Adobe has announced that it has acquired Figma, the cloud-based design platform.
This acquisition is a big move for Adobe, which has been on a buying spree lately. Just last year, Adobe acquired Magento Commerce and Marketo. With the acquisition of Figma, Adobe is further solidifying its position as a leader in the design space.
What is Figma?
Figma is a popular platform among designers and has been growing rapidly. Figma is a vector graphics editor that runs in the browser. It offers features such as real-time collaboration, version control, and plugins.
What the Acquisition Means for Adobe and Figma Customers
For Adobe, acquiring Figma will help the company boost its Creative Cloud business. The Creative Cloud is a suite of tools that includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. With Figma now under its umbrella, Adobe can offer its customers an even more comprehensive set of tools for their design needs.
Future of Figma – possible pricing changes?
As for Figma customers, nothing will change in the short term. However, it's worth noting that Adobe is known for its high prices. So it's possible that Figma's subscription plans could become more expensive down the line. Figma will continue to operate as a standalone product and brand for the time being.
In the short term, customers of both companies can expect business as usual. But it's worth keeping an eye on how this deal affects pricing in the future.
What alternatives to Figma are out there?
What is Penpot? Figma's Newest Software Alternative
Penpot is a new software that is quickly becoming a viable alternative to Figma.
Penpot is a vector drawing and animation app that is available for both Mac and Windows. It offers a wide range of features that are similar to those found in Figma, including the ability to create artboards, add layers, use a timeline, and export animations as GIFs or video files.
One of the key benefits of Penpot is its price point; at $0/month, it is significantly cheaper than Figma, which costs $12/month. And many people are guessing that the price will increase due to the recent acquisition by Adobe.
Another benefit is its ease of use; Penpot has a very user-friendly interface that makes it easy to get started with creating designs.
So far, Penpot has received generally positive reviews from users.
However, some users have noted that the software still has some room for improvement. For example, several users have said that the text tool could be more robust, and that the software crashes occasionally. Overall, though, users seem to be happy with the direction that Penpot is going and are excited to see how it continues to develop over time.
Penpot is a promising new software that offers a cheaper alternative to Figma with a user-friendly interface. While it still has some room for improvement, Penpot shows great potential and could become a go-to choice for many designers in the near future.