About Figma

Figma is a cloud-based UI designing and prototyping tool, which allows multiple teams to collaborate on creating, testing, and deploying interface or product designs. Features include version history, project management, commenting, user-based permissions, plugin creation, and single sign-on (SSO).

The platform enables designers to prepare drawings using vector networks, pen, and arc tools, letting them develop pie charts, watch screens, or clocks without merging or connecting to the path’s origin. With the auto-layout feature, teams can automatically resize various components of interface designs such as buttons or lists by using padding, direction, and space settings. Figma allows users to create prototypes through various interactions such as hover, on-click, or button press, and utilize GIFs to add video elements, or animations. It also helps teams to simultaneously edit designs, track changes, add notes, discover newly uploaded files, and share design links with members.

Figma offers integration with multiple third-party applications including Maze, Zeplin, Trello, Flinto, Slack, Dropbox, and Jira. Designers can maintain a library of shareable assets such as icons, backgrounds, images, and fonts and gain visibility into the asset usage through analytics. The platform also lets coordinators send invites to remote stakeholders for a brainstorming session and capture, categorize, and prioritize ideas according to projects.

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

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  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Figma

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Features

Total features of Figma: 33

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Animation
  • Asset Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Performance Testing Tools
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Prototyping
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • UI Prototyping
  • UX Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Version Control

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(287)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Alec V.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I was opposed to Figma, but then I tried it

Reviewed on 23/06/2020

Pros

Being in the industry for a decade, we were using a variety of tools for UX/UI Design. But Figma has conquered our minds with the next most impactful features: collaborativeness, ease of use (thank you components), cross-platform approach.

Cons

Managing files could be significantly improved by adding folders and tagging. Projects are not enough.

Matthew B.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Unbeatable design collaboration

Reviewed on 21/05/2021

Overall, Figma is an extremely powerful tool that allows for next-level collaboration with teams...

Overall, Figma is an extremely powerful tool that allows for next-level collaboration with teams and users and so much more. It is a world class design tool that competes with the very best of the other options out there. I'd even say it comes out on top of Sketch.

Pros

My overall favorite feature in Figma is the real-time collaboration on design files. This is invaluable to us in collaborating with other designers, product managers, and development teams remotely.

The prototyping tools are amazing as well. I have created some pretty complex prototypes and I still haven't reached the full potential of what Figma's prototyping tools can do.

The organization features (pages, files, projects) are very flexible. This allows us to create an organization structure the way we need it to work, instead of forcing a rigid structure on our team.

Reusable component variants are a game changer! As is auto-layout for making components adapt to the content inside them as it changes (i.e. a button grows as you type text into the label).

There are so many more things I could mention too!

Cons

Some features can be a little tricky to learn. Auto-layout, for example, took me a while to get a grasp of and I'm still not sure I have a full understanding of how to use it.

Vincent D.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Its power and weakness is being web-based

Reviewed on 29/04/2021

Pretty good so far, unless I get to work on huge files.

Pretty good so far, unless I get to work on huge files.

Pros

Iterates upon Sketch and bring is great collaboration tools and finally fixes the way too long problem of sharing design files and syncing document versions.

Cons

It consumes a lot of resources, in a big design document it does crash or slows down the whole system which can be quite painful at times.

Paul S.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Figma finally grows into a suitable Sketch replacement

Reviewed on 08/03/2021

Figma has grown into a proper design tool rivaling Sketch and XD. It beats Sketch by being...

Figma has grown into a proper design tool rivaling Sketch and XD. It beats Sketch by being available on both Windows, macOS (and probably anything with a modern enough browser) and it definitely beats Adobe XD by having a logical and familiar UI and just working as expected (for some reason I've had troubles with XD every time I tried it).

Pros

Cloud-based, works on both macOS and Windows, very easy to collaborate and/or share design files across the team or to the client. Coming from Sketch, the UI is very similar and I was able to start designing with virtually no adjustment period. From what I understand, interactive components with independent animation states should be released soon in 2021 — that should make Figma a suitable replacement for the Sketch + Principle stack I use currently. Being able to share design documents, animated prototypes and specs within a single service would be a killer-feature.

Cons

Subjectively, on my 2012 Macbook Pro 15-inch with Retina the app may run slower than desired sometimes. Overall can't think of anything in particular that I wouldn't like.

Jason F.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Figma is my new go to design software

Reviewed on 20/04/2021

Overall Figma has been great. There was a minimal learning curve, but we've found a lot of great...

Overall Figma has been great. There was a minimal learning curve, but we've found a lot of great resources to help us when we get to a sticking point. The commenting feature alone has made getting feedback from clients so much easier.

Pros

Using Figma saved us tons of time and money. Since switching over to Figma we've been able to increase productivity on web-based projects because of features like commenting that allow clients to give us direct feedback on our designs. Figma's free option has been great for us since we are a small team. It has also cut down on the cost of using Sketch and InVision.

Cons

There was a bit of a learning curve to figuring out how to prototype sites in Figma. Since everything is cloud-based there can be issues with connectivity every once in a while, but it is fairly rare.

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Figma offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15.00/month
  • Pricing model: Per Feature
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Figma has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

We do not have any information about what languages Figma supports

Figma supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Figma integrates with the following applications:

Coda, Dropbox Business, Jira, Notion, Slack, Trello, Zeplin

Figma offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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