Updated August 30, 2021
Score 2 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with SharePoint Designer
I occasionally use it on old sites because they're harder to manage than modern pages. It's my last resort when I can't find something on a Classic site that I didn't build. It is at its end of life, and I can't imagine anyone would use it for any other purpose, save those so resistant to change that they will keep it until it's deprecated.
- Shows hidden lists
- Shows sharing links so I can delete them
- Easier to navigate from one list or library to get a quick comparison
- The interface is really dated
- Preview in Browser doesn't work half the time
- There's no help or tooltips
- Easy to go down a rabbit hole, but not always easy to revert back
- Product is obsolete and will be deprecated.
- Editing and reviewing older site pages and settings
- Minimal, we're government and ROI isn't tracked for most objectives
I haven't used anything else like this. I use different products for workflows and forms, but they aren't listed in the listings for this page. Instead of using it for workflows or forms (deprecated 2 years ago), I use Nintex. For everything else, I have what I need in the Modern version of SharePoint online.
Do you think SharePoint Designer (discontinued) delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with SharePoint Designer (discontinued)'s feature set?
Did SharePoint Designer (discontinued) live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of SharePoint Designer (discontinued) go as expected?
I wasn't involved with the implementation phase
Would you buy SharePoint Designer (discontinued) again?
To me, it's the most helpful on Classic sites, which is what it was designed to design. Modern pages are easier to edit and audit, so it really isn't any help. I can't see any point in recommending an obsolete product to a colleague that hasn't used it, unless they are needing to find, document, or replace old sites and workflows.