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    Adobe Animate Alternatives

    Adobe Animate is described as ', previously Adobe Flash Professional, is an authoring environment (IDE) that can produce interactive solutions for running inside web browsers or for the desktop' and is a very popular Animation Maker in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Animate for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based 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).

    This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
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    1. The Wick Editor is a free and open-source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between. It's designed to be the most accessible tool for creating multimedia projects on the web. Your creations can run on any device with a web browser - that means mobile too.
      Wick Editor vs Adobe Animate opinions
      Most users think Wick Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
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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 3 years ago

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      d3rpyp1zza it has a brush tool, smoothing, can do frame by frame, everything i need!
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      just mild things, such as no pen pressure
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      it doesnt even have symbols
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      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)
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Very similar to Animate and is still being updated!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      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 2 years ago

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    2. OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others.
      OpenToonz vs Adobe Animate opinions
      Most users think OpenToonz is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      It's just so good and has all the tools you need
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      It was kinda like Macromedia/Adobe Flash, but used for animating but not for games.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      just because it was made by ghibli's studio, and we all know what kind of animation they have
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Everything Animate has and more. Couple things missing and over complicated but its basicly the same.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Was even used by professionals to make movies.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Tan4500 very powerful tools under the hood and incredible for a free download
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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. Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers.
      Animation Desk vs Adobe Animate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Animation Desk is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      jessicawade Have much more suitable options for novice animators.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      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 over 1 year ago

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    4. Tupi is a design and authoring tool for digital artists interested in 2D Animation, fork of the KToon project, offering an interface experience focused on 8-100 years olds.
      TupiTube vs Adobe Animate opinions
      Most users think TupiTube is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      Because its easy to use, and simple!
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      Has all the same features as Adobe Animation CC (Flash), is VERY beginner friendly and is cross platform!
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      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 almost 5 years ago

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      It's easy to use and really powerful
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      It is too confusing, tweens don't work.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      Mr_Jangoon They have many similar features and are both vector based
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      Their website plainly states they are not an alternative to Flash
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    5. Synfig is a free and open-source, industrial-strength, vector-based 2D animation app designed for producing feature-film animations. It eliminates the need to create animations frame by frame. It is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
      Synfig Studio vs Adobe Animate opinions
      Some users think Synfig Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Animate, some don't.
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      Share the same functionality : Animation.
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      It has good features like bones and stuffs. Most of all it's open source.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash.
      Top negative comment  almost 6 years ago

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      This is not a Frame-by-Frame animation software, as said in their website.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Not nearly similar enough to Animate. Overcomplicates many features that are simply done in Animate.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Doesn't do frame-by-frame.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      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 4 years ago

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    6. Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide.
      Some users think Toon Boom Harmony is a great alternative to Adobe Animate, some don't.
    7. 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. It has been created with flexibility and expandability in mind.
    8. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.
      Verge3D vs Adobe Animate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Verge3D is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
      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 3 years ago

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      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 3 years ago

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      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 3 years ago

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      Anipe This is for 3d not 2d like animate, hardly ana lternative
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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    9. 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, and animate them over frames.
      Most users think TVPaint Animation is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
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      ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker.
      ENIGMA - LateralGM vs Adobe Animate opinions
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      Enigma is a game maker engine, not an animation tool.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      SubhoBoy Enigma is in no way related to animation, it's a game engine such as Unity or Constructs 2.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      Anipe its a game maker not an animation tool
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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