Sketch

Sketch

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Sketch

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8 out of 10
June 14, 2022
Sketch allows us to create mockups of email builds before they begin. Before Sketch, we used Photoshop or Illustrator to lay out emails, …
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What is Sketch?

Sketch is a visual design tool of use for application prototyping, coming with a wide variety of extensions, plugins, and an active user community.

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Figma, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their collaborative design and prototyping application to support digital product and UI development.

What is Adobe XD?

Adobe XD is a prototyping and UX/UI option for website and mobile application design, featuring a range of UI tools and and templates, a versatile artboard and contextual layer panels, and deep integration with Adobe's creative suite of products for fast import of objects from these applications.

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What is Sketch?

Sketch is a visual design tool of use for application prototyping, coming with a wide variety of extensions, plugins, and an active user community.

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What is Sketch?

Sketch is a visual design tool of use for application prototyping, coming with a wide variety of extensions, plugins, and an active user community.

What is Sketch's best feature?

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Who uses Sketch?

The most common users of Sketch are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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June 14, 2022

Review of Sketch

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Helps use create wireframes and mockups.
  • Syncs with Craft and InVision.
  • Allows us to create symbols and therefore design efficiencies.
  • Sometimes it can be hard to collaborate.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Universal shared assets (colors, styles, components, etc.)
  • Integration with client-ready presentation tools, like InVision.
  • Exporting management for transition to development teams.
  • Sketch is Mac-only, no PC support.
  • No support for movement or animation/video assets.
  • Moving vector assets between Adobe and Sketch not ideal.
Monika Jaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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
  • The software can be buggy right after a release. It appears that they do very little QA testing right after releasing a new version
  • The software can crash a lot. And when it does, I continuously have issues with it reloading my plugins.
  • Only available for Mac. If you have a cross platform team, it may not be the best.
  • Lack of features in the software, so you will have to use plugins for those additional features (Designs system management, accessibility, repository and live collaboration without paying a premium)
Sanjana Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Sketch is a very very good designing tool, you can design Graphics, Wireframes very well in Sketch.
  • Since recently Sketch released the Prototyping feature, It is also good in doing prototyping.
  • It integrates with external apps/plugins like Zeplin to provide extended functionality.
  • Prototyping can be improvised by wrt designer. Right now it is a bit difficult to connect screens as compared to other 3rd party tools.
  • The community of Sketch is not big enough, sometimes I struggle to get help from the internet.
  • It is only available for MAC...its better if it would have an online version too.
D Hendrik Mulyana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Support over 1000 plugins.
  • Can handle simple and complex artboard in one file.
  • Support external library.
  • Support Design collaboration.
  • If in one file has over 100 artboards, sketch will slow.
  • Drain your memory ram, if design is complex and use external library.
  • Doesn't have a feature can download plugin in one place such community feature on Figma.
  • Only support MAC platform.
  • Doesn't have web version.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It's a very lightweight program
  • It's able to hook up to InVision for easy uploading and replacing
  • It has cloud-based storage
  • It does not do well with complex SVGs, which can import with problems
  • It is not easy to take Sketch elements and bring them into Adobe programs
  • Prototyping is cool but is also a bit cumbersome to show even simple interactions
Flavio Bagioli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Having instant preview of a screen design on a mobile device.
  • Easily created design systems with nested objects.
  • Exporting multiple formats and sizes in one click.
  • Editing and creating vector artwork.
  • More control over vector editing, handles, curves and points.
  • It would be great to see more animation functionalities.
  • Being able to create 3D models would be perfect.
Muhamed (Muha) Causevic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It has great plugins and integrations such as with Craft plugin and InVision.
  • Sketch is fast in graphic rendering and it offers an infinite amount of space allowing an unlimited number of artboards to be created.
