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    Procreate Alternatives for Mac

    Procreate is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Procreate and 13 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Procreate are MediBang Paint (Freemium), Clip Studio Paint (Paid), Artrage (Paid) and FireAlpaca (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2022
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    1. 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.
      Krita vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Procreate.
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      it's the best free open source software out there up with blender
      Top positive comment  6 months ago

      Based on my experience, I think you get the same features as Procreate (for free!).
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

      it's not working on the iPad
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      Anipe isnt an alternative for ipad
      Positive comment 29 days ago

      i lie procreate but this can work better!
      Positive comment 8 months 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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    2. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.
      MediBang Paint vs Procreate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.
      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 4 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 2 years ago

      Medibang has very limited brushed and other ways to draw and I find it quite clunky.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      because is not difficult like procreate
      Positive comment about 3 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 4 years ago

      I've tried Medibang, but it's just not as good because it doesn't have very good brushes.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago


    3. 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.
      Clip Studio Paint vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.
      Lucdorodesign I have discovered very basic of this software, and I think this is very powerful tool in hands who Can learn new things. I really recommend it!
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      OO_VOCALOIDCovers_yt In my opinion, clip studio has amazing preformance even with my low amounts of RAM. brushes are extremely customizable and its really easy to learn, especially for a professional program. I would highly recommend if you're in need of a simple yet capable drawing or animating tool on any platform.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

    4. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.
      Artrage vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think Artrage is a great alternative to Procreate.
      because it has beautiful brushes
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      *Full desktop version IS available in ArtRage (and also offers lighter versions for iPad and other tablets, and phones). *Richness of textures: even if printed in flat 2D, gives a sense of thickness of oils and other media, and grain. *Affordable, and no need to renew licence yearly: lifetime full ownership.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    5. 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 experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!
      FireAlpaca vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Procreate.
      Free, easy to use and can function to edit photos, trace, draw, add backgrounds.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    6. MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.
    7. Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.
    8. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.
      Tayasui Sketches vs Procreate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Tayasui Sketches is a great alternative to Procreate.
      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 2 years ago

      colindickinson I find the app to be ideal for working on iphone
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    9. GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP.


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

      Gimp Paint Studio vs Procreate opinions
      Most users think Gimp Paint Studio is a great alternative to Procreate.
      I don´t like Gimp beacuse its complicated and not so powerful if you don´t upgrade it yourself
      Negative comment 8 months ago

    10. 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 drawing, painting, and printmaking.
      Most users think Corel Painter is a great alternative to Procreate.
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