Figma Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Figma

Collaborative platform for UI designing and prototyping

4.7/5 (159 reviews)

Figma overview

What is 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.
www.figma.com

Pricing

Starting from
$15/month
Pricing options
Free
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Devices

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Markets

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Supported languages

English
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Figma reviews

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Alec Vishmidt

I was opposed to Figma, but then I tried it

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-23
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Murtaza Ali

Never expected that design collaboration could be that easy.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
All in one... I moved to Figma for the purpose of design collaboration but as I kept using it I realized it have everything that I need to design a product. From website design to mobile apps I'm all in on Figma. The prototype creation is smooth and the best part above all it kept improvising and understanding all about what we designers as a user want from a design tool.

Cons
Although the prototype creation is smooth but it only allows you to have one main frame on a page. That creates problem for me when creating prototypes for micro interactions. I have to create multiple pages to have multiple prototypes. There are easier ways in terms of experience to fix it and I hope sooner Figma will improve this part too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Figma software easily hacked; no support

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-24
Review Source: Capterra

This is not good; it’s been hacked and figma refuses to deal with it. I have screen shots that show my gmail email as the account email; and that’s how i sign in, but someone has set it to go to a different email at a company that i am contracting at.

Pros
It’s hard to appreciate anything if my identity is hacked.

Cons
I changed my email 2+ weeks ago; and 2fa validated; the system shows my new email; and i now login using my email; but somehow my email was changed and my support questions are going to my old email. From Jun 11 onwards, multiple times someone has accessed my account and added them as a viewer to my files.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Csaba Hazi

Figma should be the industry standard for UX/UI design

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

As somebody who deals with complex applications, the collaboration and design system capabilities Figma brings to the table is just awesome. I switched from Sketch which covers some of the functionality but it's very hard to create and maintain a design system which mirrors how developers build up interfaces. Figma enables and encourages you to think in components and build and scale a design system as oppose to individual screens. This approach is essential to any product-based business.

Pros
- Collaboration: follow every update in real time. Sharing designs with client? You don't need to worry if they look at the latest updates or not. Collaborating with others on a design? No need to sync or update - it happens in real-time and automatically. - Components: very easy to use components and start to apply an atomic design approach. - Design system-centered thinking: Figma nailed a bunch of tedious and cumbersome design tasks: for example, it was not intuitive to work with layer styles, text styles and colors in Sketch (before I switched to Figma in 2018). In Figma, you can apply a saved color to texts, vector objects - anything. Very easy to work with saved text presets as well - they all built in a way to help you re-use them.

Cons
- The design (UI) of the interface is not so nice :) After 2 weeks I stopped noticing it, but as a designer it bugged me at the beginning. - In some cases it takes time to load. - Figma updates the software regularly which in some cases means a completely new interface - and sometimes not all the updates are very intuitive (though they are iterating pretty rapidly so that's a good thing)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marcin Michalak

Best design tool for collaborative work

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

If there is more than one designer in your team who have to collaborate on the same project, there is no better time to stay in sync and work on the same screens at the same time.

Pros
- Collaborative work in Real-Time - Projects instead of files - Intuitive interface - Software speed - Projects sharing with reviewers - Free plan is enough for small teams

Cons
- Not too many plug-ins (Plug-Ins are quite new feature in Figma and the library is growing!) - Custom fonts are not supported

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Figma pricing

Starting from
$15/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
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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 features

API
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Access Control (26 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (25 other apps)
Applications Management (20 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (26 other apps)
Custom Development (30 other apps)
Customizable Branding (22 other apps)
Customizable Templates (26 other apps)
Offline Access (16 other apps)
Permission Management (20 other apps)
Real Time Notifications (19 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (23 other apps)
Workflow Management (26 other apps)

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Additional information for Figma

Key features of Figma

  • Collaboration
  • Plugin Management
  • Software Prototyping
  • UI Prototyping
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