This is the worst decision ever, I agree that at some points “Dev Mode” should be paid but, $25 / $35 per seat?! This needs to be reviewed as soon as possible or Figma will lose a lot of users. This is the best time for competitors to strike!
It’s time for the new app is there any alternative for Figma.
I have just used this for it have dev mode.
I think now it’s better not use Figma.
Looking for alternatives as well. A promising open-source one is Penpot.
It’s ridiculous for them to paywall a core feature of the program. Will it cost $20/mo for drawing circles next? The free mode limitations have always been unnecessarily annoying, but this has made me quit using Figma. Please look at how other companies do team & enterprise pricing for some inspiration!
This is a Figma killer decision !!
With this decision, Figma will no longer be useful for us. We only have 3 designers but many developers in different teams. If the developers can no longer use our designs without needing a paid account for each of them, we will probably have to switch back to XD. Too bad, I really liked Figma…
Another alternative which is very similar to Figma is Pixso.
Terrible move by Figma.
I’ve been trying Pixso for the past day or so and feel its just as good or maybe better then Figma already. It definitely feels faster. Im most likely moving that way.
We have just a few designs to many developers (that definitely should not have nor do they need edit access).
How can you not have a cheaper, view only, dev seat?
Not financially sustainable and already causing issues with engineers somehow breaking things.
I’ve heard pixso, Penpot are alternatives… any other options we should be looking into?
Yeah, we are not adopting it at this stage. Dev Mode is amazing, but we can’t take that kind of cost increase, it’s just crazy. We are only a couple of designers for a team of like 15 devs, so the cost would be way too much for us. Not sure what case scenario they thought this would apply to, their market research has definitely failed here
Completely agree with the sentiment from all the above.
We are primarily a development house, with only 2 fulltime designers and ~30 devs. We were expecting something closer to a FigJam model, completely ready to purchase a smaller dev mode subscription for every team member without question. Now we’re not even considering it.
Funny how Figma follows Adobe’s shaming pricing even though the deal is off…
Isn’t it interesting that Figma expects a company to increase the cost of Figma by several 100% with this change? We’re talking about 5x-10x higher price per month. It’s insane.
We’re currently looking to switch to something more reasonable.
Yeah, unbelievable that this even got implemented… Our internal team is 1 designer, and 8 developers, which is a huge increase in cost for us. We are willing to pay for our team seats. But we also do UI/UX design projects that we do not develop in-house. Why in the world would we pay for our clients dev seat, if in fact, they have their own paid plan?
We have to keep the design file and still collab with their devs, so we are penalized and charged for the seats that they already pay for. Really dumb.
I prolly won’t be using Figma anymore, i can’t even extract Gradient from a rectangle, pitiful