Free Sketch Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Sketch is Figma. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sketch and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Sketch are Lunacy (Free), Gravit Designer (Freemium), Pencil Project (Free, Open Source) and Vectornator (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 3, 2021

    Platforms

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Linux
    • iPad
    • Chrome OS
    • iPhone
    • Android
    • Google Chrome
    • Windows S
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Android Tablet
    • PortableApps.com
    • Self-Hosted
    • Snapcraft
    • Sketch
    • GTK+
    • FLATHUB
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone

    Features

    • Vector Drawing
    • Image Editing
    • UI Design
    • Prototyping
    • Photo editing
    • Support for Layers
    • Animation
    • Vectorize raster images
    • UX Design
    • Web-Based
    • Real time collaboration
    • Browser based
    • Export to SVG
    • Works Offline
    • Export to PDF
    • Responsive design
    • Portable
    • Vector strokes
    • Photographic filters
    • Import from Sketch

    License

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    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping tool which is primarily web-based, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications. View 48 alternatives to Figma
      Almost everyone thinks Figma is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Figma vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
       all • positive • negative      relevance • date
      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 4 years ago

      8
      Absolutely incredible software, perfect for any mobile or web design!
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      4
      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 2 years ago

      1
      lisabowman88 Does everything Sketch does, but in a collaborative way.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -1
      It offers a cross platform experience, better presenting and it is free.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      jamiegray faster, easier collaboration, like Google Docs for Sketch
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
      It's online. Plus it's the only Linux alternative that can import sketch files.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -1
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    • Lunacy is a native Windows app that opens, edits, and stores .sketch files. And it’s completely free. View 25 alternatives to Lunacy
      Almost everyone thinks Lunacy is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows S
      Lunacy vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 3 years ago

      4
      NG It was originally created as Sketch for Windows.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      3
      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 1 year ago

      1
      This app makes me happy! No mac need - this is freedom.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Is not perfect. It's very incomplete. But works. is good and running in Win7.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1
      Is able to open .sketch files, good design and features. Downside is that it is windows only
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      0
      SofSavi Lunacy can automatically download missing Google fonts
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      0


    • A cross-platform vector graphics tool, runs as desktop application and in-browser too. View 62 alternatives to Gravit Designer
      Almost everyone thinks Gravit Designer is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Gravit Designer vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Easy to use, beautiful, light and powerful.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      1
      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.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      1
      tigerfenix It's a multipurpose design software.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -3
      best alternative for sketch
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      chipthrasher Very similar to Sketch and easy-to-use
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0
    • Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features. View 78 alternatives to Pencil Project
      Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Pencil Project vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it's free and does the basics of ux/ui design and stencils/models are free as well
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      13
      joaozitopolo Pencil is projected to design apps and sites. That proposal lets Pencil a valuable alternative to Sketch.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      2
      Very poor interface to start even a small project
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      -1
      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.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      4
      Easy, multiplatform, open source
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
    • The vector graphics design software that allows you to create sophisticated graphics, amazing layouts and illustrations - all in just one super powerful tool. View 27 alternatives to Vectornator
      Almost everyone thinks Vectornator is a great alternative to Sketch.


    • 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. View 93 alternatives to Photopea
      This alternative is disputed. Photopea is still a legitimate alternative to Sketch, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    • Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's free and open source. View 132 alternatives to Inkscape
      This alternative is disputed. Inkscape is still a legitimate alternative to Sketch, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      • BSD
      • Snapcraft
      • FLATHUB
      • PortableApps.com
      • X11
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      Inkscape vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
       all • positive • negative      relevance • date
      romamakovey Because it free and works on Windows!
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      -1
      Sketch is a UI design tool and its interface, feature set, and workflow are optimised for that. Inkscape is a (barely) adequate vector editor, but lacks even basic features necessary for UI design, such as pixel preview, multiple art boards, etc.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      43
      Inkskape is a vector drawing app, while sketch is much more specified in UI design
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      2
      They have completely different purposes, only the underlying vector graphics technology is similar.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      0
      tigerfenix Inkscape is a vectorial tool, Sketch has specialized options for screen design.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      2
      Not exactly designed for UI design
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      2
      Inkscape is a vector editing tool for simply editing SVG files. Sketch is a vector editing tool for creating and designing digital interfaces for applications, websites, etc. Sketch has tools to create responsive interfaces, a complex plugin system, and an interface that is well done and easy to use. No offense, but Sketch is light years ahead of Inkscape as a tool for design.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    • 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. View 86 alternatives to Vectr
      Most users think Vectr is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Vectr vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      arindambasu Vectr is free, (there is a paid option but they are very generous to offer free tiers), and excellent. Small footprint but you can do everything. My only gripe is they do not let you add arrows as in a vector drawing programme, but that's a non-issue, as you can add arrows in other ways. It's a beautiful programme, I strongly support this.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      0
      Easy to use and powerful enough
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      -1
    • Native Linux App for UI and UX Design built in Vala and Gtk. View 68 alternatives to Akira
      Almost everyone thinks Akira is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GTK+
    • Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. View 90 alternatives to Penpot
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Penpot vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 20 days ago

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