Powerfull design tool, but still need to improve on performance with complex scenario
June 12, 2021

Powerfull design tool, but still need to improve on performance with complex scenario

D Hendrik Mulyana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sketch

Sketch is a powerful design tool focus[ed] on the design user interface. Sketch is a primary design tool to create a mobile app in my organization, especially in [the] design department. Also with Sketch + 3rd party app such as Zeplin and Overflow. It's the best combination to speed up our process design and development phase. Sketch can solve the traditional problems when handing over design to Development Team, with latest Sketch feature[s], inspect feature on web version, it's really useful for our team, plus combine with Zeplin. There is no gap anymore. simple case flows our process using Sketch is.

Start Design > Design flow mapping ( 3rd party Overflow plugin ) > Zeplin handover design to dev or Sketch inspect feature = Productive
  • 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.
  • Symbol feature & external library.
  • Real time collaboration (In Beta).
  • Smart Distribute.
  • Text Overrides on the Canvas.
  • 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.
If we compared to popular design tools right now (Figma and Adobe XD ).
Sketch app is still no 1, in terms of popularity, compatibility, and cost.

Even though on main feature Sketch is one step behind from Figma, I believe sketch will re-shine soon, if they can catch up and build a new feature, especially on multi-platform and web-based support.

I believe Sketch can improve and better perform, and also I hope they build a new feature such as Figma has, (community future), it will be the best design tool in the world.

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Sketch is a revolutionary design app focus on UI and simple illustration, it helps me a lot on client and personal projects. Easy to use and support[s] many plugins, unfortunately Sketch is only supported [by] MAC platforms. It doesn't have a web version or even windows version. Sketch is suitable for solo designer, work with the team in your organization, it [will] need a 3rd party to help do it, such as plant app to handle version design changes, and you need to pay an extra cost if you need [a] version design change such as GitLab but for design. If you have a complex design and more than 100 artboards, you need to prepare for the worst-case, which means your memory RAM on your computer will drain a lot.