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Free Canva Alternatives

The best free alternative to Canva is Desygner. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Canva and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Canva are Figma, Penpot, Vectr and Polotno Studio.

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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    Desygner vs Canva opinions
    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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    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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    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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    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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    Easil

    35 alternatives to Easil 

    The simple drag and drop way to design stunning graphics like a pro in seconds; without leaving your web browser. With the highest quality pre-designed templates, millions of integrated stock images and easy to use, innovative tools.

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    Easil vs Canva opinions
    Most users think Easil is a great alternative to Canva.
    Guest

    The designs are amazing and there are no hidden design charges on elements

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    Grant_GD

    Additional team features like locking and approval, work better for us with Easil than Canva. Tried both extensively, and Easil was also a lot more budget friendly for our team.

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    Penpot Desktop

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    19 alternatives to Penpot Desktop 

    A desktop-like experience.

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    1.  No Coding RequiredPenpot Desktop can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  Ad-freePenpot Desktop doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflinePenpot Desktop can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    5.  Dark ModePenpot Desktop supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Color PickerPenpot Desktop allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot Desktop simultaneously.
    8.  Support for LayersPenpot Desktop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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      PicMonkey

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      125 alternatives to PicMonkey 

      PicMonkey is a feature-rich online photo editor that works right in your browser; no downloads necessary. Touch-up tools like Teeth Whiten, Blemish Fix, Weight Loss. Effects like Orton, Cross Process, Color Boost, with drag and drop ease.

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