12 comments

  • Teodor DecuTeodor Decu, almost 2 years ago

    YES! Looks like 2020 will be the year of web based design tools!

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  • Graeme F, almost 2 years ago
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  • John PJohn P, almost 2 years ago

    The age of native Mac apps is truly over.

    Honestly wouldn't even be shocked if Sketch released a beta for a web app in 2020

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  • Myroslav Galavai, almost 2 years ago

    Did you notice the trend of getting into the collaboration field the Figma pioneered? It feels like everyone and his dog now offer real-time multi-user live collaboration. Hm, ok well... =)

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    • Andrew C, almost 2 years ago

      That’s how things work. Multi-user still isn’t a must have feature imo.

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      • Diego Nunes, almost 2 years ago

        For teams though... Sketch + Abstract was nice but it was killing the efficiency in my team. With Figma everything is super easy.

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        • Jonathan Shariat, almost 2 years ago

          This. This is the big oversight by not just the other design tools but most designers themselves.

          When you work alone you don't feel it but as soon as you start collaborating with other designers, content writers, PM, etc. The workflow goes to hell. I spent days researching this at Intuit because it was getting so bad and everyone just dealt with it.

          With a multiuser, theres no need for complex versioning. 1 source of truth, always up to date, 1 tool for design, prototype, sharing and delivering.

          My hope is with Framer X, for some teams, it will allow for more direct design+code collab, where what you design is very close to end product because it is code.

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        • Andrew C, almost 2 years ago

          I have a large team. Other than the component library people aren’t touching each other’s files concurrently much (Like they would a google doc). A nice to have feature, sure.

          Collaboration doesn’t mean someone being in the minute details of a working file. Shared forums for ideation and whiteboards and sketches seem like the right idea to involve others. Multi-user, I worry, actually risks diminishing the autonomy of a designer more than anything. An account mgr or product mgr being able to go in to the raw source file feels like a domain intrusion. Especially if a designer is in the synthesis process of design, which is inherently vulnerable.

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