The Past, Present & Future of Sketch(medium.com)

almost 6 years ago from Colm Tuite, Designer/Developer

  • Jernej Horvat, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Don' think you can compare Adobe to Bohemian. First of all being a CC member offers you access to all the Adobe tools not just Photoshop. There's Muse, Illustrator After Effects + all the mobile tools. The cloud storage is also an additional +, so that there's no need to use various service providers. Of course there's also Behance + the tools the offer for portfolio websites. It's just such a wide tool set that it's hard to compare it to just one tool like Sketch.

    Also the business model from Bohemian is in my opinion outdated. I want to try it out but now have to wait for the new version to come out (based on the last release it should be in the first half of 2016). Having a monthly subscription assures you that the software is always up to date.

    0 points
    • John PJohn P, almost 6 years ago

      Also the business model from Bohemian is in my opinion outdated. I want to try it out but now have to wait for the new version to come out (based on the last release it should be in the first half of 2016). Having a monthly subscription assures you that the software is always up to date.

      Hang on now, this is utterly meaningless. Adobe STILL only ships one feature update of Creative Suite a year and the thing requires a complete reinstall and plugins all break again.

      3 points
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, almost 6 years ago

      The Creative Cloud system looks good in theory, but it's not working for many people in praxis.

      Inviting people to a shared creative cloud folder sometimes doesn't work - libraries are really, really badly implemented and not the same across all apps. Muse is a useless tool for professionals like us. Photoshop forces you to use their idiotic Generator instead of the "Save for Web" Export. They even arrogantly labeled it "Save for Web (Legacy)". Photoshop gets more and more features, without truly polishing their existing ones. Have you seen the new startup screen? I never needed those idiotic startup screens. Just give me the app and let me do my thing.

      Next thing, Typekit. While I love it, you still cannot use the whole library in the apps on desktop. Many fonts work, but sometimes only certain weights. I know this is an ongoing process and eventually all of them will be available on desktop, but still - it does annoy me.

      And Behance ist still Behance, you do not need to pay for CC to use it for your advantages.

      The Creative Cloud tries to provide all possible tools, some of them are awesome, some of them are useless and most of them are very solid. Sketch is a tool specifically for UI design. And as long as it continues to cater to the needs of UI designers, it will not have any issues imo.

      1 point