Alternatives to PaintTool SAI for Mac with any license

  • Krita icon


    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • It's got almost everything that I wanted in Paint Tool SAI. The only downside... no blur tool. I am really looking for a painting software with a blur tool. So... 4.5/5 stars Guest • Jun 2015 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very advanced program that is absolutely free, only downside is that it's not as lightweight as SAI Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too glitchy and too hard to use. It will zoom in and out randomly making it hard to draw. Guest • Apr 2017 • 7 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has animation features, fullscreen support, and works well Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It provides all the tools I want for no cost. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's a very good painting program for Windows, especially for freeware! However, the last time I tried it on my Mac, it was pretty glitchy, and the pen pressure didn't work. I don't know if it was fixed, but if the program still glitches on Macs, I'd say look for a different alternative. Guest • Sep 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint

    A lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    Free Mac OS X Windows Android Tablet iPad

    • I usually use it and I really like the way the lines look like. But now it's a little bit complicated to cope with all the brushes and drawing in digital programs. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Been using for years for illustrating, and it doesn't take very long to find where the right brushes are. Some of the few things I wish they'd improve is the magic tool and lasso tool though. xladedaxAug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A lot of features that does not have SAI (also SAI 2). Just awesome. Guest • Feb 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar interface, just needs to improve the vector tool Guest • Aug 2016 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • FireAlpaca icon


    FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be...

    Free Mac OS X Windows

    • It has most of the functions that SAI has. Guest • Nov 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you can paint things in, even on different layers Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • easy to start, and very user friendly. It may not sync very well but very fun to play around with. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Has just about anything you could want, including pressure sensitivity, layers, and a variety of brushes. There's even an onion skin mode for animation! :D Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Its free and is for both Mac and Windows. It has a variety of brush settings and brush smoothers that work for both mouse and tablet. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Antialiased lines almost as good as SAI and the best brush engine of all competitors regarding flexibility and edition through easy to learn scripting. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight and Simple, just like SAI but free ivneliasAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Firealpaca is much easier to use! It's simpler to find your way around and it's completely free for mac and windows! It's also great because it has regular updates so you know it's always gonna get better. You can animate on it and use masks, references and palettes. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Autodesk SketchBook icon

    Autodesk SketchBook

    Autodesk Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within...

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Windows RT ... Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

    • Definitely not in any way similar to Paint Tool Sai, there is a lot less tools to work with. Guest • Jun 2017 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • There are multiple layers and pretty good pencils. sixelapixelspriteDec 2016 • 2 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Vectr icon


    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...

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

  • Corel Painter icon

    Corel Painter

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Android Android Tablet

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  • Seashore icon


    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS Xs Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last versions, 0.1.9 and 0.5.1, released in 2007 and 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • SketchPort icon


    SketchPort is an online drawing community with free software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Draw, chat, vote, be inspired, be challenged and earn badges!

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • Paintstorm icon


    Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPad

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