Is Abstract’s handoff tool ready to replace Zeplin?

10 months ago from , Self certified UX rock star

We’re looking at adopting Abstract for its version control capabilities.

At the same time our Zeplin license is coming up for renewal.

Does anyone have experience of using the handoff features of Abstract in comparison to Zeplin?

The potential cost saving could be a real help getting sign off.


  • P.J. Onori, 10 months ago

    I think a lot of the final decision comes down to the depth of features you rely on daily. Are team members mainly checking for basic visual attributes (e.g, placement, color, type treatment, etc.)? If so, Abstract would likely do the trick. Zeplin has been at this game for a long time, so there's a lot of depth to their product. However, I'd be curious how critical a lot of those nitty-gritty features are to product teams.

    Have you talked to your dev team to see what the mission-critical features are within Zeplin that they depend on to get their job done? That seems like a pretty good way to determine the potential efficacy of Abstract.

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  • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 10 months ago

    Throwing in another option, we've been happy using Avocode for handoff, and the cost is much less, at least for small teams

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