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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Zeplin

Zeplin is, overall, really great for what it’s known for: design handoffs to development teams. Thus, it’s an excellent tool for scenarios in which the design and development teams do not work very closely. Because it allows users to use the tool on various platforms, it’s also great for teams in which there are in-house and remote (or contract) staff working on a single project. The tool is pretty lightweight once users are on-boarded, so it’s also great for larger teams. However, it can take significant time to onboard people to it, so it might not be great for more rushed projects. It also doesn’t have a ton of functionality beyond supporting design handoffs, so one might choose a more inclusive tool, such as Figma, to support more steps in the design process. Finally, Zeplin is costly and its rates are pretty inflexible, so this might not be the most ideal tool for more cash-strapped teams who want to use Zeplin for more than one project at a time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Communication

Sketch
Zeplin
7.0
Notifications
Sketch
Zeplin
7.0

File Sharing & Management

Sketch
Zeplin
8.5
Document collaboration
Sketch
Zeplin
9.0
Access control
Sketch
Zeplin
8.0

Pros

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

Zeplin

  • Provides dimensions across iOS, Android and Web which saves developers from a lot of guess and check when implementing designs
  • Allows for easy download of digital design assets for developers to easily organize and implement
  • Great user experience in terms of the product itself and a great value for your money
  • Automatically generates CSS for web designs which is AMAZING!
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Zeplin

  • It would be better if it has a dedicated web application
  • It's not the easiest tool to learn and start working with
  • It would be awesome if it had more features turning it into an all-around tool for mockups and prototypes
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Zeplin is not a fully functional prototyping software system, but having the ability to add notes to help explain what actions are expected allows me to rate it high.
Ray Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Zeplin has classic support with a chat from the website. It's working fine, and we're also getting the support needed when needed. However, Zeplin is very good at closing the incidents and moving on. It was a while ago we had a case with their support so that it might have improved since then.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Zeplin

Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like InVision and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does.So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Zeplin

  • Development time has reduced as the design updates are communicated in real time to developers and they don't have to write the boilerplate code as it's already generated.
  • Employee engagement has improved as every stakeholder is aware about the design changes from the beginning and can give their inputs.
  • Designers save a lot of time as they don't to explicitly communicate when the update or publish their designs and also it just takes a couple of clicks to publish their designs. Also, lot of rework is saved as every stakeholder is involved right from the beginning.
Annie Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sketch

General

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

Sketch Editions & Modules

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Zeplin

General

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

Zeplin Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Organization$121
EnterpriseContact sales team
Team$63
  1. per user per month
  2. per user per month
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