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Adobe XD Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Adobe XD for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Pencil Project, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe XD and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Adobe XD are Figma, Sketch, Lunacy and Gravit Designer.

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.
This page was last updated Dec 13, 2021
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  • Mac
  • Windows

Adobe XD (Experience Design) is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user...

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  1. 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.

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

    Clunky UI, no prototyping capability, static only designs.

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    Not maintened, and dont have similar functions

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    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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  2. 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.

    Figma vs Adobe XD opinions
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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.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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  3. 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.

    Sketch vs Adobe XD opinions
    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.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    It has more features than Adobe Experience Design CC

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  4. 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.

    Lunacy vs Adobe XD opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Lunacy is a great alternative to Adobe XD.

    Got more than expected from a free tool like this...

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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  5. Gravit Designer 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.

    Gravit Designer vs Adobe XD opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Gravit Designer is a great alternative to Adobe XD.

    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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  6. 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.

    Some users think Balsamiq Wireframes is a great alternative to Adobe XD, some don't.
  7. OmniGraffle

    • Mac
    • iPad

    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.

  8. Alva

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Alva works with your production frontend components, adding up-to-date, responsive, and interactive designs to your living styleguide.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintained: https://github.com/meetalva/alva/issues/852 Last version, 0.9.1, released in January 2019, can be still downloaded from GitHub

    Most users think Alva is a great alternative to Adobe XD.
  9. Adobe Fireworks

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

    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

  10. Axure RP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Sketch

    Axure RP is the leading tool for rapidly creating wireframes, prototypes and specifications for applications and web sites.

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