Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator CC for all platforms with any license

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  • Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    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....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • 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 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 Disagree   Agree
    • It's more professional and easy to use other than adobe illustrator Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Krita

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • Its vector graphics functionality is more extensive than apps listed here, and comparable to karbon/Libreoffice draw Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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 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 Disagree   Agree
    • Really easy to use, one-time payment, a bunch of tools and especially how fast it is. Guest • Jan 2017 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 Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, intuitive, with great features and constant development Guest • 4 days ago 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    • Draw is not professional vector editor - it's just office tool to show something simple, eg. diagrams, etc. M_O_Z_GMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It doesn't open Illustrator native *.ai files. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Sketch

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

    Commercial Mac

    • 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 Disagree   Agree
    • It is very simple, as well as has a similar UI. chipthrasherFeb 2017 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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    Gravit Designer

    A cross-platform design tool for the 21st Century. Gravit Designer is the easiest way to design. Whether you're doing illustrations, creating a logo or icon...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

    • 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 Disagree   Agree
    • 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
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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 Windows

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    • Discontinued As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the https://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-creative-suite/
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    OmniGraffle

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and...

    Commercial Mac iPad

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  • Boxy SVG icon

    Boxy SVG

    Boxy SVG is a vector graphics editor simillar to Adobe Illustrator®, Sketch™ and Inkscape™. Made with and for the modern Web Platform. Can do illustrations, icons...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome

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    Canvas

    Canvas 11 is the single most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

    Commercial Windows

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Adobe Illustrator CC Comments

great

Comment by cesarmoreno11234
about Adobe Illustrator CC Jul 2016

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

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Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

Comment by xarzu
about Adobe Illustrator CC Dec 2013

I need to find a way to make this starburst pattern. Any ideas?

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Pretty awesome

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Adobe Illustrator CC May 2013

Illustrator is compared to who powerful it is easy to use and live trace of images (converting them to vector graphics) just rocks!

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a very good program

Positive Comment by cerneschi1
about Adobe Illustrator CC Feb 2013

this program has everything you need and its not complicated at all.i love it
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Still the best illustration app around

Positive Comment by vectorpile
about Adobe Illustrator CC Feb 2012

Despite the relatively high price, Illustrator is still the best and widely used illustration program on the market. After trying most of the alternatives listed, there's no way I could jump ship anytime soon.

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I still cheer for an open source, free or lower-priced vect ...

Comment by peterstaack
about Adobe Illustrator CC Jun 2011

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.

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