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    Why is Figma the Finest Instrument for Design and Writing Alliance in a Product Group at the Moment?

    7 February 2021

    Figma is one of the most important UI design tools available in the market. It is a cloud-based tool that runs in the browser. Many consider Figma to be the best application for team-based collaborative design projects. It allows you to have all the tools you need for the design phase of the project, including the unique inventions like the Arc tool and Vector Networks to keep the ideas flowing. 

    As COVID -19 started to spread throughout the world, remote work, which was already becoming a popular trend, has accelerated. Many companies decided to shift all their effort to remote works when the pandemic started. While some companies started their offices in physical locations after the lockdown has been shifted, others kept the option of working from home open for the employees who want to. 

    As most works, especially the ones that involve UI/UX design require collaboration, working remotely will need some extra help. Figma, as a collaborative tool, has made itself vital in this situation. Designers from all over the world have expressed their satisfaction with it. Here are a few reasons how Figma helped make designers’ works strong and more impactful even in times of crisis:

    Real-Time Collaboration

    Figma is a live collaborative tool that helps designers to work with transparency. A number of designers can have the same Figma file open in their computers and there won’t be any fear of losing or overwriting another designer’s work. The designers can also share their live works with clients by sharing the Figma link without needing to download those large files. 

    Team Library

    The seamless creation and distribution of the component library in Figma is another thing that designers swear by. It allows the designers to share their works and changes with the entire team at once. This helps to save a lot of time for designers.

    Figma Works on Multiple Platforms

    Given that most designers and developers work using Macs nowadays, almost all design tools are created to support that. But Figma works on any operating system that runs a web browser. Mac, Windows PC, Linux machine, and even Chromebook users can share, open, and edit Figma files.

    Real-Time Updating

    Figma shares live embedded code snippets to paste iFrame in third-party tools. There is no need for any handoff.

    Useful for Developers

    Figma can show code snippets on any selected frames, whether it is in CSS, iOS, or Android format. Developers can easily inspect the components in any file.

    Third-party Tool Integration

    Figma has a developer API to allow true integration with any browser-based app. This can be used to integrate real-time displays of design files in an application. 

    Straightforward Prototyping

    Figma has recently introduced a prototyping feature that eliminates the need for a third-party tool and does slideshow style prototyping. Anyone with the link permission can view, edit or comment on the prototype.

    Figma helped teams in doing their tasks effectively during the lockdown. It encouraged full disclosure which is essential in building a design system. It is an easy to use, multiplatform collaboration tool, created to help both designers and developers.