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Figma Over Adobe XD: Why I Made the Switch

Que lo que’ (What’s up in Dominican Spanish)! Today, I want to share my journey from using Adobe XD to becoming a devoted Figma user.

As a designer, I understand that the choice of tools can significantly influence workflow and productivity. For a long time, I found myself immersed in the Adobe ecosystem, in this case, Adobe XD. While Adobe XD is a powerful tool, I started feeling the Adobe environment was becoming rather hefty. Regular updates, although intended to improve the experience, felt like a constant need to adapt and relearn, disrupting my workflow more often than I preferred.

With the objective of finding a more streamlined solution, I decided to explore Figma, and I was immediately impressed. Figma is cloud-based, which means no more worrying about constant updates or software compatibility issues. I could jump straight into designing, without the preliminary fuss.

One of the standout features of Figma for me is its exceptional sharing capabilities. It enables real-time collaboration, allowing multiple team members to work on the same design simultaneously. This functionality greatly enhances team coordination, making design feedback and iteration processes much more efficient. Oh, and I love the plugins.

Additionally, Figma’s ability to operate within a browser is a game-changer. Whether I’m on my home setup or working remotely, I can access and amend my designs without needing to install heavy software. It gives me the freedom to design anytime, anywhere, as long as I have an internet connection.

In the end, the switch to Figma felt more like an upgrade. It offered a more lightweight, flexible, and collaborative design experience compared to Adobe XD. However, it’s essential to mention that my comparison is based on my personal experience and the specific needs of my workflow. Other designers might find Adobe XD or other tools more suitable for their unique requirements.

As I continue my design journey, I might experiment with other tools, but for now, Figma has won my loyalty and trust in the design process.

Published On

June 18, 2023