What is Figma?

Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
Figma is a tool in the Graphic Design category of a tech stack.

Who uses Figma?

980 companies reportedly use Figma in their tech stacks, including Tech Stack , Bitpanda , and Figma .

2355 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Figma .

Figma Integrations

Slack , Jira , Trello , Dropbox , and Notion are some of the popular tools that integrate with Figma . Here's a list of all 55 tools that integrate with Figma .
Pros of Figma
Web-based application
Intuitive interface and perfect collaboration
Works on both Mac and Windows
Free software
Highly Collaborative
Works on multiple OS's
Large community, tutorials, documentation
Hands done the best design tool for collaboration!
Great plugins, easy to extend
Imports Sketch files
Prototyping, design files and comments all in one place
Interactive, event-based prototypes
No more syncing between Sketch and InVision
Decisions about Figma

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Figma in their tech stack.


I'm hoping to get some much-needed tech-stack advice. I have been in UX/UI design for ~11 years now. No hands-on programming until very recently, I learned the basics of Python / CSS 3 / HTML5 / Django / Flask .

I am looking to work in early-stage startups, helping to build tech/software design. Where I would essentially need to wear multiple hats.

The tricky part for me has been understanding which technology I should focus on learning.

I don't really care at all about where the jobs are. I care more about these priorities (in order):

  • Feature-rich / Robust capabilities / Scaling / future-proofing / Security (Is it good tech)
  • Ease of build. (Being a UX/UI guy, I love a good GUI to build with.)
  • Library resources. Would love to skip the easy stuff whenever possible.
  • Strong Dev community.
  • Ability to convert Prototypes to usable code. Figma ?
  • Cross-platform capabilities.
  • Monolithic nature. Would love to avoid learning a million different tools.

Basically, I am looking to be enough of a do-it-all type developer, that gets the MVP tech stack far enough along with the company to get funding and get the dedicated resources we would need for whatever the technology is...

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks! - Brian

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Figma Figma

Which one is better between Bootstrap & Figma to make a web design to get HTML, CSS code?

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 304.5K views

Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry , GitHub , Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 2 upvotes · 221.1K views

We chose Figma because of the collaboration aspect of it. We are able to work as a team to create designs for web apps, mobile apps, and alike. After creating our designs in Figma we start exporting the assets and designs over to Webflow and Supernova .

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Slava Krampetz

It's magical changes in my life. Figma is :

  1. Perfect for Web-design
  2. Impressive in collaboration with other colleagues
  3. Have a really magic components
  4. Doesn't require any software on your computer, all you need is modern browser and enough memory
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Felix Hungenberg
Graphic Designer & Web Developer at hosting.de GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 55K views

Imo Figma is an everywhere-available tool, that uses modern technology ( WebAssembly ) and intuitive design to let you build awesome things.

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Figma 's Features

  • Online Sketch alternative
  • Free for small teams
  • Easy to use

Figma Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Figma ?
Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
Adobe XD
A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
Collaboration app for designers & developers. Supports Sketch and Photoshop (on beta!).
It is the easiest tool used to turn your UI/UX design ideas into highly interactive prototypes for mobile, desktop, web, all the way to IoT. ProtoPie runs on macOS & Windows and the player app is on iOS and Android.
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Figma 's Followers
2129 developers follow Figma to keep up with related blogs and decisions.