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Illustrator Alternatives & Competitors

(4,485)4.6 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Adobe Illustrator? Tons of people want Vector Graphics Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Sketch, CorelDRAW, Inkscape, and Affinity Designer are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Adobe Illustrator.

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Top Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

  • Sketch
  • CorelDRAW
  • Inkscape
  • Affinity Designer
  • Vector Magic

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Adobe Illustrator

    #1
  1. Sketch

    (1,064)4.6 out of 5
  2. Sketch gives you the power, flexibility and speed you always wanted in a lightweight and easy-to-use package. Finally you can focus on what you do best: Design.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Joyal K.
    JK
    The best thing about Sketch is its ease of use and flexibility. Sketch was introduced in the times of Photoshop and Illustrator where you have the control panels stay static and you have to...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Sketch is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    #2
  3. CorelDRAW

    (364)4.3 out of 5
  4. Versatile drawing and tracing tools. Professional photo editing and Easy website design.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Maria R.
    MR
    CorelDRAW is a very intuitive tool with excellent drawing tools, such as touch-ups, effects or masks. It has a very low price compared to other programs. The user interface was created with...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More usable
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    #3
  5. Inkscape

    (309)4.4 out of 5
  6. Inkscape is a free, open source vector editing program.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Raquel G.
    RG
    It allows me to work with vectoriales quite nicely, and It' free.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape is:

    Easier to set up
    #4
  7. Affinity Designer

    (135)4.6 out of 5
  8. Vector drawing and illustration for OS X

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    pranav s.
    PS
    the advantages of using affinity designer are - 1) super beginner-friendly interface, affinity workspace is easy to learn. 2) comes with lots of features and tools. 3) we can manage our...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to do business with
    #5
  9. Vector Magic

    (50)4.2 out of 5
  10. Vector Magic automatically figures out what settings to use and traces the image right away.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Patricia T.
    PT
    It has a really fast processing speed. The results are excellent, vectorize with a quality that surprises me. It has numerous export formats, especially in the format of Adobe Illustrator and in...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Vector Magic is:

    More usable
    #6
  11. Gravit Designer

    (32)4.1 out of 5
  12. Gravit Designer is a Graphic Design which helps you create designs for free. It has features like SVG editing tool, presentation, options to set height and width of the document, and 19 preset dimensions for print.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Jeff C.
    JC
    Gravit has a modern, accessible UI, and it's far easier to approach. I actually find it superior to Illustrator and similar applications in this regard.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Gravit Designer is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #7
  13. Snappa

    (32)4.6 out of 5
  14. Snappa is a graphic design tool for digital marketers and small businesses that create highly engaging images without the help of a graphic designer.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    UL
    Once I posted an image of people in my company at a conference, and Twitter cropped the image so only their torsos showed! How awful. This tool knows the right sizes for different social media...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Snappa is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    #8
  15. Xara Xtreme

    (15)4.5 out of 5
  16. Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Estince V.
    EV
    1. It's fast and it can do image tracing easily. 2, It can automatically back-up. 3. Feather transparency tool, which create fast multy color gradient and shading, 4. Shape cutting or merging...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Xara Xtreme is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #9
  17. Lunacy

    (15)4.4 out of 5
  18. Icons8 Lunacy is a sketch viewer for Windows with handy features for HTML/CSS coding.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Faruk B.
    FB
    I have lots of .sketch files and couldn't do anything with them as I Windows didn't support them. Now thanks to iCon8, I can now edit use .sketch files using their latest windows application. I...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Lunacy is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    #10
  19. Vecteezy Editor

    (21)3.8 out of 5
  20. Vecteezy Editor is a free online vector editing tool.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    CM
    Es una herramienta de edición vectorial que puedes utilizar de forma gratuita para editar archivos en formato vectorial, con herramienta de edición de puntos independientes, selección de color con...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Vecteezy Editor is:

    More usable
    #11
  21. Canvas X

    (1)5.0 out of 5
  22. All-in-one graphic design and technical illustration software. Comprehensive vector illustration and image editing tools. Work in extraordinary detail with 0.035 micron accuracy. Helpful built-in Canvas Assistant and dynamic help. Illustrate, design, and share your technical illustrations and graphic designs with ease, precision, and professional quality results – all from within one fully integrated application. Canvas X 2019 is all you need to create all you envision.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Aleksandar D.
    AD
    It is hard to say which of the hundreds excellent functions, well planed are better. From basic image editing, to possibilities to import dwg CAD files... and at the end .. the strongest vector...Read more
    #12
  23. DrawPad

    (16)4.5 out of 5
  24. DrawPad Graphic Editor Easily Draw and Create Graphic Art on a Mac Start Download DrawPad is an image composition and manipulation program, and an essential tool for all types of graphic design projects,

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    UO
    The user interface is simple and easy to use if you are familiar with graphic editing tools. The free option for home use is great.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, DrawPad is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #13
  25. Artboard

    (19)4.4 out of 5
  26. Powerful functionality for making creative vector graphics.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    UE
    The quality of images are very high. I used to think everything had to be done on my desktop, but with very little memory usage I enjoy having it on my iPhone and being able to take my work on the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Illustrator, Artboard is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #14
  27. Vectornator Pro

    (3)4.5 out of 5
  28. Dedicated to helping artists succeed by empowering them with the perfect tools to explore their creativity.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    CD
    it's amazing that such application can run on iphone, ipad and imessage. you can create a solid illustration on the go, perfect for social media managers
    #15
  29. Canvas X Draw

    (2)4.5 out of 5
  30. Create incredible graphics combining adaptable text, image, object, and effect elements in a single document. Create visual documentation including assembly, maintenance, and repair instructions. Save time illustrating complicated procedures, processes, and workflows with the convenience with built-in templates and over 2000 symbols. Take advantage of both vector and advanced raster image editing tools all in one great macOS application.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    UC
    the easiness for creating visual and modern graphics
    #16
  31. YouiDraw Logo Creator

    (13)4.1 out of 5
  32. YouiDraw Logo Creator is an online logo maker for creating high quality vector graphics, headings, html5 logos, icons, web site elements and buttons by hundreds of templates and styles.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    MM
    The thing I liked best was how accessible this software is. Even when my co-workers were having trouble with the software loading, it is still available in an online version. I also like the...Read more
    #17
  33. Autotracer

    (4)4.5 out of 5
  34. You can use this Autotracer to convert raster images into vector graphics. This process is called tracing or vectorization. Tracing can be done by hand or you can use a tool which does this cumbersome job automatically, although further post-processing is usually necessary.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    LA
    - Easy to use. - Accepts JPG, PNG, and GIF. - You can select the number of colors. - You can select Illustrator as output format. - Site accepts URL instead of a file.
    #18
  35. Designimo

    (4)4.9 out of 5
  36. Online Logo Design Maker - Create professional logo design for your business in minutes.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Collins J.
    CJ
    The software designs tool that are easy to use. It is also quick thus time saving.
    #19
  37. Rapidresizer

    (1)3.0 out of 5
  38. Make beautiful full-size arts & crafts designs

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    AL
    I love the fact the line tool automatically snaps with other lines, not all online tools offers this, the grid is easy to configure, in a few clicks you can set the grid size with live preview, the...Read more
    #20
  39. SVGator

    (1)5.0 out of 5
  40. SVGator is an online tool designed to simplify the way you animate scalable vector graphics.

    Categories in common with Illustrator:
    Mike E.
    ME
    It makes SVG animations easy to achieve and it doesn't require any coding skills. What else do you need? It's simply a life-changing tool for lots of designers.., Also, I would mention that they...Read more