Sketch
Sketch
64

4.8

Sketch free download for Mac

Sketch

64
24 March 2020

Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

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 perpetual license.

What's new in Sketch

Version 64:
New:
  • Better Search: Searching for Symbols and styles is now easier and more intuitive. Fuzzy search is here, which means you no longer have to type the exact name of a Component to find what you need. We’ve also cleaned up the results to make it easier to scan through, and we’ve moved the search bar to the top of the the Components Panel, Layer List and Components Menu.
  • Introducing Tints: With Tints, you can change the color of an entire Symbol or group, without relying on complex workarounds and multiple Layer Styles. They’re also easy to override, which makes them great for creating icons with multiple states. Tints work best with single-color Symbols and groups that make use of multiple opacities, like icons or tabs in a menu. You’ll find the new Tints option under the Style heading in the Inspector when you select any Symbol or group.
  • Components Menu Improvements: Based on your feedback, we’ve completely redesigned the Components Menu to once again use the fly-out menus that you know and love. We’ll still make it easy to switch between Components from the same group and search for Components from every Library in your document, but for those of you who preferred the old menus, we’re happy to say that we've brought them back.
Improved:
  • We’ve updated the Artboard presets for Chromebooks to cover the Pixel Slate (1333 x 888) and Pixelbook (1200 x 800).
  • Love Symbols? Like shortcuts? Then this one is for you! We’ve introduced a few new shortcuts around Symbols, specifically Command + Y for Create Symbol, Command + Shift + Y for Detach from Symbol, and Command + Option + Shift + Y for Detach all contents from Symbol.
  • Images you insert using the Unsplash data plugin are now smaller (@2x, instead of @4x) to keep your documents small and save on bandwidth. The search field supports special characters now, too.
  • If you’re working on a document with lots of Symbols or you’re using Smart Layout, things should feel a little faster and more responsive.
Fixed:
  • A crash that could occur when you edited a Symbol with shared Styles in Libraries.
  • A bug that meant you could not disable snapping by holding the Command key when you dragged a Component from Components panel onto the Canvas.
  • A bug that meant you couldn’t always access the Data menu for some Symbol overrides.
  • A bug that meant you couldn’t adjust the width of the sidebar in the Documents window.
  • A bug that meant some Data source plugins wouldn’t appear in Symbol override menus.
  • A bug that could mean Symbols you scaled would show text at an incorrect size or clip their text layers as you zoomed in or out.
  • A reoccurring bug that causes the color of text layers to change unexpectedly. There are a few different causes of this and we think we’ve caught them all this time.
  • A bug where List Options for text layers would be missing if you were using Sketch with macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

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G3cd
06 February 2019

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Sketch 53 can't open Sketch 52.6 files, WTF???
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Version 53
G3cd
06 February 2019
Sketch 53 can't open Sketch 52.6 files, WTF???
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Version 53
prmmupd
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
A1D
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 (7)
Version 50.2
1 answer(s)
Pik80
Pik80
10 July 2018
I run Sketch on both my laptop and desktop while only paying for it once.
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micrrhalevileal
14 May 2018
I like this app,easy to use and very helpful.
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Version 50
sbenitezb
11 April 2018
Subscription model sucks. Enough said.
Like (8)
Version 49.3
3 answer(s)
Pik80
Pik80
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.
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Marc-Nothrop
Marc-Nothrop
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.
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Bub1200
Bub1200
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.
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Wonderwarthog
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.
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Version 49.1
Doms
08 March 2018
Poor software full of bugs with an awful subscription model.
Like (3)
Version 49
2 answer(s)
LeroyMorrison
LeroyMorrison
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.
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Pik80
Pik80
10 July 2018
Also the subscription model is way better then the subscription model with companies like Adobe.
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TimRoberts
10 November 2017
Super useful for every designer!
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Version 47.1
AlexSmith
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
Tim27
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