Meet Penpot - An Open Source Figma Alternative

Penpot - Open Source Figma Alternative

In the ever-evolving landscape of design and prototyping, collaboration and accessibility are key pillars for success. Enter Penpot, the revolutionary open-source design and prototyping platform designed to empower cross-domain teams worldwide. In this extensive guide, we'll explore the features, benefits, and community-driven ethos that make Penpot a game-changer in the realm of design.

Introducing Penpot

Penpot represents a paradigm shift in design and prototyping, offering a collaborative platform that transcends traditional boundaries. Built on open standards and accessible via the web, Penpot provides designers and developers with a unified environment to streamline their workflows and unleash their creativity.


Why Penpot?

For Cross-Domain Teams

Penpot is tailored for cross-domain teams, bridging the gap between design and code seamlessly. By fostering a less hand-off mindset, Penpot ensures a smoother collaboration process for all team members.

Multiplatform Accessibility

As a web-based platform, Penpot is platform-agnostic, eliminating dependencies on specific operating systems or local installations. All you need is a modern web browser to access Penpot's robust feature set.

Open Standards and SVG Compatibility

Penpot utilizes SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) unlike any other design tool, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of vectorial tools and adherence to tech-friendly standards. This approach guarantees that users always maintain ownership of their work while enjoying unparalleled ease of use.

Getting Started

Install with Elestio

Elestio offers fully managed services for deploying Penpot instances on-premise with ease. In just three minutes, you can have a dedicated Penpot instance up and running without requiring any technical expertise.

Get started with Elestio

Install with Docker

Alternatively, you can opt to install Penpot locally or self-host it using Docker and Docker Compose. Follow our step-by-step guide to get started with Penpot using Docker.

Getting started with Docker

Penpot Cloud App

For those who prefer not to install Penpot locally, our cloud app offers a convenient solution. Simply log in or register on our Penpot cloud app to start designing solo or collaborate with your team seamlessly.


At Penpot, we cherish the vibrant open-source community and welcome contributions from all corners. Whether you're seeking help, sharing your experiences, or looking to get involved, our community portal is the place to be.

Join our Community


We believe that every contribution, big or small, can make a difference. Whether you're submitting code, sharing ideas, or providing feedback, your involvement is invaluable to us.

To learn more about how you can contribute to Penpot, refer to our comprehensive guide on contributing.


Explore our extensive library of resources to enhance your Penpot experience. From documentation and tutorials to architecture insights and developer diaries, we've got you covered.


Penpot is licensed under the Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0, ensuring its continued commitment to openness and collaboration.

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Penpot stands as a beacon of innovation in the design and prototyping landscape, empowering teams worldwide to collaborate seamlessly and unleash their creative potential. Join us on this journey towards open, accessible, and collaborative design. Embrace Penpot, and revolutionize your design workflows today!

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