Free Procreate Alternatives for Mac

    Procreate is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Krita iconKrita, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Procreate and 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Procreate are Small Autodesk SketchBook iconAutodesk SketchBook (Freemium), Small MediBang Paint iconMediBang Paint (Freemium), Small Clip Studio Paint iconClip Studio Paint (Paid) and Small Artrage iconArtrage (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 16, 2021

    • 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 withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics. View 133 alternatives to Krita
      Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Procreate.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • PortableApps.com
      • Steam
      Krita vs Procreate
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      Mansampard01 The beakon of open source apps.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      It's very similar to Procreate and has similar features
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

      it's not working on the iPad
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      it's one of the best apps! it's similar to procreate but it's free which is a good thing! and it's for all widows! love it 100%
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      Ummm.. First of all, It is for windows!!! It really does have some similarities and outrages features compared with procreate... One of the best open-source software too...
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      it's a very vast illustration program with great tools and is easy to use, a program from the comunity to the comunity, it's open source and the (in my opinion) the best the digital illustration world can offer.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      Furry_Foxy It's free and it's on windows.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    • Drawing software featuring an unobtrusive user interface and a powerful drawing engine. View 81 alternatives to Autodesk SketchBook
      Almost everyone thinks Autodesk SketchBook is a great alternative to Procreate.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Autodesk SketchBook vs Procreate
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      absolutely fave drawing app, only downside is you cant use brushes from the community
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      It's a good alternative but it may not have as many possibilities as Procreate did
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Not enough tools or too difficult to find
      Top negative comment  3 months ago

      I have been using Autodesk for over 2 years and it is literally the BEST free drawing app i have found. There is literally barely anything you can't do with this app.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      It is SO easy to navigate and has so many different brushes and tools! It's somewhat similar to Ibis Paint X and Procreate, but it's definitely easier to use, as someone who has tried all three apps. I would definitely recommend Autodesk SketchBook to anyone, beginner or expert.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      it has lots of brushes! there is no possible way that you won't find what brush you are looking for. It has many categories and as: smudge,basic,artist even glow and MANY more! It is my favorite! <3
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      It is free, its is simple to use
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    • A lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. View 68 alternatives to MediBang Paint
      Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      MediBang Paint vs Procreate
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can do almost everything with it that you'd do with Procreate. However shading is a little harder, but you can do it after some practice.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      uhada You get a classic interface with a lot of the painting and editing tools you know from Photoshop. Some limitations, but it's free (with a few ads in the menu). Personally I use Affinity Designer and Photo that are not free, but very powerful!
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      Medibang has very limited brushed and other ways to draw and I find it quite clunky.
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

      because is not difficult like procreate
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      For me great set of brushes, easy to use, cool tools like joining layers etc. And also beautiful and very readable design of the whole software makes it really easy to learn.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      I've tried Medibang, but it's just not as good because it doesn't have very good brushes.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    • FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. View 126 alternatives to FireAlpaca
      Most users think FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Procreate.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      FireAlpaca vs Procreate
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      Free, easy to use and can function to edit photos, trace, draw, add backgrounds.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. View 118 alternatives to MyPaint


    • Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else. View 69 alternatives to Tayasui Sketches
      Almost everyone thinks Tayasui Sketches is a great alternative to Procreate.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Tayasui Sketches vs Procreate
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      POX Great app if you want to draw on your iPad. There are many tools and the interface is really nice. Overall, it's a good alternative to Procreate for iPhone/iPad.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      colindickinson I find the app to be ideal for working on iphone
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    • GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. View 73 alternatives to Gimp Paint Studio
      Most users think Gimp Paint Studio is a great alternative to Procreate.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • GIMP
    • DrawPad Graphic Design and Drawing software is an easy-to-use image composition and manipulation program, an essential tool for all types of graphic design projects. Easily draw and create graphic images. View 79 alternatives to DrawPad
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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