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Affinity Designer

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Graphic & vector design software for creative professionals

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Affinity Designer FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Affinity Designer offer?

Affinity Designer has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $4999.00
Pricing model: One Time License

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Q. Who are the typical users of Affinity Designer?

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


Q. What languages does Affinity Designer support?

Affinity Designer supports the following languages:
English, German


Q. Does Affinity Designer support mobile devices?

Affinity Designer supports the following devices:
iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Affinity Designer offer an API?

No, Affinity Designer does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Affinity Designer integrate with?

Affinity Designer integrates with the following applications:
Adobe Photoshop


Q. What level of support does Affinity Designer offer?

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

Affinity Designer product overview

Price starts from

4999

One-time payment

Flat Rate

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

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Value for money

4.8

/5

438

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4999

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Affinity Designer features

Functionality

4.5

/5

438

Total features

15

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Search/Filter
Collaboration Tools
2D Drawing
CAD Tools
Design Management
Document Storage

Affinity Designer users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

438

Positive reviews

98

%

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

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3

2

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7

3

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Pros
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.
They were not only the best, but the most human and kind. And that is the kind of company I want to give my money to.
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.
Cons
The layers functionality was confusing. No auto trace which was the huge disappointment for us.
A few, very few, features that I would expect in a high-grade design program are missing or difficult to use.
A little confusing initially mostly because transitioning from other software.
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Leighton F.

CEO

Entertainment, 51-200 employees

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Excellent alternative to Adobe Illustrator

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Leighton: Hi, I'm Leighton. I'm a CEO and I give Affinity Designer four to five stars. For more reviews,...

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Sasha-Shae W.

CEO and Visual Design Strategist

Design, self-employed

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Vector meets Pixel in one simple app!

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

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Glen S.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Dump Illustrator and use this epically great software

Reviewed 4 years ago

Very positive, I like how much power I have over the image I create! And how there are not so many panels everywhere it takes a while to get used to if you are switching from Adobe, but there is an elegance to their thinking!

Pros

Fluid ease of use, very little is a struggle to understand! Compared to Illustrator this is an exercise in brilliant illustration vector software! This is quality software well thought out and a joy to use!

Cons

Nothing, although gradients could be easier to apply! They are a struggle to find, but once you do they are logical and easy to find, just do not expect to find a panel for everything like in Adobe software!

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Online Media, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Affinity Designer is a Worthy Contender in the Design Software Space

Reviewed 5 years ago

Affinity Designer feels like a friendlier vector design option as compared with some of the other usual suspects. While old-school designers and illustrators may prefer a more traditional approach, A.D. doesn't make you work quite as hard for basic shapes, text, etc. On the other hand, the departures may make it a harder transition for more experienced users. And, while this isn't a reflection on the software specifically, as a newer addition to the space, there are fewer tutorials available. I don't use it exclusively in design work, but I definitely favor it in many ways.

Pros

The interface is user-friendly, although there is definitely a learning curve coming from other vector design packages. I appreciate that there is a library of built-in shapes. When I'm trying to work through a design, I'd rather not have to draw a call-out or a cog or a heart. It's nice to be able to just pop them in. I also find that the basic text tool is friendlier than other packages.

Cons

There are some features that don't work as intended or are missing entirely, when compared against other vector design software. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to auto-trace a raster image, which would be helpful for my use.

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Computer Games, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adequate for my vector graphics needs, disappointed about lack of features.

Reviewed 4 years ago

It takes some getting used to, switching from Adobe Illustrator. The learning experience was fast for me, although there is not "much to learn" due to the lack of features. But overall, I am satisfied with this software because of all the value it provides.

Pros

I love that this is a one-time purchase software that is really cheap for small studios and freelancers. If you make any amount of money with design, there is no reason why you should not get Affinity Designer. Blazingly fast, you can scroll, zoom, and create designs super quickly and smoothly. I love the fact that you can use it for basic "Photoshop"y things as well.

Cons

The pathfinding options are clunky. Lack of useful features like "blend tool", "shape builder tool" Lack of basic features like a vector-based pattern fill. Edge artifacts when exporting.

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Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Budget alternative to Adobe's increasingly expensive product line..

Reviewed 4 years ago

The pricepoint and feature set make this a steal when you compare it to Adobe's competitor Illustrator. We bought a single license and had our most experienced designer test drive it. He ultimately recommended it and we've enjoyed a huge cost savings for software, while not missing a beat in terms of workload and output.

Pros

This is a fantastic alternative to Adobe's Illustrator, especially at Affinity's pricepoint. To be fair, we're not a design agency first, we make websites and do marketing primarily. However, when we do want to work with vector graphics, Affinity Designer matches up almost 1:1 with Adobe Illustrator. The real pro is the one-time fee of $50 instead of a full adobe suite subscription. This allows our...

Cons

Some of the terminology and keyboard shortcuts made the onboarding slightly more difficult for our long-time Adobe Illustrator users, but they've adopted nicely over time. There's always growing pains when you switch tools, but there are many more features that do match up 1:1 that this was a no brainer for our company.

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Building Materials, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Illustrator Alternative, Almost Perfect

Reviewed 3 years ago

I love that I am able to open all of my old Adobe files seamlessly, for the most part. Yes, there are some minor things missing from the software but, for someone who does web and graphic design on a daily basis, this is a phenomenal software solution. Not to mention the normal $50 one-time purchase cost (currently only $25 due to COVID-19).

Pros

They are constantly improving this software and making it the perfect 1:1 replacement for Adobe Illustrator, without the paywall. It's easy to use and understand while having advanced enough features for even the most technical users.

Cons

I wish I had the potential to seamlessly switch between the affinity app suite, like their Publisher software allows. It would be convenient for small changes using tools from my other Affinity products.

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