9 comments

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 6 years ago

    We need a dedicated UI design tool

    I agree. A good one is coming.

    10 points
  • Jared Pike, over 6 years ago

    Great article, I can relate to it in many ways. Though I wish some of these Adobe competitors would give Windows users something to switch to.

    4 points
    • Dustin CartwrightDustin Cartwright, over 6 years ago

      I think that's the biggest mistake many make. The design world as a whole may mainly be on OS X... But the real power player companies out there are multi-OS or run Windows. Having a fantastic design tool, only on one OS, won't kill Adobe.

      1 point
    • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 6 years ago

      The issue is not with the dev shops, it's with Microsoft. OS X automates so much functionality as system-level libraries baked in -- like Core Audio, Core Animation, etc. -- that it's practical / profitable to develop on it. Windows isn't attractive enough to draw the top talent to develop for it.

      0 points
  • Greg BowenGreg Bowen, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    'The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.' -Mark Twain

    I see it as very possible that Adobe will adapt and pivot, using their reputation and bank account to navigate an advantageous position.

    1 point
    • Crampa ...Crampa ..., over 6 years ago

      I definitely agree. Adobe makes some of the best software in the creative industry.Sketch is serving a niche market and it wont be long until Adobe makes competing features/software.

      0 points
    • James Caruso, over 6 years ago

      I'd like to see that, but I don't think it'll happen. Adobe seems to only be interested in making small incremental improvements to their product, and continuously catering to high-revenue generating services (CS subscriptions) and customers (agencies). Pivoting to build software that serves a small (but growing) class of designers probably doesn't seem justifiable to Adobe. I loosely suspect Adobe will continue to move up-market and leave the likes of Affinity and Sketch to serve the lower markets, since they can't match Sketch's existing cost or value structure-- and they'll do this for some time until it's too late. At that point, Sketch and Affinity will catch up, subsuming a large portion of the market and forcing Adobe out. At least that's what I think.

      0 points
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 6 years ago

    +1 Sketch for vector/UI +1 Pixelmator for bitmap

    (Affinity Designer is interesting, if still a bit flawed.)

    0 points
  • Erik Friberg, over 6 years ago

    Really well written and it reflects the status quo perfectly, I hope this all will be a thing of the past soon!

    0 points