Adobe Illustrator Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Adobe Illustrator alternatives are Affinity Designer (Paid), Vectornator (Free), Gravit Designer (Freemium) and Sketch (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 15, 2021

    • 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      The project is no longer updated.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
    • Torapp guilloche designer is a full-featured web-based vector graphic editor for security printing.

      Discontinued

      The software is not working.
      Last Activity 2013/02/25. See http://www.torapp.info/en/s/changelog.html

      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Windows S


    • RealWorld Paint is an free portable image/photo/animation editor. It supports layers with styles and can import and export Photoshop, GIMP and Paint.net images with layers.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2013.1, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free
      • Windows
    • Vecta is a collaborative cloud-based diagramming tool for teams with real-time collaboration.
    • QueekyPaint is a unique browser-based drawing tool for creating animated drawings online.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
    • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (formerly Xara Xtreme) is quite simply the worlds fastest graphics software, with truly flexible illustration tools and revolutionary photo...
    • ProtoSketch is a desktop-class illustration tool for mobile devices to let you easily create vector designs on the go.
    • A GUI for potrace using Objective-C for OS X 10.11.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • potrace
    • Xfig is an interactive drawing tool which runs under X Window System Version 11 Release 4 (X11R4) or later, on most UNIX-compatible platforms, and e.g. under Darwin on the MacIntosh and any X server under Microsoft Windows.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac