I don't like how Figma is browser based honestly.
You all but forget its browser based as you use it day to day. With the desktop client it feels just as native as any other design tool (but you have the ability to get in via the web if you need to).
Also, another advantage of browser based is that you never have to keep track of files or versions of files ever again. Its just always there in the history from any machine anywhere in the world (its nice to travel light with a chromebook but still be 100% able to assist on anything if something urgent arises while im OOO.)
My biggest beef with Figma is that the desktop client doesn't feel native at all. It feels like the browser app wrapped inside of a container. So I guess native is subjective.
Yes, I strongly agree. Out of Sketch, XD and Figma. Figma feels the most slowest and for me its a big turn off
People must have forgotten that early Sketch adopters were loud and annoying too. If they kept to themselves, we'd all still be on Photoshop/Illustrator because everybody thought it was good enough at the time.
The move from Photoshop to Sketch was disruptive from a product and price standpoint, the move from Sketch to Figma is iterative.
No hate on either one, they both have their place.
Figma is disruptive with price and features. Instead of buying Sketch+Invision+Zeplin+Version Control, it's all in one tool. It works on Windows, Chromebooks, and Mac. Real-time collaboration means faster and easier meetings with fewer headaches. Designs are updated in real-time without uploading and generating a new link. "Fire alarm" designs with a team happen so much faster because we can split the design and see what everybody is working on.
That's fair. I'm dubious about the effectiveness of all-in-one, historically.
Disruptive if you need all those things.
I use Figma, but what moved me to it from Sketch was a much more minor list of features.
It really is not the same thing. Figma is just another version, with some other features and different interpretations of the same way of designing interfaces. The jump from PS to sketch was not that, it meant adopting a new way of designing, that Photoshop did not support at the time.
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Im that figma user 100%. Its not just the collaboration. Its the fact that its web based and the ease of sharing it with clients soo fast. Also I never have to lose a file or file manage ever again.
It's all good ;) I actually like Figma. It's a great time to be a designer. Competition creates better tools for us.
Thank you, I will now read all Figma users replies to Sketch updates with your voice in mind!
bahahaha...I am so sorry
No, I assure you. That was a compliment of the highest caliber!
The twitter video was funny, but someday Figma users won't even care enough about Sketch to bother posting. That is the day Bohemian should really worry about.
Now that I've converted our design team to Figma, I've stopped comparing the two. I hope Sketch improves for the sake of their current users, but it doesn't really matter to me what happens to Sketch.
I converted my entire org to Figma too. We were one of their first enterprise tier customers. We came over from Sketch + Invision + Abstract. My team is super productive in Figma and I love that I have one place to look for our design system versioning, mocks, prototypes, comments from PMs and devs and stakeholders. Design reviews have become a breeze. Love it for the most part!
But I kept my Sketch license active for my own individual use. And fall back to it whenever I need to get my thoughts quickly onto a page.
Figma is great for what it is but Sketch is still the best standalone design tool IMO. I know that's becoming a less popular opinion. My team constantly reminds me of that. But I'm ok with that.
We use the collab features every day
Concurrency is great for innovation... The upcoming Figma and Sketch new features will clearly demonstrate it :). I wish both of them will always be there with an equal part of the market so we, as users, benefit from it!