Framer Launches New Interactive Design Tool Framer X

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Mac and macOS with 13 Comments

Framer, one of the world’s most popular design tools, is launching a new app today: Framer X. The company’s latest take on interactive design tool is a little different from what we have seen in the market before.

It takes the usual design tools you have come to expect and combines it with a modern component platform and a store. The app itself is based on React, which opens up a ton of possibilities. And that is exactly what Framer is using to power its new interactive design store. Designers and developers can build their own components using React and distribute them through the store easily, allowing other designers to use the same component on their designs.

This could include things like a YouTube player, a tweet, or a map from Mapbox. Framer has teamed up with companies like Facebook, Google, Snap, Twitter, and Dropbox to launch some of the first sets of components, and other developers can build their own components too. These components provide you with a ton of different customization options, so it’s all very cool.

Apart from the store, there are a bunch of new features in Framer X if you have previously used Framer. There are new features like stacks, advanced layout tools, as well as improved interactive tools, and more:

  • Layout automatically adapts your layout when you resize your canvas and lets you use flexible stacks to easily rearrange elements
  • Drawing includes an advanced path editor that allows you to draw and fine-tune everything from custom icons to intricate illustrations.
  • Interactive tools are a set of tools that allow users to design high-fidelity scrolling, paging, and screen-to-screen transitions—all you have to do is point and click.
  • Components in Framer X are fully interactive, reusable pieces that can include everything from live maps and image generators to video players

I have been using the Framer X beta for a few weeks, and it’s been a really pleasant experience to use. The in-app store itself makes creating designs so much easier.

If you are interested, you can try out Framer X today.  And yes — like many other design tools, Framer X is only available on the Mac.

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Comments (13)

13 responses to “Framer Launches New Interactive Design Tool Framer X”

  1. lvthunder

    So is this similar to Adobe XD?

  2. VancouverNinja

    Can anyone explain the logic behind launching a development tool exclusively on a platform with less than 10% market share? Avoiding the platform that has over 80%?


    I am seriously confused regarding this brilliance. ;-)

  3. Martin Pelletier

    On the PC C# thing, there is XAF dev framework from www.devexpress.com

  4. nbplopes

    Windows traditionally had people from the MSDN schools sort of speak. You know, Visual Basic and than C# ... consultants etc etc. Huge market, with full of brilliant people.


    Mac and Linux had the rest, you know, the people that developed all the cool things that Azure is absorbing much like the Borg.


    Most servers supporting the Internet infrastructure are not ran on top of Windows, not to mention sites. I think Windows has a 30% footing or so in this.


    EDiT: just to answer VancoverNinja on why the developer market in the Mac is probably enough to have a business.

  5. jblank46

    I’m currently working on a react app and been hearing a lot of great things about this from react influencers I follow on the twitters. Will take a look.

  6. wp7mango

    I would use this if it was available on the PC.

  7. Darekmeridian

    I was kind of surprised to see this post. It's more a developer thing and not so much a Windows thing. But can we get more recommendations or posts about good software packages or is that outside the scope of the site?


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