Why are dumb apps like Figma and Sketch overtaking Axure in popularity?


Hi there,

I think I still feel pretty much the same. I’ve dove deep into Figma prototyping and still don’t think it has even the basic functionality needed to be a useful prototyping tool. The UX itself is very poor and what takes a few minutes in Axure can take ten times longer in Figma. Case in point is modals. If you know both apps you know what I mean. Also, for some reason everything has to be a variable. This is tedious, time-consuming and doesn’t play well with revisions. That and it can’t even do the most basic forms or textfields, etc. Pretty pathetic, to be honest.

I think Figma is a great app but it just doesn’t do well at anything beyond a slideshow.