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Concepts Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Concepts for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Concepts and seven of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Concepts are Xournal++, Microsoft Whiteboard, Lorien and Leonardo.

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
    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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    Xournal++

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    32 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.
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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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    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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    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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    Leonardo

    • Windows
    • Windows S
    114 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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    Bamboo Paper

    • Windows
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    13 alternatives to Bamboo Paper 

    Bamboo Paper, a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your tablet, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesBamboo Paper supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportBamboo Paper supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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    Plumbago

    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    12 alternatives to Plumbago 

    Plumbago reimagines the notebook! Plumbago is a digital notebook with handwriting smoothing, realistic ink, and paper, and more. Features include:

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    1.  Handwritten NotesPlumbago supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    Notebooks can be customized and have the title you want
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