When comparing Google Drawings 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 Google Drawings is ranked 19th. The most important reason people chose Gravit Designer is:
Very friendly interface.
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Pro Easy to use
It lacks all of the complex features of the larger editors, but makes all of the tools it does have easy to access and understand.
Pro Support for collaboration
Because it's integrated with Google Drive, Draw docs can easily be shared and worked on by multiple people.
Pro Free to use
Like the rest of the Google Drive suite, Draw is available to anyone with a Google account.
Pro Cloud storage
Google Draw saves to Google Drive so you can access it from anywhere at any time.
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 Married to Google
Using Google Draw necessarily means committing information to their servers.
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.