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Sketch
Sketch
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Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

3.7
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Sketch overview

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.

Note: Price shown in the listing is for 1 year subscription license.

What’s new in version 93

Updated on Sep 14 2022

  • Improvements and bug fixes: This update brings a whole host of small improvements to make you more productive in Sketch - including faster ways to tidy and swap layers using Smart Distribute.
  • When you mouse over the Smart Distribute rearrange handle of a layer inside a tidy group, we now hide all the other visible handles, allowing you a clear view of your design.
  • When you select a layer which is part of a group with even spacing, you can now reorder it with Smart Distribute and adjust the spacing. Previously this was only possible if you selected the group itself first.
  • When you copy layers between Artboards, via the copy and paste commands or by dragging layers in the Layer List, we now preserve a layer’s original position more accurately.
  • In a multi-layer selection or group with uneven spacing between layers, you can now enter horizontal and/or vertical spacing values immediately, without having to press the Tidy button first.
  • We now show the HUD when your mouse hovers over the Smart Distribute spacing handle, not only after you click it, so you can immediately see what the spacing value is.
  • Our context menus now use Bring Forward / to Front and Send Backward / to Back, which matches the main menus. Previously, these were different.
  • When you rearrange layers within a Smart Distribute selection, the selections and placeholders that appear now use Sketch’s tint color, rather than the default blue.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

