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What one thing do you like least about Figma?

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Dragos__'s avatar
3 years ago

It lacks advanced interactivity.

1 point
melanietarr's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Not being able to copy straight from Adobe into Figma. I cannot use Figma in Safari, I have to use Firefox.

1 point
planetabhi's avatar
almost 3 years ago

The "Prototype presentation area" is not as smooth as the remaining app.

1 point
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anonymous
almost 3 years ago

When there's no connection working it can struggle, I have to remember to save offline files

1 point
arnaudin's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Sorely lacking text capabilities. Need to be able to search for/by text. Working hyperlinks would be great too.

1 point
giohobbins's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Not as mature when it comes to importing and exporting different file types.

1 point
KenzSmutz's avatar
almost 3 years ago

It doesn’t focus on web/code constraints

1 point
anmolm_'s avatar
almost 3 years ago

Exporting images isn't the nicest

1 point
dan_ogren's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Figma can be glitchy at times. Fonts sometimes jump around making detail design frustrating.

1 point
ericwright's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Because it's primarily a web app, the desktop app is little more than a wrapper. I wish more functionality were searchable from the standard Help search (Command+Shift+/).

1 point
mfolgs's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Seems to cause performance issues on my Mac

1 point
sabam's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Ability to plug and play import design systems

1 point
samstphenson's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Mirror app feels slow and clunky. Animated transitions in heavy docs become unusable

1 point
dkim's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Speed (which is improving), and moving towards working in code vs. drawing tool.

1 point
ChucKN0risK's avatar
almost 3 years ago

The fact that you can't really use it offline.

1 point
garethchainey's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Not being able to nest pages

1 point
cawlin's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Commenting system is adequate but not enjoyable.

1 point
avetisk's avatar
almost 3 years ago

UX is crappy. Sometimes it takes me ages to understand some basic features.

1 point
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@maguay (replying to @avetisk )
almost 3 years ago

What features were the hardest to discover and start using?

1 point
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@avetisk (replying to @maguay )
almost 3 years ago

Scaffolding, for instance. When you create a component it is just left there, it is not move into a separate page, so you may think that you’re handling an instance but actually it’s the master component.

Another one: when you un group an auto layer, you may think that you have unpacked the element, but actually the auto layer is just transformed into a layoutless frame, which layer will cause many headaches.

A last one: it’s really confusing to understand which context triggers which helper (like auto packing button appearing only if you’re not in an auto layout).

There’s no major issue, it’s just that you have to google a lot and go through tones of trials and errors before getting it.

I guess a good exhaustive FAQ à la Stackoverflow would be great for those who start using Figma.

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@maguay (replying to @avetisk )
almost 3 years ago

Ahh that makes sense! It is surprising how much software you have to learn by trial/error/google!

1 point
ACalliesKammoun's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Components are a little bit challenging to master and effectively use

1 point
ctpaulson's avatar
almost 3 years ago

I wish there were text wrapping options. I know that is usually the domain of print design tools, but it could be very helpful for UI design as well.

1 point
Snarik's avatar
almost 3 years ago

It's a little clunky at times in terms of controls.

1 point
onedurr's avatar
2 years ago

Still doesn't support import of a few common design file types - find myself firing up Sketch to handle those.

1 point
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