Kinda expensive if you ask me...
Are you kidding me?
$40 to save a ton of time? Seems like a bargain to me.
I feel like a lot of these "spec" apps focus too much on color and sizing and spacing— something most devs can pull right from the source file with ease. More useful would be human-written notes about what happens when you click things, how things animate, notes on responsive breaks, etc.
I don't want numbers and hex codes, I want instructions and expectations.
I think Markly looks awesome – but I see your point – I also need a way to explain some things in my designs. So the possibility to add notes would make it perfect!
It would be nice if there was a trial offered.
Also, I suggest offering Photoshop & Sketch at a bundled discount.
Looks very promising because "Specs updated automatically when your design was modified"
yep, best of
While I am glad they are trying something, I fail to see how this can compete with a tool like Zeplin.
Doesn't Adobe Extract make this unnecessary?
Yes it does
Can't bring myself to drop $40 just to try it out, even with a 15-day cancellation period.
As a Sketch user I've been using the sketch-measure plugin, which does all of this sans the ability to update as changes are made to the document - not a deal-breaker for me.
If you ask me, something along the lines of Zeplin is where we should be heading. As cool as this is, it's a step forward whereas Zeplin is a leap.
I agree, zeplin is a great tool! It has improved my workflow.
Just purchased it. Here is my usage experience. Need to import the file into the app, and after added some marks by clicking some buttons, when I modified my design, and the specs doesn't updated. When I tryied to import the file again, and it is working now, all marks are updated auto! I used to use specKing before, but I think the auto-update feature is a better repleacement. One qustion: I don't know where is the data saved?
I found that data is saved in PSD metadata. Check this: open psd, open markly, make some measurements, close markly, save/close psd, open psd again, open markly and import. All measurements should be loaded. If you make some changes in psd before import all will be updated in markly after import.
Every time another one of these shows up, I sing the praises of [PNG Express](pngexpress.com).
It does this kind of speccing (creating text layers you can then edit to include more useful, human-written notes), and it does asset extraction far better and more reliably than Generator or the Source tools, in my experience. Also, support is aces.
"We will launch Sketch version by 31 January, 2015, pre-order today to save $10!" lulz
Nice live demo.. but hard to know its clickable at first,
Just found a review on http://www.producthunt.com/posts/markly
Much needed - going to try now
Does anyone tried Markly AND Zeplin ? Feedbacks ?
Zeplin is, pardon me here, really fucking awesome. It's in beta but it's very polished in that it doesn't crash and doesn't over-extend itself. They were mindful to make what they had work well, and just put text placeholders for upcoming features. I'm not currently doing any iOS design and just working in-browser, but the asset grabbing, color / font styles, text copying, etc., are still useful.
It's a little slow on large files, and there are some weird UI navigation things (you should be able to invite members from the notification screen), and the messaging would be great if it could have granular settings for notification center updates / email notification. I feel that's an area that provides a ton of value for users regardless of medium - web / ios / print with .psd or .indd.
But they update often and it's a really nice product so far.
Wish it worked for InDesign or Illustrator...
Yes, looks so cool...