Sketch free download for Mac


22 January 2020

Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.


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 a 1-year subscription.

What's new in Sketch

Version 62:
  • A better way to create and save documents: When inspiration strikes, you shouldn't have to think about whether your document is being saved to Cloud or on your Mac, so we've fixed that. Now, instead of choosing whether a new document should be a Cloud or local document when you create it, you'll make that choice when you save it instead
  • New Smart Layout controls: You can now make sure your Smart Layout buttons don't become too tiny to tap and form fields never shrink too small by setting minimum dimensions. You'll find this much-requested feature under the Layout section of the Inspector when you set a horizontal or vertical layout. And don't worry, the option to set maximum dimensions is coming soon
  • Previously you could open Cloud documents in the Mac app, from your browser, by adding sketch:// in front of your document URL. Now you can do that with the URL for specific Pages and Artboards. When your document opens, you'll be taken to the right place, right away
  • Now, when you're viewing the Layer List, you can press ⌘ ⇧ F to switch to the Components Panel and head straight to the filter/search field. We've literally saved you a click
  • We've added a new "Swap at Original Size" option to the Components Popover when you're swapping Symbols. It's enabled by default and means that when you swap Symbols, the instance you've selected will resize to fit its new Symbol master. If you'd prefer the instance size to stay the same, you can uncheck this option
  • Instead of asking you to confirm your choice any time you delete a Component, we’ll now only show the delete dialog if it will affect any of your layers in your document
  • You'll now find Libraries tabs in the sidebar of the Documents window, giving you quick access to any Libraries in your team or personal Cloud workspaces
  • When you edit a Cloud Library master document, things should feel a little more smooth. Previously you'd have to save your changes, wait for them to appear in your Library preferences, then download them. That felt a little silly. Now when you edit a Cloud Library master document, it will update in your Library preferences as soon as you save it
  • We've made some tweaks to the Components Panel and Popover to improve performance with Libraries of all shapes and sizes. Expect things to feel a little faster from now on
  • We’ve improved the accuracy and appearance of previews for documents with missing fonts, especially on layers with specific alignment or Smart Layout settings, and those where multiple instances of the same text layer were present in a single document. If you’ve noticed missing fonts displaying incorrectly in your document previews, you’ll need to open and resave those documents with all the correct fonts available to take advantage of these fixes
  • The macOS Auto Save option in Preferences now applies to both local and Cloud documents. Previously this only applied to local documents and Cloud documents always had Auto Save enabled, but now the same preference affects both
  • If you have a lot of Libraries, scrolling through Preferences and finding the one that needs an update can be a bit of a pain. Now, clicking on the "Shared Library Update Available" badge will open Preferences and scroll right to the first Library that's available to update
  • You could be signed out of your Sketch Account when waking your Mac from sleep mode
  • Selecting "Enable and Open Library" for a Symbol instance from an uninstalled Cloud Library would open the Library master document, but not download the Library itself
  • Nested Symbols could appear in the wrong position when you inserted a Symbol from a Library
  • Measurements wouldn’t appear after you clicked and dragged to select a layer in the Canvas, while pressing the Option key
  • Shadows on layers with centered borders might not appear as you'd expect them to
  • Scrolling down to the bottom of the Components popover would not work as expected
  • It wasn’t possible to open your Cloud Libraries via the contextual menu in the Libraries tab in Preferences
  • Opening or closing a path would flatten rounded corners
  • Fixes a crash that could occur if you quit Sketch while the Preferences window was open in front of a document
  • Fixes an issue where only the first component of a selected Library would appear in the Components Panel in some cases
  • The Components Panel wouldn’t update to reflect any components you recently created or deleted

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14 May 2018

Most helpful

I like this app,easy to use and very helpful.
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Version 50
06 February 2019
Sketch 53 can't open Sketch 52.6 files, WTF???
Like (2)
Version 53
24 October 2018
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...
Like (2)
Version 52.2
16 May 2018
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.
Like (6)
Version 50.2
1 answer(s)
10 July 2018
I run Sketch on both my laptop and desktop while only paying for it once.
Like (1)
14 May 2018
I like this app,easy to use and very helpful.
Like (1)
Version 50
11 April 2018
Subscription model sucks. Enough said.
Like (7)
Version 49.3
3 answer(s)
10 July 2018
Um no, because there is a big difference in what one company may mean by subscription and what a different company may mean by subscription.
Like (1)
10 April 2019
This is a pretty misleading comment; their "subscription" model is for a year of updates; you may choose to not renew and continue using your license as long as you like. That seems like a pretty reasonable compromise vs being forced to pay every month you want to use an app.

We're also talking about a tool most will be using to earn income, surely it's reasonable to pay for that? I'm not against Figma (it's very impressive), but for reference their Pro subscription is more expensive than Sketch. Good on them and Adobe for having a free entry level.

As for Adobe XD, sure it's free if 1 shared prototype is all you need, but again their pricing is higher than Figma and Sketch in turn.

It's worth looking a little closer before damning a product and the team behind it.
21 May 2019
I'm not quite sure how this model works. May I skip a year or two and later on renew? I guess, yes. And using the last version forever is ok. But given Apple's yearly macos switches I don't know how long "forever" will be before backwards compatibility breaks.
16 March 2018
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.
Like (1)
Version 49.1
08 March 2018
Poor software full of bugs with an awful subscription model.
Like (3)
Version 49
2 answer(s)
09 May 2018
This app is actually really good! The subscription model isn't the best but it ensures that the developer can have a sustainable income to continue living and create the app for us.
10 July 2018
Also the subscription model is way better then the subscription model with companies like Adobe.
10 November 2017
Super useful for every designer!
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Version 47.1
06 August 2017
Using this for few years now. What can I say, just an amazing piece of software for every designer.
Like (3)
Version 46
28 June 2017
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.
Like (4)
Version 44.1