Download Graphic Design - Best Software & Apps

  • Illustration & graphic design

    Varies with device

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    Platform
    Windows

    A Feature-Packed Yet Affordable Vector Design Tool

    7
    15 votes
    • PROS: Affordable and feature-packed, Ready-to-use templates and tools
    • CONS: Tracing an image could be a problem, Could freeze on you when you first open
  • DWG DXF Converter

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A great software for converting DWG to DXF files without AutoCAD

    8
    18 votes
    • PROS: Clean to use, Easy to understand, Installs with ease, Can support most AutoCAD versions
    • CONS: Small interface, Cannot customize interface, Limited functionality, Cannot make changes to files
  • Adobe Fireworks

    CS6

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    Platform
    Windows

    Accelerate web design and development

    7
    1057 votes
    • PROS: Create any graphic for the web, from buttons to complete layouts, Works with other Adobe applications, Includes many new templates
    • CONS: Like all Adobe apps, requires time and effort to learn
  • PicPick

    v4.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent screen capture and image editor

    7
    492 votes
    • PROS: Editor and capturing tool, all in one, Perfect for some basic retouches, Nice extras, Easy to set up and use
    • CONS: Webpage capturing option doesn't scroll the page, No printing capabilities
  • DreamPlan Home Design Software

    3.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free home design, garden and landscape design software to visualize and design the home of your dreams in 3D

    7
    203 votes
    • PROS: Built-in wizards simplify design processes., 3D renditions are supported., Physical plans are able to be scanned and uploaded., A free version is available for non-commercial use.
    • CONS: Only a limited number of objects are available., The basic application is equipped with a single house layout.
  • Logo Design Shop

    3.5.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    8
    17 votes
    • Microsoft WebMatrix

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Pack for Web development with SQL and ASP.NET

      7
      76 votes
      • Sweet Home 3D

        5.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Design your ideal home on your PC

        7
        2534 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Excellent 3D walkarounds, Lots of furniture to choose from, Handles round rooms and walls, Auto-recovery from crashes
        • CONS: Graphics aren't great, Not many preferences
      • Photo Makeup Editor

        1.81

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        Platform
        Windows

        Free App for Image Lovers

        7
        509 votes
        • PROS: Free to download and use, Lots of different effects
        • CONS: Plagued with pop up ads, Some effects look rather fake
      • Graphic Design Shop

        4.5.1.00

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An alternative to Photoshop for designers

        6
        67 votes
        • PROS: Has a lot of features, Can save in different file formats, Can add effects, Supports layers
        • CONS: Installation is slow, Opening it takes a while, Registration is difficult, Ads are annoying
      • Publisher Lite

        1.7.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        A free program for mac, by PearlMountain Technology Co. Ltd

        10
        2 votes
        • Envisioneer Express

          5.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Excellent 3D home interior design tool

          7
          769 votes
          • PROS: No technical skills necessary: simply drag and drop!, Includes many elements to decorate, 2D and 3D rendering
          • CONS: 3D models are hard to navigate
        • Logo Design Studio

          Pro 4.5.00

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          Platform
          Windows

          Powerful logo design tool with thousands of templates

          6
          362 votes
          • PROS: More than 5,000 templates included, Covers many professional areas, Easy to use
          • CONS: Basic editor, Unstable
        • Autodesk Fusion 360

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          Platform
          Windows

          The Complete Cloud-Based Design Tool?

          8
          33 votes
          • PROS: Free trial offered, Benefits workflows and collaborative working, A truly multi-disciplinary design solution
          • CONS: Monthly subscription fees are much greater than paying annually, Uses third-party storage, such as DropBox, not its own
        • Photoshop 13.0.4 update for CS6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          A Free Design & Photography program for Mac

          6
          145 votes
          • 123D Design

            2.2.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            A free program for mac, by Autodesk

            9
            10 votes
            • Word Art Generator

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Free Toll for Design Lovers

              6
              218 votes
              • PROS: Lots of great options to choose from, No installation is required, Very easy to use
              • CONS: A little bit limited in its scope
            • Photo Pos Pro

              3.3

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Great graphic editor packed with functions

              7
              483 votes
              • PROS: Great array of editing and drawing tools, Support for layers and special effects, Optimization tools
              • CONS: Not very intuitive interface
            • Q-CONNECT Label Software

              2.04

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Making Q-CONNECT Labels

              6
              43 votes
              • PROS: Print multiple labels per sheet, Multilingual support, Quickly design labels, Create labels for items
              • CONS: Only for Q-CONNECT labels, May not work with other label brands, Cannot import data, Few design tools
            • PosterMyWall

              varies-with-device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Create original posters and flyers

              9
              12 votes
              • PROS: Thousands of templates, Includes a variety of useful tools
              • CONS: Only for Google Chrome, Pay to save
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