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Why We Made The Switch From Adobe XD to Figma for UI/UX Design

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Why We Made The Switch From Adobe XD to Figma for UI/UX Design

Monday, August 10, 2020

Like many others we have recently made the switch from the Adobe XD to Figma. As our team grows, we have found that Figma just works better for us. Here are three reason why it just makes sense to use Figma for a team of designers. 


1. The biggest reason for the switch: Communication 

When you have different people all working on the same project it can get confusing. Giving feedback and answering questions is super simple with Figma’s comment feature. This allows for easy back and forth. This is also helpful with our clients, since we can easily share links to files, allowing them to comment directly on their website or app designs.  

No matter what method you use for commenting, designs created in XD are done in one platform, and commented on in another. We used to spendtime exporting XDscreens into PDFs just so we could comment on them inDropbox.(Iknow, it was a headache). Thank you Figma, our savior. 


2. Version control

Avoid errors with Figma's live updates. This allows multiple people to work on and save designs at the same time, without the worry of saving over someone else's work or using an older version. It autosaves as well,so you never have to panic if you forgot to hit the save button!My fellow Adobe users can relate to the stress of a program quitting out before you've hit save and losing hours of work.As a result of thisfeature,the files we send to clients are always upto dateevenwiththe smallest of changes,leadingto less rounds of edits for everyone. 

3. Figma is a website appFigma is a design system that allows you to design in your web browser or use the desktop app. However, because it based on the web, it lives in the “cloud”. This means you don’t have to sync or download the latest file because everything is stored in an online location. Figma’s website puts it like this “Don’t sync to the cloud with Adobe XD. Work in the cloud with Figma." Enough said. This makes working with clients a breeze because clients don’t need to download additional software to make edits. It’s also free, so clients are able to open designs in their browsers and comment directly in the working file, a solution most of Figma’s competitions can’t claim. 

So basically, sorry XD, but Figma is our new BFF and makes collaboration a dream. 


Design apps are constantly evolving and adding new great features so who know, maybe one day we will make the switch back to XD? For now, see ya old pal. 

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