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Concepts is described as 'is the digital design sketchbook of the future. It’s powerful, flexible and smart, so you can go from quick sketches to beautiful and precise illustrations in a single app. Enhance your creative capabilities with our infinite canvas, flexible multi-touch shape guides' and is a digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Concepts for a variety of platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Concepts are Xournal++, Procreate, Microsoft Whiteboard and Tayasui Sketches.

Concepts alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Concepts.
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  1. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    135 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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    Xournal++

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    33 alternatives to Xournal++ 

    Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesXournal++ supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationXournal++ support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Works OfflineXournal++ can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Pressure SensitivityXournal++ can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    5.  Support for LaTeXXournal++ supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Ad-freeXournal++ doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    7.  PortableXournal++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Xournal++ vs Concepts opinions
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    There's a paywall for exporting it in SVG, PNG, PDF.

    In Xournal++, you can increase the canvas size to any size you want. It is not unlimited size, but you can export it as a PDF, PNG, or even SVG.

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    Procreate

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    46 alternatives to Procreate 

    Procreate is a multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts.

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    1.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Procreate.
    2.  Ad-freeProcreate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Dark ModeProcreate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportProcreate supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Procreate without registration.
    6.  Support for 4KProcreate supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  Support for LayersProcreate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    8.  Onion skinningProcreate allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityProcreate can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Microsoft Whiteboard

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    37 alternatives to Microsoft Whiteboard 

    Meet the freeform digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Whiteboard simultaneously.
    2.  Handwritten NotesMicrosoft Whiteboard supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  Pressure SensitivityMicrosoft Whiteboard can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Tayasui Sketches

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    68 alternatives to Tayasui Sketches 

    Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.

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    1.  Distraction-freeTayasui Sketches has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportTayasui Sketches supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  Support for LayersTayasui Sketches supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Tayasui Sketches.
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    Tayasui Sketches doesn't offer enough technique and detail as Concepts. It focuses more on the simple aesthetic side of things; the layers prove to be a big problem as well since I cannot import images like on concepts.

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    Lorien

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    25 alternatives to Lorien 

    Lorien is an infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity. It's not based on bitmap images like Krita, Gimp or Photoshop; it rather saves brush strokes as a collection of points and renders them at runtime (kind of...

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    1.  Dark ModeLorien supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Pressure SensitivityLorien can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Charcoal

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    66 alternatives to Charcoal 
    • Charcoal is incredibly easy to use: Just create or open a sketch and start drawing. There are no layers, properties panels or confusing settings. Instead, Charcoal features rich tools and beautiful color palettes.
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    Leonardo

    • Windows
    • Windows S
    113 alternatives to Leonardo 

    We believe artists deserve the best possible tools and we are determined to give it to them. The goal with Leonardo is to make the best painting application ever.

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    1.  Support for LayersLeonardo supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Pressure SensitivityLeonardo can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    3.  Drawing Tablet SupportLeonardo supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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    Huion Sketch

    9 alternatives to Huion Sketch 

    Huion Sketch is a creative drawing app with both drawing and jotting which can capture your spark of inspiration.

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    Flow by Moleskine

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    35 alternatives to Flow by Moleskine 

    Creating great drawings and getting your ideas down on digital paper is all about your headspace. Flow pages seamlessly expand as you draw and develop ideas, which means you keep your head in the clouds instead of managing documents.

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