Alternatives to Adobe Animate CC for all platforms with any license

  • OpenToonz

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

    • It's just so good and has all the tools you need Guest • Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Was even used by professionals to make movies. Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • very powerful tools under the hood and incredible for a free download Tan4500Jan 2018 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Synfig Studio

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

    • It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash. Guest • Aug 2016 • 19 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not allow frame for frame drawing which is the core component of Adobe Animate Guest • Apr 2018 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because the timeline is no where near similar to animate cc at least things are actually easy to edit the frames when you made i perfer layer by layer timeline than a timebar Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Share the same functionality : Animation. Guest • Jul 2016 • 9 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's free and open-source software,very good for work. Guest • Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The primary application of Animate/Flash is web. Synfig uses vector graphics, but is for bitmap exporting (movies) which can't be easily transferred by web like Canvas/HTML5/JS, except you have a powerful hosting and bandwidth to share users with huge and CPU-demanding videos. Total lack of interactivity in animations is another problem. Guest • May 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has good features like bones and stuffs. Most of all it's open source. Guest • Jul 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Wick Editor

    Wick is a free Flash-like browser-based toolkit for creating small interactive things for the Internet. With Wick, you can create games, animations, and everything in...

    • it has a brush tool, smoothing, can do frame by frame, everything i need! d3rpyp1zzaJan 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its veryyy Similar to adobe animate: ui and the most useful an necesary core functions of animate Guest • Sep 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Vectorian Giotto

    Vectorian Giotto is a simple flash animation software that allows you to create professional quality Flash animations for websites and other projects without coding. ...

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available, but last version, 3.0.0, released on April 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
    • Its like a free copycat. it is EXACTLY like adobe flash professional cc. Just free and with minor differences... Guest • Jun 2015 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This uses the same tween and layout as Adobe Animate CC Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • almost an exact clone! however, the dev team is no longer active. but I'm using it, and it's great! Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's identical; a little bit buggy but if you're willing to put up with the occasional glitch/crash then it's pretty much perfect Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • Tupi

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

    • It has mostly all the essential Flash features for animation and it doesn't cut corners for anything. Its an overall good program to use. I have seen many amazing Flash level animations made with this program and it can still be used for simple low quality animations. It can also be used for teaching students. Guest • Aug 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • They have many similar features and are both vector based Mr_JangoonJul 2016 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is too confusing, tweens don't work. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use and really powerful Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Their website plainly states they are not an alternative to Flash Guest • Oct 2015 • 5 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • Adobe Edge Animate

    Adobe Edge is a tool for creating standards-based animation with ease; allowing designers to create content, using standards like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. An early...

    • Discontinued Since November 2015 Edge Reflow (preview), Edge Inspect and Edge Animate are no longer being actively developed: https://blogs.adobe.com/edge/2015/11/30/update-about-edge-tools-services/

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • TVPaint Animation

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android

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  • Stickman & Elemento

    Create 2D cartoons and web animations in minutes It is unique: Create your own style of animation, or combine multiple! It is deep: Scales from beginner to...

    Free Windows

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  • NanoFL Editor

    Create banners/games and publish its to HTML5. CreateJS for 2D and Blender/ThreeJS for 3D objects. Coding on Haxe is supported.

    • Discontinued Website is gone. you can download the program at Wayback machine.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • KoolMoves

    KoolMoves is a web animation authoring tool that creates Flash animations with multimedia slide shows, media players, and action scripting and frames for animated gifs....

    Commercial Windows

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  • Moovly

    Enable anyone to create animated videos and other multimedia content without expertise or graphical talent, using a huge media library of over 500,000 royalty-free...

    • Moovely doesn't support any kind of frame by frame animation, it is designed for flat indie ads with ukulele music in the background, not actual animation. Guest • Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Animate CC is for artists and animators who create an actual animation with frames. Moovly is basically an alternative to PowerPoint that uses pre-made animation for presentations. Guest • Jul 2016 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Web

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  • FlaExporter

    FlaExporter converts FLA files to HTML5 and Native, allowing you to expand the reach of Adobe Flash or Animate content beyond the Flash player. 60 FPS on mobile and...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Ella

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

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

    Free Open Source Linux

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Flash becomes Adobe Animate

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Adobe Animate CC · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

In this post Adobe announces that Flash Professional is becoming Adobe Animate CC and suggests to use HTML5 in place of Flash!

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