Affinity Designer was one of the first vector graphics editors available on macOS. Years have passed since then, and the first entrants to the vector graphics market now face serious competition by new and innovative tools like Vectornator. On this page, you will discover why professional vector artists choose Vectornator over Affinity Designer.
As of today, Affinity Designer only supports nine different languages. We at Vectornator believe that a design can only speak the artist's language if the tool is also speaking the language of the designer. That's why we translated Vectornator into 14 different languages!
If you truly breathe the Apple spirit, you will be confused when you open Affinity Designer the first time. To be honest, it looks like an Android application. This is another reason why modern designers prefer to use Vectornator in their Apple ecosystem. Vectornator is built to look and feel like an Apple product, and to integrate seamlessly into your workflow.
Have you ever tried to connect your third-party pencils to Affinity? It probably didn’t work since Affinity limits you to using only the Apple Pencil. But Vectornator allows you to use third-party pencils like the Wacom Bamboo Stylus or even drawing tablets as the Wacom Bamboo Slate! So get the slate & pencil of your choice and start designing!
Since Vectornator is built by designers for designers, we’ve experienced the pain of bad import and export options in other tools before as well. That's why we’ve built Vectornator as a software that can be used completely standalone and in combination with other tools.
Figma is a very popular design tool, especially for teams working collaboratively. That's why we support easy import options for Figma files. You can't import Figma files in Affinity.
You also can’t import files from Sketch into Affinity. Luckily you can use Vectornator; which of course allows you to easily import Sketch files without any reduction in quality.
Our built-in Unsplash integration allows you to find free images for your design. And best of all, you can directly import them in Vectornator without leaving the tool.
You can use our free Iconator integration to pick the right icon from our library of over 80k different icons directly in Vectornator.
Seamlessly perform shortcuts with over 40 keyboard shortcuts on your connected keyboard with Vectornator on iPad, iPhone, or Mac.
With a full split-screen you can work on two different Vectornator files simultaneously and slide over support for great multitasking workflows.
Since Vectornator was natively created in the Apple ecosystem, we offer more reliable and much faster performance than Affinity Designer. Try it yourself, you will feel the difference!
We all started as beginners. In Vectornator you only have to long press on a tool in order to bring up more information about it. We call this feature “long press for help”, and our users are loving it. If the help text isn't enough, you can also follow a link in the tooltip to get more detailed information on our Learning Hub.
Switching has never been easier with the broad import options Vectornator offers.
Our community is overflowing with creative artists and designers. We love seeing what you create with Vectornator! So share it with the rest of the community and us by using the hashtags #Vectornator on social media!