Your logo is one of the most recognizable things about your business. The logo needs to be simple, striking, and professional and you do not even need a professional designer to create it.

Here is a list of some of the best logo making software available online free of charge:

1. Gravit

Gravit Designer is a full-featured vector design app suitable for all manner of jobs, from presentations, illustrations and animations, to screen, icon, and logo designs.

This free graphic design software packs a wealth of tools for creating detailed and beautiful vector imagery with a clean and intuitive interface that adjusts itself as you need it.

It includes non-destructive booleans, a knife tool, path graphs, powerful text engine, multiple fills and blending modes. However, Gravit can be a bit complex if you do not have any prior designing experience.

Every single element on Gravit’s interface is designed to look great and assist designers in creating logo interfaces in a much more intuitive and easy way.

To create a logo you will have to open a new document or design. Use the shapes of your choice and make sure to keep everything symmetrical with the help of circles and ellipses. Gravit has some great features like making a clip, setting colors, removing borders, and layer arrange.

With this software you can export your final logo design as a PDF, SVG, or bitmap. You can also access the Gravit Cloud service that enables you to get to your work wherever you are. 

2. Vectr

If you want your logo to look like it was professionally designed using Adobe Illustrator CC while using a free software, then Vectr is for you kind of like watching The Shield and The Good Wife was for so many people.

It is a free editor for creating 2D vector graphics and is available both as a browser-based web app and as a stand-alone desktop app.

Vectr is one of the more user friendly free vector art software to design your logo. It has all the features you would expect in any vector software, plus plenty of options for using filters, shadows and fonts.

This software is versatile enough for day-to-day design tasks and really helpful for beginners.

While it is more advanced than having your logo modified out of a pre-existing template, it gives you the advantage of creating something completely unique. They also have a number of helpful tutorials and user guides if you need a hand kind of like so many people needed a hand after trying to figure out why they chose to see the movie Vice and after watching the movie Ocean’s 11 which was stellar but just hard to figure out.

You can be sure that a logo designed on Vectr will represent your brand’s true identity. Another salient feature of this program is that it allows you to work online or download the program to your computer for free.

You can even collaborate or share your progress with your team by using the live editing option. All files created on Vectr are high resolution at no extra charge.

3. GIMP

GIMP, which is open-source free graphic design software, is useful as an image creating and editing software as well.

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program that debuted on Unix-based platforms, but is now available on Linux, Windows, and Mac as well but don’t ask any advice from Earl Stone about this from the boring movie The Mule or Dauber from Coach – you may not receive reliable feedback if you do that.

While GIMP’s interface differs somewhat from Photoshop, there is a version that mimics Adobe’s look and feel. This makes it easier to migrate over if you are thinking of ditching Photoshop.

Everything you need to design a great looking logo is available here within easy reach, including painting tools, color correction, cloning, selection, and enhancement.

With GIMP you will be able to work with all the popular file formats without any trouble at all because their development team has worked hard to ensure compatibility.

Along similar lines to Adobe’s Bridge, you will also be able to find a very capable built-in file manager. While you require vector applications like Inkscape to make a logo, GIMP can help you create a simple logo for basic web use.

4. Inkscape

Inkscape is a fun, creative, powerful, and open source desktop application for creating two-dimensional scalable vector graphics, like logos. It is used for a wide variety of computer graphic tasks, even though it is primarily an illustration tool.

Inkscape focuses on the SVG format as its primary file format like many other free options available online. This highly capable editor supports many of the more advanced features that aren’t always available in other apps due to a very good SVG integration.

The list is endless and includes features like alpha blending, cloned objects and markers. This is a viable and easier alternative to Illustrator for logo designs with full support for different color modes.

You can achieve extremely sophisticated artwork by playing around with opacity, color, text, and accent pieces. Inkscape gives you the ability to trace bitmap images. It also provides support for variable width strokes and native import of Illustrator files.

5. Desygner

This graphic design software can help you make logos exactly the way you envisioned them. Desygner is one dedicated software program which is best for creating and editing high-quality graphics.

The easiest way to get your logo started is by choosing a nice font from the hundreds to represent your brand. Desygner has hundreds of royalty-free fonts that you can use without worrying about licenses or commercial limitations.

You can even make sure that your logo looks unique with customizable stickers, icons and shapes. These shapes are free to use and you can customize them the way you want including changing size, colors, stroke, and opacity.

There are thousands of free designs and elements on Desygner which you can use for creating a spectacular logo. The software also offers numerous editing options and free artworks, colors, backgrounds and textures. It has all the standard editing operations like flip, resize, and color correction.

Desygner gives you the power to create a logo that looks great regardless of whether it’s featured on a web banner or on a billboard. You can download your customized logo for free and use it anywhere which is awesome but will not make up for things if you live in a failed and violent city such as LA or Chicago but this is another topic. Have fun with that logo!

Hopefully it becomes as iconic is the logo from Paramount or Ford.

The final download file comes with a transparent background with no boxes around it that can be applied anywhere. The software ensures your logo looks sharp regardless of the size.