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I'm not sure. I know the product very well, have been using it primarily for over a year now. I was really familiar with it, but now I spend an unproportional amount of time just looking for the inputs and not getting lost in the structure.
I would argue it might be the opposite. The less familiar you were with it, the better it will work for you.
Just wondering, why is Figma keeping you on mac? https://www.figma.com/downloads/
So physically buttons, the status bar, the navigation bar, basically all the elements are the same size on all iOS devices. If you are designing in vectors (which you should), then it won't be a problem, all you will have to do is to resize the elements so they fit the screen. So a navigation bar isn't wide 375pts but only 320pts, the height stays the same.
Yeah, I'm happy for them, this might be a big business deal.
But the most annoying bugs are still present (nested components always being disconnected when copied, or comp. not retaining their values when replaced). For about a year now? Still no proper permission management for smaller teams. They've somehow mentioned that they are trying to fix these, but it seems like it wasn't a priority.
The lack of communication is not helping either. I had to stop the subscription in order to open a communication channel for a brief moment.
On one hand, I'm glad they are focusing their product on DS, but the product has its core to managing and using them broken. So I wonder why would you pay the premium for that.
It is a natural development of our industry. We've moved from designing landing pages and small stuff to creating systems that are able to scale with the product and company. We should be happy that we are finally able to impact designs on such a scale.
I dunno. I gave Notion a couple of tries, always tried to like it just because the product itself looks very useful and I should be the target customer. Even the pricing is fair. But something has never clicked.
What I've noticed in my workflows and what I usually end up using are tools, which take as little time as possible to solve my problem. In this case, writing stuff down. And for me, hitting Dropbox Paper and the Create a new doc button is much faster and smoother.
Don't get me wrong Notion is a very well made product, but it might be too powerful for my taste. It made me feel like writing down even the simple stuff was more complicated than it should be. And even though I had it installed and in my dock for a long time, I've always ended up using something else.
I was dealing with something similar a year ago. At first, I imported the Sketch library into Figma, made few tweaks here and there, but while it worked quite well it didn't really fit Figma workflow. The different ways how they handle symbols/components override lead me to redo the whole thing from scratch.
It might look like it will be a pain to do, but since Figma gives you a bit more freedom with components, the resulting library will be far smaller. So it kind of compensates. I wrote about it in some detail over here.
I consider Twitter to still be a valid platform for a professional outlet. I follow around 50 people and that's it. 95% of them are designers and they tweet about design only (mostly). Twitter is like any other open social platform, you get what you make out if it.
The moment you start paying for anything else but the design tool, it starts adding app pretty quickly and the whole situation turns around.
I got the product from Kickstarter. It is definitely one of the smoothest things out there!
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