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Free Sketch Alternatives

The best free alternative to Sketch is Lunacy. 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 Figma, Gravit Designer, Pencil Project and Vectornator.

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.
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  1. 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.

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    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.

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    NG

    It was originally created as Sketch for Windows.

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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

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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.

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    Is able to open .sketch files, good design and features. Downside is that it is windows only

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    SofSavi

    Lunacy can automatically download missing Google fonts

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  2. 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.

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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
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    Absolutely incredible software, perfect for any mobile or web design!

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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.

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    lisabowman88

    Does everything Sketch does, but in a collaborative way.

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    It offers a cross platform experience, better presenting and it is free.

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    jamiegray

    faster, easier collaboration, like Google Docs for Sketch

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    It's online. Plus it's the only Linux alternative that can import sketch files.

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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.

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

    Easy to use, beautiful, light and powerful.

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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.

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    best alternative for sketch

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    chipthrasher

    Very similar to Sketch and easy-to-use

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  4. 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.

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    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

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    joaozitopolo

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

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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.

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    Very poor interface to start even a small project

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    Easy, multiplatform, open source

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  5. The vector graphics design software that allows you to create sophisticated graphics, amazing layouts and illustrations - all in just one super powerful tool.

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    Almost everyone thinks Vectornator is a great alternative to Sketch.


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    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.

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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.

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  7. 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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    Most users think Vectr is a great alternative to Sketch.
    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.

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    Easy to use and powerful enough

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    Akira

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GTK+

    Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers.

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    Almost everyone thinks Akira is a great alternative to Sketch.
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    Alva

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Alva works with your production frontend components, adding up-to-date, responsive, and interactive designs to your living styleguide.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintained: https://github.com/meetalva/alva/issues/852 Last version, 0.9.1, released in January 2019, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    Almost everyone thinks Alva is a great alternative to Sketch.

    It's reeeeeally good. Not just another bloated svg editor, like Sketch. Use this one, ditch the rest.

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    saeed69

    It is awesome, modern and opensource!

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    Framer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    Framer combines the power of code with the ease of visual editing. Prototype beautiful microinteractions or realistic apps. It’s time to design with development in mind.

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