Sketch Alternatives

    Sketch is described as 'brings a fun drawing experience to anyone who wants to be creative, regardless of skill level. The Sketch community has millions of users and is an endless source of digital art for you to explore and enjoy' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Sketch for a variety of platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sketch are Procreate (Paid), Autodesk SketchBook (Freemium), MediBang Paint (Freemium) and Clip Studio Paint (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

    1. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.
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    2. Concepts is the digital design sketchbook of the future. It’s powerful, flexible and smart, so you can go from quick sketches to beautiful and precise illustrations in a single app.
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    3. We believe artists deserve the best possible tools and we are determined to give it to them. The goal with Leonardo is to make the best painting application ever.
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    4. Sketch gives you drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas, including a graphite pencil, ink pen, and blending markers. Built-in brushes open up even more creative possibilities. Use Split View to keep your drawings and toolbox side by side on the same screen.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Paintroid is a graphical paint editor App, that, among others, allows setting parts of pictures to transparent, insert Text / Images, add Layers, use Color filling and picking tools, rotate, resize and position elements...
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    5. Infinite Painter is an advanced painting app created for mobile with natural brushes, realistic blending, and an unparalleled toolset.
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    6. GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

      • FreeProprietary
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      - Charcoal is incredibly easy to use: Just create or open a sketch and start drawing. There are no layers, properties panels or confusing settings. Instead, Charcoal features rich tools and beautiful color palettes.
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    7. Convert your tablet, Chromebook, or phone into digital sketchbook with more than 80 paint brushes, smudge, file and eraser tool. This fast and intuitive painting and drawing application will unlock full power of your imagination.
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    8. Linea is an elegantly simple sketchbook for Apple devices optimized for use with Apple Pencil. It opts for a minimal interface with only the essential options, rather than overkill like many other apps.
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