Creating 2D animation or cartoon with the softwares is not a difficult task but for this you should know about the basics of the software to use it and then you can easily make best 2D animations with your own designing talent.

Now the question arrives which are the best free 2D animation softwares to create some awesome animations.

In this post I have shared some best 2d cartoon animation software which is easy to use and are free of cost.

4 Free 2d Animation Softwares and Cartoon Animation Softwares

Pencil – A traditional 2d animation software download

Firstly I prefer to use 2d pencil animation software because it is totally free and easy to use. Both vector and bitmap graphics are featured in this software.


  • Import background from image or draw background
  • Draw each frame manually
  • Add sound to your animation
  • Copy-Paste new frame with previous image.
  • Easy to export any project in .FLV format

Pencil animation software is an open source, portable and cross-platform (available for MAC,  Linux and other OS) software.

Download Pencil

Synfig Studio – very advanced 2d animation creator


Synfig Studio animation software is basically knows as “SINFG”. This is an advance tool for creating cartoons and 2d animations. This is an open source of 2D vector and timeline base animation software.

It Supports filters, distortions, fractal, transformations, gradients & many more large number of layers and various type of layers.

…and totally suitable with vector images

Synfig Studio is open source and cross-platform (available for Linux Os and Mac) software.

Download Synfig Studio

Tupi 2d animation software


Tupi a user friendly tool which is provided at free of cost. Tupi 2d magic animation software provide some extra features to you for creating best 2D animation.

Tupi is the best new animation software for mac and have some similar features like pencil and it have some more extra features like :-

  • Easy to export animation project in any format Like AVI, MPEG, MOV etc.
  • Easy to Import SVG file into the animation
  • Easy to tween objects, you don’t have to draw manually.
  • Works fine with vector

Tupi is only available for Linux

Download Tupi

Scratch 2d animation software


Scratch have easy drag drop interface and with scratch you can create games, stories and animations. With scratch animation software it is easy to create images and choose animation effects when mouse cursor hovers.

…with the help of this software you can easily share your animations directly to the web.

Scratch is open source software that runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows.

Download  Scratch

So, guys these are the best free 2d animation softwares. Let us know which software is helpful for you. If you know any other best animation software then share it with us via comment we will feature that software in this post.

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