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    Ipe is described as 'drawing editor for creating figures in PDF or (encapsulated) Postscript format. It supports making small figures for inclusion into LaTeX-documents as well as making multi-page PDF presentations that can be shown on-line with Acrobat Reader' and is a Vector Graphic app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ipe for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ipe are Apache OpenOffice Draw, Vector Paint, Xfig and EvolveUI.

    Ipe is mainly a Vector Graphic App but alternatives to it may also be Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ipe.
    This page was last updated Mar 3, 2021
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    Ipe is a drawing editor for creating figures in PDF or (encapsulated) Postscript format. It supports making small figures...
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    1. 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.
    2. Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for posters, graphs, charts, and more.


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      Vector Paint is a very simple drawing program, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes.
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      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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      EvolveUI is tailored for user experience designers, information architects, interaction designers, and web developers. Prototype, Design, and Export to the Web!.


    3. PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages for producing vector graphics from a geometric/algebraic description. PGF is a lower-level language, while TikZ is a set of higher-level macros that use PGF.
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      Diagrams is a powerful, flexible, declarative domain-specific language for creating vector graphics, using the Haskell programming language.
    4. LaTeXDraw is a graphical drawing editor for LaTeX. LaTeXDraw can be used to 1) generate PSTricks code; 2) directly create PDF or PS pictures. LaTeXDraw is developed in Java and thus runs on top of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
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      open source, multi-platform and interactive vector drawing picture editor for LaTeX and...
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      TikZiT is a super simple GUI editor for graphs and string diagrams. Its native file format is a subset of PGF/TikZ, which means TikZiT files can be included directly in papers typeset using LaTeX.
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