When comparing Adobe Fireworks vs GRAVIT, the Slant community recommends GRAVIT for most people. In the question“What are the best high-fidelity website design tools?” GRAVIT is ranked 1st while Adobe Fireworks is ranked 13th. The most important reason people chose GRAVIT is:
Gravit is completely free to use. It was open source up until a recent release, however there are plans to open source it again in the future.
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Pro Layer Sharing
Features such as 'Layer Sharing' allows you to quickly update shared components such as headers across multiple pages. Other mockup tools such as Mockingbird will require you to manually propagate changes across all the pages.
Pro Can be used for the entire life-cycle of the design
From lo-fidelity wireframe, into clickable prototype and then assemble the images for the final hi-fi build as well.
Gravit is completely free to use.
It was open source up until a recent release, however there are plans to open source it again in the future.
Pro Multi platform
Works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Pro Actively developed
Pro Has almost all of the features of more expensive applications
Has comparable features with applications that normally cost a monthly fee.
Pro Clean and helpful UI
The panels in Gravit adjust to contain the information needed based on the type of element selected, preventing the clutter that Photoshop often experiences.
Pro Easy to export all assets
Gravit has a built in exporter to PDF, JPG, PNG and SVG.
Pro Easy to design multiple pages
The ability to assign layers to specific pages, and view single or multiple pages at once makes it easy to design an entire website without getting lost in thousands of layers. Easy to view multiple pages at one time.
Pro Symbols and libraries
With Gravit you can re-use the same design for buttons, inputs, etc, in multiple places, with changes synced every where the element is used. It's also possible to set text to a shared style to sync text changes throughout the app.
Pro Able to open Sketch files
The ability to open Sketch files makes it easier for Linux/Windows users to collaborate with people who use Sketch, which is macOS specific.
Con Is being phased out
Adobe is ditching Fireworks. So those nasty bugs will never get fixed.
Con Crashes every once in a while
It is prone to unexpected crashes. Frequent saves are recommended.
Con Changing rapidly
The fast rate of growth/change for Gravit can be a pro in that in means plenty of new features.
However, it also makes the product fairly unpredictable.
For example: In the past year, Gravit was open sourced, then closed sourced again.
Con This does not appear to be a Web-design tool
Gravit appears to be a vector-art tool, and nothing more. Their homepage doesn't even mention Web design as far as I can see.