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Thoughts about Zeplin

2 months ago from , Designer

Hoping those guys would see these complaints.

Zeplin was the first tool that actually helped with the handovers. It was really useful back then. But now everyone does it natively within their own tools. At the moment I can’t suggest teams to use zeplin? Because they either have invision, marvel , xd or even abstract. Maybe zeplin itself in the future. So why would teams bother to pay for something they already had - with better experience.

Seriously, I do favor zeplin over all other programs but u gotta get ur shit together man. From the beginning you’ve just added small features like annotationsand that’s all. And the bad part is ux is awful now. Why would you hide the invitation button whithin a side dropdown. Ah aslo side dropdown? Why creating a new project is such hassle? Why comments are seperated. And many many more.

Hope zeplin team would see this rant. Cuz i really want them to see something fresh again -instead it feels like they're already crushed by big players.

4 comments

  • Jennifer Nguyen, 2 months ago

    According to this survey (http://uxtools.co/survey-2018#handoff), Zeplin is still the industry preferred handoff tool. I don't use Zeplin anymore cause Figma gets the job done now but I'd still recommend Zeplin over InVision. I tried InVision Studio when it first got released to the public and it was really laggy, so I preferred the responsiveness of Zeplin.

    If anything, I feel like Zeplin isn't the only app that's going to be crushed. It's Sketch and InVision.

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    • George Brown, 2 months ago

      I always pick zeplin even though the companies that I freelance won't have zeplin licenses. I just don't want to see InVision appear above Zeplin.

      It's Sketch and InVision.

      Both have huge amounts of money in their pockets. Can't beat adobe for sure but still with the recent investment to Sketch, I still have (a very slight) hope sketch might a decent tool. Oh I also don't like sketch either, it doesn't have anything special now other than being lightweight.

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      • Jennifer Nguyen, 2 months ago

        Out of curiosity, have you gave this feedback to the Zeplin team directly? Because I've certainly given them my feedback but not through this medium, but on their website and they actually respond right away and implemented my feedback a few months later

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        • George Brown, 2 months ago

          Well, about the payment systems I got in touch with them. Back then I was just about to convince the company that I'm working to buy their services. But they've told company it was only possible to pay with credit card and on top of that couldn't offer sso encryption back then (not sure about right now) That's why I by myself got in touch and try to explain the opportunity. They were aware but due to their tech capabilities they company couldn't arrange a service. Company picked for InVision after that.

          I just want those guys to be successful but they have to come up with innovation. It's the exact same application with same bugs for years. Ur right though, maybe I can come up with a other love/concern letter to them.

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