This is software that helps you create, design, and specify the details of high-fidelity interfaces. This category has settled down in recent years, but we expect some newcomers to continue growing.
Do you use software for UI design?
93% of all respondents are using UI design software.
Most of the respondents who don't do interface design (or aren't sure) are adjacent to UX (eg. Product Manager, Engineer, Graphic Designer, etc).
Most Popular UI Design Tools
Which software do you primarily use for UI design?
Figma's domination continues (to no one's surprise).
Almost all Photoshop and Illustrator usage is listed as "secondary," which is a heavy decline from previous years. They're likely used for the photo and vector editing capabilities not yet possible in Figma.
Top rated tools
Highests ratings for tools with a large number of responses.
This is the first year to include this question. There was some uncertainty about whether Figma usage numbers were inflated by free users. This finally answers that question—it's not.
Lunacy is a free tool, yet some respondents reported paying for it. They may not remember correctly, or may be referring to paying for another service by the same company.
UI Design Tools by Operating System
Primary tools segmented by platform
Respondents indicate which platform they generally use for design, not in response to the specific tools they're using. This gives us a general idea of ecosystems, not hard numbers (that's why we're seeing a small hint of Sketch on Windows).