Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axure RP
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Axure RP is a software prototyping tool used by UX designers, from Axure Software Solutions in San Diego.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
Axure RPFigma
Editions & Modules
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Professional
$144
per year
Organization
$540
per year
Starter
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Axure RPFigma
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Axure RPFigma
Considered Both Products
Axure RP
Chose Axure RP
Axure is my go-to choice because although it is more manual, I have more direct control and can create rich prototypes and interactions that other tools just can't do. With Axure I can mockup physical hardware as well as on-device screens and deep menus.
You just can't do that …
Figma
Chose Figma
Figma is much more evolved than Sketch, that requires a lot of plugins to be comparable. It’s more collaborative and easy to jump into calls without leaving the Figma environment. Adobe XD was ok but seems to be on the wane, and had performance issues. Axure RP is powerful, …
Chose Figma
We still use Axure for rich prototyping as it allows complex logic and states that are tricky to implement in Figma. Figma beats Axure as it is a great for collaboration across large teams of designs and developers. Reviews are quick and FigJam boards have a great 'follow' …
Chose Figma
web based - both Mac and Win - fast and syncd - easy to use - ease of documentation
Chose Figma
At the time of evaluating between using Figma and Axure, circa 2019, Figma felt much more lightweight and fluid as compared to Axure. This quality allowed for quicker iteration. Another reason I chose Figma was the community. Figma was widely adopted by professionals in my role …
Chose Figma
The benefits of Figma are that you can log in easily and use it anywhere. It has great features and component management.
Sketch has more advanced visual effects, and can be used offline. I've run into trouble where I have no internet, so am unable to connect to use Figma.
Axure …
Chose Figma
Figma is a better layout tool than all of the other products I have used. I believe it’s worse at prototyping than Sketch and axure. Also its lack of a design kit from officially from Apple is a ding on the product and a plus for Sketch in my opinion. XD is awful and not worth …
Chose Figma
I have used almost all the tools in UX designing and reviewed all of them, I found the Figma is light weight and very fast, I love the web version as I am teaching online and also working on the organization in different teams and the web version is super helpful for me.
Chose Figma
Figma is dominating the market now because it comes with some amazing features. The design file and assets collaboration is one of the best features around. Figma is way better than Adobe PhotoShop and Axure. It is a very fast and user-friendly environment. Figma has a very …
Chose Figma
Online collaboration, file management, fast service, available on desktop and web, prototyping and creation tools. These are some of the important factors that make Figma very attractive. It's only a matter of time before they take over the top spot.
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User Ratings
Axure RPFigma
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(25 ratings)
9.1
(151 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(2 ratings)
8.2
(15 ratings)
User Testimonials
Axure RPFigma
Likelihood to Recommend
Axure Software Solutions
Still the best IMHO for dynamic prototyping. Sometimes you need to wireframe novel on-page widgets, such as draggable search areas (in the context of map-based search), or interactive annotations on diagrams. And sometimes real data values are necessary for test participants to give good feedback. However, this is something of a niche scenario. The majority of uxers prefer xd or Figma and find that static prototypes (screen1->click->screen2) is sufficient.
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Figma
It is well suited bc it fits my workflow great. Pages are extremely useful bc I have a section from early explorations to the final handoff. Developers sometimes still find it difficult to work in. Or perhaps they just aren't familiar with it yet. Sometimes, they find Miro easier to use if they are building things and doing exercises.
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Pros
Axure Software Solutions
  • Adaptive views enable us to create truly responsive designs, even when they are very complex.
  • The platform’s many available templates and ability to create a library of reusable designs enables us to prototype faster and more efficiently than creating every single design from the ground up.
  • The company provides a lot of support options, from training videos to online forums. This is a pretty complex tool, so knowing that we can always look up or ask a question and get a quick answer has helped us immensely.
  • Axure’s comprehensive suite of tools to portray interactivity in prototypes has truly helped us show stakeholders and clients what an end product will look like, which has really helped us gain necessary internal and external buy-in.
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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
Axure Software Solutions
  • The user interface is somewhat old and not always the most intuitive.
  • I've been using Axure RP for 5 years and often forget that it has a steep learning curve, which makes it harder to onboard new employees.
  • The "teams" functionality, as far as working and sharing the same files, has some room for performance improvements.
  • Results of the Preview function varies per browser (although it works best on Chrome).
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Figma
  • Overrides are a pain especially as they tie to a component library. Some updates clear overrides to text fields creating extra work.
  • Integration with Jira and Storybook could be better. It's key to a well rounded interconnected workflow.
  • When new features are released, it's increasingly harder to update files and large libraries as the process is time consuming. One reason we haven't fully invested in working with variables.
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Likelihood to Renew
Axure Software Solutions
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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
Axure Software Solutions
Axure feels like a tool that started with a simple interface that wasn't redesigned over time. Simple tasks sometimes require clicking through multiple layers. Crucial pieces of functionality are hidden under text links, or just flatly aren't discoverable. Much of the quirks of the interface only come from having screwed up numerous times, and knowing that certain things are just difficult to accomplish.
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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
Axure Software Solutions
I've never used the support for Axure but they do have an online community that can be helpful when you're unsure how to accomplish a specific bit of interactivity. Overall the community for Axure is a great benefit for the software. There are also a lot of shared library assets which can help reduce the time you spend on projects.
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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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Online Training
Axure Software Solutions
I think that the online training videos cover all product features and are a great resource to point people to. The newsletter is also frequent and passes on a range of tips and techniques for users that are eager to learn more, or just want to keep themselves up to date
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Figma
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Alternatives Considered
Axure Software Solutions
Since Axure RP is a desktop software that can work without a cloud connection, it is easy to have approved within a highly restricted corporate environment for a low cost with a small team. iRise is a solution that requires greater amounts of management, best service a group of designers in a corporate environment. InVision is cloud-based and, although not impossible, would require a long-term agreement to be made between the corporate and InVision. These could take years. Origami is free and desktop based and has great control of the transitions and data - but is so granular that additional time commitments may have to be made to make a prototype of this fidelity
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Figma
At the time of evaluating between using Figma and Axure, circa 2019, Figma felt much more lightweight and fluid as compared to Axure. This quality allowed for quicker iteration. Another reason I chose Figma was the community. Figma was widely adopted by professionals in my role which to me meant that the application had a brighter future and was best catered to my uses.
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Return on Investment
Axure Software Solutions
  • Axure allows for us to quickly get the entire sales team trained on a specific narrative and gives them a fool proof click path for them to use in the demo.
  • Axure is relatively inexpensive and allows for purchasing the software without having to pay a monthly subscription (although they do have that option).
  • The Sketch integration has allowed for a 10 fold increase in productivity by taking designs already created in another program and quickly adding them to Axure.
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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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