About Figma

Category: Web Design Software
Figma is a powerful web design software that allows you to create and collaborate on designs for websites, mobile apps, and other digital products. With Figma, you can easily create wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs using a range of intuitive tools and features.

Company: Figma, Inc.

Figma is a privately held company that was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides a web-based design and prototyping tool that allows teams to collaborate in real-time on the same design file. Figma offers a range of features for designers, including vector editing, prototyping, and collaboration tools.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 5.0
Performance 5.0
Ease Of Use 5.0
Features 4.5
Support 4.5

Pros

  • Ultimate collaboration tool
  • Powerful prototyping tools
  • Wide range of design elements & templates
  • Integrates with other platforms

Cons

  • Limited offline functionality
  • Does not support all file types
  • No ability to edit code

Figma Comparisons

VS
VS
VS
Plans & Pricing

Figma offers a range of pricing plans to suit the needs of different users and teams. The main options are:

Starter plan: Figma’s free Starter plan is ideal for individuals and small teams who want to try out the software and collaborate on basic designs. It includes access to all of Figma’s core features and allows you to work on up to three projects with a maximum of two editors per file.

Professional plan: The Professional plan is designed for teams who want to take their design work to the next level. It includes all of the features of the free plan, as well as additional features such as the ability to work on unlimited projects and access to advanced prototyping and design system tools. Prices for the Professional plan start at $12 per user per month, billed annually.

Organization plan: The Organization plan is for larger teams and organizations who want to manage their design work at scale. It includes all of the features of the Professional plan, as well as additional features such as advanced permissions and user management, as well as unlimited file storage. Prices for the Organization plan start at $45 per user per month, billed annually.

Starter
$0
/mo
Free Forever
  • 3 Figma and 3 FigJam files
  • Unlimited personal files
  • Unlimited collaborators
  • Plugins
  • Widgets
  • Templates
  • Mobile app
Professional
$15
/mo
Annual or Monthly Billing
+ $15/mo /additional editor
  • Everything in the Starter plan
  • Unlimited Figma files
  • Unlimited version history
  • Sharing permissions
  • Shared and private projects
  • Team libraries
  • Audio conversations
Organization
$45
/mo
Annual Billing Only
+ $45/mo /additional editor
  • Everything in the Professional plan
  • Org-wide libraries
  • Design system analytics
  • Branching and merging
  • Centralized file management
  • Unified admin and billing
  • Private plugins and widgets
  • Single sign-on

 

Performance

Lag

I used Figma via 3 separate WiFi networks and had no issues with overall performance. The design functions updated quickly with little to no lag time. Adding, editing, changing, and saving components was near instantaneous. For a closer look at Figma’s performance, check out the collaboration video below.

Collaboration

FigJam is Figma’s collaborative tool for teams working on design projects. Some of the key features of FigJam include:

Real-time collaboration: FigJam allows multiple people to work on the same design at the same time, with changes being made and visible to all users in real-time. This makes it easy for teams to work together and get feedback on their work as they go.

Commenting and feedback: FigJam’s commenting and feedback tools allow users to leave notes and suggestions on specific parts of a design, making it easy to collaborate and get feedback on specific elements of a project.

Version history: FigJam keeps a record of every change made to a design, allowing users to see the evolution of a project over time and revert to previous versions if needed.

Sharing and access controls: FigJam allows users to easily share their designs with others and control who has access to specific projects and files. This makes it easy to collaborate with external stakeholders and clients, while still maintaining control over your work.

Overall, Figma’s collaboration tools are designed to make it easy for teams to work together on design projects, regardless of location or time zone. This video shows side-by-side editing between 2 collaborators(me & me)  in real time:

Uniqueness

Figma’s vector editing tools are powerful and intuitive, making it easy to create high-quality designs that look great on any device. Its prototyping tools are also unique and flexible, allowing users to create interactive wireframes and prototypes to test and iterate on their designs.

