When comparing Xara Designer Pro X vs Gravit Designer, the Slant community recommends Gravit Designer for most people. In the question“What are the best vector graphics editors?” Gravit Designer is ranked 2nd while Xara Designer Pro X is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Gravit Designer is:
Very friendly interface.
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Pro All-in-One suite
It has extensive built-in tools and features for all your design needs.
Pro 25000% zoom
Quick speed to zoom in and out with the mouse-wheel whilst editing.
Pro Automatic backup and costumizable version control
Automatically backups your projects every few minutes and has version control, which allows you to always go back to an user-defined number of old versions of your files.
Pro Integrated Google Fonts installer
Easily install fonts from Google Fonts repository to use in all your projects directly from the font interface.
Pro Import from.. / Export to.. other graphical suites
You can easily import from and export to Adobe and Corel suites in their native file formats.
Pro Xara apps smooth integration
Smoothly switches between any Xara / most MAGIX apps like Xara 3D Maker, PhotoStory, MAGIX Video Edit, etc...
Pro Xara's cloud integration
The new Xara Online Designer allows you to work on-the-go.
Pro Tutorials and Demos
Xara constantly publishes tutorials and always has updated demos of new features.
Pro Community friendly
Xara and MAGIX have a very close relationship with its user community.
Pro PDF-X export
Perfect PDF-X export for a better product design printing experience.
Pro Built-in Pixabay free image library
Search and download free images from Pixabay to add to your projects without ever leaving Xara Designer Pro.
Pro Plugin support
It recognizes and fully support plugins from Photoshop and others.
Pro Simple to understand and use
Very friendly interface.
It offers total portability to almost any platform.
Pro Modern UI
Pro Friendly keyboard shortcuts
The keyboard shortcuts are very easy to access and remember.
Pro Essential Tools and Effects
Gravit has many tools like Pen tool, Bezigon tool, Lasso tools. We can add Multiple Fills to an element also. It has many effects such as Drop Shadows, Blur, Recolor, Glows, etc. and much more.
Con Lacks starting page size options and file creation wizard
It has a few and outdated templates for file creation and no wizard. So many times, you'll have to customize page sizes to your needs after creating a random A4 project.
Con Too simple
If you have used vector illustration software for 10 years or more, you may find Gravit Designer too simple and confusing. Trade in your oil paints and brushes for Legos simple.
Con No longer offically licenced with a GPLv3+ version
In 2014 Quasado released Gravit.io having dual licensing: GNU GPLv3+ or a commercial license. This effectively made Gravit.io opensource, when they transitioned to "Gravit designer" they essentially dropped GPLv3+ license.
You can still get the GPLv3+ licensed version of Gravit.io here: https://github.com/OliBridgman/gravit
You can read the GPLv3+ licensing here: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
Con Confusing bugs
Sometimes Gravit Designer can randomly duplicate your files, causing you to waste a large amount of time trying to find the right one.
Con Pro Subscription
Gravit's many basic features are now included in Pro Subscription. Font Import, Bezigon, Swatches and various Blending Modes fall in Pro Subscription now.
Con Very little information
Official sources do not provide a lot information about the program.
Con No integration into the system
It uses it own theme and icons.