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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Devices

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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: 25

  • API
  • Animation
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • 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
(351)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Jitender K. Jitender K.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Figma makes it easier for you to create, prototype and collaborate.

Reviewed on 16/6/2021

Figma has a minimal learning curve and feels really good to use. It's packed with features and it's...

Figma has a minimal learning curve and feels really good to use. It's packed with features and it's only getting better with frequent updates.

Pros

The thing that makes Figma great is that it is browser-based and the files are saved in the cloud. I can continue working on any of my computers, when and where I want, as long as I have an internet connection. Sharing designs with Figma is simple and I really like what they've enabled with the real-time collaboration functionality. Another great thing about Figma is its variety of plugins which make the workflow even faster, there are plenty of plugins available you can do basically anything with them: typography, graphs, collaboration, etc.

Cons

Sometimes takes a really long time to load up the files. Even if it doesn't run smoothly sometimes as compared to other programs, I still prefer Figma because of its features and large component libraries.

Tony T. Tony T.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Lightweight and affordable solution for UI/UX Design

Reviewed on 4/9/2021

Figma has provided me a great experience when working with it alone or along side with my team. It...

Figma has provided me a great experience when working with it alone or along side with my team. It is my organization solution for UI and UX design and so far, I'm glad that the software is very easy to use and also affordable.

Pros

I like the fact that this software is available on both online and offline form. It helps me get my job done smoothly whether there is a internet access point or not. The software itself is very lightweight yet has bundled with powerful tools for UI and UX design.

Cons

The software compatibility could use a little improvement, also for the internet environment. When I'm working online with a slow wireless connection, bugs and crash might happen so it is really important to check the speed of connection if you want to work online with it.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe XD

Reasons for Switching to Figma

Because Figma has more powerful tools and also very easy to learn and use.
Esther M. Esther M.
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Yeah Figma is the future.

Reviewed on 15/10/2021

Great! I love it and defiantly an advocate for anyone looking to become a graphic designer or in...

Great! I love it and defiantly an advocate for anyone looking to become a graphic designer or in UX/UI.

Pros

Figma has literally for me removed gatekeepers to UX/UI design. Without it, I would have never considered and would have seen it too complicated for me.
The community tab has really made it easier to understand professional workflow.
Figma is definitely the jam for anyone is design.

Cons

I would wish I could organized the community tab opened files better. They tend to get lost and all over the place. I wish I could label them and find them easily.

Vincent D. 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 29/4/2021

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.

Ganesh shankar V. Ganesh shankar V.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Very Intuitive to Design Product Wireframes

Reviewed on 7/8/2021

Figma is an essential part of our product building workflow. As a product manager, I convert all...

Figma is an essential part of our product building workflow. As a product manager, I convert all the ideas to wireframes using Figma and the designers expand upon it to create the UI prototypes for the engineering team to work on. The key benefit of Figma is that it is a one place tool for all our design activities - UX prototyping, Idea Wire-framing, UI assets & guidelines etc.,

Pros

Figma has a large community that built a variety of plugins, templates and design formats that make the job a lot easier for both wire-framing and prototyping. The product is extremely intuitive with a good exponential learning curve that enables a new user turn professional in a very quick time. It is the best in the market when it comes to integration with businesses. It's strong API support help us connect with a variety of tools including Bravo Studio that help us launch small apps with zero-code.

Cons

While the community plugins are huge, discoverability of the plugins can be improved a lot from the existing version. The default tools in the app are too abstract that a new-user might find it difficult to create things from scratch. As far as integration is concerned, Figma should have a marketplace for all the interesting integrations that a user can go through and pick the ones he/she is interested in.

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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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