What is Figma?

Figma is a powerful design tool that helps you to create anything: websites, applications, logos, and much more.

Figma is different from other graphics editing tools. Mainly because it works directly on your browser, this means you can access your projects and start designing from any computer or platform without having to buy multiple licenses or install the software. Another reason designers love this app is that Figma offers a generous free plan where you can create and store 3 active projects simultaneously. It’s more than enough for you to learn, experiment, and work on small projects.

Collaboration in Figma is simple

Because Figma is browser-based, teams can collaborate as they would in Google Docs. People viewing and editing a file are shown at the top of the app as circular avatars. Each person also has a named cursor, so tracking who is doing what is easy. Clicking on someone else’s avatar zooms to what they are viewing at that time.

 

Figma sharing is flexible

Figma also allows permissions-based sharing of any file, page, or frame. When a share link is created to a frame on a page, the person clicking on that link will open a browser version of Figma, and a zoomed-in view of the frame is loaded. 

 

Programmers have it easier with Figma

Figma displays code snippets on any selected frame or object in CSS, iOS, or Android formats for developers to use when reviewing a design file. The design components can be inspected by any developer in any file they can view. There is no need to use a third-party tool to get the information. 

 

Figma project files reside in one place—Online

Since Figma is an online app, it handles file organization by displaying projects and their files in a dedicated view.