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Skencil is described as 'interactive vector drawing program. It currently support drawing primitives like rectangles, ellipses, Bezier curves, bitmap (ppm, png, jpg, tiff etc.) and EPS images and text. All objects can be rotated, scaled and sheared' and is a Vector Graphic app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Skencil for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Skencil are Adobe Illustrator, Dia, Sketch and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Skencil alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Animation Makers or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Skencil.
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  1. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    136 alternatives to Inkscape 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeInkscape doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
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  2. Adobe Illustrator icon

    Adobe Illustrator

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPad
    91 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator 

    Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.

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    1.  Automatic AlignmentAdobe Illustrator lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
    2.  Works OfflineAdobe Illustrator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Illustrator supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Illustrator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  Color PickerAdobe Illustrator allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    9.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Illustrator allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
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    Dia

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • Xfce
    • DragonFly BSD
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD
    92 alternatives to Dia 

    Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license.

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    1.  LightweightDia consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDia can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportDia integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    Sketch

    • Mac
    78 alternatives to Sketch 

    Sketch is a vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful and easy-to-use...

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Auto LayoutSketch supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    3.  Create UI ComponentsSketch allows you to create and define groups of reusable UI elements/materials across your design.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Working with colors
  5. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    87 alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading file compatibility and high-quality graphics...

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    macOS version


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    Vectr

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    90 alternatives to Vectr 

    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 interface, Vectr is easy to learn and use.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Vectr simultaneously.
    2.  Works OfflineVectr can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Pencil2D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    39 alternatives to Pencil2D 

    Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old Pencil software. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Pencil2D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Adobe Fireworks

    • Mac
    • Windows
    60 alternatives to Adobe Fireworks 

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before with an enhanced toolset.

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    1.  Support for 4KAdobe Fireworks supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Ad-freeAdobe Fireworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineAdobe Fireworks can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      Discontinued

      As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud icon Adobe Creative Cloud

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      sK1

      • Windows
      • Linux
      33 alternatives to sK1 

      sK1 is an open source cross-platform vector graphics editor like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. The major feature of sK1 is a professional precise printing and prepress ready PDF output.

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      1.  PortablesK1 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      • Apache OpenOffice Draw icon

        Apache OpenOffice Draw

        • Mac
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        94 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Draw 

        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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        For technical drawings with integrated graduation function (not available in PowerPoint)
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