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18 Ratings
61 Ratings
18 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abstract ranks higher in 1 feature set: Communication
  • Zeplin ranks higher in 1 feature set: File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.8

Abstract

78%

Zeplin

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abstract ranks higher in 3/3 features

Workflow Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Abstract

87%
7.0

Zeplin

70%
Abstract ranks higher in 4/4 features

Chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Discussions

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.1

Abstract

81%
8.5

Zeplin

85%
Abstract ranks higher in 3/5 features

Versioning

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Access control

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Zeplin is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

2.2

Abstract

22%
4 Ratings
8.3

Zeplin

83%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Zeplin

82%
1 Rating

Usability

7.0

Abstract

70%
1 Rating
8.0

Zeplin

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.7

Abstract

87%
7 Ratings
9.2

Zeplin

92%
7 Ratings

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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Zeplin

Zeplin is, overall, really great for what it’s known for: design handoffs to development teams. Thus, it’s an excellent tool for scenarios in which the design and development teams do not work very closely. Because it allows users to use the tool on various platforms, it’s also great for teams in which there are in-house and remote (or contract) staff working on a single project. The tool is pretty lightweight once users are on-boarded, so it’s also great for larger teams. However, it can take significant time to onboard people to it, so it might not be great for more rushed projects. It also doesn’t have a ton of functionality beyond supporting design handoffs, so one might choose a more inclusive tool, such as Figma, to support more steps in the design process. Finally, Zeplin is costly and its rates are pretty inflexible, so this might not be the most ideal tool for more cash-strapped teams who want to use Zeplin for more than one project at a time.
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Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Zeplin

  • Provides dimensions across iOS, Android and Web which saves developers from a lot of guess and check when implementing designs
  • Allows for easy download of digital design assets for developers to easily organize and implement
  • Great user experience in terms of the product itself and a great value for your money
  • Automatically generates CSS for web designs which is AMAZING!
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Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Zeplin

  • It would be better if it has a dedicated web application
  • It's not the easiest tool to learn and start working with
  • It would be awesome if it had more features turning it into an all-around tool for mockups and prototypes
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Pricing Details

Abstract

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Abstract editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Zeplin

    Starting Price

    $0 per user per month

    Editions & Modules

    Zeplin editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free$01
    Organization$122
    EnterpriseContact sales team3
    Team$64

    Footnotes

    1. per user per month
    2. per user per month
    3. none
    4. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Abstract

    No answers on this topic

    Zeplin

    Great tool
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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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    Zeplin

    Zeplin is not a fully functional prototyping software system, but having the ability to add notes to help explain what actions are expected allows me to rate it high.
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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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    Zeplin

    Zeplin has classic support with a chat from the website. It's working fine, and we're also getting the support needed when needed. However, Zeplin is very good at closing the incidents and moving on. It was a while ago we had a case with their support so that it might have improved since then.
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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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    Zeplin

    Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like InVision and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does. So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
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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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    Zeplin

    • Development time has reduced as the design updates are communicated in real time to developers and they don't have to write the boilerplate code as it's already generated.
    • Employee engagement has improved as every stakeholder is aware about the design changes from the beginning and can give their inputs.
    • Designers save a lot of time as they don't to explicitly communicate when the update or publish their designs and also it just takes a couple of clicks to publish their designs. Also, lot of rework is saved as every stakeholder is involved right from the beginning.
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