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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Communication

    Sketch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Zeplin

    70%
    Zeplin ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    File Sharing & Management

    Sketch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Zeplin

    85%
    Zeplin ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sketch is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • Zeplin is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Sketch

    78%
    35 Ratings
    8.3

    Zeplin

    83%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Sketch

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    Zeplin

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    Sketch

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Zeplin

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.9

    Sketch

    89%
    15 Ratings
    9.1

    Zeplin

    91%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Sketch

    It is very simple to master and has a variety of built-in tools that allows one to begin prototyping quickly, and can be powered using a variety of plugins for presentations. However, Sketch struggles with more complex designs, particularly those where animations or transitions are desired. It also isn't a good fit for agencies that use a variety of prototyping tools, as results from importing are not predictable.
    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

    Pros

    Sketch

    • Auto Saving your work
    • Great library of plugins to use to make the software your own
    • Easy to understand interface that is very similar to other prototyping applications
    • They have been around for 12 years so you know the support and legacy stands
    Monika Jaeger | 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

    • Color management can be finicky. For instance, the eyedropper tool sometimes isn’t very precise.
    • It would be helpful if there was a built-in commenting system that included tagging where designers and developers could have real-time collaborative conversations about designs.
    • Sketch is only available to Mac users. This is fine internally, but an issue when working with external folks.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pricing Details

    Sketch

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Sketch Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Zeplin

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per user per month

    Zeplin Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Free$01
    Organization$121
    EnterpriseContact sales team
    Team$63
    1. per user per month
    2. none
    3. per user per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    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 15 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 9.1
    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 is great for creating digital assets quickly and easily. It is simple to figure out and easy to use. It has a very clean user interface and isn't a resource hog like Adobe products tend to be. Its export feature is fantastic, generating multiple asset sizes/resolutions in one shot. For anything other than print design, Sketch is my go-to.
    Anonymous | 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

    • Sketch has had a positive impact on the amount of time my team needs to spend in meetings gathering feedback. By creating screen views in Sketch and posting to our InVision projects, we're able to collect feedback without requiring multi-person meetings.
    • Sketch is an extremely affordable price point with many free and inexpensive add-on options that allow me to work the way I want without spending a lot of money on additional products.
    Albert Ellenich | 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

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