Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.6 out of 10
N/A
Abstract, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers a collaboration tool for developers and others, featuring a version controlled master file set and approval workflow.N/A
Figma
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Figma, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their collaborative design and prototyping application to support digital product and UI development.
$15
per month per editor
Pricing
AbstractFigma
Editions & Modules
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Professional
$144
per year
Organization
$540
per year
Starter
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractFigma
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AbstractFigma
Considered Both Products
Abstract
Chose Abstract
i haven't selected Abstract, it was imposed top-down. I much love Zeplin and all its amazing features.
Chose Abstract
There are very few tools that compete with Abstract right now. I would say none of them are even close to this yet.
Figma

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AbstractFigma
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Figma
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Ratings
Task Management3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Figma
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Ratings
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Figma
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Ratings
Versioning8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
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AbstractFigma
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Troop Messenger
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OmniGraffle
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Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AbstractFigma
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
9.2
(102 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
8.2
(15 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractFigma
Likelihood to Recommend
Abstract
  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
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Figma
A solo developer or small team that wants to integrate development, feature planning and ui design in a single app can find a lot of value in using Figma, since the FigJam whiteboard and UI editor are in the same app. Business plans and software features can be mapped out on FigJam and then implemented in the UI editor, that way there is reduced context switching and teams can operate smoothly without having to toggle between multiple apps.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Figma
  • As a visual designer, I spend 90% of my working time in Figma. So, as a design tool, Figma is mature and feature-rich. It covers all the basic needs and provides extras, such as simple prototyping and the ability to use external plugins.
  • Collaboration: It’s very easy to work together on the same file in Figma. You can easily brainstorm together or use Figma as a shared screen.
  • Smartness of components: Figma provides many adaptability options for components that allow building very flexible and scalable layouts.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Figma
  • Access control - it wasn't apparent to me at first that a project was shared with everyone in the company vs just people i choose to share it with. I think the inverse should be the default.
  • Sometimes it struggles to import old sketch files - no clue how to make this better, but its frustrating
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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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Figma
It's by far the best tool and I feel delighted using it every day.
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Usability
Abstract
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
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Figma
It's so simple to use! I have no background in UI design but basic designing and I was able to learn this software Figma within 3-5 days. There are tons of tutorials available on Youtube from so many popular YouTubers in the space, you can just go through them and start designing.
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Support Rating
Abstract
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
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Figma
I haven't used their support lately but in the past, they had a chat that I used often. They often responded in a few hours and were able to give a satisfactory solution. I would imagine it's less personal now but the community has expanded drastically so there are more resources out there to self serve with a bit of Google magic.
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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Figma
Much more intuitive, Adobe XD fails to keep up with the newest market changes thus it did not let us stay on top of the technology. The big plus of Figma is that the majority of our clients worked with it, whereas it was not the case with Adobe XD. You can get similar results working with both, but the process will be different in Figmas favour
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Return on Investment
Abstract
  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
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Figma
  • Negative -- the Figma mirror app is quite poorly connected with Figma itself, hence when we were conducting user testing, we got some incorrect data.
  • Positive -- time spent for discussion because we have something visual to base on discussion on
  • Negative -- it's difficult to find files and comments, which is a lost of time
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