It’s 2020, the market today is saturated with UI design tools. Ever since Sketch app came out with its sleek, simple, and efficient tool to craft user interface design, many companies have followed suit to take a piece of the design tools market share. Based on the 2019 Design tools survey conducted by UXtools.co, Sketch was leading the way last year but quite a few tools are catching up if you compared to the previous year.
Based on my observed growth of these tools, my own experiences using these tools, as well as hearing about other designers' experience with these tools, I project the spotlight will likely shine on Sketch, Figma, and Adobe XD in the next year or two.
This year, one of the most common questions I got from speaking with aspiring designers is ‘ Should I learn Sketch or other tools? ’. To answer this question, we can dig into a few different key aspects of a tool and make a comparison. To keep this article concise, let’s focus on only the top three tools from the survey, Sketch , Figma , and Adobe XD .