• Joe AlfonsoJoe Alfonso, almost 5 years ago

    I just made the same switch 2 weeks ago as a personal challenge to learn a new too.

    One of the big things I like is the additional Open Type text features. It's really nice when doing table design and is you have a certain use cases that aren't super common, but are nice to be able to address when they do come up.

    For me personally, I've found the performance to be better than Sketch recently.

    The lack of plugin integration, especially for auto-filling in image content is missed I will say and can slow you down a ton if you have a high volume of images. I've started to create image libraries which have added time but also value. So it's a wash right no, but Sketch is still much more popular with integrations.

    Sketch cloud never worked for me, so sharing was a challenge, Figma makes collaborating, commenting and viewing easier without requiring a login.

    Figma also mirrors on devices more more reliably in my opinion which is super big for me, as I like to see what I'm working on will look like when applied.

    Recently I saw a friend and we worked together. He didn't have a laptop so he used the web version of figma on a chromebook. It wasn't ideal, but it worked. The device ambiguity is really nice when working with people who don't have access to high end equipment.

    Best of luck and I hope you enjoy it.

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    • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, almost 5 years ago

      Some great points here!

      The chrome book, linux & windows are important to consider as well in the balance :)

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