Headed for Extinction
July 19, 2021
Headed for Extinction
Score 3 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with InVision
InVision is used by our product, design, and engineering teams. It is also used by key stakeholders. InVision provides basic prototyping, project communication, collaboration (Freehand), and handoff (Inspect) capabilities. It fills the communication gaps at the project level between designers and stakeholders. It also extends the capabilities of product mangers and promotes real-time collaboration.
- Design artifact archiving (access and search old uploaded files/comments)
- Freehand's easy-to-use collaboration
- Public URLs for prototypes make low friction
- Lowest ROI of all our design tools (relatively expensive enterprise contracts)
- Product/design/engineer team collaboration (Freehand)
- Early customer feedback (prototypes and public URLs)
We went with InVision because we were already bought into that ecosystem. We have since decided to move to Figma, as we were not receiving the features we needed from InVision and the associated tools (Whimsical, Sketch, Abstract, and Zeplin). The ROI of Figma allows us to free up budget, reduce onboarding time, and focus design workflows into a single tool rather than multiple tools and workflows.
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Would you buy InVision again?
InVision has low-friction and easy-to-use features for basic design workflows. Most teams could get up to speed with InVision quite easily, but the problems start when the features run out and you realize you're paying for more users than you had budgeted for. InVision's access and billing structure makes it hard to get out of if you decide to use other tools instead. After basic usage, you will be wanting more, but InVision's product has had slow release over the last six years. New products are promised and rarely delivered. The people at InVision are great and the tool is good enough, but you end up filling the gaps with other paid-for tools.