Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator CC for Windows 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 • 20 agrees and 7 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 • 15 agrees and 4 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 • 10 agrees and 1 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
    • certains functions present in Ilustrator are not in Inkscape or are more dificult task to acomplish Guest • Apr 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
    • Lack of raster control along with image resizing. Poor alternative. Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is open source and runs on Linux rockigerDec 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Low on memory and packs lots of features. Guest • Mar 2019 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
    • Read (some) Illlustrator files. Guest • Jan 2017 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 8 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 • 1 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 • 31 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is not a vector drawing program. Guest • Jun 2018 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its vector graphics functionality is more extensive than apps listed here, and comparable to Karbon/LibreOffice Draw. Guest • Jun 2016 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its sketching feature is awsome LindsayBinsThompsonOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is not a vector editor at all. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not an alternative to AI at all. It's not a vector editor. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its a painting program, not a vector program Guest • Mar 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is great but does not belong to this list simply because it is no vector program as AI is. Guest • 2 days ago 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 • 3 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 • 11 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More of a charting, flowchart designer than a vector illustrator Guest • Mar 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its not a vector design program. Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees 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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  • Figma

    Figma is the collaborative interface design tool. Keep the team focused and on the same page with real-time communication and collaboration featuring commercial quality...

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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  • MediBang Paint

    A lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    • MediBang Paint is a bitmap editor geared towards freehand drawing Guest • Feb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • MediBang isn't used for creating vector graphics Guest • Mar 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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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 • 6 agrees and 2 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 • 3 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 • 3 agrees and 1 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 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees 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 2 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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  • 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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