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Adobe XD Alternatives

Adobe XD is described as '(Experience Design) is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps' and is a popular Prototyping tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adobe XD for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Figma, which is free. Other great apps like Adobe XD are Pencil Project, Penpot, Sketch and Lunacy.

Adobe XD alternatives are mainly Prototyping Tools but may also be UI Design Tools or Vector Graphic Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe XD.
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  1. Figma icon

    Figma

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    69 alternatives to Figma 

    Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping tool which is primarily web-based, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications for macOS and Windows. The Figma Mirror companion apps for Android and iOS allow viewing Figma prototypes in real-time on mobile...

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    1.  Support for LayersFigma supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Transitions EffectsFigma allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    3.  File VersioningFigma has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Auto LayoutFigma supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFigma can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Figma
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Figma simultaneously.
    9.  Automatic AlignmentFigma lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
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    randomperson

    It's the best UX/UI tool out there, bar none. Besides very strong vector editor features, which allow creating responsive wireframes, mockups, and prototypes in no time, its collaboration features are unparalleled. It's extremely simple to hand off a design from UX to UI, or from UI to a copyrighter, allowing them to experiment on a duplicated page or just tweak the copy in the design.

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    Pencil Project

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    79 alternatives to Pencil Project 

    Pencil is a standalone app that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

    Discontinued

    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

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    Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Adobe XD.
    Guest

    Clunky UI, no prototyping capability, static only designs.

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    Guest

    Not maintened, and dont have similar functions

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    Guest

    Pencil doesn't carry a good enough user experience to match with xd. It also doesn't seem to be well maintained

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    Penpot

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    104 alternatives to Penpot 

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Sketch

    • Mac
    78 alternatives to Sketch 

    Sketch is a vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful and easy-to-use...

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Auto LayoutSketch supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    3.  Create UI ComponentsSketch allows you to create and define groups of reusable UI elements/materials across your design.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Almost everyone thinks Sketch is a great alternative to Adobe XD.
    Matt_Pub

    Especially for prototyping and sketching, it is much better than Photoshop or Illustrator.

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    It has more features than Adobe Experience Design CC

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    Lunacy

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    30 alternatives to Lunacy 

    Lunacy is a native Windows app that opens, edits, and stores .sketch files. In short, it’s long-awaited Sketch for Windows. It solves the big pain of design teams working on different operating systems and improves the process of transition from design to development.

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    1.  Works OfflineLunacy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Lunacy without registration.
    3.  PortableLunacy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Got more than expected from a free tool like this...

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    Corel Vector

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    72 alternatives to Corel Vector 

    Corel Vector is a feature-rich vector graphics tool. It is an installable desktop application. It is also a within-browser application for those who prefer this. It has every design feature this writer is aware of within Inkscape, without the recent issues.

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    1.  PortableCorel Vector can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Ad-freeCorel Vector doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineCorel Vector can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Almost everyone thinks Corel Vector is a great alternative to Adobe XD.
    Guest

    It has most of the features found in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, XD and Indesign.. I believe it is for creating Graphics more than editing them... Each update comes with new Features

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    Very easy to use, modern interface, great features. Definitely the best alternative.

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    Akira

    • Linux
    • GTK+
    70 alternatives to Akira 

    Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers. The main goal is to offer a valid and professional solution for designers who want to...

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    Adobe Fireworks

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    60 alternatives to 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 with an enhanced toolset.

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    1.  Support for 4KAdobe Fireworks supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Ad-freeAdobe Fireworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineAdobe Fireworks can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      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 Adobe Creative Cloud icon Adobe Creative Cloud

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      OmniGraffle

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      97 alternatives to OmniGraffle 

      OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click.

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      Balsamiq Wireframes

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      • Online
      75 alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes 

      Balsamiq Wireframes is a rapid low-fidelity UI wireframing tool that reproduces the experience of sketching on a notepad or whiteboard, but using a computer.

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      1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Balsamiq Wireframes simultaneously.
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