Adobe Animate Alternatives

    Adobe Animate is described as 'multimedia authoring and computer animation program developed by Adobe Systems' and is a well-known app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Animate for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, the Web and Android. The best alternative is Wick Editor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Animate are OpenToonz (Free, Open Source), Animation Desk (Freemium), TupiTube (Free, Open Source) and Synfig Studio (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 10, 2020

    • A free and open-source tool for creating games, animations and everything in-between!. View 89 alternatives to Wick Editor
      Most users think Wick Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Wick Editor vs Adobe Animate
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Its veryyy Similar to adobe animate: ui and the most useful an necesary core functions of animate
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      d3rpyp1zza it has a brush tool, smoothing, can do frame by frame, everything i need!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      It does have a lot of cool features, and will do for a lot of people, but it doesn't have things like bone tools and other things like that. (Also i'd way prefer it to be downloadable in my opinion)
      Top negative comment  9 months ago

      just mild things, such as no pen pressure
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      Very similar to Animate and is still being updated!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Easier to use than Animate. Friendlier scripting API. Always growing. Bug fixes & new features added to GitHub source almost every day. Friendly devs and forum. It can't do everything Animate can (yet!) but give it some time. It sure beats Adobe's monopolistic business practices!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Really good for a free download, can do almost anything animate can.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others. View 33 alternatives to OpenToonz
      Most users think OpenToonz is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OpenToonz vs Adobe Animate
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's just so good and has all the tools you need
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      It was kinda like Macromedia/Adobe Flash, but used for animating but not for games.
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

      just because it was made by ghibli's studio, and we all know what kind of animation they have
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      Everything Animate has and more. Couple things missing and over complicated but its basicly the same.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Was even used by professionals to make movies.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Tan4500 very powerful tools under the hood and incredible for a free download
      Positive comment over 3 years ago



    • Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app Loved by professional and amateur animators, Youtubers, and many art lovers. View 93 alternatives to Animation Desk
      Almost everyone thinks Animation Desk is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Animation Desk vs Adobe Animate
      pros, cons and recent comments
      jessicawade Have much more suitable options for novice animators.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      maye im too dumb but this is total trash. absolutely "unintuitive" to use. it's hard to safe, start a new sequence, edit things. holy shit
      Negative comment 3 months ago

    • Tupi is a design and authoring tool for digital artists interested in 2D Animation, fork of the https://alternativeto. View 26 alternatives to TupiTube
      Most users think TupiTube is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      TupiTube vs Adobe Animate
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Because its easy to use, and simple!
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Has all the same features as Adobe Animation CC (Flash), is VERY beginner friendly and is cross platform!
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      Their website plainly states they are not an alternative to Flash
      Top negative comment  over 5 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      It's easy to use and really powerful
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      It is too confusing, tweens don't work.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Mr_Jangoon They have many similar features and are both vector based
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    • Synfig is a free and open-source, industrial-strength, vector-based 2D animation app designed for producing feature-film animations. View 52 alternatives to Synfig Studio
      Some users think Synfig Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Animate, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Synfig Studio vs Adobe Animate
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      Share the same functionality : Animation.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      It has good features like bones and stuffs. Most of all it's open source.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      This is not a Frame-by-Frame animation software, as said in their website.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      Not nearly similar enough to Animate. Overcomplicates many features that are simply done in Animate.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Doesn't do frame-by-frame.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      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
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    • Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide.BRUSH ENGINE View 33 alternatives to Toon Boom Harmony
      Some users think Toon Boom Harmony is a great alternative to Adobe Animate, some don't.
    • Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences. View 32 alternatives to Verge3D
      Almost everyone thinks Verge3D is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Autodesk 3ds Max
      • WebGL
      • Autodesk Maya
      • Blender
      Verge3D vs Adobe Animate
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Verge3D is a good alternative if you need to create a full-featured 3D interactive content on your website such as configurator or browser game.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Silbermann Verge3D is much easier to use when you need responsive 3D web content on your website. Good for prototyping as well.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Verge3D integrates tightly with Blender/3ds Max and as such allows for creating interactive animations right in 3D modelling suite, not in the separate program like Adobe Animate. It also comes with an advanced visual programming tool.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    • Enve is a free and open-source 2D animation app. It can create both vector and raster animations and even use sound and video files. View 49 alternatives to enve
    • 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 Airbrush... View 34 alternatives to TVPaint Animation
      Most users think TVPaint Animation is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
    • ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software... View 82 alternatives to ENIGMA - LateralGM
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ENIGMA - LateralGM vs Adobe Animate
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Enigma is a game maker engine, not an animation tool.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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