My first month with a client where I seriously used only Sketch to design an app: the experience was a good one at first, the app is smart and specifically designed for dealing with multiple screens and functions, and symbols is a lovely feature that saves a lot of time.
But when it comes to a serious workflow and environment, Sketch isn't ready. Using Sketch with a 40 screen app means the following:
A simple cmd + s on a 700mb file takes 40 seconds to save, in which the app freezes, this is on a quadcore computer with SSD, what could it possibly be doing? It only seems to use 80% of a single core while saving. And don't mention splitting the file up in smaller ones, you'll lose your ability to sync the (lovely) Symbols function.
Mac App Store apps have the great ability to Auto-Save and keep Versions of the files you work on, imagine this happening however on your 700MB Sketch file, it's never supposed to take more than 80% of disk space, but in this case the files just went to take 100% of my disk, forcing me to delete half my archive before understanding what was going on. (Sketch was very helpful on Twitter providing me Terminal links to turn this off).
I'd like to mention this is a just installed, clean copy of Mavericks with a brand new user profile. Sketch in the end impeded my working speed so much (and I was unable to switch to PS/Illy at this point) that I'm forced to not use it again.
Does anyone have this same experience with Sketch or is it just me? If so, did you fix it?