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

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$15,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Figma

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Features

Total features of Figma: 27

  • API
  • Animation
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Performance Testing Tools
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Prototyping
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • UI Prototyping
  • UX Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • Version Control

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(365)
Value for Money
4,6/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Luke A.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

It's hard to remember life before Figma

Reviewed on 2021/12/16

We were previously using a combination of Sketch, Zeplin and Invision - Figma is all three in one,...

We were previously using a combination of Sketch, Zeplin and Invision - Figma is all three in one, and more. If you need a tool capable of creating anything from advanced and scalable design systems to facilitating whiteboarding sessions, Figma is the obvious choice.

Pros

Powerful but intuitive to use
Aligned with code development process - easy for developers to reference, comment and lift assets as well as code snippets
Always evolving
Advanced design system management is easy with Figma

Cons

It's hard to find any negatives. The presentation of prototypes could have more options for screen size - sometimes you want to zoom out and it's hard to do so since there are present display options

Alternatives Considered

Sketch, Zeplin and InVision App

Reasons for Choosing Figma

Sketch enabled us to create interface designs but not present our work or effectively hand-off or collaborate with developers. Zeplin helped us hand-off to developers but not create, collaborate, or present. Invision helped us present but wasn't amazing at handing-off to developers and there was no ability to create. Figma did all in one.

Switched From

Sketch, Zeplin and InVision App

Reasons for Switching to Figma

Figma was more closely aligned with how we code products and allows us to create, collaborate, prototype, test and present all in one cost effective package.
Jaime K.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My favorite UX prototyping tool.

Reviewed on 2021/12/09

Improvements with smart animate and transitions, everything, it's just evolving at a fantastic...

Improvements with smart animate and transitions, everything, it's just evolving at a fantastic rate, while proving to be the most reliable/stable solution I've found.

Pros

Switching from other editors was incredibly straightforward, and I love the reliability and versatility of the software. If I'm in the middle of a project and switching between desktop and mobile solutions, everything is accessible so long as I just have a browser. The graphics editing tools/features are robust, and increasingly more fleshed out each iteration.

Cons

I feel like there are elements of the file structure/organization that could be improved upon. I had to edit some buttons that had become attached to an animation sequence I'd created, the icons should've remained stationary but were migrating with the animation between frames. I eventually figured out my issue but it wasn't as intuitive as I'd anticipated. Somehow the icons had become inappropriately nested in another group, which was probably my issue, though once you achieve critical mass on that level it's difficult to keep track of where you are.

Vincent D.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Its power and weakness is being web-based

Reviewed on 2021/04/29

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.

Laerte J.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best UX/UI draw platform

Reviewed on 2021/12/21

The overall experience is very good and the features outweigh the problems. We have a team of 10...

The overall experience is very good and the features outweigh the problems. We have a team of 10 using the software and 4 developers and everyone can use it without any problems.

Pros

The best feature of Figma is the collaborative tool, where all the team can work together and at same time. Another great feature is the prototype tool, making possible animated prototypes with great quality and shareable to everyone to test on their own devices.

Cons

Comparing to other softwares like Sketch, Figma has a problem with importing vectors. If you want to import a vector or image, you need to export it as SVG to later import it to Figma and if you are using Sketch you only copy in illustrator or another software and paste in the sketch.

Caio C.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Figma is the best design tool nowadays, no brainer option.

Reviewed on 2021/12/22

I love Figma and recommend it for new and experienced designers.

I love Figma and recommend it for new and experienced designers.

Pros

Very good tool, fast, reliable and web based, free version works very well and paid options have more features that are great too. I really like using figma for all my digital projects related to design, building apps, websites and full functional prototypes.

Cons

Limited in the free plan but it is understandable.

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Figma FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Figma.

Figma offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Figma is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below: Starter Team: Free for up to 2 editors and 3 projects Professional: $12 per editor/month (annual billing) and $15 per editor/month (monthly billing) Organization: $45 per editor/month (annual billing)

Figma has the following typical customers:

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

Figma supports the following languages:

English

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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