Download Drawing - Best Software & Apps

  • PaintTool SAI

    1.2.5

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    The drawing utility that'll bring out your artistic side

    6
    17900 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    • CONS: Interface is plain and outdated, Takes time to learn advanced features
  • Adobe Illustrator CC

    2017

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Industry standard design suite

    6
    3692 votes
    • PROS: Fully documented, Includes templates, Excellent set of tools for vectorial design, Integrated into Creative Cloud
    • CONS: May feel a bit complex for beginners
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    X8

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    One of the most complete graphic design programs

    7
    7839 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
  • LibreOffice

    Stable 5.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A great open source alternative to Microsoft Office

    7
    1881 votes
    • PROS: Open Source, Complete office productivity suite, Compatible with Microsoft Office
    • CONS: It takes time to learn certain advanced features
  • Tux Paint

    0.9.21

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    One of the best free drawing programs around

    8
    3816 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
  • AutoCAD Drawing Viewer

    4.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Great free AutoCAD Drawing Viewer.

    6
    246 votes
    • PROS: Easy file conversion., Excellent analytic features.
    • CONS: Poor response time., Interface needs improvement.
  • Manga Studio

    EX 4.02

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    Platform
    Windows

    SmithMicro's Manga Studio is an all-in-one comic package

    6
    1495 votes
    • PROS: Professional high quality software., Tons of features designed for artists., Export in various formats and apply various effects.
    • CONS: Takes some learning quite complex.
  • Pencil

    0.4.4b

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create animated digital comics

    6
    890 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
  • MyPaint

    0.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create artistic drawings on your PC

    7
    606 votes
    • PROS: Lots of brushes to choose from, Simple interface, Support for pressure sensitive graphic tablets
    • CONS: Using it with a mouse is not that fun
  • DWG FastView

    V2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free CAD drawing viewer

    8
    55 votes
    • PROS: Opens standard CAD formats: .DWG and .DWF as well as template files, Optimized for viewing means files open quickly so you can get to wor
    • CONS: This is only a viewer, no markup of any kind is supported
  • Drawing for Children

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A complete paint program not just for children

    7
    381 votes
    • Sketch

      3.0.1

      License
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      Platform
      Mac
      Windows Phone

      Powerful professional graphic design tool

      6
      92 votes
      • PROS: Excellent range of tools, Produces very professional results, Slick interface
      • CONS: No community forum, Not many instructions
    • PicsArt Photo Studio

      5.8.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Windows

      An All-In-One, Consumer-Centric Photo Editing App

      8
      33 votes
      • PROS: Extensive set of editing filters and tools, Powerful collage feature
      • CONS: Home page is cluttered, Cutout tool has no feathering option
    • Sketchable

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Turn your tablet into a sketch pad

      6
      5 votes
      • PROS: Turn your tablet into a digital sketchbook, Organize your entries and pictures into digital folders, Export files to .PSD for additional editing in photoshop
      • CONS: To unlock all features, a premium edition must be purchased
    • EZ Paint

      3.0.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Paint with ease on your desktop computer

      7
      165 votes
      • PROS: MS Paint clone, Free to download
      • CONS: Not for Mac, Not available from Windows app store
    • ConceptDraw PRO

      10.2.0.62

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Tool used for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating

      8
      29 votes
      • PROS: Decent alternative to MS Visio, Lots of templates, Imports Visio files, Sharing tools
      • CONS: No autosave, Not as intutive as MS Visio or Omnigraffle
    • Autodesk SketchBook

      8.2.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      A free program for mac, by Autodesk

      10
      2 votes
      • PhotoPad

        4.03

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        6
        179 votes
        • Pixia

          be 4.80

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          English version of the famous Japanese painting and retouch software

          8
          419 votes
          • Fresh Paint

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A beautifully designed paint program for Windows 10

            7
            406 votes
            • PROS: Fun, graphical interface, Easy to use, Lots of options
            • CONS: Missing some key features like color fill, Crashes randomly and frequently upon launch
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