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Inkscape Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Inkscape for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Vectornator, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Inkscape and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Inkscape are Krita, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Vector and Affinity Designer.

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. Vectornator icon

    Vectornator

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    31 alternatives to Vectornator 

    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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    1.  Works OfflineVectornator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Ad-freeVectornator doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for LayersVectornator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Almost everyone thinks Vectornator is a great alternative to Inkscape.
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    ease of use, low learning curve, active development and support

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  2. Krita icon

    Krita

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    136 alternatives to Krita 

    Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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  3. Adobe Illustrator icon

    Adobe Illustrator

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    93 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator 

    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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    1.  Automatic AlignmentAdobe Illustrator lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
    2.  Works OfflineAdobe Illustrator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Illustrator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  Color PickerAdobe Illustrator allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    8.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Illustrator allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    9.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Illustrator supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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    Most users think Adobe Illustrator is a great alternative to Inkscape.
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    Clean user interface makes up for good workflow.

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    Guest

    Its a very reliable service-- i would consider it better than inkscape

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    GarretJones136

    No words to say how good it is.

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  4. Corel Vector icon

    Corel Vector

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    72 alternatives to Corel Vector 

    Corel Vector 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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    1.  PortableCorel Vector can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Ad-freeCorel Vector doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineCorel Vector can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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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.

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    Guest

    Nice app with better ui ! and better color theme

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    Guest

    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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  5. Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer

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    51 alternatives to Affinity Designer 

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.

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    1.  Support for LayersAffinity Designer supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineAffinity Designer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Designer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Support for scriptingAffinity Designer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    5.  Ad-freeAffinity Designer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Dark ModeAffinity Designer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Color PickerAffinity Designer allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    8.  Support for CMYK ModeAffinity Designer allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    9.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Affinity Designer without registration.
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    Most users think Affinity Designer is a great alternative to Inkscape.
    Guest

    Affordable price and better interface than Inkscape.

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    Guest

    Affinity is an established product with the possibility of growth backed by a company. While Inkscape is open-source software, updated by volunteers. For now, I'll stick with Affinity but I'd prefer to work on Inkscape if only it could make the same usability quality jump that Blender did with its 2.8 update.

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  6. LibreOffice - Draw icon

    LibreOffice - Draw

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    89 alternatives to LibreOffice - Draw 

    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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    1.  PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    7.  Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Some users think LibreOffice - Draw is a great alternative to Inkscape, some don't.
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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.

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    Guest

    Open Source vector graphics editor can create SVG files.

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    Guest

    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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  7. Clip Studio Paint icon

    Clip Studio Paint

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    101 alternatives to Clip Studio Paint 

    Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportClip Studio Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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    Wide variety of built-in tools, brushes, and effects
    Clip Studio Paint vs Inkscape opinions
    Most users think Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Inkscape.
    Guest

    Clip Studio Paint has very limited vector features. Just for manga inking. It is not a vector graphic editor at all.

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  8. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

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    87 alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading file compatibility and high-quality graphics...

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    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite vs Inkscape opinions
    Almost everyone thinks CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a great alternative to Inkscape.
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    LazPaint

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    42 alternatives to LazPaint 

    Raster & vector graphic editor with many tools and filters, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Portable, 32bit (under 3mb) & 64bit (3.55mb) versions, ORA format & 16384x16384 image support. In app 3D import & rendering.

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    1.  LightweightLazPaint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for LayersLazPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  PortableLazPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Karbon

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    38 alternatives to Karbon 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    was last modified on Sat, 11 Jul 2015

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    Most users think Karbon is a great alternative to Inkscape.
    Guest

    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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