Sketch Alternatives for Windows

    Sketch is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Sketch are Lunacy (Free), Gravit Designer (Freemium), Affinity Designer (Paid) and Pencil Project (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021

    1. 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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      Figma vs Sketch opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Figma is a great alternative to Sketch.
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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
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      Absolutely incredible software, perfect for any mobile or web design!
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      lisabowman88 Does everything Sketch does, but in a collaborative way.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      It offers a cross platform experience, better presenting and it is free.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      jamiegray faster, easier collaboration, like Google Docs for Sketch
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      It's online. Plus it's the only Linux alternative that can import sketch files.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    2. 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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      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  over 3 years ago

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      NG It was originally created as Sketch for Windows.
      Top positive comment  over 3 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 almost 2 years ago

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      This app makes me happy! No mac need - this is freedom.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Is not perfect. It's very incomplete. But works. is good and running in Win7.
      Positive comment almost 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 about 3 years ago

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      SofSavi Lunacy can automatically download missing Google fonts
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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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      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 3 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  almost 4 years ago

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      tigerfenix It's a multipurpose design software.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      best alternative for sketch
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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

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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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      Affinity Designer vs Sketch opinions
      Most users think Affinity Designer is a great alternative to Sketch.
      Has more features Half the price Works offline
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      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 almost 5 years ago

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      yuriykaz Full-featured Corel or Sketch alternative from a growing and caring British company.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    5. Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

      Discontinued

      It's Discontinued and no longer maintained.

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      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  about 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  almost 4 years ago

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      Very poor interface to start even a small project
      Top negative comment  almost 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 over 3 years ago

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      Easy, multiplatform, open source
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    6. Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.
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      Adobe Illustrator vs Sketch opinions
      Some users think Adobe Illustrator is a great alternative to Sketch, some don't.
      Like Inkscape, Illustrator is a vectorial design tool, not a UI design tool.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    8. 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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      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 about 4 years ago

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      Easy to use and powerful enough
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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.

      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

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      Most users think Adobe Fireworks is a great alternative to Sketch.
    9. 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.
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      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  over 3 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  almost 5 years ago

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      Inkskape is a vector drawing app, while sketch is much more specified in UI design
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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

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      tigerfenix Inkscape is a vectorial tool, Sketch has specialized options for screen design.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Not exactly designed for UI design
      Negative comment over 3 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 over 4 years ago

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