New way to share AI files with developers - even without Adobe Illustrator

5 years ago from , CEO & Co-founder at Avocode


Recently we had here a great discussion whether Adobe Illustrator is still used for UI design. Thank you guys for that.

We have found out that many designers still struggle with sharing AI files with development and that turning AI vector graphics to code can be quite painful - such as - no batch-export for various resolutions, - the lack of a proper measure tool, - no SVG optimization, - or simply the fact that to open an AI file the developer needs to have Adobe Illustrator on your machine.

Having built a design hand-off tool, we have got 1000+ user requests on uservoice to support Adobe Illustrator.

Today, I'm excited to share with you our experimental Adobe Illustrator support. It's still in Beta, but we plan to optimize it overtime.

To try it just drag & drop any PDF Compatible Illustrator file to Avocode (or sync it via our new plugin) and share the design with the developer via a link.

Feel free to play with it and let me know your thoughts.



  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, 5 years ago

    This is awesome! Thanks for supporting us stubborn Illustrator users. No matter how much time I spend in almost all of the other modern UI design tools, I can pump out a UI design faster in Illustrator than any other tool because of its amazing vector editing capabilities. Long live Illy :)

    2 points
  • Svenni DavidssonSvenni Davidsson, 5 years ago

    Thanks, will test this as soon as I can. I've stuck with Illustrator through thick and thin, because everything else I've tested so far lacks too many features for me to consider it.

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