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over 4 years ago from JE LS, Trainer
Ryan – Do you use Invision and/or some kind of versioning subscription. Figma has these baked in. If you do then by cancelling those subs you get a free design tool :)
We do not pay for versioning software yet. We manually do it although it's not perfect it does work. We are just a team of two right now recently down from 3. We do pay for invision although we are not totally happy with it. It works but I've been considering switching our team to zeplin. Ultimately I'm at the mercy of my department head making the financial decisions for us despite being the lead.
The moment you start paying for anything else but the design tool, it starts adding app pretty quickly and the whole situation turns around.
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At one of my previous companies, Invision was quoting us 50k/yr due to how many people were on the plan. The thing is you want to make your designs visible to the whole company, so you basically have to invite everyone. So while we didn't have that many designers it was getting super expensive because of all the users with read-only rights.
Because of this we switched to Figma, which only charges for editors and comes out way cheaper in the end.
Huh? People don't need a paying account for access to your Invision projects. They can create a free account and be invited to your project for free. Everyone in our department has read only rights and can inspect my team's designs for handoff and comments without paying for Invision. We only have one paying account and two designers have access to it while the rest of the company has unlimited access to see it all.
That's odd. Are they actually part of the team or just viewing projects through sharing links? Can they leave comments and view the full directory?
Maybe Invision changed it since, but we even spent a while chatting with their sales team and there was no way to get the price down, so I don't think we were missing something.
Not really odd at all. That's how INV works. We don't share links unless for some reason someone outside of our teams needs access to see any screens or for user testing.
They just have to create a free personal account with our company email and you can invite them to the project for read status, comments, exporting assets, and using inspect. I'm sure there might be "some benefits" to buying their team plans. But I don't see anything beneficial beyond how we use it currently that would add to our workflow. A sales rep tried to engage me in upgrading to it, but it wasn't worth the discussion and I turned him down. If I was forced to upgrade I would cancel our subscription and use zeplin. INV is buggy as hell and slow sometimes.
We're on the professional plan - https://projects.invisionapp.com/d/main#/upgrade/plans?openedDueTo=plans%20page - with a design team of two people (down from 3 recently) under the same login that spans/supports 4 small dev teams. They all use it in correlation to any projects or features we need to hand off to the devs or for showcasing projects to stakeholders for simple prototypes.
Actually, there is no plan at $45 for now... The Organization plan you are referring to is still in beta, and as far as I know, still not available. I don't know which one should one go with when Organization becomes available, but for now the only paid plan is at $12 per month :)
What the hell are you referring to? Never said anything about a plan being $45 or an organization plan.
Yo. Calm down. Your incorrect grammar made it sound like you were referring to a $45 plan. Next time, read your comment again, then politely clarify that you meant Figma is $45 more expensive.
Here ya go... baby steps gurlfran.
I'd like to use Figma for work in a production environment, but it is more expensive than sketch per user annually.
By $45 and when you have a handful of designers it adds up.
It's pretty clear that I'm talking about it being more expensive and NOWHERE do I say that there is a $45 plan. I don't even mention the word plan in these two sentences. I don't even mention the word plan anywhere in my reply. So kindly again... fuck off.
Jesus, relax there sport.
Quite comical coming from you, Ken. Heed your own advice.
Yes, I must have forgotten I was going around telling other DN members to fuck off. My bad.
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I'd like to use Figma for work in a production environment, but it is more expensive than sketch per user annually. By $45 and when you have a handful of designers it adds up. Their pricing model is off. The no offline support also is a deal breaker for me too.