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Building a high quality and high performance app on multiple platforms does take some time.
That said, what is it you're waiting for/needing?
Thanks, Andrew (Adobe).
I'd be curious to know how you use Sketch Renamer. I tried Renamer plugins in PS a while ago (which seemed to do the same things this one does), and never found them to save me any time. I rename my layers as I create them / before I duplicate them, and I have Append 'copy' disabled, so all it takes is for me to name the first layer 'Item' then all the others will be named Iitem, without the need of a bulk Renamer.
Does it do anything smarter than that?
A problem I had 3 weeks ago. I had symbol names like this: name / name / name. And something didn't work right with spaces (can't remember the exact problem) so I had to rename all my symbols. I used Renamer to find ' / ' and then replace it with '/'. Such a time saver.
That may be a Sketch problem, I never ran into any kind of problems with layer names in PS.
Ah, Sketch has too many problems... I wish Figma or XD kills it off.
One can only dream. Figma took 5 years and $18M to make the version they have now, which is not particularly impressive and doesn't exactly give me hopes they will take the design world by storm with this hugely impressive tool anytime soon.
I'd say we're stuck with shitty software for now. XD could become good in say 2 years.
4 years, not 5 ;)
Look — if there's one thing I can agree with Adobe on, it's that building a quality design tool is hard work / takes a lot of time. The good news is that now we have a great foundation and we are shipping updates very quickly.
I'm sorry to hear you're not impressed with Figma. What are you looking for?
I don't know about Cristian, but I've never had any problems with Figma. Have worked in Sketch for 2 years and switched to Figma in one instant.
The tool works great out of the box, solves problem of storing files on the computer and therefore saves space. Symbols are here. Prototyping is here, even though it's very basic but at least it works. The only thing with prototype that needs addressed is Figma Mirror support?
Are you guys looking into third-party "plugin" support, something like Power-ups in Trello? Craft's features would be badass, specially JSON content import.
Thanks for all the hard work on Figma, so far the best tool on the market.
How did you disable append copy?
Next to the name of the panel 'Layers' there is a hamburger menu. If you click it you'll get a dropdown that has an option for 'Panel Options'
A couple of goodies in there.
Thanks for the detailed feedback. Regarding developer and marketing handoff, would love to understand your needs in this area so that it's not forgotten! Can you provide more detail on what would help you with developer and marketing handoff?
Cheers, Mary (Adobe)
Well, Figma is on the right track with this one. It would be awesome if somehow marketing team would get the file via browser and then have access to change text layers. Something like that. Now, I put whatever I think it is good and marketing team hardly sees my files because I use Sketch and it is a pure hell to deliver just overview of screens to them. Freeform would be somewhat useful if it worked. The solution has to be simple, a link, no login etc. I have so many tools in my hands right now that I feel sick. Designers need 1-2 tools tops, and now we have a gazillion of useless apps that barely work with each other.
Great list, Antonia, I'll support every single one of them.
Out of curiosity, exactly how big is XD's dev team? And do you have a dedicated team for each platform or is there crossover?
You can take a look at the About box to see the people who are or have been involved with the project. We can't talk a ton about how we organize ourselves, but we have a number of people with cross-platform skills. Sometimes, it makes sense for us to specialize, and sometimes, it makes sense for us to generalize.
Where's that about page?
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