Keen’s verdict for remote design system collaboration: Sketch
In terms of collaboration Sketch is at the heart of a good design system. Colleagues from several disciplines, such as development or design, need to access a design system library, and contribute to discussing and adding components that form the shared library.
Building a design system tools is always a manual process, but can be made easier with plugins. For this task Sketch has multiple uses for plugins such as the Google material design plugin or a direct link with Invision.
Figma has at least one third-party plugin on the way for easier design system building. But its real strength lies elsewhere: Figma can be used by anyone, not just a license holder, making it painless to access and add to a shared file.
On this criterion Axure almost immediately falls behind. Although Axure can generate an HTML library page with custom components on it, there’ s no way to single out components to find out the color value, size, and other properties.