Figma, Adobe XD, and Sketch are the TOP-3 brands in the UX/UI design world. But how to select the tool to fit your needs and budget? Are there any alternatives?

We’ve made a fair, unbiased comparison of Lunacy, Figma, Sketch, and Adobe XD to show the pros and cons of the graphic editors. Why we did it? Because Figma’s homepage says that their product is way better than the other tools. The guys from Adobe claim that Figma sucks in a number of ways. Other competitors joined the game and draw fancy we-vs-others tables manipulating facts to sell their editor to users. That’s totally understandable. That’s how it works. We also do such things, but not this time.

How we did it:

  • We took three independent comparisons of Figma, Sketch, and XD to each other.
  • Then we arranged all the data from these comparisons into a table.
  • Then we added a column for Lunacy and put + or next to the features that Lunacy has or doesn’t have.

The resulting table is below.

We’d like to thank Michael Wong (aka Mizko), Kezz Bracey, and Coursera, whose findings we used.

Last updated on March 18, 2022

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Operating system
MacOS, Windows, Linux

All (web-based)

MacOS

MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android
Collaboration
Free (up to 10 coedited files)

Free (up to 3 coedited files)

Only for paid users

Only for paid users
Observation/Follow mode
(viewing what other users are doing)
Comments
on canvas and prototypes

Text only

Text and audio conversations

Text only

Text only
Prototyping
Advanced prototyping animation
Basic animations only

Basic animations only
Color styles
Layer Styles & Color Variables

Color Variables

Layer Styles & Color Variable

Color Variables
Fonts styles
Text Styles & Font Variables

Font Variables

Text Styles
+Text Styles
Selection colors
Easy color management in currently selected layers
Selection fonts
Easy font management in currently selected layers
Google Fonts onboard
Adobe fonts
Dummy Text Generator
Headings, subheadings, paragraphs, people and city names, and more

People and city names
Components/Symbols
Reusable styles and components
Built-in and custom UI kits

Components, text styles, palettes, effects

Library symbols

Colors, text, components
Component groups (Variants)
Swap of components