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Xara Designer Pro Alternatives for Mac

Xara Designer Pro is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Xara Designer Pro and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Xara Designer Pro are Vectornator, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch and Clip Studio Paint.

Xara Designer Pro alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Animation Makers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Xara Designer Pro.
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  1. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
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    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    135 alternatives to Inkscape 

    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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    1.  Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeInkscape doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
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  2. Vectornator icon

    Vectornator

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    32 alternatives to Vectornator 

    The vector graphics design software that allows you to create sophisticated graphics, amazing layouts and illustrations - all in just one super powerful tool.

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    1.  Works OfflineVectornator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Ad-freeVectornator doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for LayersVectornator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  3. Adobe Illustrator icon

    Adobe Illustrator

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPad
    93 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator 

    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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    1.  Automatic AlignmentAdobe Illustrator lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
    2.  Works OfflineAdobe Illustrator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Color PickerAdobe Illustrator allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    7.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Illustrator allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    8.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Illustrator supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Illustrator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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  4. Sketch icon

    Sketch

    • Mac
    79 alternatives to Sketch 

    Sketch is a vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful and easy-to-use...

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Auto LayoutSketch supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    3.  Create UI ComponentsSketch allows you to create and define groups of reusable UI elements/materials across your design.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    App icon design
    Working with colors
  5. Clip Studio Paint icon

    Clip Studio Paint

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Samsung Apps
    100 alternatives to Clip Studio Paint 

    Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportClip Studio Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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  6. MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint

    • Mac
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    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    70 alternatives to MediBang Paint 

    MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportMediBang Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    7.  LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Great for anime or comics
    Good simple!!
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  7. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    86 alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading file compatibility and high-quality graphics...

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  8. Adobe Fireworks icon

    Adobe Fireworks

    • Mac
    • Windows
    58 alternatives to Adobe Fireworks 

    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.

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    1.  Support for 4KAdobe Fireworks supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Ad-freeAdobe Fireworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineAdobe Fireworks can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      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 icon Adobe Creative Cloud

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      Pencil2D

      • Mac
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      39 alternatives to Pencil2D 

      Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old Pencil software. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

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      1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Pencil2D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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      Dotgrid

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      67 alternatives to Dotgrid 

      A simple vector illustration tool.

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      1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Dotgrid.
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