Overall Satisfaction with Sketch
I have been using Sketch for last 4 years across my various organizations. I learned UX and UI design on Sketch. I really like how we can use plugins of various companies to make it more powerful like Zeplin, InVision, etc. We moved from Adobe Illustrator because this is a simpler product as compared to it and is quite cheaper. It is being used to make user experience mockups and also UI design. It is mainly used by the Product Design and Product Management departments.
- 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.
Sketch had been great and improved a lot in the past, but so has Adobe. If you are going to start new, it's better to plan long term and based on needs see what suits more. Figma is relying a lot on new technologies which are not bug-free, but that may be the future of design.
Sketch is suitable for startups who have fewer designers, for bigger companies Adobe Cloud might be more helpful since it is more powerful in collaboration. Sketch is also very good when used along with tools like Zeplin and InVision. I think the company has improved a lot and in the future, if they have a direct to code feature, it will be great.