Introducing InVision Studio(

over 5 years ago from Stephen Olmstead, Design Partnerships @ InVision App

  • Teemu PaananenTeemu Paananen, over 5 years ago

    Impressive. As an app designer that uses Sketch daily every week I have a few points that "InVision Studio" has to be better at for me to even consider switching:

    • Performance (specifically with a lot of images + artboards)
    • Stability
    • Windows availability (this seems to already be the case, so point granted!)
    • Components
    • Native apps (if it's in any way web based like Figma, I'm out)
    • Vector tools
    • Collaborative design (á la Figma)

    Switching my main design tool would be a huge task. I have 2000+ Sketch documents that suddenly won't work with my main tool (if I switched) so it's a major decision. That said, I'm still very interested in this and am excited how this will push the industry forward.

    Best of luck!

    19 points
    • John Smith, over 5 years ago

      Test Comment

      2 points
    • Xaris Rattas, over 5 years ago

      I suppose that Sketch import will be included, since the existing tool already has the ability to inspect Sketch files

      1 point
    • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 5 years ago

      I think the 'web based' thing 'ala figma' and collaborative design are kinda the same thing....aren't they?.....

      0 points
      • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, over 5 years ago

        No, they mean the technology that's actually running the editor. Figma uses Canvas & Javascript, which I personally have found slow in all instances of Figma, but especially so when using it in the browser. The invision collaboration part can remain in the browser, but it'd be a dealbreaker for me if it went the Figma route and ran using canvas on the web or in a node.js desktop app.

        2 points
        • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 5 years ago

          ahhhh..ok dude...understood...

          for me, it's a bit different... must be the connection here at the office or at home or whatever, but my experience with Figma is that it's lightning fast. (especially compared to working with super large multiple art board photoshop files...that you can't even share)

          to me that's the kicker...

          I find that working with Figma is super quick, and when the work is done, it's already shareable etc...can kick the work over to the dev team.... just can't do that with other products.... they'd have to have photoshop/sketch/etc etc and understand how to open files, how to use them etc.... with figma you just share the file and they have everything they need...god how i love that :)

          5 points
          • Bruce Vang, over 5 years ago

            Figma has been fast for me too. But only on high end PCs.

            0 points
          • Thomas Lowry, over 5 years ago

            This has been my experience as well. The one time I thought "I am finally seeing the downside of Figma being a web app" I realized it was my entire computer taking a dump because of some other unrelated background process. Figma is always fast for me, The whole web app thing has been a complete non-issue for me.

            2 points
        • Dylan FieldDylan Field, over 5 years ago

          Hey Darrell, what computer are you on? Any examples of bad performance you can share with us? If yes, could you email us at and mention this comment thread?

          Usually people tell us Figma is fast, but there are lots of edge cases to optimize. So if you have a test case you can share with us that is consistently slow, then our team can figure out what's going on and optimize.

          We are obsessed with making Figma a buttery smooth experience! Thanks for any help you can provide!

          5 points