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Muhamed (Muha) Causevic | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

Ideal product for UI/UX/Web Designers

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Mitchell Clements | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 21, 2019

Sketch: The Industry Leader In Design Tools

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2019

A very good design tool for your business!

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 13, 2019

The king of the mountain - for now.

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 13, 2019

A great "new" creative software to use without a lot of fuss or confusion.

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Prashant Mahajan | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 14, 2019

Sketch: From Product Perspective

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 20, 2019

Why Sketch is above the rest!

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 20, 2019

As lightweight, simple, and design-friendly as an actual sketch

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Albert Ellenich | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 14, 2019

Sketch is an excellent tool for creating wireframes with custom symbols you can share quickly across your organization

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The ability to create a custom symbol library and/or download available libraries for free or purchase make Sketch incredibly versatile and fast. Sketch eliminates the need for creating form fields and other UI elements by hand before using them in wireframe layouts. This saves so much time! The flexibility of symbols in Sketch allows for easily creating multiple width views of pages for responsive design.
  • Nesting symbols in sketch provide the ultimate flexibility in creating product UIs that have variations throughout a system. Nesting allows you to change aspects of a symbol on a per-instance need as opposed to forcing the creation of a unique symbol every time you need to display something a little different.
  • Multiple canvases on a page allow for creating multiple views of the same page based on conditional variables. Or for responsive design. There's no need to flip between pages in Sketch to do this. You can see multiple views as canvases in the same Sketch page. This helps greatly in keeping your Sketch files organized when you are dealing with a large system.
  • One of the key benefits to my work is Sketch's ability to work with 3rd party plug-ins and extensions. This allows me to immediately sync a single canvas or collection of canvases on a page with InVision, a tool my company uses to house all our UX documentation for feedback from stakeholders.
  • 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.
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Andrew Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 26, 2019

Sketch was great. Until Figma came along.

Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 19, 2018

Pixel perfect made easy with Sketch

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Sketch has a nice plugin and partner set of applications so you can extend the use through partnerships they have built. These plugins can also speed up layouts as well as templates that can be reused quickly.
  • Sketch has a great layout, support of an eye friendly dark mode and has great organization of assets. You can quickly create pages, groups and control all aspects of the visual effects of each and every level.
  • Drawing tools are wonderful and they have all the expected graphics based drawing and boolean options necessary for building layouts, icons and effects.
  • Although they have gotten much better, the stability of large sketch files was a bit flaky.
  • I would like to see some online services provided natively to Sketch for things like version control (instead of using Abstract)
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2018

Best application for UX Professionals

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Prototyping. Create interactive designs, publish and share for feedback
  • Design Library. Create a library of commonly used design elements from type to icons
  • Continually Updated. There's always something new happening with Sketch, it's updated frequently with new and better tools
  • Tools. Sketch allows for third-party app development so that the community can make tools that work with Sketch
  • Photo-editing is minimal
  • Work flow symbols would be nice for building flow charts
  • Prebuilt templates would be cool
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 09, 2019

If you don't have Sketch yet, get it

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Plugins are extensive and robust.
  • High fidelity wireframes are a breeze.
  • The interface makes it easy for advanced designers, as well as less experienced ones, to thrive.
  • Collaborative design.
  • Prototyping is pretty basic.
  • Large file handling.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 18, 2018

A Powerful, Forward-Thinking Web Design Tool That Makes It Easy to Transition from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

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Pros and Cons

  • Libraries are incredibly helpful in centralizing design components and establishing a design system
  • The design tools and interface are Adobe-like, which means the software is intuitive, but there are a lot of well-thought-out features that builds on the Adobe concept
  • The pricing is very reasonable and manageable for small teams or individual designers
  • The third-party Developer Community features some very helpful extensions
  • While the prototyping tools are pretty good, we still use Invision with clients. Hopefully, in the future, Sketch will catch up and we can ditch InVision
  • I wish they offered a "lite" version for our developers. They don't need a full-fledged app, only certain features are needed. Seems like a wasted license sometimes.
  • It would be nice if the volume discounts were a little more aggressive
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 18, 2018

Well thought software made with the perspective of designers and developers both.

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Use of extensions - Directly generate code from the sketch and paste it on for HTML/Swift/Objective-c/Kotlin/Java.
  • Exports - Directly export the design to other software like Zeplin.
  • Ease of use - The easiness that the tool carries is quite good as compared to other software in the same category, even a novice can start using it in very less time.
  • Community Support - The best part is that the software is used by a very large audience, and the community support is quite large and good.
  • Quick saves - sometimes quick saves don't work, and the progress for last few minutes is lost.
  • Layers choices - Choosing layers among nested layers becomes complicated if you have not kept this in mind from the start.
  • Pre-designed styles - Some pre-designed styles can be given to be built upon to reduce design time even more.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 15, 2018

Sketch is great!

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Sketch is great for saving multiple artboards in one file and keeping like-minded documents together.
  • The layers are super easy to distinguish and label and it makes editing various parts of a design really easy.
  • Sketch can be a bit buggy when it comes to saving documents or working in the latest version. If you don't have the most up-to-date version, the app can crash frequently.
  • It's not great for transferring design assets quickly like it is with Adobe products.
  • Drilling down into specific layers can be a bit convoluted.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2018

Reliable and trustworthy

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
  • Color library management is still a bit wonky
  • Not super speedy
  • Can crash sometimes
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 02, 2018

A Sketch Review from an entry-level Designer

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • $99 dollars a year for the Sketch license
  • Thousands of templates you can find online to help jumpstart your designs
  • Whether you know the Adobe CC or not, learning Sketch will be a breeze either way
  • Symbols and reusability of artboards
  • 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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