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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.

What’s new in version 99.1

Updated on Nov 14 2023

New:
  • Bug and crash fixes: This update includes a few bug and crash fixes, along with some performance improvements based on your reports. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Fixed:
  • Fixes a crash that could occur when you were working with layers that contained large images.
  • Fixes a crash that could occur when you double-clicked on a Symbol to insert it from the Components view.
  • Fixes a sketchtool export layer bug that meant exports included shadows that extended beyond the bounds of a Symbol.
  • Fixes a performance bug which could cause Sketch to hang occasionally.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

77.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.sketch.com/

Downloads

89220

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12.0 or later
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Sketch qualities

Value
1.0
Ease of use
2.0
Features
2.0
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
1.0

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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.
sbenitezb
sbenitezb
Jun 12 2019
5.0
Jun 12 2019
5.0
Version: null
Maxxe
Maxxe
May 26 2019
4.5
May 26 2019
4.5
Version: null
Marc-Nothrop
Marc-Nothrop
Apr 12 2019
5.0
Apr 12 2019
5.0
Version: null
G3cd
G3cd
Feb 6 2019
1.0
Feb 6 2019
1.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jan 10 2019
5.0
Jan 10 2019
5.0
Version: null
makareim
makareim
Nov 13 2018
5.0
Nov 13 2018
5.0
Version: null
prmmupd
prmmupd
Oct 24 2018
0.5
Oct 24 2018
0.5
Version: null
hmurchison
hmurchison
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Version: null
A1D
A1D
May 16 2018
1.0
May 16 2018
1.0
Version: null
micrrhalevileal
micrrhalevileal
May 14 2018
4.0
May 14 2018
4.0
Version: null
Wonderwarthog
Wonderwarthog
Mar 16 2018
5.0
Mar 16 2018
5.0
Version: null
Doms
Doms
Mar 8 2018
1.0
Mar 8 2018
1.0
Version: null
chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
Mar 2 2018
3.5
Mar 2 2018
3.5
Version: null
p-spanidis
p-spanidis
Jan 16 2018
5.0
Jan 16 2018
5.0
Version: null
TimRoberts
TimRoberts
Nov 10 2017
5.0
Nov 10 2017
5.0
Version: null
PieroLuigi
PieroLuigi
Oct 17 2017
3.0
Oct 17 2017
3.0
Version: null
AlexSmith
AlexSmith
Aug 6 2017
5.0
Aug 6 2017
5.0
Version: null
Tarek-Raafat
Tarek-Raafat
Jun 28 2017
2.5
Jun 28 2017
2.5
Version: null
Teksestro
Teksestro
Apr 8 2017
1.0
Apr 8 2017
1.0
Version: null
Voxx
Voxx
Mar 14 2017
1.5
Mar 14 2017
1.5
Version: null
ylluminate
ylluminate
Jan 24 2017
3.5
Jan 24 2017
3.5
Version: null
pointum
pointum
Nov 29 2016
5.0
Nov 29 2016
5.0
Version: null
Grug
Grug
Nov 9 2016
5.0
Nov 9 2016
5.0
Version: null
Stavast
Stavast
Oct 11 2016
4.0
Oct 11 2016
4.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Sep 22 2016
5.0
Sep 22 2016
5.0
Version: null
LukeBussey
LukeBussey
Sep 13 2016
5.0
Sep 13 2016
5.0
Version: null
dariusii
dariusii
Aug 26 2016
0.5
Aug 26 2016
0.5
Version: null
Morgan-Freeman
Morgan-Freeman
Aug 13 2016
2.5
Aug 13 2016
2.5
Version: null
NelTim
NelTim
Jul 13 2016
4.0
Jul 13 2016
4.0
Version: null
RobertBeckey58
RobertBeckey58
Jun 17 2016
4.0
Jun 17 2016
4.0
Version: null
John-1979
John-1979
May 21 2016
3.5
May 21 2016
3.5
Version: null
LuxLogica
LuxLogica
Feb 10 2016
5.0
Feb 10 2016
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-albatross-76242
Jan 27 2016
5.0
Version: null
Pkubin
Pkubin
Jun 12 2015
4.0
Jun 12 2015
4.0
Version: null
los(00)santos
los(00)santos
May 26 2015
4.5
May 26 2015
4.5
Version: null
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 14 2015
5.0
Apr 14 2015
5.0
Version: null
Ivan-C-
Ivan-C-
Dec 19 2014
5.0
Dec 19 2014
5.0
Version: null
Mark-1971
Mark-1971
Nov 15 2014
3.0
Nov 15 2014
3.0
Version: null
brainshutdown
brainshutdown
Nov 9 2014
0.5
Nov 9 2014
0.5
Version: null
GabrieleU4458
GabrieleU4458
Oct 21 2014
5.0
Oct 21 2014
5.0
Version: null
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