75.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://sketch.com

Downloads

86722

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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Ceptious
Ceptious
Jun 11 2021
72.4
0.0
Jun 11 2021
0.0
Version: 72.4
Is this a subscription or a one time payment?
G3cd
G3cd
Feb 6 2019
53
1.0
Feb 6 2019
1.0
Version: 53
Sketch 53 can't open Sketch 52.6 files, WTF???
prmmupd
prmmupd
Oct 24 2018
52.2
0.5
Oct 24 2018
0.5
Version: 52.2
I'm sorry but sketch is just a bad software. It's ok to build a few prototypes but in production the bugs (which haven't been fixed for years) are more and more annoying. The developers should first fix their smart guides instead of selling a dark mode as a new feature. OpenType doesn't really work either. The whole software is just a mess...
A1D
A1D
May 16 2018
50.2
1.0
May 16 2018
1.0
Version: 50.2
Adding a few words about their licensing.
Before you will consider to purchase Sketch licence, think about this point.
They selling a license for a single machine only. So, you've got no rights to install a copy on your laptop or backup machine.
To install a copy under your account you need to purchase an additional "seats". I think, that was one of the main reasons, why they remove their app from Mac App Store.
I believe the license have to belong a person, rather than a machine.
Even Adobe understands that better than Bohemian Coding.
micrrhalevileal
micrrhalevileal
May 14 2018
50
4.0
May 14 2018
4.0
Version: 50
I like this app,easy to use and very helpful.
sbenitezb
sbenitezb
Apr 11 2018
49.3
5.0
Apr 11 2018
5.0
Version: 49.3
Subscription model sucks. Enough said.
Wonderwarthog
Wonderwarthog
Mar 16 2018
49.1
5.0
Mar 16 2018
5.0
Version: 49.1
Be all and end all of UI design apps. Nuff said. And Sketch cloud is getting better and better. It now even allows for very basic prototyping of UIs.
Doms
Doms
Mar 8 2018
49
1.0
Mar 8 2018
1.0
Version: 49
Poor software full of bugs with an awful subscription model.
TimRoberts
TimRoberts
Nov 10 2017
47.1
5.0
Nov 10 2017
5.0
Version: 47.1
Super useful for every designer!
AlexSmith
AlexSmith
Aug 6 2017
46
5.0
Aug 6 2017
5.0
Version: 46
Using this for few years now. What can I say, just an amazing piece of software for every designer.
Tim27
Tim27
Jun 28 2017
44.1
3.0
Jun 28 2017
3.0
Version: 44.1
I would encourage anyone that has commented that Sketch is getting worse or going downhill or having issues to give the web-based app, Webflow a try. While you are using it you'll also learn how CSS works and how elements interact with each other on a webpage with CSS, rather than just making static design comps in a desktop app that doesn't translate well to the web. I'm really impressed with it.
Teksestro
Teksestro
Apr 8 2017
43.1
1.0
Apr 8 2017
1.0
Version: 43.1
Sketch has become the 'de facto' tool for UI design - i.e., for producing mockups for both mobile apps, as well as websites. There are now dozens of plugins adding features to the app, and integrating it with external third-party services. Add to this the fact that Sketch should be receiving a healthy injection of cash from its 'subscription-ware' business model, and you'd expect a solid, refined and feature-full application. Unfortunately, IMHO, that is not the case. This is an app that has what are now long-standing, frustrating omissions and faults. THE PURPOSE OF PLUGINS An app should have all the functionality its users need 'out-of-the-box', and should not rely on extensions and plugins to provide functionality that core users may consider 'essential'. Plugins should address edge use-cases, which might not be interesting or financially viable for the developer to cater for. If I want my designs to be automatically uploaded to some third-party online sharing service, that is a good use-case for a plugin. If I want to create full-blown animations from my static designs, that is another. An app that is designed for mocking up user interfaces of websites should, however, have pretty solid built-in *auto-resizing* tools - tools which should help me align and resize my layout elements to fit into different sized canvases. That is an essential function. Sketch's "Resize" function is, however, limited and buggy: it does not resize items based on your canvas size (only on container groups). Resizing options are hard to understand, and buggy, often not allowing you to have the resizing effect you need. This forces the user to have to download a plugin in order to have 'proper' resizing functionality - such as "Fluid" or the better "Auto Layout". But the bugs and lack of functionality don't end there. Although Sketch has 'Symbols' - i.e., "master elements" that you can use multiple times in your design, overriding content but keeping styles - these don't work as expected. For instance: there is *no way* to create symbol buttons that automatically resize when the text is changed. Although several plugins have been created to try to address that - "Button", "Adjust Button Shape", "Dynamic Button Symbol", etc. - none of them actually work well, because of limitations in Sketch itself. In fact, there are limitations, gaps and omissions *everywhere* in Sketch. There are wonderful plugins that can, for instance, download an image automatically from Unsplash, and apply it as a background fill to one of your shapes. But once the image is applied as a fill, there is no way to export it, so it can be used in your actual html or code (you have to export the 'shape'). Want to document your layout with notes? You should get a plugin. Need icons from FontAwesome? Get a plugin. Want standard colour palettes - like Material Design, or Pantone? A plugin. Need to have auto-stacking, grid layouts? Plugin. So, with so much relying on plugins, we would expect Sketch's plugin architecture to be solid, and their developer support to be nothing short of stellar. PLUGIN PROGRAMMING LIMITATIONS Unfortunately, Sketch plugins are written basically in Javascript, and use a Javascript-Cocoa bridge to access native MacOS functionality. Although widely used on the web, Javascript is a notoriously tricky and difficult language for newbies to learn, and Cocoa is a gigantic framework. This means, that the developer trying to produce plugins for Sketch should expect a *very* steep learning curve. Sketch's own documentation starts by encouraging prospective developers to learn by exploring the code of existing plugins. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that Sketch's API keeps changing - as they fix bugs and add necessary features - and developers have to keep updating their plugins in order to keep them working. Many of the plugin developers, however, seem to be well-intentioned amateurs, who are trying to address the shortcomings of the program as best as they can. This means that the quality of the code is not high, and as updates are rolled out, many plugins break. Constantly. LACKING PLUGIN MANAGEMENT If plugins are so vitally important to Sketch, you'd expect the app to have fantastic plugin management features - like a way to search, instal and update plugins in-app. Sketch's official way for the user to manage plugins is, however, for them to download the plugin manually - often from a GitHub repository - then, double-click on the main plugin file (which copies it into Sketch's plugin folder), then to open the in-app "Manage Plugins" dialogue, and enable the plugin. Uninstalling a plugin involves having to open the hidden plugin folder, and manually drag the plugin to the trash. With such dismal support for plugin management, it's no surprise that over the years there have been a few projects that have tried to fill that void. "Sketch Toolbox" and "Sketch Runner" both tried to ease plugin management pains for Sketch users, and the latest one to take on the mantle is "Sketchpacks" (the most promising and feature-full so far). Some plugin developers, like Craft, have ended up developing their own plugin manager, for their own plugins. Which means that if you have Sketchpacks and Craft plugins installed, you will have 2 extra items in your Mac menubar - just to keep your Sketch plugins up-to-date. THE SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION MODEL I understand why some companies like the 'software subscription' business model: it's a more reliable source of income for them than the traditional pay-per-license. Ultimately, it might not cost any more money to the customer, and it provides the company with a steadier flow of cash that makes planning and everyday operations easier. Unfortunately, what is best for the company, is not always best for the customer. As a customer, I want to buy a *product*. I want the company to take responsibility for delivering to me what I'm paying for, and not deliver a promise that they will improve. If you make *substantial* improvements and add features to the software, then charge me for an *upgrade*, as this is now a new product. I should not have to pay for your software as if it were electricity, or water, or gas, or some sort of regular utility bill. If you start charging me a subscription, I will *always* give your competitors a chance. SKETCH'S POPULARITY With so many shortcomings, why is Sketch so popular? Unfortunately for us, because at the moment we have nothing better in this design space. Affinity Designer is a much more solid tool, with incredible features, but it is geared solidly at print production, and lacks the plugin ecosystem that Sketch has forced its users to build. Adobe tools suffer from the same bugginess, and the same subscription model, as Sketch. Other new tools lack in features. This lack of competition is probably the very reason why these shortcomings in Sketch have gone for so long without being addressed by the developer. We can only hope this may change.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Jan 24 2017
42
3.5
Jan 24 2017
3.5
Version: 42
The big thing for me is that it just doesn't quite fill the void of Fireworks. It still needs a bit of work in various areas such as bitmap manipulation and more advanced spline / vector operations. I still miss my Fireworks workflow.
Teksestro
Teksestro
Nov 9 2016
41
1.0
Nov 9 2016
1.0
Version: 41
This used to be a good app with great promise. It is now subscription-ware: you have to pay $100/year to keep your software current, or risk having it no longer launch after a system upgrade. Time to go and provide support for the competition - i.e., Affinity Designer, charging a very reasonable $50 one-off license fee.
Stavast
Stavast
Oct 11 2016
40.2
4.0
Oct 11 2016
4.0
Version: 40.2
My number one tool for screen and icon designs.
LukeBussey
LukeBussey
Sep 13 2016
39.1
5.0
Sep 13 2016
5.0
Version: 39.1
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dariusii
dariusii
Aug 26 2016
39.1
0.5
Aug 26 2016
0.5
Version: 39.1
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Morgan-Freeman
Morgan-Freeman
Aug 13 2016
39.1
2.5
Aug 13 2016
2.5
Version: 39.1
Very cool app! I prepare to learn Sketch recently. The only point is the price, much expensive.
NelTim
NelTim
Jul 13 2016
3.8.3
4.0
Jul 13 2016
4.0
Version: 3.8.3
Very cool and intuitive app!
RobertBeckey58
RobertBeckey58
Jun 17 2016
3.8.3
4.0
Jun 17 2016
4.0
Version: 3.8.3
Sketch is a great App and I have used this software several years.
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