Figma vs InVision
InVision taught the world to prototype. Figma puts it hand-in-hand with design. Designers are consolidating tools so they can design, prototype, collect feedback and handoff in Figma.
Why are people switching from InVision to Figma?
Less is more
Using InVision means you have to use Sketch, Abstract, or Zeplin too. Figma is all-in-one and gets you a lot more for a lot less.
Exporting between Sketch and InVision to gather feedback is exhausting. In Figma, design files, prototypes, and comments are all in one place, making the collaborative design process seamless.
Design at scale
Design systems should live where you design, not in a separate app. With Figma, you can easily share libraries with your design team and improve components with built-in analytics.
Wait, can Figma really replace Sketch, InVision, and Zeplin?
Figma is built for your entire product design workflow. Create and collaborate on a design file. Prototype interactions. Share a link to your file or prototype. Gather feedback via comments. And grab all the code snippets and specs you need for development.
Isn’t InVision all-in-one?
If InVision Studio meets your team’s needs, and you don’t mind syncing to the cloud every time you want to collaborate on a design, then it’s a possibility.
But more commonly we hear that teams need to rely on Sketch to design and InVision to prototype. Figma has a best-in-class editor, built-in prototyping, and design systems that scale with your organization—no syncing required.
But I need to create high-fidelity prototypes…
Prototyping in Figma is robust, with multiple triggers, actions, transitions, and overflow behaviors that bring your designs to life, including advanced animations for touch gestures and loading sequences. For times when you need dynamic logic, Figma has integrations with Principle, Protopie, and Flinto.
Because Figma is a single tool for design and prototyping, it’s easy to design and prototype in tandem and test your ideas earlier and more often.
But with InVision, all I have to do is send a link…
With Figma, you can do that too. And it’s even better because the comments you get on your prototypes appear in your design files in real-time, eliminating the need to flip back-and-forth to incorporate feedback. When it’s this easy to share and collect feedback, prototyping becomes part of your iterative design process, instead of being an afterthought.
What about my design systems?
Maintaining your design system libraries with InVision’s Design System Manager means constantly worrying that they aren’t up-to-date with Sketch. Figma is built in the cloud—which means your shared libraries are always up-to-date. No syncing. Period.
Plus with Design System Analytics, Figma gives you insights into library and component usage so you can make decisions backed by data.
What else do I get if I switch to Figma?
For starters, Figma’s platform is extensible and our community is awesome (if we do say so ourselves). This means Figma has the plugins you need to help you automate your work and a ton of templates and resources available through the community for you to re-use and learn from.
Ok, I’m ready. How do I make the switch?
Making the switch from InVision to Figma is easy. Start a free Figma account and give it a test drive.
See how Figma can help you scale design
Great design has the potential to differentiate your product and brand. But nothing great is made alone. Figma brings product teams together in a fast and more inclusive design workflow.
Get in touch to learn more about how Figma can help companies scale design.
We’ll cover how Figma can help:
- Bring every step of the design process—from ideation, to creation, to building designs—into one place
- Accelerate design workflows with shared company-wide design systems
- Foster inclusivity in the product team process with products that are web-based, accessible, and easy to use