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  • Inkscape icon


    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format....

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD ... X11 MacPorts XQuartz

    • Does some secret things that Illustrator doesn't or can't. Certainly has a more useable colour picker - shame on Adobe for that horrible colour picker! phillipsalfFeb 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has everything you need for a vector graphic editor, it's quite simple to use and it's completely free. I totaly recommend it! Guest • Apr 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's more professional and easy to use other than adobe illustrator Guest • May 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inscape has a lot of tools and options. It's very stable. Updates are frequent. I never needed another software to get my job done. Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Despite it has issues on mac, it works awesome on linux. Has a lot of on-the-way functions that Illustrator only could dream at. renemartnezJan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Ease of use, completely free, it keeps on improving. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites...

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac OS X Windows

    • It has all the tools I need, minus the junk I never use, and it's a one-time price that is very reasonable; no subscription model! Guest • Nov 2016 • 12 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Really easy to use, one-time payment, a bunch of tools and especially how fast it is. Guest • Jan 2017 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • As a veteran user of vector software from the beginning with MacDrawPro onto Freehand and then Illustrator, I consider Affinity Designer to be the most intuitive and user friendly of them all, amazing when you look at the size of the development team. Illustrator is a little more feature rich on the clever tool front but nothing that I really miss and the people at Serif continue to roll out updates – joy to use and now my default app, I can't sing their praises enough. Very well done! mailkosJan 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is easy to use and has just about everything you need. The one time price is a plus as well! zajiAug 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, intuitive, with great features and constant development Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inexpensive, and rapidly developed by responsive team here in the UK. AammppaaJul 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use, great interface, but the best thing is that it can do 90% of what Illustrator can do for just 50$, paid once. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Krita icon


    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

    • Its vector graphics functionality is more extensive than apps listed here, and comparable to Karbon/LibreOffice Draw. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • I almost have a new career thanks to Krita, great quality! it's fast, never crashes.. and can handle all the jobs I need to do. Not gonna renew my subscription with Adobe. toby1Jan 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Sketch icon


    Sketch is a vector drawing application for the Mac with an intuitive, powerful and uncluttered interface.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac OS X

    • It is very simple, as well as has a similar UI. chipthrasherFeb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Especially for prototyping and sketching, it is much better than Photoshop or Illustrator. Matt_PubJul 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good integration with InVision, prototyping tool. Good replacement for Illustrator : light, easy, less functionality but good conception. Try it, you keep it after ! Guest • Feb 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    LibreOffice - Draw

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

    • Draw is not professional vector editor - it's just office tool to show something simple, eg. diagrams, etc. M_O_Z_GMar 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesn't open Illustrator native *.ai files. Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any...

    Commercial Windows

    • It's much easier to use and understand. It gives the average user a quicker grasp of editing and creating graphics. It is also less greedy with RAM. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows

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    • Discontinued As described at , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the
  • Vectr icon


    Vectr is a free graphics editor. Vectr is collaborative like Google Docs, and runs both in your web browser and on your desktop as a native app. With an intuitive...

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

    • Cannot open existing ai- and eps-files. Exporting is very limited. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Clip Studio Paint

    Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows

    • It's a bitmap editor - used mainly for painting and creating comics Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Gravit Designer

    A cross-platform vector graphics tool, runs as desktop application and in-browser too.

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

    • Entirely free. Easier to use than Inkscape, better with vectors than Krita, and available on more platforms than Sketch. It's a little slow and gummy when you've made a very complicated picture, but it's honestly the best possible alternative I've found. Thank you, and thanks to Gravit. rvanarsdaleMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is a simple yet powerful vector editing program suitable for vector artists, web designers, publishers, logo designers, etc. It also features non-destructing boolean operations (better pathfinder), showcase mode, multiple strokes and fills, global palettes, and more, surprisingly without any clutter. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Intuitive, many of the same basic and intermediate functions as Adobe Illustrator. Icons/illustrations provided are great! Love the cloud storage capabilities too. lindsayshaver33Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • A modern intuative one stop shop for graphic creation, lot of smart features developed constantly from a very dedicated development team. And its free! e_tekApr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • AutoDraw icon


    AutoDraw is an intuitive drawing tool for everyone. It's a Google Experiment project that provides relevant suggestions as you draw, based on what it guesses...

    Free Web

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Adobe Illustrator CC Comments

Comment by phillipsalf
about Adobe Illustrator CC · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Solid and reliable - handles large vector files with ease. Love inkscape too but that falls over when you have big files.



Comment by cesarmoreno11234
about Adobe Illustrator CC · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I think it's great, i have use ilustrator for quite some time now and i'm very happy with it, easy to handle and very useful, it's a bit pricy but I think it is worth it

Comment by peterstaack
about Adobe Illustrator CC · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I still cheer for an open source, free or lower-priced vector graphics editor to come by and usurp Adobe Illustrator, but for now it's the de facto standard. I like it very much, but the price (even if I skip a generation) can be a little tough to swallow.