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Bluetail Alternatives

Bluetail is described as 'beautifully designed easy to use vector drawing application to help you create inspiring vector graphics' and is a Vector Graphic app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Bluetail for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, iPad and Linux. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bluetail are Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Adobe Illustrator and Sketch.

Bluetail alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Image Editors or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bluetail.
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Bluetail is a beautifully designed easy to use vector drawing application to help you create inspiring vector graphics.

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  1. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    136 alternatives to Inkscape 

    Inkscape is 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.

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    1.  Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeInkscape doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
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  2. Affinity Photo icon

    Affinity Photo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad
    97 alternatives to Affinity Photo 

    Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a dedicated RAW editing workspace, as well as...

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingAffinity Photo allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  Support for LayersAffinity Photo supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightAffinity Photo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Privacy focusedAffinity Photo is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Works OfflineAffinity Photo can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  WYSIWYG SupportAffinity Photo integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Photo can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    8.  Dark ModeAffinity Photo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Color PickerAffinity Photo allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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  3. Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad
    51 alternatives to Affinity Designer 

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.

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    1.  Support for LayersAffinity Designer supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineAffinity Designer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Designer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Support for scriptingAffinity Designer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    5.  Ad-freeAffinity Designer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Dark ModeAffinity Designer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Color PickerAffinity Designer allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    8.  Support for CMYK ModeAffinity Designer allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    9.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Affinity Designer without registration.
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  4. Adobe Illustrator icon

    Adobe Illustrator

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPad
    93 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator 

    Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.

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    1.  Automatic AlignmentAdobe Illustrator lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
    2.  Works OfflineAdobe Illustrator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Illustrator supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Illustrator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  Color PickerAdobe Illustrator allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    9.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Illustrator allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
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    Sketch

    • Mac
    78 alternatives to Sketch 

    Sketch is a vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful and easy-to-use...

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Auto LayoutSketch supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    3.  Create UI ComponentsSketch allows you to create and define groups of reusable UI elements/materials across your design.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  6. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    87 alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading file compatibility and high-quality graphics...

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    Vectr

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    90 alternatives to 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 interface, Vectr is easy to learn and use.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Vectr simultaneously.
    2.  Works OfflineVectr can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Akira

    • Linux
    • GTK+
    70 alternatives to Akira 

    Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers. The main goal is to offer a valid and professional solution for designers who want to...

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    Dotgrid

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    68 alternatives to Dotgrid 

    A simple vector illustration tool.

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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Dotgrid.
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  10. Graphite icon

    Graphite

    • Online
    51 alternatives to Graphite 

    Graphite is an open source, cross-platform, 2D vector and raster general-purpose graphics editor with AI image generation features and a non-destructive node-based effects compositing engine.

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    1.  Ad-freeGraphite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Node BasedGraphite supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportGraphite integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    4.  Color PickerGraphite allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Graphite without registration.
    6.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    7.  Support for LayersGraphite supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    8.  Dark ModeGraphite supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Non Destructive EditingGraphite allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    March 2022 screenshot of a vector art piece
    Design mockup of a yet-to-be-built raster graphics editing workflow
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