49 comments

  • Ryan W, 27 days ago

    Personally I think Adobe XD is on the verge of surpassing sketch.

    14 points
    • raun harris, 27 days ago

      I'm curious. What about XD has lead you to this conclusion?

      8 points
      • Ryan W, 27 days ago

        Sketch is becoming too heavy and with every update I notice the ram usage is going up and up. Sketch is slowing becoming what people hated about ai and ps. They became hammers. XD is what sketch was in the beginning. Again it's just my opinion. I'm not an expert.

        3 points
        • Alexander Käßner, 27 days ago

          I hear that from more and more people. I never had big problems with Sketch, but I also have to admit I have a quite high-end iMac. It's sad to see that Sketch is falling behind.

          Also Sketch clearly has to work on the collaboration features! Other apps are better here and even multi platform. Let's see how the new Sketch Teams will perform.

          0 points
        • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 26 days ago

          that is it? Adobe XD is surpassing sketch because sketch application is larger, because it, you know, has more features?

          1 point
        • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 26 days ago

          Because Adobe software is ultra lightwave :D

          1 point
        • Corey GinnivanCorey Ginnivan, 25 days ago

          Probably a good time to share this thread testing different action speeds of design tools by Marc Edwards (spoiler: no design tool is good at everything, in regards to speed) https://twitter.com/marcedwards/status/1151335728418193408

          0 points
      • John Williams, 27 days ago

        I think the advantage that XD and Figma have over Sketch is that they're an all-in-one tool. You'll never want to go back to using Sketch+Invision+Zeplin after using one tool. The process to upload your designs feels slow.

        4 points
    • Ryan Hicks, 27 days ago

      Yes, do enlighten us with your reasonings.

      4 points
      • John PJohn P, 23 days ago

        It's cross platform, not just MacOS

        1 point
        • Ryan Hicks, 22 days ago

          ugh ya but this is not some new revelation. This has been around since the inception of both applications.

          0 points
    • Dexter W, 27 days ago

      Even though XD is free, shouldn’t we be concerned about Adobe being a market leader in anything, knowing how much they charge for CC?

      2 points
    • Kyle Greely, 26 days ago

      I personally don't understand how anyone can think this when XD is so far behind. XD doesn't even have a crop tool. I can't copy and paste layer styles. These are the basics of a design app, in my opinion. Just a few months ago you couldn't even create a polygon. Adobe is just too big and too slow.

      Figma is miles ahead of everyone. It has nearly as many features as Sketch but is so much faster and lightweight, plus you can use it on any platform and sharing is a breeze. Wish I could convince my company to switch.

      4 points
      • Ryan W, 25 days ago

        That's why I personally like XD over sketch because it's a UI design tool and it doesn't need to be more than anything else. AI and PSD layers / files work cross functionality on XD. Sketch started out as a UI tool but now it's being more like PS/AI that's why people are having problems with affinity designer. If you're sell me on a UI design tool then give the best UI tool that can actually be developed. Sketch for me personally with every update is slowly moving away from that and also Sketch is for MacOS only which is disrespectful from an accessibility standpoint but thats for later conversation.

        1 point
        • Kyle Greely, 24 days ago

          Okay, but I was talking about XD and Figma, not Sketch. I agree with you that Sketch has become too big.

          Figma is the best out there at the moment, in my opinion.

          0 points
  • Rich Lam, 28 days ago

    Anyone converting to figma yet?

    8 points
    • Tony GinesTony Gines, 28 days ago

      Been over a year now since I converted 100% to Figma. Haven't looked back since.

      5 points
    • John Williams, 28 days ago

      Figma is the real Sketch killer. Plugins are coming soon and it's one less feature Sketch has over Figma.

      3 points
    • Jason MJason M, 28 days ago

      I switched to Figma about 2 months ago, and also haven't looked back. I'm completely onboard with it.

      0 points
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 28 days ago

      I've tried it but it's just not there yet for me.

      3 points
    • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, 28 days ago

      Yep. Moved when I moved to my current role. Took me a little bit to get used to the new shortcuts but haven't looked back. I had to open Sketch recently and it felt dated. Though to be honest I really prefer the Sketch interface. I've never liked the way the panels in Figma are designed. Also plugins, but that's changing soon!

      0 points
  • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 1 month ago

    Figma fanboys all over this thread.

    8 points
    • Julian H, 1 month ago

      I can understand Figma's hype, but Sketch threads/posts might not be the right place to always discuss other tools.

      4 points
    • Jimmy Koli, 1 month ago

      Yes it seems like. The Day sketch releases anything new all the figma lovers come on board to discuss how great is figma. :). But if you look at the facts Sketch is still the go to tool for UI design.

