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Pencil 2D is an open-source, animation software available on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Unix-like operating systems. The software is a great minimalistic alternative to many of the expensive animation software out. Pencil 2D is cross-platform and comes with the necessary tools needed for animation.
Overall when it comes to looking for free animation software, Pencil 2D is great for beginners and people who are looking for a simpler design. As an animation software, Pencil works well, but it lacks a lot of drawing and painting tools typically found on other software more art-focused applications. I do recommend Pencil 2D if you're just starting out or looking to use a more minimalist software.