Download Drawing - Best Software & Apps

  • PaintTool SAI

    1.2.0.6

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    Platform
    Windows

    The drawing utility that'll bring out your artistic side

    6
    14696 votes
    • PROS: Lots of paint options, Includes layers and canvases, Easy-to-use interface
    • CONS: Interface is plain and outdated, Takes time to learn advanced features
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    X6

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    Platform
    Windows

    One of the most complete graphic design programs

    7
    1985 votes
    • PROS: Great selection of tools, Covers different areas: page layout, photo editing, vector drawing, Clean, intuitive interface design, Very well documented
    • CONS: May be hard for beginners, Not enough integration between apps
  • AutoCAD Drawing Viewer

    4.0.1

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    Platform
    Windows

    View and edit AutoCAD files without AutoCAD

    6
    258 votes
    • PROS: Allows viewing of AutoCAD files without AutoCAD, Allows basic editing of AutoCAD files, Allows finding and replacing of block attribute values
    • CONS: Editing power is very basic
  • Tux Paint

    0.9.21

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    Mac

    One of the best free drawing programs around

    8
    1816 votes
    • PROS: Suitable and exciting for all kids, Pre-prepared coloring and drawing templates, Excellent selection of drawing tools, Display pcitures as a slideshow, Sound effects
    • CONS: A little slow and unstable during tests
  • Pencil

    0.4.4b

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create animated digital comics

    6
    709 votes
    • PROS: Clear, customizable drawing interface, Neatly-organized timeline, Open source
    • CONS: You'll need a graphics tablet to get anything impressive out of it
  • SketchUp Make 2015

    (32-bit) 15.3.330

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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    7100 votes
    • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Upload your creations to Google Earth, Integrated with Google Maps
    • CONS: Lacks advanced features of major CAD apps, No export to CAD format in free version, Can't add text and images to designs in free version
  • Classic Solitaire (Free) for Windows 10

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    Platform
    Windows

    Free solitaire game for Windows 8 PCs

    5
    99 votes
    • PROS: Two modes of scoring, two modes of drawing cards, Colors of the cards can be personalized
    • CONS: It is not better than the solitaire that comes installed on Windows
  • Apache OpenOffice

    4.1.2

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    Platform
    Mac

    Free alternative to Office on Mac

    5
    247 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Opens Microsoft Office documents including Word and Excel, Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, Good alternative to Microsoft Office
    • CONS: Slow at opening documents and can be unresponsive sometimes, Too many buttons and settings, Based mainly on Java
  • Photo Pos Pro

    3.10

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    Platform
    Windows

    Great graphic editor packed with functions

    7
    329 votes
    • PROS: Great array of editing and drawing tools, Support for layers and special effects, Optimization tools
    • CONS: Not very intuitive interface
  • Pinta

    1.4

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    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    A simpler alternative to GIMP

    6
    51 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Support for layers, Nice set of drawing tools and photo effects, Unlimited undo-redo
    • CONS: Still in development, Some tools are disabled, May be unstable, Requires Mono
  • OpenCanvas

    4.5.09e

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    Platform
    Windows

    Conjure up eye-catching images and illustrations

    6
    222 votes
    • PROS: Easy top use, no learning curve, Very similar to Photoshop, Lots of drawing tools, Supports layers
    • CONS: Limited undo feature, Lacks history window, Very few formats supported
  • Adobe Photoshop Sketch

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    Platform
    Android

    Effective Drawing and Sketching Software Application for Mobile Phones

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    • PROS: Users have the ability to create extremely realistic and detailed images., There are a host of additional tools available alongside standard editing options.,
    • CONS: Will only work with the underlying software of the same name (Adobe)., This package will not be compatible with older smartphone operating systems.,