Node.js vs. Zeplin

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Node.js
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Node.js is an open source, asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime, Node.js is designed to build scalable network applications.N/A
Zeplin
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Zeplin, from the company of the same name, is a platform supporting collaboration in application development by engineers and designers by providing an API with popular collaboration, development and prototyping tools and creating a space where productions can be shared and reviewed.
$0
per user per month
Pricing
Node.jsZeplin
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
per user per month
Team
$6
per user per month
Organization
$12
per user per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Node.jsZeplin
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Node.jsZeplin
Project Management
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Node.js
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Ratings
Zeplin
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Search00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Node.js
-
Ratings
Zeplin
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Notifications00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Node.js
-
Ratings
Zeplin
8.0
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Node.jsZeplin
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
7.0
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.4
(1 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Node.jsZeplin
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
1. Node.js is useful for building one page, fast, light-weight, scalable applications. 2. It is not suitable for building computationally extensive applications, it may lead to bad performance.
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Zeplin
I still have some issues, especially with color integration between the style guide and also project. When we update the colors, it's not automatically sync to every project. Aside from that, zeplin solves my problem for hand-off design from design to developer. I set zeplin is source of truth design file
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Pros
Open Source
  • Robust
  • Fast
  • Modern
  • Easy to learn
  • Allows using JS or TypeScript everywhere
  • Supported and maintained actively by the open source community
  • Pleasurable to work with
  • Reliable
  • Simple to learn
  • Simple to setup
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Zeplin
  • Ease in automatically building design style guides, saving time that might be spent on building style guides in another tool (such as InDesign).
  • Users can use Mac, PC, or web versions of this app to collaborate on a single project, enabling us to work with a wider pool of contractors.
  • Accelerates the design-to-development workflow, as it’s very easy to import Sketch or Photoshop files through plug-ins, and HTML/CSS codes are automatically created based on designs.
  • Provides cross-platform specifications for web, iOS, and Android, which can save developers time in figuring out specifications beyond the “main platform" on their own.
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Cons
Open Source
  • It reduce performance while dealing with heavy computational task.
  • Node.js invites a lot of change in code, due to an unstable api.
  • Lack of library support.
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Zeplin
  • The uploading and syncing of assets is great for sketch and photoshop but we use illustrator and that can be cumbersome/tedious at times.
  • There are certain elements that have been a bit confusing to navigate at times, but for the most part, it's pretty user-friendly
  • More integrations
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Zeplin
Great tool
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Usability
Open Source
No answers on this topic
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
Open Source
Node.js is easy and good to use, their support team is also good they always tend to help you, and solve your problem, even we know that Node is free to use and opensource but then also we get support from them but for getting much better results we need to purchase standard or enterprises support provided by them.
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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
Open Source
There is a smooth and seamless performance for multiple requests as the feedback received from users. and uses one platform to maintain UI and backend.
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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
Open Source
  • It helps our business to expand our standard offer with new solutions based on Node.js such as conversation bots.
  • It brings avarege 2-3 new clients projects per year, that we couldn't do without it.
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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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