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Sketch is described as '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' and is a very popular Vector Graphic app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Sketch for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is Figma, which is free. Other great apps like Sketch are Lunacy, Gravit Designer, Affinity Designer and Pencil Project.

Sketch alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be UI Design Tools or Prototyping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sketch.
This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
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  1. Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping tool which is primarily web-based, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications for macOS and Windows.

    Figma vs Sketch opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Figma is a great alternative to Sketch.
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    choomaque
    1. almost a clone of Sketch,
    2. distributed by Freemium pricing model which makes it more appealing
    3. can multiplayer :D
    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    Absolutely incredible software, perfect for any mobile or web design!

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    luckyshot

    As of today, Figma is my go to when I don't have Sketch available and the UI and everything is very similar. It also lets you import .sketch files. Only drawback is bitmap editing which is limited right now.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    lisabowman88

    Does everything Sketch does, but in a collaborative way.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    It offers a cross platform experience, better presenting and it is free.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    jamiegray

    faster, easier collaboration, like Google Docs for Sketch

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    It's online. Plus it's the only Linux alternative that can import sketch files.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  2. Lunacy is a native Windows app that opens, edits, and stores .sketch files. In short, it’s long-awaited Sketch for Windows. It solves the big pain of design teams working on different operating systems and improves the process of transition from design to development.

    Lunacy vs Sketch opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Lunacy is a great alternative to Sketch.
    margaritaivanchikova

    I think it's even better. I like the design, the features. It allows everything I need, and it's free.

    Top positive comment  about 4 years ago
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    NG

    It was originally created as Sketch for Windows.

    Top positive comment  about 4 years ago
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    Works for windows and accepts all the libraries for sketch. Sketch resources are easy to find so you can make not only SVG sketches but also font files and Sprites

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    This app makes me happy! No mac need - this is freedom.

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    Is not perfect. It's very incomplete. But works. is good and running in Win7.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    Is able to open .sketch files, good design and features. Downside is that it is windows only

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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    SofSavi

    Lunacy can automatically download missing Google fonts

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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  3. Gravit Designer is a feature-rich vector graphics tool. It is an installable desktop application. It is also a within-browser application for those who prefer this. It has every design feature this writer is aware of within Inkscape, without the recent issues.

    Gravit Designer vs Sketch opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Gravit Designer is a great alternative to Sketch.

    Easy to use, beautiful, light and powerful.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    Gravit is a full-featured tool, that covers demands from simple image editing to multi-state UI design, including even master page support. It's available to all major platforms (Web included), and it's own UI is very friendly.

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    tigerfenix

    It's a multipurpose design software.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    best alternative for sketch

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    chipthrasher

    Very similar to Sketch and easy-to-use

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  4. Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.

    Affinity Designer vs Sketch opinions
    Most users think Affinity Designer is a great alternative to Sketch.

    It has all features that Sketch offers and it is cheaper. Affinity Designer also has vector and extremely zoom to create better icons.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    yuriykaz

    Full-featured Corel or Sketch alternative from a growing and caring British company.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Has more features Half the price Works offline

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  5. Pencil is a standalone app that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

    Discontinued

    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

    Pencil Project vs Sketch opinions
    Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Sketch.

    it's free and does the basics of ux/ui design and stencils/models are free as well

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    joaozitopolo

    Pencil is projected to design apps and sites. That proposal lets Pencil a valuable alternative to Sketch.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    Buggy, I get it's free and the developers have done an amazing job for free software but it really isn't good enough to replace sketch if you want to use it for a daily tool that your job depends on.

    If you your a product owner or an engineer and just want to get an idea put together it's fine. But it's not a UX designer's main tool solution.

    Top negative comment  about 4 years ago
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    Very poor interface to start even a small project

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    Easy, multiplatform, open source

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  6. Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats.

    This alternative is disputed. Photopea is still a legitimate alternative to Sketch, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  7. The vector graphics design software that allows you to create sophisticated graphics, amazing layouts and illustrations - all in just one super powerful tool.

    Almost everyone thinks Vectornator is a great alternative to Sketch.
  8. Adobe XD (Experience Design) is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

    Adobe XD vs Sketch opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Adobe XD is a great alternative to Sketch.

    Adobe XD is actually a tool that is designed for desktop UX design, not just for printing etc. It lacks a ton of features, but it's still in beta.

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  9. 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.

    Adobe Illustrator vs Sketch opinions
    Some users think Adobe Illustrator is a great alternative to Sketch, some don't.

    Like Inkscape, Illustrator is a vectorial design tool, not a UI design tool.

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  10. Penpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

    Penpot vs Sketch opinions
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    randomperson

    For free and open-source enthusiasts that won't go near proprietary software like Sketch or Figma, Penpot is the most advanced option out there.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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