Changes to Framer X

Note: This article refers to the Framer desktop app. Learn more about the differences between the Framer web and desktop app here.

When we introduced Framer to the web, we aimed to bring the features we love from Framer X directly to the browser, as the browser also allows us to introduce an array of new features such as multiplayer and collaboration.

What happens to Framer X?

Framer Web is not a successor of Framer X, but rather an alternative to a macOS-only desktop client. It will continue receiving the same features and support as the web version.

Framer X as a macOS desktop app will continue to exist next to Framer Web and will be available to those on the Pro plan.

The only change is that Framer X will be renamed to Framer, and will be referred to as the Desktop version whenever a distinction is made.

Downloading the Framer Desktop app

The Framer Desktop client will not be an automatic upgrade from Framer X, but can be downloaded as a separate application.

What happens to my existing license for Framer X?

Any active licenses for Framer X will be grandfathered into our new licensing system.

Learn all about changes to existing plans ›

Will features from Framer Web come to the desktop app?

Generally the desktop and web platforms will stay in sync. Framer will be largely the same experience regarding the interface and all the prototyping and design tools you have at your disposal.

However, some features are limited by the platform on which Framer lives and may be available to just the web or desktop client for the foreseeable future.

Where can I find an overview of the differences between desktop and web?

To find an overview of all the differences between the two versions, head on over to this article.