What are the best PaintTool SAI alternatives in 2021?

    PaintTool SAI is described as 'is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PaintTool SAI for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PaintTool SAI are MediBang Paint (Freemium), FireAlpaca (Free), Adobe Photoshop (Paid) and Autodesk SketchBook (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 12, 2021

    1. Draw is a graphics painting app to draw, color, or edit pictures. You can use Draw like a digital sketchpad to make simple pictures, creative projects, or to add text and designs to other pictures, such as those taken with your digital camera.
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    2. Touch screen software – Corel Paint it! touch is touch screen software designed for Windows 7 touch-enabled computers. Draw, paint and get creative with your touch screen PC.
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    3. PIXI IMAGE EDITOR is a FREE Online image editing tool, Easy, Lightweight and fast and there is no boundary between PC User and Smart-Phone both can work simultaneously in different responsive UI.
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    4. Wizardbrush is a natural media painting software which has a lot of brushes and paper with realism style. You can create realistic picture with it.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 6.7.7.6, was released on November 2011.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      This software is very similar to FireAlpaca, but only available in Japanese. It is the original distribution or the software by the developers, whereas FireAlpaca is the distribution through another company. You can download the trial from the developer's website.
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    5. ToolWiz Pretty Photo is a free powerful lightweight image editor. With just few clicks on this free tool, you can edit photos, create photo collage, and make them look the way you want them to be, and much prettier. Yes, it is that simple.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.7, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    6. Photoshop in the browser? Photoshop ? Flattering, but not quite. BitMappery does however allow you to import photos, apply transformations, tweak filters and draw masks in a non-destructive manner. It has some overlap in functionality but is definitely a more simple product.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Everyday drawing There are hundreds of painting and drawing apps on the App Store. This one is a bit different. It doesn’t want to grow up to be Photoshop, Illustrator, or Draw Anything the Next Generation. It’s not intended for professional artists.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      PaperColor is an excellent painting application which is imitating the real paintbrush to draw and doodle,graffiti. Easy to painting, learning to paint, learn to draw. PaperColor have different styles paintbrush and colour library. Help you to creating the perfect drawing.
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    7. Graphiter is an easy to use, straight forward, and powerful Sketching App. Its aim is to reproduce a real life sketching workflow using simple tools, such as, a Graphite Pencil, a Blend tool and an Eraser.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0, released in September 2016, can be still downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

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