This app changed the way I work and improved the way I design. All things considered, $49 is a steal.
If you're in Tokyo, I'll be doing a presentation about Sketch at the end of this month. I'll try to explain why I switched and how I could benefit from not using Adobe CS anymore (spoiler alert, I still do).
For those who might be interested, shoot me an email, I'll send you all the details.
Do we have to buy Sketch 3, if we have purchased Sketch 2?
There is a discount of sorts, just not limited to Sketch 2 owners (and as Casimir points out below, if you bought Sketch 2 after March 1st, you get it for free):
For one week only, until April 21st for customers old and new, Sketch 3 will be available at an introductory price of just $49.99! After the 21st, Sketch will return its normal price of $79.99.
The only difference being that people who buy it this week will get it for the discount, rather than just Sketch 2 owners. I suppose trying to offer upgrade discounts is a bit of a headache when selling through the Mac App Store.
I'm happy with the discounted price, and the fact that more people can take advantage of the discount is fine by me.
It's a shame it's for a limited time only, but buying Sketch 3 is a no-brainer for me, so I still see the discount as a loyalty discount just like an upgrade discount is (albeit with a time limit).
"If you purchased Sketch 2 on the Mac App Store after March 1st, 2014, you will receive Sketch 3 for free."
yes exactly, I thought I read that somewhere. Thank you. Question is, how is this executed?
Only we way we can manage that is providing a non MAS build and a serial key.
You guys send us your MAS receipt and we provide the serial keys.
Sorry, it seems to be the wrong link! This should work… https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketch/id852320343?mt=12
I understand - it's hardly cost prohibitive. But I won't be "upgrading".
While I can understand your apprehension ("Will I need to pay for every update?", "How often will there be a paid update?", etc.), $49 is affordable, all things considered. Also, if $49 per big update will keep Sketch independent (specifically from Adobe), I am happy to pay the $49/update.
My apprehension comes from the fact that I need to submit a request to buy some software - so it just makes it another cycle of conversations about software I technically already have. Whilst it could "arguably" improve my workflow, that's an unknown.
I still see old version!
Yep i only see 2.4.3
I still see the previous version. :(