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Sketchpad Alternatives

Sketchpad is described as 'Whether you’re working on a school poster or brainstorming your next comic book character, Sketchpad makes it easy to bring your ideas to life. Easily draw, edit photos, or design your next business card. Craft images for social media posts, digital ads, paper, or even apparel' and is an website in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sketchpad, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, Self-Hosted solutions, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is Excalidraw, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Sketchpad are tldraw, okso, QueekyPaint and Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint.

Sketchpad alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Whiteboards or Mind Mapping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sketchpad.
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  1. Excalidraw icon

    Excalidraw

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    23 alternatives to Excalidraw 

    Excalidraw is an open-source whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them. Available directly online as a web app and also through CodeSandbox to easily see how the code works, and the app is available for self-hosting.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Excalidraw without registration.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Excalidraw simultaneously.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionExcalidraw has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Dark ModeExcalidraw supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    tldraw

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    14 alternatives to tldraw 

    A tiny little drawing app.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in tldraw simultaneously.
    2.  Dark Modetldraw supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in tldraw without registration.
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    okso

    • Online
    9 alternatives to okso 

    The minimalistic online drawing app. It allows you to create visual notes (drawings) and organize them in the nested "drawing inside the drawing" structure for faster lookup. Allows creating fast sketches and visual notes. Exports sketches to PNG, JPG, SVG, and WEBP.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in okso without registration.
    2.  Lightweightokso consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Handwritten Notesokso supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    QueekyPaint

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    75 alternatives to QueekyPaint 

    QueekyPaint is a unique browser-based drawing tool for creating animated drawings online. Visit the massive gallerys and learn drawing by watching the process of your favourite artists. QueekyPaint is free and simple to use.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in QueekyPaint simultaneously.
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  5. Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint icon

    Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint

    65 alternatives to Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint 

    Artecture enables you to sketch, draw and paint like never before. If you love to draw, regardless you are an amateur or a pro, this drawing app provides all the tools and brushes that you’d love.

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    1.  Support for LayersArtecture Draw, Sketch, Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Sketch Toy

    11 alternatives to Sketch Toy 

    A drawing application that lets you save and share replays of your work with friends.

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    iSketch

    14 alternatives to iSketch 

    iSketch is a premium painting and drawing application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With a selection of brushes, an advanced color picker, and the ability to upload to Facebook and Twitter being just a few of the many amazing features, iSketch is the tool you need to create top...

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    PUNS.mobi

    18 alternatives to PUNS.mobi 

    A free online game where you’re assigned a random word (like “car”), and you draw a simple sketch of the word. Based on your sketch, the person you’re playing with guesses the word you’re drawing. PUNS.

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  9. Ravioli Paint 2 icon

    Ravioli Paint 2

    57 alternatives to Ravioli Paint 2 

    RavioliPaint2 is paint application that supports multi-layer editing.

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    1.  Support for LayersRavioli Paint 2 supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    • Drawisland icon

      Drawisland

      11 alternatives to Drawisland 

      This website is an online drawing tool where you can create nice draws and animate images too.

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