Let us design on tablets/mobile (Fully featured Figma for iOS and Android)

OP here. Still waiting for this.

Commenting features are great but have a lot of caveats compared to desktop experience. No edit yet.
FigJam works on iPad ok, but we need Figma to work there.

Lately, how has Figma worked for you in the iPad or tablet browser? Is it better on Android or IOS? I want something to work outside the home without carrying my Mac everywhere

I prefer editing Figma file on iPad rather than on MacBook. It just a much ideal & effortless experience bc iPad has cellular connectivity which MacBook don’t. I always be like aww mann I came up with some cool/interesting ideas and I want to mock it up rn using either Magic Keyboard or Apple Pencil.

Here’s an example of concept I created using Figma & other tools on my 12.9” M1 iPad Pro
I prefer editing Figma file on iPad rather than on MacBook. It just a much ideal & effortless experience bc iPad has cellular connectivity which MacBook don’t. I always be like aww mann I came up with some cool/interesting ideas and I want to mock it up rn using either Magic Keyboard or Apple Pencil.

Here’s an example of concept I created using Figma & other tools on my 12.9” M1 iPad Pro
https://www.behance.net/gallery/182901417/iPad-Ultra-concept

I think I can speak for many when I say this – why isn’t there an editable Figma app for the iPad yet? Many designers lean heavily on their iPads these days – they’re literally our sketchbooks. Figma has literally let up multiple generations of iPads, hell, even the Apple Pencil.

Figma, one of the most used tools in the UI/UX world, isn’t adding itself into the iPad’s app store, insane. We’re talking about a device that’s practically a mainstay in our workflows, yet we’re left juggling other apps that don’t hit the same mark. Sure, there’s a cost to developing an app for a new platform, but let’s be real – the iPad’s been around for a hot minute.

And it’s not just about convenience. This is about staying relevant, tapping into the full potential of what our tools can do. We’re in a world where adaptability is key, and right now, Figma’s holding out on us. The competition’s already there as well, every day Figma isn’t on the iPad, it’s just another day that they fall behind. We have apps like Canva, Miro, Figure, Adobe, hell even Photoleap that somehow picked up the memo and made editable ui/ux/draw/sketch apps for iPad.

So, Figma, I think it’s time to make a move. We’re waiting, when the hell will you guys catch up?

1 Like

I’ve been using Figma for years and definitely expected iPad editing capabilities to come sooner than they have (i.e. at all). I know the focus has been on variables and dev mode recently, but I hope designers’ wishes for a full-featured tablet app haven’t fallen by the wayside!

I love Figmajam and use it mostly for brainstorming. I think it’s very crucial to access and edit FigmaJam files on mobile at least from the browser vertion on the mobile devices. Right now it’s very inconvenient, if you have some link or screenshot that you want to add in FIgmaJam you have to save it somewhere else on the device and when you have PC or Ipad - add it. In 95% I bet everyone forget to do it…

Still no fully features Figma for iPads… That a shame we can’t even work with the web-based version using a mouse and keyboard it’s too hard to work with it.

Hey All, thanks for your feedback!

This is already on our radar, but we con’t have an exact timeline to provide just yet. We’ll continue to pass your feedback along to our team - stay tuned!

I have Xiaomi pad six, Is external keyboard needed for designing in Figma?