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Does anyone find Figma slow to use than sketch?

December 14, 2017 at 8:51am

Does anyone find Figma slow to use than sketch?

December 14, 2017 at 8:51am

December 14, 2017 at 10:13am

In my experience Figma is much faster. The speed increase was one of the reasons I switched. Depending on your internet connection it can load a file slightly slower, but once open it is much faster at interaction operations like zooming and panning. Sketch tended to leave artifacts (rendered pieces of objects) around my view, and art board interactions were much slower. I also found Sketch bogging down the more plugins I had installed.

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December 14, 2017 at 6:16pm

Faster!

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Load times are the only thing that sometimes take a bit longer than I would like, but that is just the initial load up and doesn't really make a huge difference. Perhaps more of a concern for those on less speedy connections. I do find Figma feels like it is a lot more responsive and faster while working. I noticed this after going back to a big Sketch project and was very happy to return to Figma.

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As others have stated - once the file has loaded it's much faster. I have yet to truly test it's limits but like for like on a retina imac it makes Sketch feel sluggish.

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Figma is much faster! I also have some older Sketch files that haven't been imported. Trying to quickly move around in them is really frustrating, coming from Figma.

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Figma feels much faster to me than Sketch. I love the fact that it's a web app. It shows the power of the web in all it's glory!

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December 15, 2017 at 4:41pm

Is anybody using Figma for designing marketing pages where you use lots of JPG/PNG inside designs? I assume a browser based tool will be slower in that case but not sure

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December 16, 2017 at 11:14am

My web designs often have tons of images in - no noticeable lag for me. I use the desktop app BTW which I find more responsive for some reason?

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April 4, 2018 at 3:55am

April 4, 2018 at 12:25pm

I figured Figma's speed 100% depends on hardware, no matter Web or Desctop app used (also Web is faster then Desctop on low machine)

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Personally, I have found Figma to be faster than Sketch

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I have absolutely no performance problems, although sometimes I see complaints that figma lags.

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April 5, 2018 at 4:22pm

I find it faster as well. Only sluggish thing I find is loading up the thumbnails for the components in a large file.

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agree with everyone else, slower to open the document, then snappier and less rendering artifacts once loaded

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I find that Figma is MUCH, MUCH faster than sketch.

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figma is much much faster

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April 6, 2018 at 10:07am

Initial project loading feels a tad slower (compared to Sketch) but once I'm in the project navigating the canvas is way faster!

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June 29, 2018 at 9:23pm

Slower on my machine. This is actually my biggest concern. Some of my clients are saying that my shared prototype is extremely slow on their machines too..

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Same here. It was more apparent after about 5 artboard/frames.

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July 1, 2018 at 12:31pm

I find Figma to be much more faster, hardware and file matters too

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July 1, 2018 at 9:44pm

Slower on my machine. This is actually my biggest concern. Some of my clients are saying that my shared prototype is extremely slow on their machines too..

We've had a few clients where the prototype was unusable. Last year we flew to a big presentation meeting with about 20 stakeholders around the boardroom. The prototype would not load. Complete blank canvas. Ended up scrolling round the design page. Not sure why this is the case with prototypes as its always fast for me. I've even used figma on an old hp11 chromebook and 3G connected phone. it was a bit slow but worked fully.

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July 2, 2018 at 5:46am

I have recently switched from photoshop to figma.

Definitely figma is faster than photoshop.

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February 5, 2019 at 10:15pm

We've had a few clients where the prototype was unusable. Last year we flew to a big presentation meeting with about 20 stakeholders around the boardroom. The prototype would not load. Complete blank canvas. Ended up scrolling round the design page. Not sure why this is the case with prototypes as its always fast for me. I've even used figma on an old hp11 chromebook and 3G connected phone. it was a bit slow but worked fully.

Were you able to figure out why it didn't load? I've had clients who couldn't load my prototype or otherwise it was extremely laggy.

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