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Inkscape Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Inkscape for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Gravit Designer, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Inkscape and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Inkscape are LibreOffice - Draw, Vectr, Karbon and Akira.

Inkscape alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Inkscape.
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  1. 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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    Most users think Gravit Designer is a great alternative to Inkscape.
    niktesla

    Incredible app. High quality app. Completely Apple UI design, elegant and very simple to use. I really like it and it's free.

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    Nice app with better ui ! and better color theme

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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!

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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.

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    Killy

    Much much better UI, once you find where to change color theme.

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  2. 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.

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    Some users think LibreOffice - Draw is a great alternative to Inkscape, some don't.

    LibreOffice draw is good for schemes, but not for what Inkscape does - Inkscape is a graphic design tool, not a scheme creator.

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    Open Source vector graphics editor can create SVG files.

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    LibreOffice Draw is a very simple drawing suite. It may be sufficient for many, but not sufficient to be declared an alternative to InkScape.

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  3. 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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    temfrong

    It has better ui, and more easy to use

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    Inkscape shows much more intuitive interface and workflow, as well as much more complex capabilities.

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    Vectr requires an Internet connection.

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    Karbon

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

    Discontinued

    was last modified on Sat, 11 Jul 2015

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    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.

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    Akira

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GTK+

    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.

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    sK1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    sK1 is an open source cross-platform vector graphics editor like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. The major feature of sK1 is a professional precise printing and prepress ready PDF output.

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    Boxy SVG

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Boxy SVG is a vector graphics editor simillar to Adobe Illustrator, Sketch and Inkscape. Made with and for the modern Web Platform. Can do illustrations, icons, banners, mockups, charts, buttons and more.

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    Boxy SVG vs Inkscape opinions
    Most users think Boxy SVG is a great alternative to Inkscape.

    Super intuitive for creating, and manipulating vector graphics. Solved in 10 min. what others couldn't after hours.

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    I can rotate the picture better than inkscape

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    Dotgrid

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    A simple vector illustration tool.

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    t_mladek

    Dotgrid is much more limited in scope than Inkscape.

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    i is a very good vector editor tool

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    Alva

    • 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 Last version, 0.9.1, released in January 2019, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    Xfig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Xfig is an interactive drawing tool which runs under X Window System Version 11 Release 4 (X11R4) or later, on most UNIX-compatible platforms, and e.g. under Darwin on the MacIntosh and any X server under Microsoft Windows.

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