Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for all platforms with Commercial License

  • Affinity Designer

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature...

    • 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 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The Adobe alternative is too expensive for a non-professional like myself. As far as Windows (and Mac) is concerned Affinity Designer is an excellent alternative, as good as AI (IMHO), and very affordable.Together with Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher this is a perfect trio. Unfortunately not (yet) available on Linux... hansgroenerJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • No subscription. Functionality is on par with Illustrator and has functionality for UX/UI design (responsive Symbols), very responsive developers. Extremely fast even on modest hardware, GPU acceleration throughout. Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Very slight but also intuitive difference in workflow and it has the same, vast breadth of vector features as Illustrator, only with a one-time purchase. Uniquely, it's highly optimized and super fast. UgotstaMar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Because Affinity Designer supports Metal tecnology on Mac OS and therefore works much better (has better performance). Affinity Designer is much more cheaper as well with no subscription. PlasticHeadJan 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • One time payment, actually stable, so much more useful and fast to design in. After 5+ years with Illustrator, I don't see a day when I'll ever return to it. greentea1Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Absolute Illustrator-killer at a not to beat price. For illustrations and UI design (check out responsive symbols) – this beats Illustrator hands down. wonderwarthogApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No subscription pricing, better performance, easier to use, proper eGPU support, responsive developers, and a fully featured iPad version! wonderwarthogOct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 24 agrees and 3 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 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Affinity Designer is faster, cheaper and can handle bitmap and vector illustrations. I finally got rid of Adobe. POXJun 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is perfect with vector drawing, it's only one time purchase and have update forever. Very professional WittyleaksJan 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No subscription. One time payment. Has all of the most important tools you will need. Nice Design. Guest • Apr 2020 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 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ease of use, light on system resources and just the right tools you need to get the job done. Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Really easy to use, one-time payment, a bunch of tools and especially how fast it is. Guest • Jan 2017 • 22 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Affordable, UI is top notch, Handles are actually adjustable versus 20 years of AI :) boyusNov 2018 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inexpensive, and rapidly developed by responsive team here in the UK. AammppaaJul 2017 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, intuitive, with great features and constant development Guest • Jun 2017 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • best alternative at the moment without a doubt GabrielvocApr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use and super optimized. lolrepeatlol13 days ago Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows iPad

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  • Sketch

    Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork.

    • 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
    • Especially for prototyping and sketching, it is much better than Photoshop or Illustrator. Matt_PubJul 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 1. mac only 2. focus more on UI/UX rather than illustrations. Guest • Apr 2019 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very simple, as well as has a similar UI. chipthrasherFeb 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much more basic than Illustrator, but capable Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • 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...

    • Compatibility with .ai files, is a vector manipulator. Includes a "Hairline" stroke weight, which is very useful for certain applications. One-time license purchase Guest • Dec 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The first vector illustrator I ever used. Sadly not available on the Mac Guest • Mar 2018 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Excellent Graphics Suite, I've been using it since version 3 Guest • Apr 2018 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Web

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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...

    • It's a bitmap editor - used mainly for painting and creating comics Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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