Affinity have a suite of programs which are a competitor to Adobe’s products. They don’t have all of the more super fancy features (there’s no cloud/AI elements), but it’s great if you’re a casual user.
I use Designer to do my Laser projects and embroidery projects (only jumping into Inkscape to use the InkStitch plugin at the last possible moment) - And in my opinion - leagues much more usable than inkscape and doesn’t crash like Adobe likes to do.
They are currently on 40% Black Friday sale - £40.50 each, or £96 for all three (with a licence that works on both PC, Mac and iPad) - one off payments, no subscription.
Affinity Photo - Photoshop
Affinity Designer - Illustrator
Affinity Publisher - InDesign