Best Free & Premium Logo Designing Apps, Tools, Software for Windows and Mac

Do you want to have a logo designed for your website, business, or whatever else? Do you have a slight creative eye and a hatred for paying other people for something you could do yourself? Well, then you might want to look into designing your logo.

Logo design can be as simple or as complicated as desired. You can draw and tweak the entire thing from scratch using a digital tablet or choose from pre-drawn images and customize them how you see fit. There are some great tools, software and apps out there for all levels of graphic designer, from the absolute beginner all the way up to skilled professionals.

In this article, we’ll look at ten great logo designing apps from all sides of the spectrum.

Adobe Illustrator

Price: $19.99/month

OS: Windows, Mac

Illustrator is the premier vector graphics editing tool for graphic designers. It’s pretty newbie friendly while still providing all the functionality required by professionals. Of course, integration with the rest of Adobe Creative Cloud apps is a huge bonus.

Adobe Photoshop

Price: $9.99/month

OS: Windows, Mac

Yeah, Adobe apps are expensive. But if you’re springing for Illustrator, you may as well spring for Photoshop as well. Photoshop enables you to take your Illustrator creations to the next level. You can add effects, retouch images, create 3D illustrations, and much more.

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GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)

Price: Free

OS: Windows

GIMP is a totally free and open-source alternative to Photoshop. It contains nearly all the functionality of Photoshop in a free package. It doesn’t get much better than that. Those converting from Photoshop may find it a bit different and require time to get used to, but it saves money.


Price: Free

OS: All (browser tool)

Logomakr is a browser utility that allows you to design a simple logo in a simple pixel canvas. It only takes a few minutes, and it supports tools like resizing and rotation as well.


Price: Variable

OS: All (browser tool)

Logomaker is another browser-based tool. It’s worth a look if you want a free option and the images available are different than Logomakr, so it’s worth checking both out.

Apple Motion

Price: $49.99

OS: Mac

While designed for motion graphics, Apple Motion can give some great depth to your logo image. If you happen to need it animated for a video intro or something, well that’s just a big plus then since you can do that from Apple Motion as well.

Jeta Logo Designer

Price: Free or $49.95 to unlock more shapes, etc.

OS: Windows

Jeta Logo Designer is powerful while still being newbie friendly. It has a wealth of pre-drawn objects which you can use to establish your logo design, or you can draw your own.

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Price: $499

OS: Windows

CorelDRAW is a Photoshop alternative, and it’s priced like one. The wealth of features are almost bottomless in this one, and it’s pretty intuitive to use. You can download a free 30 day trial from their site. It may be worth it if you don’t like Adobe’s new subscription-based model.


Price: Variable

OS: Windows, Mac

Laughingbird offers a lot of templates and images to choose from to assemble your ideal logo. Of course, those images are fully customizable. You can even upload your pictures.

Summitsoft Logo Design Studio

Price: $19.99

OS: Windows

Summitsoft Logo Design Studio has more than 1000 available templates to choose from in all industries. Those templates are also fully customizable. It even helps with trademarking and selling your designs to others.

Did one of these apps help you out? Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

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