Figma is predominantly a browser-based software, which means it can be run on all full desktop operating systems (MacOS, Windows, Linux, etc), as well as Chrome OS .
Figma also has native Desktop Apps available for both macOS and Windows devices.
The Figma Desktop app gives you access to all of the functionality of the browser version, in your own native environment.
Download Figma's apps from the website, here: https://www.figma.com/downloads
In this article, we'll cover the minimum requirements for running the Figma Desktop App.
To run the Figma desktop app on macOS, you must be running 10.11 (OS X El Capitan), or later.
To find out which version you're using:
- Head to the Apple menu in the top-left corner.
- Select About this Mac from the options.
- The version number will be displayed under the version name.
To run the Figma desktop app on Windows, you must be running Windows 7 or later, in a 64 bit environment.
To find out which version of Windows you're using:
- Click the Start button.
- Enter "Computer" in the search box.
- Right-click and select Properties.Computer
- Identify the version under the Windows edition field.
Tip! If you're using either of the Figma Desktop Apps, then you can access and use your locally stored fonts, without needing to install the Figma Font Helper. Any locally stored fonts will appear in the font list automatically.