Open Source Sketch Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Sketch is Pencil Project, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sketch and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Sketch are Inkscape (Free, Open Source), Akira (Free, Open Source), Penpot (Free, Open Source) and Alva (Free, Open Source).

    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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    • 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
    • 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
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      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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    • 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

      0
    • Alva works with your production frontend components, adding up-to-date, responsive, and interactive designs to your living styleguide. View 68 alternatives to Alva
      Almost everyone thinks Alva is a great alternative to Sketch.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained: https://github.com/meetalva/alva/issues/852

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Alva vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      saeed69 It is awesome, modern and opensource!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      2
      It's reeeeeally good. Not just another bloated svg editor, like Sketch. Use this one, ditch the rest.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      0


    • A simple vector illustration tool. View 69 alternatives to Dotgrid
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Dotgrid vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      CPs can be moved with arrows
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
    • sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator. View 34 alternatives to sK1
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Webchemy is an open-source cross-platform web-app for creating idea sparking sketches. View 19 alternatives to Webchemy
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
    • All the features of other vector editing applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, in a free, easy to use, powerful application. View 32 alternatives to DrawBerry

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.1, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
    • Emblem is a browser-based, game design tool for creating and editing vector graphics using Blender style controls. View 11 alternatives to Emblem
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • GitLab
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