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You can't select objects on the canvas by clicking on them, if they're surrounded by another object (like a rectangle or a frame). Designer treats all objects as filled, so if you've drawn a frame or outline or an object with a hole in it, you can't select objects within that hole directly. You have to laboriously iterate through all objects in a list until you get to the one you want. This is an extremely common situation, which cripples the entire product. Very surprising and unfortunate defect. See More
Unlike some design tools, Affinity Designer isn't trying to be all things to all people. It's focused on its main area of expertise: vector graphics. That's not to say you can't use a raster image (think a photo in *.jpeg format for example), but it's not built to do much with that other than using it somewhere amidst the layers and that's about it. See More
These are companion apps & switching between them is built in - Photo is a very powerful raster tool with a feature set close/better to Photoshop, it will also use some Photoshop plugins. This allows you to add-on powerful raster capabilities if you want them - put doesn't force you to. See More
In the era of "retina" displays, 4k UHD, 5k, and even 8k, Scalar Vector Graphics - independent vector images that can scale to any resolution without any display quality loss - are more important now than ever. And this tool is quite capable of rendering true SVG output suitable for consumption at any display resolution (not a big bunch of rasterized bits in the document, actual paths, points, etc.). See More
For those working in mixed environments that aren't 100% MacOS, you'll find devoting yourself to Sketch.app brings with it...pain. If this fits the bill for what you need feature-wise and you're in a mixed OS environment, it's a very capable replacement for Sketch.app. Note that it doesn't have all the same features, but then again it doesn't need all the same features. Short of organization differences inside the document you're working on, there shouldn't be anything you can't do with Affinity Designer that you could have with Sketch. See More
Invision uses Invision Sync or Dropbox to automatically save design files on the cloud. Furthermore, it has version control built in. This is especially helpful if a team is going through different versions for a specific design and they want to return again and again to previous designs. See More
I absolutely love InVision. It’s a single product design solution which not only allows me and my team to create rich, interactive prototypes, but also collaborate on design concepts, ideas and projects. So, it’s a great mixture of product design tool and a project-management tool. Also, the UI is superb, the mobile app is great and easy-to-use, and there are lots of useful integrations as well. See More
Emily Baker's Experience
If you have questions you'll likely end up either working it out on your own, or having to rely on a third party forum. The Invision company gives precedence to higher paying users, so if you aren't on an enterprise or higher tier plan, your support tickets will be pushed to the back. The Invision official forums can be found here. See More
Invision offers a free plan to anyone that is limited to one project. While the free plan is limited to only one prototype and lacks any official support, it does allow the user to trial the software for as long as they like to decide on its merits and whether it is worth paying for the more robust options. See More
Invision allows clients, stakeholders or any team members to leave comments and feedback inside the design which will be displayed as a point on the page itself. These paints can be discussed or even be turned into tasks. This makes it easy for designers to go through what they need to work on, and once it's done, the task can be checked off. See More
Invision isn't concerned with exporting or deploying what you've created. Instead, it focuses on the process of refining your design. This leaves the developers free to add more features that a designer would find useful, rather than cramming in tools that a programmer would rather use. See More
While it's by no means a messy interface, compared to other prototyping programs it can feel a little cramped. Webflow crams a lot of tools and options into a somewhat small space, so it may take a minute to find some options through all the clutter. Example See More
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