Penpot: An Open Source Alternative to Figma

Huge news hit the design world: Adobe announced that it seeks to acquire Figma for approximately $20 billion.

Penpot: An Open Source Alternative to Figma
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Huge news hit the design world: Adobe announced that it seeks to acquire Figma for approximately $20 billion.

With this, people are searching for alternatives to Figma. Search interest in this topic for the past week has increased significantly worldwide.

Search interest for "figma alternative" (Google Trends)

Penpot is now in the limelight while designers are looking for alternatives.

To get started with Penpot, you can signup for free and create your account.

Sign up for free at http://penpot.app

If you have tried designing and prototyping in Figma before, you can easily get started and migrate your works to Penpot. Its layout is also similar to Figma.

Anything you do in Figma is possible in Penpot. Key features of Penpot include the following:

  • Design beautiful user interfaces
  • Create an interactive prototype
  • Realtime collaboration with your team
  • Ask and provide feedback right over the designs and prototypes
  • Share libraries and download templates you like

Since Penpot is open source, all types of contributions are encouraged. It could be anything a design, an idea, or a code.  Visit their repository. See how you can help in building a community-driven design and prototyping product.

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