We've been working with Bohemian Coding for the last few months to bring you what we're calling the Sketch Bundle. Now, all LayerVault customers on the annual Pro plan can get Sketch for free, for their whole team. These teams do not have to pay for upgrades, as long as their subscription stays current.
It's no surprise that Sketch has seen some pretty good growth lately, and it made sense to forge this partnership. If you have any questions, we're happy to answer them in the comments.
This is a pretty great deal. You guys are doing great things.
Great news for all. Thanks for making it happen.
Disclaimer: I'm a daily Sketch user at work, and am in it pretty much 8 - 12 hours a day. It has it's quirks (exporting anything but images for example grrr), but I'm a huge fan of it's workflow / feel.
However, if we take a thoughtful look at the math.
$348 / yr = Sketch and Layervault (unlimited storage + versioning, etc.)
$240 / yr = 1 Adobe Product and Creative Cloud (iOS apps, 20 GB storage with versioning, etc., Typekit, Prosite, etc.)
$588 / yr = All Adobe Products and Creative Cloud (iOS apps, 20 GB storage with versioning, etc., Typekit, Prosite, etc.)
Granted you own Sketch, and it doesn't disappear when you stop Layervault. But if you are keeping Layervault, and paying yearly every year...at face value Adobe is a better deal. Typekit alone would be incredible useful at that price. Of course the storage, and the way versioning works is different.
I personally think Adobe is really starting to innovate in the past couple of years. The library system, and linked smart objects are tempting. I already use Brackets almost primarily. (the Quick Edit CSS / SASS functionality is hard to leave behind)
Just some food for thought. I applaud Layervault, and all the hardwork they do. Great people, and a great service. The Layervault guys almost went out of their way to try and get our company behind the service. I've personally moved to Pixelapse as I find the services more open nature (meaning their push towards a git service for designers), and backend more appealing. Both Layervault, and Pixelapse are a good bet though if you are a Sketch user.
Agreed, this deal seems to be more aimed at those who'd be using LV + Sketch for their whole team anyway.
Thanks for the note and the kind words. This is just the beginning in many ways. Keep an eye on what we do around this.
(Also, small correction. The annual LayerVault price is $348/year, not $480.)
Corrected. I was incorrectly basing it on the Month-to-month billing instead of the Annual. Thanks for the heads up.