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Linux app

Figma / Feature RequestsMarch 14, 2018 · 12:40pm
I would love to have a Figma linux app, just because Windows is generally much slower than Major Linux distros, and the browser isn't the best platform (though it has some little advantages)
It also would be awesome if the app could work completely off-line

March 14, 2018 · 2:52pm

Hey @jonatasamaral thanks for all your feature requests. This is definitely on our list, however at the moment it's not very high in priority. With that being said I've added a +1 to this in our feature request list to bump it up. :)

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Would something like Nativefier do the trick as an interim solution @jonatasamaral?

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@jmilr, don't know that. I'll search for it ;)

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March 20, 2018 · 10:16am

Hi, another Linux Designer here, so +1 for the Linux Font Helper and the native Linux app!!

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@jonatasamaral, @jmilr nativefier is working fine as an interim solution (of course no Local Fonts). Also there is a glitch with the "Save as ..." which is not letting you to choose the target folder (this is a limitation of Nativefier which should be fixed by an option after v7.5.4).

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I can give more details and workarounds if somebody is interested.

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Also the Nativefier wrapped app is using a bit more resources than a single browser tab (Chromium in my case). Also my current solution is to launch Figma in Chromium with a specific user-data-directory :

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chromium --user-data-dir=$HOME/.config/chromium.profile.figma --password-store=basic
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well

for me it's looking that the windows native app app is a bit slower than a tab on firefox too

so:

* the web version can't start offline, but can work this way a while and save progress once get online, exactly the same as the desktop app

* In the browser tab it is being faster and less resources consumer

* In web or desktop it has the save canvas size, because Figma have those tabs too. Making it's "header" the same height of a browser

* And the browser is the way i gonna access it from other computer (and in my Linux though there's no official app, and the problem you saying about nativefier). Also will some client wanting to see the project.

* And generally i have to keep browser open, to use internet

So i'm kind of not worrying about desktop app anymore, at least while it not work completely offline

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March 22, 2018 · 7:29am

+1 would love a linux desktop version so we can use native fonts, thanks!

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March 23, 2018 · 4:40am

Another designer would like Linux Font Helper and Figma app! +1

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March 23, 2018 · 5:47pm

+1, Also registering my interest.

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March 28, 2018 · 6:21pm

+1 few of us from our company would benefit

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June 18, 2018 · 9:53am

+1 definitely want on Linux

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June 20, 2018 · 11:22am

Hey @jonatasamaral thanks for all your feature requests. This is definitely on our list, however at the moment it's not very high in priority. With that being said I've added a +1 to this in our feature request list to bump it up. :)

Which tool do you use to jot down all the feature requests and set the priorities?

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Which tool do you use to jot down all the feature requests and set the priorities?

We mostly use Google Sheets and Asana to keep track of everything.

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I can spend some time on this weekend (if enough people are interested and I'get some 💲😁) on building the figma Linux app and could provide debian/AppImage/Snap installers.

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I can spend some time on this weekend (if enough people are interested and I'get some 💲😁) on building the figma Linux app and could provide debian/AppImage/Snap installers.

Go go go :D

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June 26, 2018 · 2:23pm

Hello,

Another Linux UI/UX Designer here, so another +1 :)

Although I've mentioned Figma in my articles:

it would be great to have Figma as a native app for Linux, just like Gravit Designer team provided us.

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Hello,

Another Linux UI/UX Designer here, so another +1 :)

Although I've mentioned Figma in my articles:

it would be great to have Figma as a native app for Linux, just like Gravit Designer team provided us.

Almost forgot to attach my article: https://uxplanet.org/open-design-freeware-tools-for-designers-f7bdde99f2e0

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July 10, 2018 · 3:49pm

+1 for a native app supporting fonts

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July 20, 2018 · 8:19am

+1, would be really great on Linux :)

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July 21, 2018 · 5:24am

+1 for a native app on linux, or even just local font support for the browser version

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July 31, 2018 · 10:15pm

+1 just another Product Designer who use a linux distro for work every day. (Debian, Ubuntu, Elementary)

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August 1, 2018 · 3:31pm

Even though I am a Figma fan, a linux version or at least some sort of plugin that supports local fonts is very much needed. You can't really design if you can't access local fonts. Figma + Fontbase would be a really powerful combo for all of those who want to stay away from Macosx (every day more people hate MBP) and windows.

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August 2, 2018 · 9:36am

@Cy I don't hate macOS (although I've switched to Linux as I mentioned up there), I still use Mac for Sketch. But yes, even the latest MBP 2018 from Apple is a disappointing one. Apple doesn't even care about the mac anymore. I wan't to buy a new mac and there is no point, I'll wait for the upcoming Mac Pro, and if this one gonna be crappy product like the new MBP, than I'm gonna stay on Linux and never gonna look back.

As I mentioned in my article, there are many UX/UI design tools now even for Linux, and Figma is one of them. I hope they'll create a native and offline version for Linux.

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I am with you. I needed to buy a new laptop a month ago and I decided against a macbook pro as well. Linux would be a dream if Figma would take the lead on this, they are actually the ones who would take a part of that market that doesnt want to stay with apple and is not satisfied with windows. FontBase is offered for Linux already, just that Figma doesnt support it yet. Cant wait for it

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+1 just another developer who use a linux distro (Ubuntu)

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August 4, 2018 · 12:49pm

@root-dev @Cy Well, until Figma will deliver an OFFLINE Linux App, I use Gravit Designer. They are not full of features as Figma, but at least they are truly Cross-Platform. They've got a Linux app that doesn't "Phones Home" with your data, and it's great on Linux, and for any large corporation that can't work with 3rd party cloud-online tools. So if you are not working on some NDA secret project, it's ok to use Figma, but if you still want to be productive on Linux and open .Sketch projects from a mac on Linux, then Gravit is the way to go. Now that they've got Corel's back, let's hope they'll add more features from Sketch and Figma.

Cheers :)

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August 10, 2018 · 7:52am

I would be happy having a native Linux App too.

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Hey. Where is Linux app. I give a message about Linux app on road map two years ago. What the discrimination?

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August 10, 2018 · 6:31pm

Hey. Where is Linux app. I give a message about Linux app on road map two years ago. What the discrimination?

Hey Evgeny. It's on our list of things to do, however we just haven't had time to prioritize it at the moment.

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August 11, 2018 · 9:15am

August 11, 2018 · 7:42pm

+1 yes please

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August 13, 2018 · 8:46am

Add me too for a native Linux app.

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