Hi there! Figmalion turned 3 years old on Friday. Last year I switched from a bi-weekly to a weekly schedule, as there are just too many things to write about. After 90 issues and 2,032 links, the Figma community is more vibrant than ever and quite often I can’t keep up with all the news. Reply to this email if you have any suggestions or birthday wishes!
Do not forget about the Virtual Schema by Figma event on Wednesday, November 16th. The in-person conferences dedicated to design systems took place earlier this month in New York, Tokyo, and London, and now it’s time for the virtual crowd to tune in. Attendance is free, so register today.
Affinity announced Version 2 of the Designer, Photo, and Publisher apps on November 9th. Their suite provides the strongest alternative to Adobe Creative Cloud, and now is an important time to support indie alternatives. Affinity offers the Universal License on all platforms with just one payment (currently 40% off!) and without subscriptions.
I’m not a heavy user by any means, but bought the previous version of Designer back in 2016 and been using it occasionally. The app was regularly updated all these years, so I just ordered the Universal License and set up the new apps. Hope after climbing the learning curve they’ll become a great addition to my Figma-centric workflow.