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Sketch Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Sketch for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Lunacy, 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 Figma, Gravit Designer, Affinity Designer and Pencil Project.

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. Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.

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    Most users think Affinity Designer is a great alternative to Sketch.

    It has all features that Sketch offers and it is cheaper. Affinity Designer also has vector and extremely zoom to create better icons.

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    yuriykaz

    Full-featured Corel or Sketch alternative from a growing and caring British company.

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    Has more features Half the price Works offline

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  5. 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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  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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    Adobe XD vs Sketch opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Adobe XD is a great alternative to Sketch.

    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.

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  8. Adobe Fireworks icon

    Adobe Fireworks

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    • Windows

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before with an enhanced toolset.

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    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 icon Adobe Creative Cloud

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    Most users think Adobe Fireworks is a great alternative to Sketch.
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    Alva

    • FreeOpen Source
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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 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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  10. Boxy SVG icon

    Boxy SVG

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    • Online

    Boxy SVG is a vector graphics editor simillar to Adobe Illustrator, Sketch and Inkscape. Made with and for the modern Web Platform. Can do illustrations, icons, banners, mockups, charts, buttons and more.

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    Some users think Boxy SVG is a great alternative to Sketch, some don't.
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