Alternatives to Pencil for all platforms with any license

  • Synfig icon

    Synfig

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Karbon icon

    Karbon

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

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • OpenToonz icon

    OpenToonz

    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

  • Tupi icon

    Tupi

    Lack of news on the future of the KToon-project made one of its co-developers to fork it and continue development. The name of the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pencil2D icon

    Pencil2D

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • PrintDesign icon

    PrintDesign

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Toon Boom Studio icon

    Toon Boom Studio Discontinued

    Used for some of the most popular cartoons on TV as well as in the movies Toom Boom delivers high quality. But it can also be used to...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • EasyToon icon

    EasyToon

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • MonkeyJam icon

    MonkeyJam

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

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • InsightPoint icon

    InsightPoint

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

    Free Windows Linux

  • KToon icon

    KToon

    KToon is a 2D Animation Toolkit designed by animators for animators, focused to the Cartoon Industry.

    Open Source Linux

  • Flipbook icon

    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

  • TVP Animation icon

    TVP 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

  • QueekyPaint icon

    QueekyPaint

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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • EasyToy icon

    EasyToy

    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

  • White Elephant icon

    White Elephant

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Skencil icon

    Skencil Discontinued

    Skencil is an interactive vector drawing program. It currently support drawing primitives like rectangles, ellipses, Bezier curves...

    Open Source Linux

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    gokigif

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

    Free Windows

  • 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