I want to learn Sketch. What the hell should I do?

almost 3 years ago from Numecca ., Conceptual Engineer. Dribbble.com/numecca

  • Arthur Simon, almost 3 years ago

    Some people just don't like subscriptions so I don't think there will be a mass exodus from Sketch to Figma anytime soon.

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    • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, almost 3 years ago

      I agree on this. No local files is a big deal to me…

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      • David SvezhintsevDavid Svezhintsev, almost 3 years ago

        I do see your points there, but if we're talking about solo work or a very small team, I'd pick Figma any time. It's free. You don't have to download cracked versions if you're just starting out. You don't have to spend $99 or starting a trial, just to find yourself hooked to a tool and having to pay to continue using it. It does lack some features that come out of the box with Sketch, but you can say the same the other way around.

        Filesize is non existent hence the cloud, and not having "local" files aren't that big of a deal in our age of technology and wi-fi spots in every corner. I'm talking about US of course so your experience might be different.

        I do see the problem with subscription, but, sketch license has it's downfalls because it has one license, which costs $99 and only takes care of one person. So in all you have to add "seats" and that costs grows up big time. Figma is using $12/person/month, so it might actually get more expensive, I can't tell. You can also have a team of two people in Figma for free.

        Have been using Sketch for 3 years, and then within a day I switched to Figma. Never looked back.

        I only miss some plugins, like Looper... But honestly, it was just for play more than anything. I don't see myself using Craft plugins at all because instead of using dummy data I started caring for content, where it goes and how it will look like in the end. There's always lorem ipsum for help, so why bother making it more "prettier".

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      • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, almost 3 years ago

        Managing local files sucks, and Figma is looking to our inevitable file-free future. It's already happened to music, shows and movies, notes, word and excel documents. Only a matter of time.

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    • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, almost 3 years ago

      On the side of communication and innovation, Figma is 1000x better than Sketch and I think it will only get better.

      I have few question where I keep scratching my head on:

      • If there is any plan for a possibility to work offline on our file
      • Most of the time native apps are far more reactive than browser apps, a benchmark file or use case to see how stand Figma against Sketch on big project would grab my attention
      • Custom shortcuts
      • Any feature that act like "Auto Layout" by Anima, probably my best plugin on Sketch so far…!

      Thank you for your awesome time!

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      • David SvezhintsevDavid Svezhintsev, almost 3 years ago

        I'll agree that a test file, a file that is identical in sketch & figma would be an interesting way to see which is better performance wise. Now, how do we determine what is "big project" though. What that "big project" needs to utilize that gets both tools to the limits.

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        • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, almost 3 years ago

          This is quite random since a file would have to be made specifically on each platform. The reason is that Sketch is coming with a external library feature like Figma and at the moment, there is no way to import Sketch with included libraries in Figma yet since it is quite new…!

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