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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, Corel Vector, 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. Figma icon

    Figma

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    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    69 alternatives to Figma 

    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. The Figma Mirror companion apps for Android and iOS allow viewing Figma prototypes in real-time on mobile...

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    1.  Support for LayersFigma supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Transitions EffectsFigma allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    3.  File VersioningFigma has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Auto LayoutFigma supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFigma can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Figma
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Figma simultaneously.
    9.  Automatic AlignmentFigma lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
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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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    It's online. Plus it's the only Linux alternative that can import sketch files.

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    Lunacy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    30 alternatives to Lunacy 

    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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    1.  Works OfflineLunacy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Lunacy without registration.
    3.  PortableLunacy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    This app makes me happy! No mac need - this is freedom.

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    Guest

    Is not perfect. It's very incomplete. But works. is good and running in Win7.

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    Guest

    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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    Corel Vector

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    72 alternatives to Corel Vector 

    Corel Vector 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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    1.  PortableCorel Vector can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Ad-freeCorel Vector doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineCorel Vector can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Almost everyone thinks Corel Vector is a great alternative to Sketch.
    Guest

    Easy to use, beautiful, light and powerful.

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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    best alternative for sketch

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    chipthrasher

    Very similar to Sketch and easy-to-use

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    Affinity Designer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad
    51 alternatives to Affinity Designer 

    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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    1.  Support for LayersAffinity Designer supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineAffinity Designer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Designer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Support for scriptingAffinity Designer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    5.  Ad-freeAffinity Designer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Dark ModeAffinity Designer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Color PickerAffinity Designer allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    8.  Support for CMYK ModeAffinity Designer allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    9.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Affinity Designer without registration.
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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    Has more features Half the price Works offline

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    Pencil Project

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    76 alternatives to Pencil Project 

    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.
    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    Very poor interface to start even a small project

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    Guest

    Easy, multiplatform, open source

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    Adobe XD

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    • Windows
    55 alternatives to Adobe XD 

    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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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Create UI ComponentsAdobe XD allows you to create and define groups of reusable UI elements/materials across your design.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Adobe XD
    5.  Design handoffView and share snippets of generated code and design specs from your design in Adobe XD
    6.  Auto LayoutAdobe XD supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe XD can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Adobe XD simultaneously.
    9.  Smart AnimateAdobe XD create detailed transitions through previously connected micro-interactions
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    Almost everyone thinks Adobe XD is a great alternative to Sketch.
    Guest

    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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    Vectr

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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    90 alternatives to Vectr 

    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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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Vectr simultaneously.
    2.  Works OfflineVectr can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    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.

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    Guest

    Easy to use and powerful enough

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    Alva

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    68 alternatives to Alva 

    Alva works with your production frontend components, adding up-to-date, responsive, and interactive designs to your living styleguide.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
    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.
    Guest

    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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  9. Xara Designer Pro icon

    Xara Designer Pro

    • Windows
    62 alternatives to Xara Designer Pro 

    Xara Designer Pro is a fully integrated single package solution for all your graphic design needs, for print and the web. Illustration, photo editing, DTP and document creation, web graphics and websites - Designer Pro does it all!

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    1.  LightweightXara Designer Pro consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for LayersXara Designer Pro supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  WYSIWYG HTML EditorXara Designer Pro allows you to make and preview changes to an application or website in real time, without needing to know code.
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    Most users think Xara Designer Pro is a great alternative to Sketch.
    Guest

    It contains a component for web design. Sketch is for web design.

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    Boxy SVG

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    48 alternatives to Boxy SVG 

    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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