Alternatives to Pencil for all platforms with any license





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  • Synfig Studio icon

    Synfig Studio

    Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • OpenToonz icon


    OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • Karbon icon


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

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • Pencil2D icon


    Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub

  • Anime Studio icon

    Anime Studio

    Anime Studio, the fun, quick and affordable 2D animation software solution, includes everything aspiring artists and hobbyists need to...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Tupi icon


    Tupi is a design and authoring tool for digital artists interested in 2D Animation, fork of the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • 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

  • 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

  • Plastic Animation Paper icon

    Plastic Animation Paper

    Plastic Animation Paper (PAP) is a software package for doing 2D animation. It will allow traditional animators to utilize the...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Vectorian Giotto icon

    Vectorian Giotto Discontinued

    Vectorian Giotto is a simple flash animation software that allows you to create professional quality Flash animations for websites and...

    Free Windows

  • InsightPoint icon


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

    Free Windows Linux

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  • 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

  • Ella icon

    Ella Discontinued

    Ella (an acronym for Elegant Light Linux Animator) is a light animation software intended to achieve a aim of the Linux world : a...

    Open Source Linux

  • CreaToon Discontinued

    CreaToon is a free easy to use animation program. It is different from other programs however, because you don't draw the objects...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Wine

  • FlipaClip - Cartoon animation icon

    FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

    FlipaClip makes you relive your childhood and express your creativeness or professional skills in a much cooler way!

    Free Android

  • sK1 icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • Toon Boom Harmony icon

    Toon Boom Harmony

    Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide. BRUSH ENGINE Brushes in Harmony are now...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • MonkeyJam icon


    MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest program. It is designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble...

    Free Windows

  • EasyToon icon

    EasyToon Discontinued

    Easytoon is a program that can create small animated gif friendly, a simple sequence of images giving the illusion of movement. It...

    Open Source Windows

  • TVPaint Animation icon

    TVPaint Animation

    TVP Animation is the leading paperless drawing and animation tool, able to imitate traditional techniques such as Pen Brush, Gouache...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android

  • White Elephant icon

    White Elephant Discontinued

    This is a simple animation line testing software written in C++ with Qt toolkit. For some time I was looking for some line testing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • EasyToy icon


    EasyToy is a 3D modeling software. It uses a sketch-based modeling method and a 3D painting method. The user interface is very...

    Commercial Windows

  • DigiCel FlipBook icon

    DigiCel FlipBook

    Whether you do 2D, 3D or stop motion Animation, DigiCel FlipBook makes animation easier! DigiCel FlipBook lets you draw right on...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Animation Desk icon

    Animation Desk

    Reclaiming your creative side by witnessing the beauty of hand-drawn animations. No tools needed- just your fingers and Animation...

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet 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...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • gokigif icon


    gokigif is a lightweight program used to create hand drawn frame-by-frame animations and manipulate animated gifs. Import and export...

    Free Windows

Pencil Comments

Pencil 2D

Comment by lauraess
about Pencil Nov 2014

There is a successor project called Pencil 2D at