Best Design System Managers
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11 Best Design System Managers [2021]

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To create scalable design systems it is necessary to organize them well. To do that, design system managers are the ideal way to do exactly that. In this article we have listed the best design system managers available.

Best Design System Managers

1. UXPin

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UI Design and Prototyping Tool
  • Platform: Web, Windows, Mac
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $228
  • Offline: Yes - Can be used offline
  • Import:
    ImportImport
  • Collaboration: Yes - Real-time
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: Yes - Auto style guide
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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2. Adobe XD

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Fast & Powerful UI/UX Design & Collaboration Tool
  • Platform: Windows, Mac
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $120
  • Offline: Yes - Can be used offline
  • Import:
    Import
  • Collaboration: Yes - Real-time
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: Yes - Auto style guide
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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3. Figma

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The collaborative interface design tool.
  • Platform: Web, Windows, Mac
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $144
  • Offline: Yes - Only files that are already open
  • Import:
    Import
  • Collaboration: Yes - Real-time
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: Maybe - With plugins
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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4. Sketch

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The digital design toolkit
  • Platform: Mac
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): No
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $99
  • Offline: Yes - Can be used offline
  • Import:
  • Collaboration: Maybe - Real-time, beta release
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: No - No style guide automatically
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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5. zeroheight

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Increase adoption of your design system
  • Platform: Web
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $192
  • Offline: No - Offline use not possible
  • Import:
    ImportImport
  • Collaboration: No - No real-time collaboration
  • Sync: No - Can't update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: Yes - Auto style guide
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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6. InVision DSM

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For collaborative teams
  • Platform: Web
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $0
  • Offline: No - Offline use not possible
  • Import:
    Import
  • Collaboration: Yes - Real-time
  • Sync: No - Can't update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: No - No style guide automatically
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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7. Lingo

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The visual home for your brand
  • Platform: Mac
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): No
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $150
  • Offline: Yes - Can be used offline
  • Import:
  • Collaboration: No - No real-time collaboration
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: No - No style guide automatically
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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8. Toolabs

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Design System Manager
  • Platform: Web
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $0
  • Offline: No - Offline use not possible
  • Import:
    ImportImport
  • Collaboration: Yes - Real-time
  • Sync: No - Can't update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: No - No style guide automatically
  • Version Control: No - No version history
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9. Figmac

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Figma Mac app
  • Platform: Mac
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $144
  • Offline: Yes - Only files that are already open
  • Import:
    Import
  • Collaboration: Yes - Real-time
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: Maybe - With plugins
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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10. Figgy

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A Better Figma Mac App
  • Platform: Mac
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): No
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $146
  • Offline: Yes - Only files that are already open
  • Import:
    Import
  • Collaboration: Yes - Real-time
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: Maybe - With plugins
  • Version Control: Yes - View file version history
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11. Storybook

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UI component explorer for frontend developers
  • Platform: Web
  • Free (Tier without any time limit): Yes
  • Pricing (One-year cost for a paid plan): $0
  • Offline: Yes - Can be used offline
  • Import:
  • Collaboration: No - No real-time collaboration
  • Sync: Yes - Update changes across projects
  • Style Guide: Yes - Auto style guide
  • Version Control: Maybe - With git
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