Sep 29, 2016
It's amazing to see that today there are plenty of interface design tools for designers. In the past we were limited to Adobe, my favorite tool used to be Fireworks. Thanks to them, when they killed it a lot of people saw the opportunity to build not only a tool to replace it but a much better tool. Figma is a great example. The idea is to be the Google Docs for designers. It's a vector tool that runs in the browser and allows for incredible collaboration. I've been playing with it at home and I am quite impressed about how powerful it is.
The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. Figma keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
One of the coolest features of Figma has to be the real-time collaboration. I always wanted something like that, especially for feedback. It saves so much time than trying to explain the changes I'd like to see. Another impressive achievement is how smooth and fast the app is. It runs on the browser. I wish Abduzeedo was this fast.
Here's a great video showing Ryan Putman using Figma to create icons
Some other features that are worth mentioning:
- Constraints: Designs automatically adapt to different screen sizes with
- Versioning: Work is constantly saved with Version History, and all edits can be accessed in one click.
- Live Device Preview: see your changes mirrored to your mobile device in real time.
Now the best thing is that Figma is free till January. So check it out and let us know what you think: https://www.figma.com/