Version Control & File Management

It’s the Wild West for managing the files that designers generate. Dropbox is the clear winner, though GitHub does surprisingly well. Overall, it’s clear that not a single design-specific solution has taken hold here.

What tools do you use for version control and file management?

51%

Dropbox

39%

Github

30%

Google Drive

28%

Other

12%

None

11%

Bitbucket


Out of the top five countries in participants’ responses, Canada uses Dropbox most heavily while Germany uses it least heavily.

Canada

Germany

U.S.

U.K.

Netherlands

Rest of World


One might think that tech companies are responsible for Github’s popularity, but it’s clear that small and large studios and agencies, and even freelancers, are using it avidly.

50%

Startup

43%

Media

38%

Freelance

38%

Technology

36%

Studio/Agency (Fewer than 50)

36%

Other

30%

Studio/Agency (More than 50)