      4 points
    • John Williams, 18 days ago

      This also happened when Sketch came out and everybody was still on PS/AI. There's a lot of hype and for good reason. Sketch has become complacent and is now behind.

      0 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 1 month ago

    I just want single source of truth for colors. I want to define a color once and be able to change it later on and everything changes with it. Every Update I hope for it, but it never happens. :(

    4 points
    • Mike AntonicMike Antonic, 1 month ago

      PaintCode (www.paintcodeapp.com) can do this.

      0 points
    • Yannic NachnameYannic Nachname, 1 month ago

      You can do this with layer styles. Just define your colors as layer styles and use these layer styles on your icons, buttons and so on.

      The limitation is, that you have to change the text style colors manually. You can't link them with your layer styles.

      0 points
      • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 1 month ago

        that's what I'm doing right now. It get's really messy when you also have to support Icon color overrides and border-color overrides, because you can't override parts of a layerstyle, just the entire layerstyle. It get's really messy when you have a lot of colors and if you also have them available in several shades.

        1 point
    • Matthew O'ConnorMatthew O'Connor, 1 month ago

      THIS.

      Like in most other design tools I'd love to have a global palette. So I set my UI colours globally and then apply them. So If I change a global Red, it will change on the buttons, dividers and text accordingly.

      2 points
  • Shea LewisShea Lewis, 26 days ago

    I do not trust my work with sketch. I find it very interesting that very recently Sketch raised a round of funding. What were they spending their money on before hand? They owned a massive piece of this market. Anyways even with this new capital, I feel like they are moving sooo slow compared to competitors. Adobe is slow because they are too big of a company, and things get too Political. Things at sketch are too slow, to release anything.

    This is the main reason I trust Figma with my life at this point. I have been able to double my business because of Figma personally. The ability to quickly collaborate with other designers, has created a whole new flow for me. Honestly if you are not already using figma make the switch. Also great to share work with other designers quickly and talk through it for feedback. Overtime Figma is gonna pass sketch up. Sketch has to much work to have online collaboration. I wouldn't be surprised if its not here for another 2 years at least, and by then Figma will be far gone.

    Figma is built by a super smart team, that are agile when it comes to the product and know how to build features and funtionality that scale. Im not a salesman, just a very very happy customer.

    Currently mentoring a designer, and the ability to hop on to their project quickly and add notes, and show them better ways to design.

    Sorry but the Figma hype is real friends. Test it.

    Also Figma, since I know you keep an eye on these posts at all times, if you are ever hiring a hype-man. Just give me a call.

    2 points
    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 26 days ago

      Just to be fair, a lot of designers don't need online collaboration, and a lot of designers are probably the only ones at their company according to many reports I've read, so a lot of the so-called pros of Figma are leveled out by the reality of much of our industry outside of Silicon Valley.

      This isn't a diss on Figma, but rather explaining why Sketch continues to be competitive in the tool space.

      4 points
      • Andrew C, 25 days ago

        I can’t think of a strong reason why a designer would need ppl in their design files while they’re designing.

        I can think of a couple (bad) reasons why an account manager or client would want that, though.

        0 points
        • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 25 days ago

          I can think of a couple (bad) reasons why an account manager or client would want that, though.

          Ding ding.

          0 points
    • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 26 days ago

      Figma lacks many features Sketch already has. Until Figma doesn't implement the Auto Layout I will not even consider it.

      0 points
  • Jerry ThompsonJerry Thompson, 21 days ago

    I love Sketch, but if this version update still has the "Drag & Crash" bug, I'm going to lose my mind. Apparently I'm not the only one: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%40sketch%20crash&src=typd . Anyone else here who's experienced that?

    1 point
    • Nicolas PrietoNicolas Prieto, 21 days ago

      Could you tell me more about it? What are you trying to drag that causes the crash? Any installed plugins?

      0 points
      • Jerry ThompsonJerry Thompson, 14 days ago

        Pretty much any shapes. It occured more often before, but even right now, I ⌘+S like I have an OCD.

        0 points
    • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 20 days ago

      Thousands of times happened me. I always send the crash report.

      2 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 1 month ago

    Oh, the feature to make dynamics buttons (Smart Layouts) is not shipped. I'm so fucking dissapointed.

    1 point
  • Steven Kenneth, 1 day ago

    The newest version of Sketch app introduces lots of improvements and one feature that all users of UI Libraries using Symbol overrides will love. 1. Edit text overrides on the Canvas 2. Smart Distribute Upgrade 3. Save documents to Sketch Cloud 4. More faces in Sketch Data Plugin 5. Updated appearance of text layer resizing controls

    0 points