Figma: A New Design Collaboration Tool

For quite a while, Adobe has dominated the world of design tools and software. However, there is a new design collaboration tool on the block, and unlike Adobe’s primarily desktop-based offerings, this new tool is mostly browser-based.

Meet Figma, a design collaboration tool that saves your projects in the cloud and relies on version control to help you and your team work on design projects in an efficient manner.

Co-founded by 23-year old Dylan Field, Figma intends to actually help you collaborate on design projects, and has already generated $14M in funding. Of course, as of now, whether or not Figma will live up to the hype remains to be seen, but the prospects surely are promising.

Adobe Photoshop and all other tools of the Creative Cloud suite began as primarily desktop applications, and as such, they have just attempted to evolve as cloud apps. Whereas Figma, on the other hand, has been born in the cloud itself, and as such, has a better chance of catering to the needs of its user base.

Figma, in simple words, offers a browser-based version of Photoshop, with focus on interaction design that saves your changes to the cloud automatically.

Whether or not Figma is able to deliver on its promise and transform the design tools’ stratosphere much like Google Docs transformed word processing still is anyone’s guess. But for now, it has the design community’s attention.

What do you think of Figma? Share your views in the comments below, and just in case you are interested, Figma is already admitting users to its preview program.

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