Open Source Adobe Animate Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Adobe Animate is Wick Editor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Animate and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Adobe Animate are OpenToonz (Free, Open Source), TupiTube (Free, Open Source), Synfig Studio (Free, Open Source) and enve (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    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.
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      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  almost 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 4 years 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)
      Top negative comment  12 months ago

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      it doesnt even have symbols
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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      just mild things, such as no pen pressure
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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      Very similar to Animate and is still being updated!
      Positive comment over 1 year 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 1 year 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.
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      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  over 3 years ago

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      It was kinda like Macromedia/Adobe Flash, but used for animating but not for games.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year 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 9 months ago

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

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

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

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    3. 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.
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      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 1 year 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  about 2 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 4 years ago

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

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

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

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

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    4. 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.
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      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  about 5 years ago

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

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      It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      This is not a Frame-by-Frame animation software, as said in their website.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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

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

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    5. 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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.
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      ENIGMA - LateralGM vs Adobe Animate opinions
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      Enigma is a game maker engine, not an animation tool.
      Negative comment about 1 year 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 12 days ago

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    6. Tahoma2D is a powerful program for 2D and stop motion animation. It is developed primarily by Jeremy Bullock, a middle school teacher in Colorado. Tahoma2D is based on OpenToonz which itself is based on Toonz, developed by Digital Video in Italy.
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    7. Glaxnimate is a vector graphics animation program which focuses on being quick and easy to use. It's designed to work well with short animations to show on the web, supporting several common web formats like GIF, WebP, Lottie, SVG, and others.
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      DerSyd0 It is very simple to use and open source. It also supports more export formats that are not proprietary.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      OpenSilver is a modern, plugin-free, open-source reimplementation of Silverlight, that runs on current browsers via WebAssembly. It uses Mono for WebAssembly and Microsoft Blazor. It brings back the power of C#, XAML, and .NET to client-side Web development.
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      Adobe animate is an animation tool whereas opensilver is not.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Easytoon is a program that can create small animated gif friendly, a simple sequence of images giving the illusion of movement. It sounds simple written like that but it is quite complicated to implement, finally brief.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Final version, 1.9.9, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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