Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer

by Serif

Who Uses Affinity Designer?

Professional graphic designers or businesses needing graphic design.

What Is Affinity Designer?

Responsive graphic design application that can be used for UI projects.

Affinity Designer Details

Serif

http://www.serif.com

Affinity Designer Pricing Overview

Affinity Designer does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Affinity Designer paid version starts at US$49,99.

Starting Price

US$49,99

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Installed - Windows

Affinity Designer Features

Graphic Design Software
Collaboration
Data Visualization
Filtering
Image Database
Image Editor
Templates
Animation
For Mobile
For Websites
Heatmaps
Prototyping
Screen Activity Recording
Unmoderated Testing
Usability Testing
User Journeys
User Research
2D Drawing
Animation
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Image Editor
Image Tracing
Rendering
Templates

Affinity Designer Reviews

Showing 5 of 227 reviews

Overall
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Service
4,4/5
Features
4,4/5
Value for Money
4,8/5
Barbara C.
Senior Strategy
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/11/13

"Absolutely Outstanding!"

Comments: It been beyond outstanding for us. Super satisfied and I can’t recommend it enough. It was super easy to migrate completely from the Adobe Suite. No hiccups at all.

Pros: It is lightning fast! And not to mention super affordable. Here is a piece of software with great customer support and an amazing community behind it. It is very intuitive and the learning curve is not steep at all. In fact, far more intuitive than Adobe Suite.

Cons: So far, all good! Maybe how it opens files from the Adobe Suite could improve but it has nothing to do with Affinity as much as how Adobe packages their files.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/11/13
Savannah T.
CFO
Apparel & Fashion, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/02

"Affinity Designer"

Comments: Overall it’s OK but the price point is very low so it makes it somewhat worth it.

Pros: Affinity designer is super cost-effective. It’s easier to use than most designer software’s. They have a lot of support on their website and tutorials on YouTube.

Cons: There are a couple issues that we’ve had while using affinity designer. The program tends to frequently close out by itself. Sometimes I’m unable to download the updates without it crashing. We have to use affinity in conjunction with our Roland BN-20 however some of the add-ons within affinity aren’t compatible and aren’t recognize in versaworks. There aren’t enough tutorials to really grasp everything within affinity. I think it needs a little more work and to be easier to use.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/02
Jonathan D.
Marketing
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/21

"Really good tools - and much less expensive than Adobe"

Comments: Very happy with the Affinity tools on the whole, and I can recommend them especially For iPad work and for working in small teams.

Pros: I use Affinity for my own creations, mostly drawing and cartooning, and I really like it. It has most of the same tools as the Adobe tools I used but it’s way better thought out when I use it on my iPad. Same goes for the Affinity Photo app. They both work very well on my iPad. I have used the Affinity tools on my iMac and they are responsive there too.
They aLso have some really good filters and a good ecosystem for lenses and other tools as well as for tutorials and sharing artwork in the community.
But maybe it’s biggest plus is the price compared to Adobe. The fact that I don’t have to pay monthly for it, and it’s a great product are key factors. I think it’s a great alternative to Adobe products.

Cons: The tool icons themselves are small and make it difficult to locate them sometimes and the UI isn’t as polished as Adobe. Also I haven’t been able to really take advantage of the personas they have for designer and photo apps. Also the fact that when you open an non-Affinity image you are pushed to save it their proprietary format as opposed to the format you opened it in.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/21
Simon D.
Freelance Designer and Web Developer
Graphic Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    1/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/23

"Not fit for purpose"

Comments: Not really a finished app I have been trying to integrate Affinity Designer into a professional workflow for a number of years now but I've come to the conclusion that it's just too painful and there is nothing to indicate that this will improve. Back when I first purchased this app the developers were promising a roadmap of future improvements which would bring it closer to some of the industry-standard vector apps out there. It's been two years now and not a single thing on that list has been implemented. The few updates which have come down the line have focused on things like the app icon. The developers have moved on to other projects, and it seems to me that for all intents and purposes, development on this software has been abandoned. I wouldn't wish to speculate if this software will even be supported in a few years. So we're left with an app which lacks some of the most fundamental vector editing tools. With the exception of skew, vectors cannot be distorted in any way (including perspective) and it even lacks a knife tool. These are tools which are actually provided by many free editors. Furthermore, many tools are very poorly implemented. Convert to curves produces hilariously unusable results and things like Offset Path simply don't exist. The developers themselves are notoriously unresponsive to please for further development. Since going cross-platform there have been many reports of Designer's instability and since the implementation of Apples Metal API

Pros: It's cheap, although it still remains less powerful that some free apps

Cons: Development seems to have ground to a halt on this app. Investing time and energy learning could be a waste of time as it may not be around in the future.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/23
Andréas H.
Owner/Developer
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/15

"A great Vector Design Application"

Comments: I love this software! I use it every day as a tool for vector design.

Pros: Affinity Designer (and it's sister applications) is application you really must love! The pricetag, the functionality, the support - it's all excellent.

Cons: The progress of making new functionality is slow and on Windows 10 the application is sometimes a bit buggy.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/15