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 (Free, Open Source), Animation Desk (Freemium), TupiTube (Free, Open Source) and Synfig Studio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 30, 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  11 months ago

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      it doesnt even have symbols
      Negative comment 23 days ago

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      just mild things, such as no pen pressure
      Negative comment 11 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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      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  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  12 months 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 8 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. 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.
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      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 11 months 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 6 months 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.
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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 over 5 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  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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    6. 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.
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      Some users think Toon Boom Harmony is a great alternative to Adobe Animate, some don't.
    7. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.
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      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 about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 years ago

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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.
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      Enigma is a game maker engine, not an animation tool.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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    8. 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.
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      Most users think TVPaint Animation is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
    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.
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