Sketch

Product design tool to create, test & collaborate on ideas

About Sketch

Sketch is a product design platform, which helps businesses create, test, and collaborate on ideas with team members using color variables, layouts, shared libraries, vector editing tools, plugins, and more. Designers can zoom into designs for precise editing at the pixel level, export, or share assets on a drag-and-drop interface, and set up resizing rules based on screen sizes according to requirements.

Using Sketch, organizations can create icons, customize designs' topography or font, and use shortcuts, mathematical operators, and the shorthand method to toggle grids or layout views and adjust or resize a column's width and color. Designers can build product design prototypes by linking various parts and maintain a library of symbols or text and layer styles to share them with relevant collaborators. The software allows businesses to store designs in a cloud-based workspace and preview prototypes for user research and testing purposes. Contributors can also edit, inspect, and comment on designs or assets and browse documents and projects on a centralized platform.

Sketch facilitates integration with various third-party applications such as Zeplin, Lokalise, Overlay, Flinto, Avocode, Abstract, and more. Organizations can also add or remove contributors, manage finances, view finances, and download assets for production via a web browser.

Pricing starting from:

US$9.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Pricing starting from:

US$9.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Sketch

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Features

Total features of Sketch: 16

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • Feedback Management
  • Image Library
  • Preview Functionality
  • Prototype Creation
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations

Alternatives

Adobe XD

4.6
#1 Alternative to Sketch
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Figma

4.7
#2 Alternative to Sketch
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Adobe Illustrator

4.8
#3 Alternative to Sketch
Adobe Illustrator CC is a industry-standard software in vector drawing tools and applications for digital graphics in...

InVision App

4.6
#4 Alternative to Sketch
InVision is a design-to-development platform for design and developer teams to create rich, interactive web and mobile...

Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(672)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Amy H. Amy H.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great software for large and very robust projects, does take more time than XD

Reviewed on 19/2/2021

I like it but I'm moving my team away from using it. We are going to figure out a solution to the...

I like it but I'm moving my team away from using it. We are going to figure out a solution to the symbols issue in XD as overall, XD is a lot quicker to use and to build responsive on. I like sketch but it's just so 'clunky' and in an agency speed and time is important.

Pros

I like the use of symbols. This is crucial to being able to send out successfully to development and makes development time shorter.

I like that there are multiple pages that can be used. Really useful for building out different versions, keeping organised.

Cons

Although the symbols are one of the biggest pluses, they are also one of the core issues. They are 'clunky' and make it difficult to iterate quickly. In some ways, components in XD are better than Sketch (asides from there not being a separate page for them, and no ability to build an atomic structure) as they are more flexible. Often I will need to create 8 versions of the same card to accommodate for different instances (sold out, new, reduced, email me, description, no description, 3 lines of text, 2 lines of text etc...) which is very time consuming. XD allows you to do this well. Creating a symbol also no longer sends to symbol page as default which is annoying.

Images are one of the biggest bug bares. Images should be locked to scale with frame non locked, like in XD. This makes building responsive a lot quicker. Also just being able to drop in images rather than having to build components with different images as 5 layers down is a massive time hog.

File size is an issue. Very laggy and causes my Mac to crash often.

Alternatives Considered

Figma and Adobe XD

Reasons for Choosing Sketch

I switched due to moving to a new agency who used it, since moving to a new agency and running a team I have tried to integrate it but will be discontinuing this effort and reverting to XD

Switched From

Adobe XD
Romi K. Romi K.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Pioneer in UI/UX design tool especially for non-designers or UX designers.

Reviewed on 4/11/2021

Easy to use, quick to learn, and whether you are a designer or a developer you can get your designs...

Easy to use, quick to learn, and whether you are a designer or a developer you can get your designs done in Sketch. Sharing your designs and especially its inspect features helps to deal with developer needs. I have mostly used it for app designs and sharing assets to clients and developers.

