Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator CC for Mac with Open Source 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....

    • Although it does crash at times (since it's still in beta), it is also much easier to use and I even took an E2020 class that uses this. I am surprised that such a powerful vector graphics tool is free unlike Adobe Illustrator. Honestly, whoever made this is one of the most experienced in recreating a paid app and making it free as well. SLZEROAug 2019 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I see no reason to try, let alone purchase, any other software for dealing with vector graphics cidianJun 2019 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Low on memory and packs lots of features. Guest • Mar 2019 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 • 16 agrees and 3 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 • 18 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 27 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is open source and runs on Linux rockigerDec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has (almost) everything that AI has, but free! Guest • Jul 2018 • 3 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lack of raster control along with image resizing. Poor alternative. Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 3 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 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ease of use, completely free, it keeps on improving. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 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 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a word...It's just awesome.. itsgauravjain22Dec 2017 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 5 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 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's more professional and easy to use other than adobe illustrator Guest • May 2017 • 8 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Read (some) Illlustrator files. Guest • Jan 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...

    • Krita is a painting program. Adobe Illustrator is a full-fledged vector drawing program. Guest • May 2018 • 39 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its a painting program, not a vector program Guest • Mar 2019 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not an alternative to AI at all. It's not a vector editor. Guest • Feb 2019 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is primarily a raster graphics editing tool. However, Starting from version 4, SVG can be used on vector layers by default. Krita will also support most of the SVG 1.1 standards. SVG 2 support will be added in future. Reference: https://itsfoss.com/krita-4-released/ blueray453Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is not a vector editor at all. Guest • Feb 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is not a vector drawing program. Guest • Jun 2018 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is great but does not belong to this list simply because it is no vector program as AI is. Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is not a vector program but a drawing app. Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • its sketching feature is awsome LindsayBinsThompsonOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees 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
    • Its vector graphics functionality is more extensive than apps listed here, and comparable to Karbon/LibreOffice Draw. Guest • Jun 2016 • 5 agrees and 4 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...

    • More of a charting, flowchart designer than a vector illustrator Guest • Mar 2018 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Draw is not professional vector editor - it's just office tool to show something simple, eg. diagrams, etc. M_O_Z_GMar 2017 • 15 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its not a vector design program. Guest • Jun 2017 • 3 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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  • DrawBerry

    All the features of other vector editing applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, in a free, easy to use, powerful application.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.1, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • xfig

    Xfig is a free and open source vector graphics editor which runs under the X Window System on most UNIX-compatible platforms. In Xfig, figures may be drawn using...

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