Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator CC for all platforms with Free License

  • 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....

    • 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 • 15 agrees and 5 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 • 11 agrees and 2 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 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ease of use, completely free, it keeps on improving. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Apart from the advanced setup to get it to work on Mac OS, it is almost as capable as Illustrator, with very similar tools. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has (almost) everything that AI has, but free! Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inkscape is just as capable and powerful as Illustrator, if not more powerful while being free and open source. quadraticSep 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lack of raster control along with image resizing. Poor alternative. Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Read (some) Illlustrator files. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • certains functions present in Ilustrator are not in Inkscape or are more dificult task to acomplish Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Not a word...It's just awesome.. itsgauravjain22Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's more professional and easy to use other than adobe illustrator Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • hard to use for website design purposes. default viewport dpi is 90 and there is no way to change it Guest • May 2018 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows S BSD ... PortableApps.com X11 MacPorts XQuartz

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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...

    • Krita is a painting program. Adobe Illustrator is a full-fledged vector drawing program. Guest • May 2018 • 17 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its vector graphics functionality is more extensive than apps listed here, and comparable to Karbon/LibreOffice Draw. Guest • Jun 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its sketching feature is awsome LindsayBinsThompsonOct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is not a vector drawing program. Guest • Jun 2018 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 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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...

    • Draw is not professional vector editor - it's just office tool to show something simple, eg. diagrams, etc. M_O_Z_GMar 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More of a charting, flowchart designer than a vector illustrator Guest • Mar 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its not a vector design program. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It doesn't open Illustrator native *.ai files. Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Vectr

    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...

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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  • Gravit Designer

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

    • 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 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, and also easy to use. Some advanced features are lacking, but the dev team is constantly adding new ones. Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Intuitive, powerful and cross platform Guest • May 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
    • transition from Illustrator is very easy Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Good components, easy and free. Guest • Jun 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

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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  • Vector Paint

    Vector Paint is a drawing program, with a simple yet powerful interface, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes. Features * Style text * Layer, grid...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

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  • AutoDraw

    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...

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  • Inkpad

    Inkpad - Vector illustration app for the iPad.

    • InkPad has all the essentials of Adobe Illustrator with the same look and feel of tools, icons, Bézier curves, etc. There are layers, masks, you can place pixel based images in the documents. Feels like Illustrator from the old days, before all the effects options. But, you really start to wish for a mouse. Also note that currently, InkPad doesn’t seem to react at all to input from a Bluetooth keyboard. Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source iPad

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  • InsightPoint

    InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • Microsoft Expression Design

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics and creating XAML rather than...

    • Discontinued No longer developed, but now available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center.

    Free Windows

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  • sK1

    sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • svg-edit

    SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.

    • Discontinued Last Release 2015-12-02

    Free Open Source Web

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