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Ask DN: Sketch Mirror/Preview for Android?

almost 7 years ago from , Design Lead at Gametime

Hey guys,

Working on some Android stuff now (in Sketch) and want to preview my designs on device without having to export all the time. Does anyone know of anyone plug ins that can help? Or any developers out there looking to make one? I know I'd pay for that product :)

7 comments

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    This Sketch plugin provides a preview command (?P) that will open a specially named slice in Skala Preview. The plugin works by exporting the first slice named Preview to Sketch's cache directory and opening that file in Skala Preview.

    https://github.com/marcisme/sketch-preview

    And... that means you can use Skala Preview and Skala View for Android.

    http://bjango.com/mac/skalapreview/

    I'd pay for that product :)

    You don’t have to, because Skala Preview is free. :D

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    • J A, almost 7 years ago

      Thanks for the link. Unfortunately this doesn't work...(think if might only work on sketch 2.2.4) know of anything else?

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      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, almost 7 years ago

        Maybe contact the author to see if he can help?

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      • David KlawitterDavid Klawitter, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

        Without knowing how your file is set up I can't be for sure but I use a variety of artboards and was able to get this to work by iterating through artboards, not slices (line 40).

        This is my first foray into Sketch scripting so I need to dig into this a bit more. Ideally, for me, it would preview the current artboard but I'm not sure that's available in the API.

        Fun stuff - glad I came across this.

        EDIT: It was actually pretty trivial to get my current art board previewed. I'm going to fork this project and get to work.

        FORKED: This version will simply preview the currently selected artboard and was tested against the latest Sketch and Skala apps.

        https://github.com/davidklaw/sketch-preview

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  • Brooks HassigBrooks Hassig, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    Adding this since this post ranks high in Google. Cystal is an Android app that does real time mirroring from Sketch to your Android phone.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smithyproductions.crystal&hl=en

    And the Mac app is here https://crystal.smithy.productions/

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  • Michael CookMichael Cook, almost 5 years ago

    This post is old but if anyone comes across this, you might like to know that Skala is set to send whatever is in the clipboard over to your phone. I've been using this to easily send artboards over by simply copying the artboard to the clipboard.

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  • Robb SchillerRobb Schiller, over 6 years ago

    Update:

    Needed to mirror from Sketch to an Andriod device. Looked around for a good solution and came back to this. Tested the most recent version of https://github.com/marcisme/sketch-preview and it worked great.

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