Figma vs Abobe XD? Feature and pros and cons

Figma vs Adobe XD is a common topic discussed among designers. These days Figma and Adobe XD are the most used tool for UI / UX designing. Here I will give you some details about the pros and cons and the main difference between Figma and Adobe XD

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Adobe XD

Cloud storage


2 GB

Document history

30 days

10 days

File sharing


1 file

Real time collaboration

Browser based



Drag & Drop


Prototype recording

Figma pros & Cons

Figma launched in 2015 and it's a free online software but you can also opt in to subscription based for access more features. Figma is rapidly growing software in the design industry

  • Multiple people can edit the file at the same time
  • You don't need to work on the same system because it's browser based 
  • Quick workflow
  • Saves your space
  • No need to update every time
  • Integrates with slack
  • Live preview for mobile
  • Limited number of plugins
  • Less resources available
  • Pricing is little bit higher for professional it takes $12 per month

Adobe XD pros & Cons

Adobe XD launched in 2017 and it's a vector based design tool for web, mobile and more. Adobe XD supports macOS and Windows

  • Easy to use interface
  • Available in macOS, Windows
  • UI kits are available for iOS, material design and more
  • Share online and get feedback
  • Fast to use
  • Need to update every time (If new update comes)
  • Less plugins 
  • Difficult to collaborate with anyone  
  • Limited animations

Figma is good overall, however you try both and choose for your use cases. I hope this details will help you to choose the better tools for your next project. Thank you for reading.

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