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Score 5.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract

  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch is great for creating web graphics, it's intuitive and helpful while editing vectors for that application. I'd recommend it to anyone creating web assets. It's lightweight and doesn't seem to slow down your computer like Adobe's tools sometimes do. That being said, It's not a tool designed for print. It's missing bleeds, crop marks, etc. that are required for that type of work. However, it's a great tool for what it does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Abstract
7.7
Sketch
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
Sketch
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
Sketch
Search
Abstract
8.6
Sketch

Communication

Abstract
8.7
Sketch
Chat
Abstract
10.0
Sketch
Notifications
Abstract
9.2
Sketch
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
Sketch
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
Sketch

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
8.1
Sketch
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
Sketch
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.4
Sketch
Access control
Abstract
7.0
Sketch
Advanced security features
Abstract
6.1
Sketch
Device sync
Abstract
9.1
Sketch

Pros

Abstract

  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

  • There are a ton of plugins that make working with Sketch very, very easy to integrate into our new and existing processes.
  • Sketch files are relatively small, so we don’t have to worry about taking up too much cloud space with Sketch files (especially when duplicating!).
  • Because Sketch is vector-based, the designs look good on any screen without losing sharpness. This is particularly helpful when sharing designs with stakeholders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abstract

  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

  • The Sketch interface can feel a bit clumsy when you're working with a document that has many pages. As an example, I regularly work in a document that captures 10 different aspects of a product. Sketch doesn't allow me to organize all those pages into any type of folder hierarchy. I have to scroll through the complete list of pages to try and find the page I want. You can drag pages into a different order in Sketch, but that doesn't remove the lengthy list or provide visual demarcation between groups of related pages.
  • Nested symbols are extremely useful, but the interface available on the right panel of the screen to manipulate a nested symbol in a canvas is not clearly organized to find what you're looking for quickly. It displays as a list of items in your nested symbol with no visual delineation between objects, so it can be a bit of guesswork to make sure you're making changes to the correct element.
  • It would be nice if Sketch offered the ability to create a workflow with automatic connection of objects via lines and arrows, like a sitemap or process flow. I use Sketch to create all my screens, but still need to leave the app to create my visual diagrams in a separate app.
  • A fresh take on the UI to better delineate things visually would be a great help. As mentioned, pages can't be organized, nested symbols are cumbersome to read through, etc. Separating the main central area of the app where canvases are displayed visually from the tools on the left and right would make for a cleaner work environment.
Albert Ellenich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abstract

No score
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Sketch

Sketch 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Sketch is a core tool for us and the cost to keep it going with our teams is low. It provides a good alternative to other screen design tools for our team members who prefer to use it.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Abstract

Abstract 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch 9.0
Based on 1 answer
At the end of the day, it's just simple. This goes a long way in design and goes even further when your talking productivity, intuitive design and turnover rate. It's not difficult to figure something out even if it's not something your directly familiar with, i.e. if you want to export in certain file formats or change the size of the canvas, you don't have to delay your end product trying to figure it out. Similar situations took me less than 30 seconds to solve without a Google search. That's Usability.
Jonathan Cantu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Abstract

Abstract 8.3
Based on 5 answers
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch 8.9
Based on 8 answers
The support is relatively decent, and they are quick to respond. However, their releases are not great. Sketch could use more robust testing of their software before releases. Over the last four years, I have had many days lost while waiting for Sketch to patch issues with their releases. It's actually a running joke in our office.So, support, good. Releases in the first place? Not great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abstract

I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

Sketch works perfectly well with Adobe Illustrator, you can seamlessly copy and paste vector artworks and open PDF files. It also [works] very well with prototyping tools such as proto.io and Bravo App. At ExMachina we also selected Sketch for its handover capabilities and compatibility with Zepplin, making it easy for front end developers to implement our designs
Flavio Bagioli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abstract

  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sketch

  • In term of business, sketch is very helpful and cheaper from competitors.
  • Sketch is universal design format right now, and support import Sketch design format to another design tool.
  • Need to improve on performance , when handle complex design is really annoying. impact to design timeline.
D Hendrik Mulyana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abstract

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sketch

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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