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Framer vs Material: What are the differences?

Framer: Turn static mockups into prototypes with animation & interaction. Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation; Material: A Graphics Framework for Material Design in Swift. Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.

Framer and Material can be primarily classified as "Mobile Prototyping & Interaction Design" tools.

Some of the features offered by Framer are:

  • Generate assets out of Photoshop to set up new projects.
  • Animate any layer in 3D space with spring physics and bezier curves.
  • Hardware accelerated for high frame rates, based on CSS transforms.

On the other hand, Material provides the following key features:

  • Fully Configurable UI Components
  • Grid System For Complex UIs
  • Layout Library To Simplify AutoLayout

Framer and Material are both open source tools. Material with 11K GitHub stars and 1.21K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Framer with 5.45K GitHub stars and 506 GitHub forks.

Facebook, Dropbox, and Twitter are some of the popular companies that use Framer, whereas Material is used by Pardel Technologies, Working Minds, and Contratobook. Framer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 27 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Material, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

What is Framer?

Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation.

What is Material?

Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
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