Figma Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Figma for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Pencil Project, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Figma and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Figma are Adobe Illustrator (Paid), Sketch (Paid), Adobe XD (Paid) and Balsamiq Wireframes (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 10, 2021

    1. Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.
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      Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Figma.
    2. 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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    3. 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.
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      Most users think Sketch is a great alternative to Figma.
    4. Adobe XD (Experience Design) is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
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    5. Balsamiq Wireframes is a rapid low-fidelity UI wireframing tool that reproduces the experience of sketching on a notepad or whiteboard, but using a computer.
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    6. A simple vector illustration tool.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      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.

      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

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    7. Gravit Designer is a feature-rich vector graphics tool. It is an installable desktop application. It is also a within-browser application for those who prefer this. It has every design feature this writer is aware of within Inkscape, without the recent issues.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Alva works with your production frontend components, adding up-to-date, responsive, and interactive designs to your living styleguide.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained: https://github.com/meetalva/alva/issues/852

      Most users think Alva is a great alternative to Figma.
    8. Framer combines the power of code with the ease of visual editing. Prototype beautiful microinteractions or realistic apps. It’s time to design with development in mind.
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