FIGMA VS SKETCH
- Speed and Performance: FIGMA
Sketch is faster at startup but appears slower once the file is started. It takes more RAM on your computer because of the regular auto-save.
Thus, the Zoom / Dézoom, the vector paths and the launch of the prototype are done a little faster on Figma.
Figma has a free offer while a year-round license is mandatory on Sketch ($ 99).
The free offer nevertheless has the disadvantage of not being able to work in a team on the same file (which is, we will see it after, the big advantage of Figma)
Figma does not support plugins embedded directly as sketch, however, there is the possibility to export his models on Zeplin.
Sketch is clearly the leader in this area, many useful plugins can be integrated directly into the interface Sketch, They can really gain in efficiency.
- Symbols vs Components: SKETCH
They are called symbol on Sketch and Component on Figma. These are powerful graphics that can be reused on several models in a dynamic way. So Symbols or components? Equality is not far but the symbols in Sketch offer more possibility. Especially at the level of overides, the use of plugins dedicated to the organization of symbols is also a big plus for Sketch. (Symbol Organizer). In short, I think Sketch is more solid to mount a Design system.
Figma offers real-time collaboration on projects while Sketch is still working on this feature. It is a great differentiating asset for Figma, it is very convenient when several designers are working on the same project, there is no waste of time and no risk of not taking the right file
Figma as Sketch offers quality vector manipulations. I personally find it easier to sharpen the angles on Sketch, the display is more convenient but Figma offers the same possibilities.