Anyone using Gallery from Google for handoff?

over 5 years ago from Joe C, Design & Development Lead

  • Bart S, over 5 years ago

    Just started using it at my job since a week or 2. It works really well.

    We previously used Sketch Cloud to share designs that aren't finished yet, Zeplin to share them to the developers once finished (and a new Sketch cloud 'final' link) and Sketch Cloud for the most basic click-through prototypes (prototyping in Sketch replaced Invision a little while ago aswel). This meant everyone had to have a Sketch, Zeplin (and before) Invision account. Now they're all able to use Gallery by using our connected Gsuite emails. This helps a ton in having easy communication and having everyone on the same page.

    I'd love to see them implement Sketch prototypes in Gallery. This would make it complete for us. Most 'advanced' prototypes I do in Framer/Principle etc so I don't really need those to be in the same tool as the rest of the static designs. I now just create a Google Doc with all the URL's to the Framer/Principle/etc. stuff in there and link that doc in the corresponding Gallery project.

    The way you can create folders/iterations of your projects works really well too but it takes a little bit of getting used to. The first time I received some comments, I updated the design with a new iteration and this erased all the previous comments. Not sure if I did something wrong there or the UX is a little bit wonky. Ideally I'd be able to update my designs, switch between older iterations when viewing them and still see all the comments. Or always see all of the comments with a 'iteration' number behind them or something so I know if they're useful for the current design I'm looking at. `

    All in all for me it's a great tool. It needs some small updates and the ability to use Sketch's prototype function and it'll be complete imo.

    4 points
    • Florian GrauFlorian Grau, over 5 years ago

      Do you really think Gallery's inspect mode works better for you than Zeplin? I experienced issues 5 minutes in ...

      1 point
      • Bart S, over 5 years ago

        Haven't had any issues yet really. Although I'm not the one thats using the inspect mode a lot. Thats up to the developers that build my designs. Haven't had a complaint from them yet aswel though.

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    • Joe CJoe C, over 5 years ago

      Thanks for the insights, appreciate it.

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