AlternativeTo Logo

Adobe Animate Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Adobe Animate for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Adobe Animate are OpenToonz, Synfig Studio, TupiTube and Toon Boom Harmony.

Adobe Animate alternatives are mainly Animation Makers but may also be Game Development Tools or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Animate.
This page was last updated
  • Mac
  • Windows

Adobe Animate, previously Adobe Flash Professional, is an authoring environment (IDE) that can produce interactive...

Learn more about Adobe Animate

  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.

    A picture of the editor with a demo!
    Wick Editor vs Adobe Animate opinions
    Most users think Wick Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
     all • positive • negative      relevance • date
    d3rpyp1zza

    it has a brush tool, smoothing, can do frame by frame, everything i need!

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    5

    Very similar to Animate and is still being updated!

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3

    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   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    it doesnt even have symbols

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -1

    just mild things, such as no pen pressure

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -2

    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 ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    7

    Really good for a free download, can do almost anything animate can.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    4
    Show more comments
    7 of 9 comments
  2. OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others.

    GTS
    OpenToonz vs Adobe Animate opinions
    Most users think OpenToonz is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.

    It was kinda like Macromedia/Adobe Flash, but used for animating but not for games.

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    It's just so good and has all the tools you need

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    4

    Opentoons has no scripting and cannot be used for the web.

    Top negative comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

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

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    Everything Animate has and more. Couple things missing and over complicated but its basicly the same.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -1

    Was even used by professionals to make movies.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
    Tan4500

    very powerful tools under the hood and incredible for a free download

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -3


  3. Synfig Studio icon

    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.

    Main window
    Synfig Studio vs Adobe Animate opinions
    Some users think Synfig Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Animate, some don't.
     all • positive • negative      relevance • date

    Share the same functionality : Animation.

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    2

    it's free and open-source software,very good for work.

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -1

    It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash.

    Top negative comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    11
    maurosoft391

    too complex, not easy to use. you must be good at art to make good animations

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    This is not a Frame-by-Frame animation software, as said in their website.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -2

    Not nearly similar enough to Animate. Overcomplicates many features that are simply done in Animate.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3

    Doesn't do frame-by-frame.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -1
    Show more comments
    7 of 11 comments
  4. TupiTube icon

    TupiTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    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.

    Screenshot
    TupiTube vs Adobe Animate opinions
    Most users think TupiTube is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.

    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.

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    5

    Because its easy to use, and simple!

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    Has all the same features as Adobe Animation CC (Flash), is VERY beginner friendly and is cross platform!

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -2

    It's easy to use and really powerful

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    It is too confusing, tweens don't work.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -5
    Mr_Jangoon

    They have many similar features and are both vector based

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    2

    Their website plainly states they are not an alternative to Flash

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -5
  5. Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide.

    Screenshot
    Some users think Toon Boom Harmony is a great alternative to Adobe Animate, some don't.


  6. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.

    3D product customizer
    Verge3D vs Adobe Animate opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Verge3D is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
    Anipe

    This is for 3d not 2d like animate, hardly ana lternative

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
    Silbermann

    Verge3D is much easier to use when you need responsive 3D web content on your website. Good for prototyping as well.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    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 ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    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 ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    2
  7. TVPaint Animation icon

    TVPaint Animation

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    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.

    Screenshot
    Most users think TVPaint Animation is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
  8. ENIGMA - LateralGM icon

    ENIGMA - LateralGM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • 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.

    Screenshot
    ENIGMA - LateralGM vs Adobe Animate opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    Anipe

    its a game maker not an animation tool

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
    SubhoBoy

    Enigma is in no way related to animation, it's a game engine such as Unity or Constructs 2.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    Enigma is a game maker engine, not an animation tool.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
  9. Saola Animate is an ultimate tool to create HTML5 animations and interactive web content. Besides exporting to HTML5 output, the release of the latest version - Saola Animate 3.0 - allows you to export projects to video formats for demonstration purposes.

    Responsive design
  10. Hype icon

    Hype

    • Mac

    Using Hype, you can create beautiful HTML5 web content. Animations and interactive content made with Hype work on desktops, smartphones and tablets. No coding required.

    Screenshot
Showing 10 of 20 alternatives