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    Sketch Alternatives for Linux

    Sketch is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Lunacy, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sketch and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Sketch are Gravit Designer, Pencil Project, Vectr and Inkscape.

    Sketch is mainly a Vector Graphic App but alternatives to it 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. 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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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 over 3 years ago

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      SofSavi Lunacy can automatically download missing Google fonts
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      tigerfenix It's a multipurpose design software.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      best alternative for sketch
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      chipthrasher Very similar to Sketch and easy-to-use
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    3. Pencil is a standalone app that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.
      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  over 4 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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      Very poor interface to start even a small project
      Top negative comment  over 2 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.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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

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    4. 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.
      Vectr vs Sketch opinions
      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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Easy to use and powerful enough
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    5. 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.
      Inkscape vs Sketch opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Inkscape is still a legitimate alternative to Sketch, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      romamakovey Because it free and works on Windows!
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      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 5 years ago

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      Inkskape is a vector drawing app, while sketch is much more specified in UI design
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      They have completely different purposes, only the underlying vector graphics technology is similar.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      tigerfenix Inkscape is a vectorial tool, Sketch has specialized options for screen design.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      Not exactly designed for UI design
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      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 almost 5 years ago

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    6. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Akira is a great alternative to Sketch.
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      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

      Alva vs Sketch opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Alva is a great alternative to Sketch.
      saeed69 It is awesome, modern and opensource!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's reeeeeally good. Not just another bloated svg editor, like Sketch. Use this one, ditch the rest.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      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.
    7. A simple vector illustration tool.
      Dotgrid vs Sketch opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      CPs can be moved with arrows
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      BinaryMoon Very simple design tool. It's fun to use but you can't do anything that you would use Sketch for
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.
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