Adobe Illustrator Alternatives for iPad

    Adobe Illustrator is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Affinity Designer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vectornator or Adobe Illustrator Draw. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator and 16 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Adobe Illustrator are Clip Studio Paint (Paid), Vector Paint (Free Personal), Graphic (Paid) and Bez (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 5, 2021

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    Features

    • Vector Drawing
    • Image Editing
    • Support for Layers
    • Digital Painting
    • Export to SVG
    • Animation
    • Vectorize raster images
    • Portable
    • Desktop publishing
    • Photo editing
    • UI Design
    • Export to PDF
    • Sketching
    • Vector strokes
    • Export to PNG
    • Image Processing
    • Support for Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Works Offline
    • Cloud sync
    • Customizable

    License

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    • Affinity Designer is fairly new when compared to the more popular vector editing apps, however it has gradually grown in popularity and influence, and for very good reasons. Its one time purchase (perpetual license) turns out to be a good argument for those who do not want to to pay a monthly subscription fee like Adobe's. In addition, it's available on iPad with an app that has ALL the features from the desktop version, which makes it probably the most complete vector editing mobile app on the market. It also has some unique features that Illustrator doesn't, like the ability to switch between raster and vector workspaces within the same tool, one million+ percent zoom, and unlimited redo. View 45 alternatives to Affinity Designer
      Almost everyone thinks Affinity Designer is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
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      Affinity Designer vs Adobe Illustrator
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      Really easy to use, one-time payment, a bunch of tools and especially how fast it is.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      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!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      It's fast, more intuitive and far cheaper to run - after 20 years of using illustrator Affinity Designer has been a revelation for me. I've also been working with it's sister apps Publisher & Photo which all integrate in your work flow - an absolute joy.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      lolrepeatlol It's easy to use and super optimized.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      hansgroener 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...
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Ease of use, light on system resources and just the right tools you need to get the job done.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Gabrielvoc best alternative at the moment without a doubt
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    • Vectonator is a very complete free vector editing app, known mainly for its iPad apps, focusing on simplicity and ease of use. You can export to JPG, PNG, SVG and PDF. Also, unlike Illustrator, you can render a time-lapse video of your project to share on social media (with some limitations). Cloud syncing allows you to continue work started on iPad and finish it directly on macOS. View 27 alternatives to Vectornator
      Almost everyone thinks Vectornator is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.


    • It's a great alternative to Illustrator if you are looking to illustrate comics or manga, since in addition to the most common features for digital illustration, it also includes extensive editorial compilation tools and specific comic features such as screentones, saturated lines, batch management of pages, ?smart fill tools, AI colorization, text balloons, 3D figures for pose references, and even some animation features! It's available on Windows, macOS, and mobile devices. View 101 alternatives to Clip Studio Paint
      Some users think Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator, some don't.
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      Clip Studio Paint vs Adobe Illustrator
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      It's a bitmap editor - used mainly for painting and creating comics
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    • Vector Paint is a drawing program, with a simple yet powerful interface, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes. View 27 alternatives to Vector Paint
      Almost everyone thinks Vector Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      • Chrome OS
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    • Full-featured graphic design and illustration application created for macOS and iOS. View 37 alternatives to Graphic
      Almost everyone thinks Graphic is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
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    • Create elaborate, finished illustrations with easy and intuitive touch controls. Send your artwork as layered files to https://alternativeto. View 38 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator Draw
      Most users think Adobe Illustrator Draw is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
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      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Adobe Illustrator Draw vs Adobe Illustrator
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      No bezier curve creation tool.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    • A vector graphics editor for iPad and iPad Pro, with support for Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard. View 11 alternatives to Bez
      Most users think Bez is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • iPad
    • Adobe Spark Post is the fun and fast way to create stunning graphics for all occasions. View 15 alternatives to Adobe Spark Post
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • Amadine is the perfect solution for vector graphics design professionals as well as amateurs with creative minds. View 7 alternatives to Amadine
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    • ProtoSketch is a desktop-class illustration tool for mobile devices to let you easily create vector designs on the go. View 12 alternatives to ProtoSketch
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