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Affinity Designer

Graphic & vector design software for creative professionals

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Affinity Designer Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Affinity Designer product overview

Price starts from

$

24.21

Per Feature

What is Affinity Designer?

Affinity Designer is a graphic design software, which helps creative professionals manage documents, create vector designs with gradients, blend modes, adjustments and effects, edit images, build artboards, and more using various built-in tools. The platform allows organizations to customize text topography and supports multiple image and vector file formats including EPS, PNG, TIFF, GIP, JPEG, PDF, SVG, and PSD.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Videos

Affinity Designer pricing information

Value for money

4.9

/5

304

Price starts from

$

24.21

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Affinity Designer features

Functionality

4.5

/5

304
Total Features16 3 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Search/Filter
Collaboration Tools
Design Management
Templates
For Mobile
Preview Functionality

Affinity Designer users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

304

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.16/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

234

64

4

2

0

Pros
Wonderful program, easy to use, great in connection with the two other programs from Affinity, superlow price. I'm so happy I discovered these programs from Affinity.

Britt M.

Here is a piece of software with great customer support and an amazing community behind it. It is very intuitive and the learning curve is not steep at all.

Barbara C.

It is an excellent piece of software I recommended to all of my colleagues and they are very happy with it. I can definitely recommend Affinity Designer, you will not regret buying it.

GS

Goran S.

Cons
The layers functionality was confusing. No auto trace which was the huge disappointment for us.

C.J. B.

A few, very few, features that I would expect in a high-grade design program are missing or difficult to use.

WA

Walter A.

A little confusing initially mostly because transitioning from other software.

MH

Michael H.

Overall Rating

Vector meets Pixel in one simple app!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Transcript

Sasha-Shae: Hi, I'm Sasha-Shae. I am a visual design strategist within the web design and branding industry....

Phil M.

Owner

Internet, 1-10 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

Best Graphics Design Software

Reviewed a year ago

Transcript

Phil: Hi, my name is Phil. I am a web designer and I work with other small businesses to design their...

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Alternative for Adobe Illustrator

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall, I am very happy with this app because I can finally work on vectors and graphic designs without worrying about monthly fees. It is so cheap and powerful. This is definitely the best alternative for Adobe Illustrator.

Pros

I was an avid user of Adobe Illustrator before they changed into a subscription model. When I learned about Affinity Designer, I grabbed it immediately without second thoughts. It works great and has all the features and tools I need for my work and business. You just have to pay once and you get all future updates for life! Also, their mobile app comes free after your purchase. How cool is that? The app can be used on desktops and/or tablets. I have tried it on my iPad Pro and it's really fun to use, though I'd still prefer working on a computer. The price is so cheap and hard to beat. I will never look back after using this software for almost 5 years. I am now a fan and I highly recommend this app.

Cons

There is nothing to dislike with this software. I never had any issues or crashes so far. I love it!

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best design software ever

Reviewed a month ago

- Fast development for my customers - For any visit card design or else, it's very immersive

Pros

I've been using affinity for about 3 years. It's soooo easy so great and mostly, SO QUICK ! I love designing with this software ! User experience is very cool, the customization is amazing. And the price it's like we give it to you ! I can only recommend that software !

Cons

Sometimes, I need to go to Illustrator for some specific features such as color overall management or width modification. Anyway, there are a lot of innovative feature on Illustrator that i'd love to see on affinity.

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Not fit for purpose

Reviewed 3 years ago

Not really a finished app I have been trying to integrate Affinity Designer into a professional workflow for a number of years now but I've come to the conclusion that it's just too painful and there is nothing to indicate that this will improve. Back when I first purchased this app the developers were promising a roadmap of future improvements which would bring it closer to some of the industry-standard...

Pros

It's cheap, although it still remains less powerful that some free apps

Cons

Development seems to have ground to a halt on this app. Investing time and energy learning could be a waste of time as it may not be around in the future.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Vector Design software in a Cheaper price

Reviewed a month ago

Overall, I am happy with this product. It comes with a perceptual purchase plan. I can do my 80% of design in affinity designer. I wish they add features like shape builder tool, Image tracer soon. Then, It will be the best Adobe Illustrator Competitor.

Pros

The interface is less complicated. Layer management is awesome. It supports non-destructive editing for both vector & pixel editing. It supports live preview while changing any properties like colour, font & effects of the design.

Cons

There is no image tracing option. Lacking of Shape builder tool, pattern tool, real vector brush tool made this software hard to recommend to others.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IMO the Best Vector Editing Software on the Market

Reviewed 6 months ago

Fabulous. I bought the software in 2014 when it was first released and Serif has supplied free upgrades for almost seven years now (bringing it from version 1.0 to 1.9). It's super easy to learn when you come from competing software and because it's newly developed it doesn't carry the heft of many, many years of old code and compatibility issues around (looking at you, Illustrator!).

Pros

It's modern, FAST (in capitals), easy to use, affordable and regularly updated. Also, Affinity Designer (and it's companion applications Photo and Publisher) are available on both Windows and macOS with 100% file compatibility; In addition there is an iPad edition available, again with 100% compatible files and great drawing features for Apple Pencil.

Cons

The management of ,global colours' and 'normal colours' needs some getting used to. Once you know how it works, it works well, but it's a bit different than I expected.

Affinity Designer FAQs and common questions

Affinity Designer has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $24.21
Pricing model: One Time License


Affinity Designer has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Affinity Designer supports the following devices:
iPad, iPhone


No, Affinity Designer does not have an API available.


Affinity Designer integrates with the following applications:
Adobe Photoshop


Affinity Designer offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum

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