Pros

I used to design UI/UX in Adobe Photoshop and illustrator and it has all the features you need but it's too overwhelming and not ideal for quick Ui design. Using sketch feels much more polished and has only tools that you'll need for UI/UX design and not other unnecessary tools. It's much more simplified and quick to learn. No wonder Sketch is getting popular in UI/UX design community and its wide acceptance in the industry.

Cons

- Not for Windows users, that was really a bummer from the start.
I can't say it's a con but the sketch is not a tool for vector illustrations and photo editing. Sometimes when you need to edit the images that you are using in your design or illustration, you can't in Sktch. But you need to understand that it's not the purpose. Sketch is for just basic UI/UX or graphic design tools.
Another thing is maybe it was great to have some more features like has in Figma and how it has whole third party plugin supports etc. But as I said nothing major or a deal-breaker.

Utkarsh S. Utkarsh S.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Its on of the best tool for UI/UX designers.

Reviewed on 7/3/2019

The reason why people are switching to sketch from other software is that unlike Adobe illustrator,...

The reason why people are switching to sketch from other software is that unlike Adobe illustrator, Sketch is designed by designer for desgner for digital interfaces specifically. The UI and tools are designed in way that they are easier to use while the plugins help users to go into the detail of a particular action.

Pros

One of the main reason why people choose sketch over other similar software is its plugins. Plugins link Autolayout, Magic mirror and Git sketch makes your life easier. It can be easily connected to Invision for easy prototyping and presentation. It is also extremely easy to learn sketch if you are trying to switch from Adobe illustrator or photoshop.

Cons

I find that Sketch is almost perfect while there are a couple of things that can be improved like the software is only available on Mac OS and not on windows which makes it difficult to share editable files with some clients and freelancers. Unlike Figma, sketch which doesnt allow to access your file from anywhere and also doesnt allow multiple people to work on a same file.

Aivar K. Aivar K.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Mighty boost for your creativity

Reviewed on 20/8/2021

Sketch has significantly boosted my ability to imagine how things should look like and allowed me...

Sketch has significantly boosted my ability to imagine how things should look like and allowed me to become not horrible at visual design.

Pros

Extremely intuitive, yet very powerful and feature-rich
Sometimes it feels like it reads your mind and does exactly what you want, before you even realize it
Rich plugin ecosystem

Cons

Lacks basic image editing tools - often need to use apps like Photoshop to do simple changes before using the image
Only works on Mac, so I can't collaborate on designs with Windows users

Jakub H. Jakub H.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Robust and reliable

Reviewed on 15/1/2021

Moving from Photoshop is a bit of a philosophy change, but one you get used to it, the whole design...

Moving from Photoshop is a bit of a philosophy change, but one you get used to it, the whole design process starts getting much (MUCH) faster. After all Sketch is a design tool and not a photo editor. Functions are being added all the time or fixed or improved and mostly it saves clicks and valuable time.
The only issue are shared libraries and collaboration, which the product clearly was not inteded to have included at the time it has been layed out. But hopefully, this will change in future releases.

Pros

You can feel the robustness of the software. It is quick, but at the same time you can feel how it was built with intent. The UI sets the standard of similar design tools and gets constant updates which lead to more productivity and ease of use.

Cons

The ability to collaborate on a project is limited. There is a Sketch Cloud, but generally it is no match for other on-line design tools.

Alternatives Considered

Framer, Figma and Adobe XD

Reasons for Choosing Sketch

Photoshop was slow and bulky to use and making global changes was difficult. With Sketch the introduction of symbols (and symbol overides) was a nobrainer to switch.

Reasons for Switching to Sketch

Is was the most mature product and was de-facto industry standard.
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Sketch offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$9.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Sketch is available to users for $9 per editor seat per monthly or $99 billed yearly

Sketch has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

We do not have any information about what languages Sketch supports

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Sketch integrates with the following applications:

Droplr, Frontify, InVision App, Lokalise, Marvel, Origami, Proto.io, Zeplin

Sketch offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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