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Alternatives to Inkscape

Affinity Designer, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Blender, and Affinity are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Inkscape.
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What is Inkscape and what are its top alternatives?

It is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This software can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.
Inkscape is a tool in the Graphic Design category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Inkscape

  • Affinity Designer

    Affinity Designer

    No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use. ...

  • Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator

    The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile. ...

  • Sketch

    Sketch

    Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles. ...

  • Blender

    Blender

    It is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. ...

  • Affinity

    Affinity

    It is the most powerful platform built to help you leverage your most valuable asset, your network. Using patented technology, It instantly surfaces the important relationship data hidden in your team's communication streams and reveals actionable insights. ...

  • Gravit

    Gravit

    Gravit is a design tool for Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS and the Browser made in the spirit for Freehand and Fireworks. It is completely written in HTML5, Javascript and CSS3. Gravit consists of the core engine called "Infinity", the actual Application and the core Module called "Gravit". ...

  • Figma

    Figma

    Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools. ...

  • Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop

    It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects. ...

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Affinity Designer

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A vector graphics editor developed for macOS, iOS, and Microsoft Windows
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    No subscription
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    Feels like Illustrator
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    Love the UI
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    Feels like Photoshop
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      Reusable elements/components
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      Plugins for everything
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    Priit Kaasik
    Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 431.8K views

    How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

    It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

    This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

    Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

    We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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    Blender

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      It's open source
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      Layers
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      Dozens of free addons, courses and an active community
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    Affinity

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            Works on both Mac and Windows
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            Free software
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            Great plugins, easy to extend
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            Large community, tutorials, documentation
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            Imports Sketch files
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            Hands done the best design tool for collaboration!
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            Interactive, event-based prototypes
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            Highly Collaborative
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            Prototyping, design files and comments all in one place
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            No more syncing between Sketch and InVision
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          Adam Neary

          The tool we use for editing UI is React Storybook. It is the perfect place to make sure your work aligns with designs to the pixel across breakpoints. You get fast hot module reloading and a couple checkboxes to enable/disable browser features like Flexbox.

          The only tricks I apply to Storybook are loading the stories with the mock data we’ve extracted from the API. If your mock data really covers all the various various possible states for your UI, you are good to go. Beyond that, if you have alternative states you want to account for, perhaps loading or error states, you can add them in manually.

          This is the crux of the matter for Storybook. This file is entirely generated from Yeoman (discussed below), and it delivers the examples from the Alps Journey by default. getSectionsFromJourney() just filters the sections.

          One other hack you’ll notice is that I added a pair of divs to bookend my component vertically, since Storybook renders with whitespace around the component. That is fine for buttons or UI with borders, but it’s hard to tell precisely where your component starts and ends, so I hacked them in there.

          Since we are talking about how all these fabulous tools work so well together to help you be productive, can I just say what a delight it is to work on UI with Zeplin or Figma side by side with Storybook. Digging into UI in this abstract way takes all the chaos of this madcap world away one breakpoint at a time, and in that quiet realm, you are good down to the pixel every time.

          To supply Storybook and our unit tests with realistic mock data, we want to extract the mock data directly from our Shared Development Environment. As with codegen, even a small change in a query fragment should also trigger many small changes in mock data. And here, similarly, the hard part is tackled entirely by Apollo CLI, and you can stitch it together with your own code in no time.

          Coming back to Zeplin and Figma briefly, they're both built to allow engineers to extract content directly to facilitate product development.

          Extracting the copy for an entire paragraph is as simple as selecting the content in Zeplin and clicking the “copy” icon in the Content section of the sidebar. In the case of Zeplin, images can be extracted by selecting and clicking the “download” icon in the Assets section of the sidebar.

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          Lucas Litton
          Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 1 upvote · 104K views

          We chose Figma because of the collaboration aspect of it. We are able to work as a team to create designs for web apps, mobile apps, and alike. After creating our designs in Figma we start exporting the assets and designs over to Webflow and Supernova.

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