A while ago, Adobe made headlines in the design tech industry with its
announcement of acquiring Figma. That’s not just it.
The acquisition was worth a whopping 20 billion dollars!!
Yes, you heard that right!
That’s a lot of money I know. Lool
Just in case you don’t know, Adobe is the giant company behind heavyweight software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dimension, Premier Pro, After effects Adobe XD, etc.
All of this software over the years have gained significant dominance by
becoming industry standard except for XD which is Adobe’s software for user experience and interface (Ui/Ux) design.
Figma (Which is also a product design software) was released in 2016 and has gained much more dominance among product designers thereby becoming major the choice for most product designers.
Figma has been widely recognized as one of the best software for product designers flooring Adobe’s XD software.
Adobe has dominated many areas of design, but UiUx has been a bit of an exception.
Its Adobe XD software has not been able to gain dominance like its other
It is not an understatement to say that Adobe purchased Figma in a bid to keep improving the design tech industry.
Figma users are a bit worried because Adobe products are known for their expensive subscription-based plan, unlike Figma. Nevertheless we hope Adobe will consider the community and make the software very affordable for designers.
According to Figma’s CEO, the partnership is aimed at promoting growth and innovation.
Fingers are still crossed. We all wait in anticipation of the changes to come as it going to be mind blowing in a positive direction looking at what Adobe has done with previous acquired software.