Free Inkscape Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Inkscape is Vectornator. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Inkscape and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Inkscape are Gravit Designer (Freemium), LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), Canva (Freemium) and Vectr (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2021

    1. The vector graphics design software that allows you to create sophisticated graphics, amazing layouts and illustrations - all in just one super powerful tool.
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      Vectornator vs Inkscape opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Vectornator is a great alternative to Inkscape.
      ease of use, low learning curve, active development and support
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    2. 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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      Gravit Designer vs Inkscape opinions
      Most users think Gravit Designer is a great alternative to Inkscape.
      Nice app with better ui ! and better color theme
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      niktesla Incredible app. High quality app. Completely Apple UI design, elegant and very simple to use. I really like it and it's free.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Free program with same functionality and updated looks. Workflow is more streamlined, according to some. Available in the browser as well as on the desktop, both portable and installer versions are available. Covers all the bases!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      ElTortuga It's free as Inkscape is which is very important so maintaining that quality is a must. (This excludes Adobe and other commercial alternatives). Less buggy than Inkscape and better UI. The UI is particularly better due to its dark theme, I'm not a fan of software that is bright and tend to code with a black background.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Killy Much much better UI, once you find where to change color theme.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    3. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.
      LibreOffice - Draw vs Inkscape opinions
      Some users think LibreOffice - Draw is a great alternative to Inkscape, some don't.
      LibreOffice Draw is a very simple drawing suite. It may be sufficient for many, but not sufficient to be declared an alternative to InkScape.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      LibreOffice draw is good for schemes, but not for what Inkscape does - Inkscape is a graphic design tool, not a scheme creator.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Open Source vector graphics editor can create SVG files.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: - blog graphics - presentations - Facebook covers - flyers - posters - invitations - and so much more
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      Canva vs Inkscape opinions
      Some users think Canva is a great alternative to Inkscape, some don't.
      Canva is very very basic compared to Inkscape... While it can do a lot, it cannot do nearly as much as Inkscape. It is, however, easy to use. That is the aim, a very easy to use, but limited tool.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Canva is not for making art, it for making infographics/greetings cards, etc.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Looking at the screenshots it seems it's tailored to produce presentations / documents, while Inkscape is more generic and low level.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    4. 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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      Vectr vs Inkscape opinions
      Some users think Vectr is a great alternative to Inkscape, some don't.
      Vectr requires an Internet connection.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Inkscape shows much more intuitive interface and workflow, as well as much more complex capabilities.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      temfrong It has better ui, and more easy to use
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE Plasma Workspaces
      Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. It allows artists to create complex drawings without losing image quality when zooming in on, or resizing the drawing.
      Karbon vs Inkscape opinions
      Most users think Karbon is a great alternative to Inkscape.
      Karbon and Inkscape are both great and are the only alternatives to each other that support the same wide range of operating systems.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    5. Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.
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      Most users think SVG-Edit is a great alternative to Inkscape.
    6. A simple vector illustration tool.
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      Dotgrid vs Inkscape opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      i is a very good vector editor tool
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      t_mladek Dotgrid is much more limited in scope than Inkscape.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.
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