Free Synfig Studio Alternatives

    Synfig Studio is described as 'Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Synfig Studio for various platforms. The best alternative is Animation Desk, which is free. Other great apps like Synfig Studio are Krita (Free, Open Source), OpenToonz (Free, Open Source), Pencil2D (Free, Open Source) and enve (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 10, 2020

    • Ella (an acronym for Elegant Light Linux Animator) is a light animation software intended to achieve a aim of the Linux world : a functionnal and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You...

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • CreaToon is a free easy to use animation program.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0.0.55, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine


    • This is a simple animation line testing software written in C++ with Qt toolkit.For some time I was looking for some line testing software like...

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.6.3, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Bestsnip Animation Studio is a free online tool to create 2D tweening animations directly in your chrome browser without installing anything.
    • Build, rig, and animate 2D characters optimized for game engines and applications.
      • Freemium
      • Online
    • Simple stick animation using javascript.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
    • Express Animate is free animation software that gives you the ability to animate shapes, text and imported images. You are also able to enhance your movie projects in post-production using key-frame motion animation, masking, dummy objects and more.
    • Create your own hand drawn animations using ready-made images or by drawing your own.
      • Free
      • Online
    • DragonBones has a skeletal animation design panel named "DragonBonesDesignPanel" and a 2D skeletal animation library based on ActionScript.
      This alternative is disputed. It's still a legitimate alternative, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows