Sketch Alternatives for Mac

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

    This page was last updated May 12, 2021

    Platforms

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

    License

    • 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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      7 of 11 comments
    • 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


    • Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. View 45 alternatives to Affinity Designer
      Most users think Affinity Designer is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
      Affinity Designer vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Has more features Half the price Works offline
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      0
      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 4 years ago

      -2
      yuriykaz Full-featured Corel or Sketch alternative from a growing and caring British company.
      Positive comment 6 months 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.


    • Adobe Illustrator is a commercial vector graphics editor. View 95 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator
      Some users think Adobe Illustrator is a great alternative to Sketch, some don't.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Adobe Illustrator vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Like Inkscape, Illustrator is a vectorial design tool, not a UI design tool.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      4
    • 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. View 53 alternatives to Adobe XD
      Almost everyone thinks Adobe XD is a great alternative to Sketch.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Adobe XD vs Sketch
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      4
    • 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

      4
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    • Combination bitmap and vector graphics editor with specialized tools for web graphics and web design. View 56 alternatives to Adobe Fireworks
      Most users think Adobe Fireworks is a great alternative to Sketch.

      Discontinued

      As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud

      • Mac
      • Windows
    • 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
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