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Design System Tools

Design System tools helps designers, developers, and other team members keep track of approved patterns for creating user interfaces. These tools can help track tokens such as font styles and colors, or actual components such as buttons and text fields.

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Name

Name of app

Usage

Based on the 2020 Design Tools Survey

Rating

Based on the 2020 Design Tools Survey

Platform

Which platforms can import components?

Programs

Which file types are supported?

Free

Can the tool be used for free?

Individual

Cost for single user?

Team

Cost for 2+ team members?

Symbols

Can import symbols?

Layers

Can import normal layers?

Assets

Can import generic assets (like images)?

Sharing

Can the library be shared?

Permissions

Can access be restricted?

Interface

Which type of interface?

Update

Can sync changes across documents?

Annotate

Include descriptions about components?

Style Guide

Can automatically generate a style guide?

Figma LogoFigma
(1641)

Can import symbols

Can import normal layers into Design System

Can import generic assets

Library can be shared with others

Can restrict design system access

Panel or Window

Can sync changes across documents

Basic notes can be viewed while inspecting files

No automatic style guide

Sketch LogoSketch
(770)

Can import symbols

Can't import normal layers

External assets not supported

Library can be shared with others

Can limit access with Dropbox or similar

Drop Down

Can sync changes across documents

Can't create notes about components

No automatic style guide

Adobe XD LogoAdobe XD
(309)

Can import symbols

Can't import normal layers

Can import generic assets

Library can be shared with others

Access control included with Enterprise

Panel

Can sync changes across documents

Can't create notes about components

Automatic style guide

zeroheight Logozeroheight
(123)

$12
$12–$145

Can import symbols

Can import normal layers into Design System

Can import generic assets

Library can be shared with others

Only on company plan

Panel (Sketch), Embedded (Figma)

Can't sync changes across documents

Can create notes about components

Automatic style guide

InVision DSM LogoInVision DSM
(75)

Can import symbols

Can import normal layers into Design System

External assets not supported

Library can be shared with others

Can restrict design system access

Window

Only works with symbols already in the file

Can create notes about components

Automatic style guide

UXPin LogoUXPin
(58)

Can import symbols

Can import normal layers into Design System

Can import generic assets

Library can be shared with others

Can restrict design system access

Window

Can sync changes across documents

Can create notes about components

Automatic style guide

Craft LogoCraft
(23)

Can import symbols

Can't import normal layers

External assets not supported

Library can be shared with others

Can't restrict design system access

Panel

Can sync changes across documents

Can't create notes about components

No automatic style guide

Lingo LogoLingo
(1)

$0
$29–$149

Can import symbols

Can import normal layers into Design System

Can import generic assets

Library can be shared with others

Can restrict design system access

Window

Can sync changes across documents

Can create notes about components

No automatic style guide

Terasi LogoTerasi
(0)

$
$

Can import symbols

Can't import normal layers

External assets not supported

Library can be shared with others

Can't restrict design system access

Window

Can sync changes across documents

Can't create notes about components

No automatic style guide