Today InVision announced what appears to be a direct competitor to Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, Framer et al. InVision Studio is a desktop app for both macOS and Windows. I guess it’s never a dull moment in the design tools space.
The Studio feature set is focused on bringing the full design process into the overall prototyping and animation environment, with an emphasis on responsive/adaptive layouts and teamwork.
They are adding native shared component libraries, which are a huge addition to their already robust collaboration features #wow.
According to TheNextWeb:
Invision says it’s already rolled out Studio to some of its biggest clients, including Airbnb and Oracle; it’ll be available publicly in January 2018, but you can request early access on this page to try it out sooner. The app will be free to InVision users; aside from the free plan, subscriptions start at $15 a month for three prototypes and go up to $99 a month for unlimited prototypes. That’s a bit more than the cost of Sketch, which comes in at $99 a year, and Adobe XD, which will set you back by $10 a month.
InVision Studio is set to release in January 2018. You can request early access starting today. InVision confirmed via Twitter that they will continue to support Craft Plugins for Sketch. OK other design tools, you’ve got a few months to prepare up your response 😉