Ease of Use

Initial Sign-Up

Initial sign-up and setup is easy — just choose a blank slate or a designer template, then adjust everything to your liking. There are quite a few editing options, it might take some time to get familiar with them. For a quick walk-through of the sign-up process, click the video:

For those lacking programming experience, the Figma interface can seem a little intimidating at first. This is due to it being so feature-heavy, which is a good thing. The builder is very intuitive and is excellent for those wanting a completely customizable website-building experience.

Templates & Themes

The exact number of templates available in Figma can vary, as new templates are frequently added to the platform. In addition to the templates that are built into Figma, you can also access a wide range of user-generated templates through the Figma Community. Click the video to check out their 1300+ available templates:

Drag & Drop Editor To Add a Component

The drag & drop editor is responsive with a fairly easy interface. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s very efficient when you get the hang of it. In the following video we take a look at their editor interface and how easy it is to add a component:

Code Editing

Figma does not have the capability to edit code directly. However, you can use Figma to design and prototype interfaces for websites and applications, and you can then use the designs and prototypes as a guide to build the final product using code.

Customer Support

Figma offers a range of customer support and resources to help users get the most out of the software. Some of the support and resources available include their Help Center with information on how to use Figma’s various features and tools, live training sessions and workshops on a variety of topics, including design fundamentals, prototyping, and Figma’s support team through the company’s online support portal or via email.

For an overview of their learning resources, check out this quick video:

In-app chat support

Figma has an in-app chat feature that allows you to get in touch with their support team directly from within the Figma app.

Email Support

Figma offers email support for users who need help with specific issues or have questions about the platform. You can contact Figma’s support team through the “Contact Us” page on their website. After entering my information into the chatbot, I received a confirmation email and a reply to my request within 2 hours and the ticket was closed:

Community

Figma’s community is a great place to connect with other users, share tips and tricks, and get help with specific problems. The community includes a range of forums, groups, and events where users can ask questions, share their work, and collaborate with others.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
In-App Chat
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
Available from 9:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time, Mon-Fri
Email
Email
Via Online Contact Form
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Figma University accessed through the “Help” menu
FAQ
FAQ
Accessed through their homepage
Blog
Blog
Figma’s blog has product updates, design tips and case studies.
Features & Functionality
Design Features

Figma’s key features are its collaboration capabilities, a wide range of design elements & templates, prototyping feature, and powerful vector editing tool.

It also offers a host of integrations, such as Google Drive and Slack, making it easy to use in a variety of workflows. We do a quick tour of their key features in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTFR13cBuQ0[/embed]

Features
  • Pre-Built Templates
  • Mockup Templates
  • Customization Ability
  • Customized Branding
  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Collaborative Editing
Content Features
Features
  • Media Management
  • Content/Media Library
  • Content Management System
  • Scheduling Tool
  • User Management
  • Rich Text Editor
Marketing Features
Features
  • E-Commerce
  • Hosting
  • Domain Name
  • Marketing Tools
  • SEO Tools
  • Site Analytics
Integrations & Addons
Features
  • Plug-ins/Widgets
  • Email Integration
  • WordPress Integration
  • Marketing Integration
  • Social Media Integration
Coding Features
Features
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Syntax Highlighting
Verdict

Figma is suitable for a wide range of design and prototyping tasks. Its ease of use, collaborative features, and extensive design elements make it a popular choice among designers and product teams. It is an excellent choice for group brainstorming and production on any sized project.

Lee Payton
Author: Lee Payton
Lee Payton is a Marine Corps veteran, private investigator, 501(c)(3) vice president, marketing director, and entrepreneur. During his government years, he worked at the White House, deployed following the 9/11 terror attacks, and rose through the ranks to several managerial positions. He founded four successful businesses in the private sector, including a private investigative agency, a non-profit organization to conduct human trafficking rescues, a medical concierge service, and a digital marketing agency. He specializes in the formation, marketing, and growth of new businesses.
Let us know what you think about this product
and be the first to write a review.
Write a review