Adobe Animate CC Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Adobe Animate CC for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, iPad and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Adobe Animate CC.

Adobe Animate is a multimedia authoring and computer animation program developed by Adobe Systems. If you're looking for more info about Adobe Animate CC like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/14/2020 9:24:00 PM

Alternatives to Adobe Animate CC for all platforms with any license

  • Wick Editor

    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. And since the Wick Editor lives in the browser, you don't have to download any extra software to use it!

    • Very similar to Animate and is still being updated! Guest • Feb 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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! Guest • Jan 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Really good for a free download, can do almost anything animate can. Guest • Aug 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free and No Download but still very similar to Adobe Animate Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 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 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it has a brush tool, smoothing, can do frame by frame, everything i need! d3rpyp1zzaJan 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • OpenToonz

    This is software for producing a 2D animation. It is based on the software "Toonz", which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli. This software can be used by anyone free of charge, no matter whether the purpose of use is commercial or not.

    • Everything Animate has and more. Couple things missing and over complicated but its basicly the same. Guest • Jun 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Was even used by professionals to make movies. Guest • Nov 2018 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's just so good and has all the tools you need Guest • Mar 2018 • 8 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • very powerful tools under the hood and incredible for a free download Tan4500Jan 2018 • 7 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Synfig Studio

    Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X.

    • This is not a Frame-by-Frame animation software, as said in their website. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Not nearly similar enough to Animate. Overcomplicates many features that are simply done in Animate. Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Does not allow frame for frame drawing which is the core component of Adobe Animate Guest • Apr 2018 • 15 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has good features like bones and stuffs. Most of all it's open source. Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 5 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 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash. Guest • Aug 2016 • 21 agrees and 10 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 • 5 agrees and 4 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • TupiTube

    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 old kids.

    • Because its easy to use, and simple! Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Has all the same features as Adobe Animation CC (Flash), is VERY beginner friendly and is cross platform! Guest • Jun 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use and really powerful Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • They have many similar features and are both vector based Mr_JangoonJul 2016 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is too confusing, tweens don't work. Guest • Oct 2016 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Their website plainly states they are not an alternative to Flash Guest • Oct 2015 • 7 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • Toon Boom Harmony

    Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide. BRUSH ENGINE Brushes in Harmony are now better than ever for creative drawing. Draw with your own personal style. PALETTES AND PAINTING See how Harmony provides total control over texture and colour on every frame. Colour your world. TRADITIONAL PAPERLESS ANIMATION Harmony is built from the ground up for animation. See why it’s the go-to tool for animators working in any style.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Animation Desk

    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. Share your animations on social media or export your own story-board (PDF/animatic) for further use.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • Verge3D

    Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences. Verge3D can be used to build interactive animations, product configurators, engaging presentations of any kind, online stores, explainers, e-learning content, portfolios, ads, and browser games.

    • 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. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Verge3D is much easier to use when you need responsive 3D web content on your website. Good for prototyping as well. SilbermannJul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Autodesk 3ds Max ... WebGL Autodesk Maya Blender

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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 Airbrush, and animate them over frames. Using only TVP Animation, you can create an animated movie from start to finish, including storyboarding and all the steps (rough, clean-up, keyframes and in-betweening) through to final compositing.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android

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  • ENIGMA - LateralGM

    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. Its intention is to provide you with a quality game creation tool and a bridge between high- and low-level programming languages. It can be used either through an IDE, namely, its sister project, LateralGM, or through a Command line interface.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Hype

    Create stunning animated and interactive web content with Hype. Hype’s HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required. Hype is used by leading designers to create animations which add a “wow” factor to web pages, infographics, presentations, digital magazines, ads, iBooks, educational content, app prototypes, portfolios, animated GIFs, videos, entire websites, and much more. Hype won the 2011 Macworld Editors’ Choice Award.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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