  • When working in a team, everyone must be on the same version of the software, otherwise there are a lot of glitches happening to the files that have been saved under an older version.
  • Some users are transitioning into making print-ready designs from Sketch and using it as the sole creative tool. I would like to see better print ready features integrated into Sketch.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Amazing app for UI/UX design. This is prototyping as its best.
  • Being able to use a lot of plugins for more advanced features and designs gives you a lot of useful features when utilizing Sketch.
  • The only aspect we dislike about Sketch is the high price, but when compared to other similar applications, it is one of the more inexpensive options available.
Mitchell Clements | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Sketch allows you to quickly create mockups, especially when you have a design system in place.
  • Sketch is great for wireframes because it's so fast and easy to create shapes.
  • Sketch has a lot of plugins made by the community.
  • Using nested symbols can sometimes be confusing and a bit difficult.
  • Updating the plugins and finding missing fonts can be a pain.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • High-fidelity mockups - web and apps.
  • Simple prototyping to mimic user flows.
  • Ease of use - allows for quick wireframes to hammer out ideas (even during the meeting).
  • Fantastic use of symbols.
  • The interface needs a complete overhaul. It's not bad, just dated and it's getting lapped by other similar tools.
  • As it relies heavily on plugins, functionality can be broken with app updates or OS updates.
  • The prototyping feature is basic now. Needs to add more features to keep up with the competition.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Assets within a project "snap" to proportion and match with other assets, maintaining alignment and space in projects to help create well-designed projects, no matter what you are working on.
  • All the tools are laid out very nicely and clearly. There are minimal questions as to how to do very basic and sometimes more complicated functions.
  • Automatic saving and cloud saving is a plus.
  • The design of the software is visually very intuitive. The layers panel is well organized and easy to manage.
  • You have to have a canvas set up to export certain file types accurately; this isn't clear at first.
  • The export process is a little strange. It takes getting used to. It seems you have to convert the file type BEFORE selecting export...I found that to be odd.
  • It may be less robust than Adobe Illustrator, but I haven't used both enough to say what Sketch might be missing.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It's extremely easy to create symbols in Sketch. This makes it very, very fast to re-use components across designs. Not only does this save time, but it keeps our work consistent across users and designs.
  • Sketch always loads incredibly quickly, no matter how large the file size or how many images/artboards the file contains. It's like magic, especially compared to some of the clunkier software I've used.
  • Sketch offers a fantastic spread of third-party plugins. The Marvel plugin makes it incredibly easy to upload/sync designs before dev handoffs.
  • As with similar software, Sketch does have a learning curve. Sketch is incredibly easy to use once you're comfortable with the navigation, know the keyboard shortcuts, etc. Before you're at that point, however, it can be difficult. I already had experience with programs like Illustrator, Photoshop, and InVision, and took to Sketch very quickly. But one of my colleagues who has less experience with these types of tools is unable to use Sketch efficiently, even after several months.
  • Sketch is only available for OS. This wasn't a huge problem for our company, where the design and product teams all use MacBooks, but it means it's harder to share with other teams (like the devs, who use PCs).
  • The basic image editing Sketch offers is pretty limited. Although that's not the main reason anyone at our company uses Sketch, it would be nice to be able to erase parts of an image or do some basic masking.
Prashant Mahajan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It's easy to understand, very intuitive and easy to get used to.
  • It is great to make UI designs and share it with teams.
  • It can be used for wireframing and mockups by PMs.
  • I think one limiting factor is that it is available only on Mac. Would be great to have on Windows too.
  • Sketch is missing the direct design to code, which Figma is able to do.
  • Sketch doesn't let you share the prototype with others who do not have Sketch. In InVision you can share a link and people can see.
Andrew Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • High fidelity interactive mockups.
  • Very user-friendly interface for a design program.
  • Incredibly competitive price point, especially when compared to Adobe.
  • Sketch hasn't innovated in a while. They used to be a leader here, but have slowed down and are now playing catch-up to other design programs.
  • Being made for Mac only is extremely limiting.
  • Working on their design system is a pretty poor experience compared to alternatives.