Should I buy a Mac and switch to Sketch?

over 6 years ago from Ettore Tortora, Product Designer

  • Charlie McCullochCharlie McCulloch, over 6 years ago

    The simple fact is that Sketch is far easier and quicker for UI design than Photoshop. If this wasn't the case, then it would not have usurped Adobe as the tool of choice in a very short space of time. Yes there will be people who say I prefer this and I prefer that, but the majority voted with their time & money. I used Photoshop for about 8 years before switching and I never looked back. Photoshop is an image editor, using it for UI design was always a hack.

    As for the new MacBook Pro, most of the negativity is around those USB-C ports and the loss of function keys where the touch bar is now. If you can live with that then it is still the best machine you can buy for design work (again if this wasn't the case then why would everybody buy one). Last year's machines are still powerhouses so you can pick one up for far less and it will still last for years, but if you don't get the max 16GB RAM you will probably regret it.

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