Linksistent

Your Figma links in one place

During the chaotic 2020, I started exploring Figma API capabilities and different, more efficient processes to share designs. I was looking for something easy to manage that reduces cognitive load teams consuming the designs.

As a designer, you have to constantly update stakeholders with the latest designs. You might use a multitude of documents or shared folders to keep the team up to date as you iterate through designs. No matter how good the process, it's always a struggle to keep the team updated.

In recent years design tools have evolved, and Figma has made sharing as simple as copying a link, which works well when using the same design file or prototype. However, this only lasts as long as the team is aware of the link, and unfortunately, there are as many links as there are for each version and prototype created.

Linksistent removes the frequently asked question:
"Where can I find the latest designs?"

This is why I created Linksistent: a centralized link assistant that leverages Figma as a single source of truth managed by designers. You no longer need to distribute the latest design links across the team via the company communication tool. All you need to do is update the list of links in your Figma file, and the team will be ready to use it via Linksistent.

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(L) Navigation (light). (R) Project view with links divided into multiple categories (dark).

Link assistant

Linksistent empowers designers using Figma to create links in a familiar environment and share with their team. As links are in the Figma file, they can be quickly updated with the new design or prototype links. This means fewer distractions from your team and more time for focusing.

When your team members open Linksistent in their browser, they are always accessing the latest content from the Figma file. In addition to designs, this hub can link out to product documentation, slides, and other relevant resources.

Designers have the freedom to structure (using this How to steps & Templates Figma file) their resources as they like, and Linksistent can display as many links or projects as they wish. The main view showcases the links to a single project. If users want to switch to a different project, they can do so via left-hand navigation. They can even add new or remove existing projects from the navigation.

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Watch this how to video to get a better idea.

You can install the extension on the Chrome web store. If you have any suggestions for how to improve the extension, or if you find an alternate use for it, let me know!

For more answers, check out the FAQ section.