dependencies Compile yourself to avoid them

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Easy to automate raster to vector conversion.

Positive Comment by BjornR
about Inkscape Jan 2013

I use Inkscape to convert or redraw rastered images as vector images. It's easy to use, works on GNU/Linux and is totally free. I love it!

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It's awesome. I don't know what I would do without it.Note: ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Inkscape Jun 2011

It's awesome. I don't know what I would do without it.

Note: I removed the tacky screenshot (why do people post crap like that?) and updated the logo

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Incredible! Simple to use and crammed with features. Now al ...

Comment by Elmernite
about Inkscape Jun 2011

Incredible! Simple to use and crammed with features. Now all it needs is the ability to make .otf or .off fonts...

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A comprehensive vector application but only works in X11 en ...

Comment by Maeric
about Inkscape Jun 2011

A comprehensive vector application but only works in X11 environment on a Mac; not natively. Here is a comparison with FreeHandMX:
http://mikesalsbury.com/2005/09/review-inkscape-0422-vs-freehand-mxa/#more-118

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Es muy bueno!!A mí me gusta más que el Corel Draw ...

Comment by Zipi34
about Inkscape Jun 2011

Es muy bueno!!

A mí me gusta más que el Corel Draw!!
I like the Inkscape that Corel Draw!

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I use it a lot to make levels for the game Xmoto. it does a ...

Comment by Aaron
about Inkscape Jun 2011

I use it a lot to make levels for the game Xmoto. it does a really great job, and has a lot of nice features once you get used to it.

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Best free vector editor available IMO. I just hate that it ...

Comment by monkeybear
about Inkscape Jun 2011

Best free vector editor available IMO. I just hate that it asks me to install X11 on my macbook I bought a year ago! For Windows and Linux, Inkscape all the way. For Mac, I think I'll just have to grab Illustrator.

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