Should I buy a Mac and switch to Sketch?

over 6 years ago from Ettore Tortora, Product Designer

  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, over 6 years ago

    I'd disagree about Affinity Designer. It's like Sketch on steriods to me. I use Sketch and like it a lot but I find it's more of the "hip" tool to use these days. Everyone thinks it's the be-end-all solution when in reality it's just as limiting as Photoshop for Web Design but with different constraints.

    Sure the plugins in Sketch are nice but the amount of bugs kills it for me. Typography is also a nightmare. Sketch updates so often that plugins become unmaintained and no longer work.

    Sketch is a light weight app so it has that going for it but in return you'll still end up needing to edit images and raster graphics in another program. In Affinity....not so much. It's all possible within.

    I'd suggest spending more time with Affinity Designer and I think you'll be pleased. It can do anything from illustration to UI design and was built to do so.

    It's also only $50.

    3 points
    • Ettore TortoraEttore Tortora, over 6 years ago

      Thanks but another problem with Affinity is that when I export a PSD file, the fonts get rasterized and cannot be edited. And I can't import sketch files. This makes working with others almost impossible.

      0 points
      • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, over 6 years ago

        EPS, and SVG are pretty universal. It's not exactly perfect but it works. Sketch is Mac only so to be far it's even more limiting...

        1 point