Leading screen design tool in 2018

almost 6 years ago from Korey Hall, User Interface Designer

  • Matt C, almost 6 years ago

    Sketch is still the clear winner imo out of all the tools. The last couple of updates have been huge. Plugin support and network effect also means it will always be at least as good as anything else.

    Figma is catching up fast and will likely become my primary tool in 2018 due to the fact that I'm a Windows user at home. It's an extremely good tool.

    Adobe XD is very bad, and I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would use it. Even if they accomplish their entire 2018 roadmap it will still be bad. How do they have so many engineers working on this thing with such a teeny tiny amount of improvement?

    Framer is cool, but by the time I'm making something in Framer I may as well just code it myself (this could change depending on how much the design portion is improved).

    Axure is still by far the best prototyping tool out there, hands down. I don't see it losing that title in 2018 unless Framer goes crazy with features.

    I think Invision Studio is going to be bad. Mostly because I think their existing apps are bad (clunky, bloated).

    Edit: I actually forgot about Photoshop. You should not be using Photoshop for UX/UI design.

    17 points
    • Samantha S, almost 6 years ago

      I don't know why Axure has such a bad rep, it is a swiss army knife and gets the job done. The team version control is excellent as well.

      2 points
    • Josiah TullisJosiah Tullis, almost 6 years ago

      You find InVision's existing product clunky and bloated? That's odd– I'd describe it as the exact opposite.

      1 point
    • Mike ChambersMike Chambers, almost 6 years ago

      @matt "Adobe XD is very bad"

      I would love to hear more thoughts on this (that I could share with the team). We did have a period for a couple of months through the summer where we were focusing on bring the Windows version up to parity with Mac, and there were not a lot of new features added to the mac build. That has passed though, and we are back with our monthly release cadence.

      But, there is still a lot of work to do. Any specific feedback / input you have would be helpful in prioritizing them.

      (You can see a current list of all items on our user voice: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/)

      0 points