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What are the best Canva alternatives?

Canva is described as 'gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs' and is a very popular Graphic Design tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Canva for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, SaaS and Android. The best alternative is Desygner, which is free. Other great apps like Canva are Figma, Penpot, Affinity Publisher and Vectr.

Canva alternatives are mainly Graphic Design Tools but may also be Vector Graphic Apps or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Canva.
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  1. Desygner icon

    Desygner

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    142 alternatives to Desygner 

    Desygner is an online and mobile design solution, which offers a simpler alternative to expensive and complicated design suites.

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    Most users think Desygner is a great alternative to Canva.
    roshad87a9

    has image-box which canva don have

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    irinafedorenko

    Has Android app, and more features

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    oscarpardo

    Offers a wider range of options to create and tweak your designs. Works much better than Canva and it's so easy to use.

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    Guest

    The most similar out of all

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    Figma

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    70 alternatives to Figma 

    Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping tool which is primarily web-based, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications for macOS and Windows. The Figma Mirror companion apps for Android and iOS allow viewing Figma prototypes in real-time on mobile...

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    1.  Support for LayersFigma supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  File VersioningFigma has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Transitions EffectsFigma allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    5.  Auto LayoutFigma supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFigma can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Figma
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Figma simultaneously.
    9.  Automatic AlignmentFigma lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
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    Penpot

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    104 alternatives to Penpot 

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Ad-freePenpot doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Auto LayoutPenpot supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    5.  Dark ModePenpot supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Affinity Publisher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad
    24 alternatives to Affinity Publisher 

    From the earliest days of visualizing the Affinity range, we planned an unrivaled trio of sleek, modern apps tailored to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power and completely stripped of bloat.

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    Vectr

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    88 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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    Adobe InDesign

    • Mac
    • Windows
    42 alternatives to Adobe InDesign 

    Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.

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    Most users think Adobe InDesign is a great alternative to Canva.
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    Polotno Studio

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    76 alternatives to Polotno Studio 

    Free online design editor. Create images for social media, YouTube previews, Facebook covers.

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    federicomenoyo

    Only their SDK is FOSS, the server running the web app is not open source, it's closed source.

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    Adobe Fireworks

    • Mac
    • Windows
    58 alternatives to Adobe Fireworks 

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before with an enhanced toolset.

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    1.  Support for 4KAdobe Fireworks supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Ad-freeAdobe Fireworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineAdobe Fireworks can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      Discontinued

      As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud icon Adobe Creative Cloud

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      Guest

      Steep learning curve - different functionality

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      Genially

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      19 alternatives to Genially 

      Genially is the world-leader in interactive visual communication. Use this all-in-one online tool to create stunning presentations, interactive images, infographics, dossiers, quizzes, etc. you can enrich with interactivity and animation effects.

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      Stencil

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Wordpress
      • Firefox
      44 alternatives to Stencil 

      Creating visual content should be simple, fun and lightweight. Stencil is designed to help you create beautiful looking images faster than ever before. Even if you've never used an image editing program, you can pick Stencil up and use it in seconds.

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