Why You Should Consider Switching to Figma
There is no shortage of tools available to UI/UX designers on the market. In the past few years, everyone seemed to be caught up in a sort of arms race, trying to beat each other with unique features. Few applications, such as Sketch, Zeplin, and InVision gain the leadership and became go-to tools for every designer. However, none of these products offered anything drastically new. And the industry of UI/UX design became a very static environment.
That was until Figma came along.
Fifma is a powerful combination of the very best features of most popular applications, and the fact that its developers managed to fuse it all in a single product makes it the superior tool.
So, what exactly makes Figma so cool?
First and foremost, Figma works in a browser, making it extremely available and simple. There is no installation, no patching, no updates. All you have to do is simply login to the site and you are good to go.
And although browser apps, like Webflow or Tilda, were never too popular with the community and were considered second-rate tools, Figma turns this notion around.
Cloud Storage is yet another benefit of using Figma is simple files organization. Any unsaved file is automatically moved to drafts.
The idea of teamwork and collaboration is among the most popular trends in the entire IT industry, and UI/UX design is no exception. Figma follows this trend perfectly, and its inherit cloud nature makes it simple and pleasant. The application allows multiple team members to work on a single project in real-time. And again, all you need is the internet connection.
Another collaborative feature of Figma is commenting. You can simply leave a comment right in the file, so your team can discuss the project remotely with no need to run setup skype calls or face-to-face meetings.
In order to make the transition to Figma simple, developers made it possible to import all of your Sketch projects into the new application without any losses. The transition is seamless and efficient, there will be no drooping curves and no bad images.
For better collaboration, you can integrate Figma with one of the most popular teamwork applications on the market – Slack. This is a match made in heaven.
Additionally, you can integrate Figma with Framer. Code-based prototyping is gaining popularity with a new generation of designers and the latest integration simplifies workflows by letting users to one-click-import any Figma assets without exporting it layer-by-layer.
That’s right, the application is completely free to use, well, not completely.
Your basic free version gives you unlimited files, up to 30 days’ history view, commenting and up to 2 editors. Which in itself is already amazing.
Then there is a Team version, which costs $12 per editor per month and it adds unlimited projects, team component library and Slack integration, which we’ve mentioned already, and in addition to that, you now have an unlimited history.
Figma still has some drawbacks like its cloud nature, which is actually a double-edged sword. Yes, anyone can access it at any time, but it absolutely requires the internet connection. Another major disadvantage of this app is a small community behind it and a limited amount of resources available at the moment, but it is the problem that any new application must face and overcome. Figma has absolutely everything needed to become the industry leader and a go-to application for UI/UX designers.
We advise everyone to give Figma a shot, just as we, mobile app development company, did. Chances good, your design team will not regret it.
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