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Discussion on: What essential software do you install on a new computer?

emnudge profile image

Do you find it essential to install Figma?
I haven't had much perf problems with the web version.
Fonts are easier with the downloaded version, though. I'll give you that much.

fossheim profile image

I don't think it's essential for everyone, I just like having it because
1) Fonts, as you mentioned
2) I'm often having multiple things open at the same time (jira, google docs, google drive, local dev version of our product, live dev/stage/production, google calendar, notion, sometimes social media). Then it's really nice having my design files (often more than 1 at a time as well) open in a separate app, rather than a million chrome tabs or windows.

But I use the web interface a lot though, especially for quick and easy things.