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In my company I am partially responsible for the Corporate Identity and one of my favorite tools (zeplin.io) won't work because it is subscription payment only, so now I am looking for alternatives to zeplin.io that can be hosted on prem.

After googling for a few hours I only found other cloud only alternatives. The tool can cost money but shall not be subscription based, but I couldn't find anything that matches this, in my opinion, simple requirement. Maybe someone here knows an alternative.

The tool needs to have a few features of zeplin.io, mainly design collaboration, css generation and style guide creation. Everything else in zeplin.io would be awesome bonus.

After the discussion in the comments, here are all features that are vital to me:

  • Style export
  • Discussions on element level
  • In Browser view of design elements that are defined in files uploaded
  • Support for PSD or PDF and detect elements

Nice to have features would be:

  • Support for Adobe XD
  • Upload directly from Photoshop or Adobe XD
  • Please specify what you need the tool to do and what features of zeplin.io you specifically need - you cannot expect everybody to know, or take the time to research, a tool just to give you recommendations of alternatives. – Steve Barnes Jun 18 '18 at 17:29
  • Basically I need a tool for design collaboration. – Knerd Jun 18 '18 at 20:14
  • @SteveBarnes I actually like someone to answer who had the same issue like me and found a solution. – Knerd Jun 18 '18 at 20:17
  • We will need much more information to give good recommendations here – asking for "a tool like X" is never giving enough details, even if linked. You should always list your requirements explicitly. Please see How to ask for an alternative to some software and the questions linked to it for details. – Izzy Jun 18 '18 at 22:38
  • @Knerd You are very much limiting the number of people who can answer (those with the same problem who found an alternative) and, of course, those who did may only be happy with their alternative because they don't use the one killer feature that you need. If you list what you need there may be people who know & use exactly the app that you need that never heard of zeplin.io! – Steve Barnes Jun 19 '18 at 3:47

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