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Adobe XD

8 Ratings

Sketch

12 Ratings

Adobe XD

8 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

Sketch

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe XD

Many times in the past the needs of the users weren't necessarily conveyed properly to the application development team which resulted in a lot of unusable work. By having the requester utilize Adobe XD to create a mock up of the software with the intended functionality has been a very successful way of alleviating the aforementioned miscommunication issues
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Sketch

Perfect for product, user interface, user experience, web design, or whatever you call it at your organization. Some examples would include designing apps, websites or interfaces for other screens. Less suited for print design or photo editing.
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Pros

  • User friendly, dissimilar to many adobe products that have a steep learning curve.
  • Simplifies Application development with interactive prototypes.
  • Gives you the ability to create really attractive prototypes and integrates with Photoshop / Illustrator seamlessly.
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  • Libraries — able to manage design system components comprehensively
  • Prototyping — having native prototyping built right in is so much more convenient than looping in another tool
  • Shareable — sharing Sketch designs with coworkers is easy, either via Abstract or Zeplin or with the easy-to-use built-in export options
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Cons

  • It would be great if the software helped to generate usable code. It does not.
  • Only allows for simple transitions and not many effects.
  • Image editing within the application is limited. Should at least be able to crop images.
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  • Limited illustration support, logo design isn't possible in Sketch
  • Only available on MACOS
  • Exports can sometimes come out pixelated, export preview in Sketch doesn't always tell the full story
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe XD9.0
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We utilize many of the applications in the Adobe CC suite and our usage of this application came about simply because it was the one that was already paid for. Bearing that in mind we will definitely be renewing the software upon the expiration of the licensing. I am not sure if this is the solution we would go with were it not already included, we would have to evaluate all other options
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Usability

Adobe XD8.0
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Very easy to use even for novice software users. A lot of the functionality is ubiquitous among the different software applications so the learning curve is relatively small. The biggest limitation may be someone's creativity or lack of it. There are some functional limitations but my understanding is that reviews come out fast and furious
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Support

Adobe XD5.0
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We have never used support for Adobe XD but I'm sure it would be as good as it is for the other Adobe Products
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Sketch4.0
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I had a few issues a long time ago and they took ages to answer.
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Implementation

Adobe XD10.0
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Implementation was a snap
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe XD is the only wireframing application that we have used here as it came with our creative cloud subscription. After testing it out the software worked great for our needs and I cannot imagine other software that could suit our needs better, unless they included some missing features like effects and a way to export usable code
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Unlike the Adobe Suite, Sketch was specifically designed for designing digital interfaces. Having built-in prototyping, useful default artboard sizes and shared libraries makes it really useful. Adobe XD is really exciting, but honestly, our files are so invested in Sketch it would be hard to switch. InVision Studio is also really exciting—especially for motion and prototyping—but it does not feel stable enough to fully move into yet.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive ROI ... streamlines scope of the application building process.
  • Prevents miscommunication issues between development team and the application requester.
  • Streamlines the aesthetics when the users can create mock-ups of what they are looking for.
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  • It's not free
  • It's quite a closed system, so if you don't have the app, there's only so much you can do with a file
  • Crashing, etc., can cause wasted time
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Pricing Details

Adobe XD

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

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