THE Adobe offered US$ 20 billion to buy the Figma, which has left many people worried about a possible change in the subscription model. But users can already be relieved: in an interview with Bloomberg this Wednesday (28), an executive of the company promised that he will maintain the free plan of the editing service.
The statement revolves around the proposal made on the 15th. Adobe offered $20 billion to buy the company behind the publisher, which has become a darling due to the solutions to develop collaborative projects. The problem is that this news raised a question: will the platform remain free?
Fortunately, Adobe does not intend to change Figma’s subscription model. To the newspaper, Scott Belsky, the company’s director of products, said that everything will remain the same. That is, users will still have access to the free option and, if necessary, will be able to freely choose the paid plans.
Resources will also be kept. This means that users will be able to share files without having to pay for a license. In addition, Adobe intends to optimize its products, such as Adobe Express and Acrobat, to make them more collaborative with the help of the editor.
There is also no forecast of readjustment of paid plans.
Figma has a free plan without being a trial
The statement brings some relief to users who feared requiring a Creative Cloud subscription to use the service. After all, it is possible to use Figma for free. Of course, it is a “freemium” with its limitations. But still, it’s a usable plan and you pay nothing for it.
The platform has paid plans. Among them is Professional, which costs US$ 15 per user per month and offers unlimited files, and Organization, for US$ 45 per user per month, with a more consolidated structure for companies. Enterprise, with a monthly fee of $75 per user, has more advanced security features.
Meanwhile, Adobe has a subscription model that, to me, is sheer barbarity. If you need to use more than two apps in the suite in addition to Photoshop and Lightroom, you will need to pay R$124 per month with a twelve-month loyalty. But, if you opt for the photography plan, the monthly fee starts at R$43 under the same scheme: if you cancel before one year, you pay a fine.