25 comments

  • Jonathan KelleyJonathan Kelley, 4 years ago

    Don't get me wrong I see the bad things in Sketch.

    But let's face fact - Adobe releasing anything usually ends in disaster, bugs, errors, plugin fails and just general memory hogging. I'll always remember sitting coding and seeing Adobe's new website builder - amazing trailer, good tech, everyone's excited! 2 weeks after launch, dust gathered and it was another adobe flop.

    Comet just like another adobe program - will most likely - be sat covered in dust after 2 months.

    7 points
  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, 4 years ago

    I'll use whichever one comes with a dark UI.

    5 points
  • Emilio Coppola, 4 years ago

    I had no idea about Comet and it is a little bit scary. I always wondered to what degree Adobe was worried about Sketch and now I know. Super glad to see that small teams can make a difference, but I would be sorry to watch how a giant corporation crushes them.

    2 points
    • Jeff CouturierJeff Couturier, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      The Sketch team has every reason to be concerned. Just as Adobe has plenty of reason to be very worried about Sketch. While I don't like the idea of Adobe crushing Sketch, this market (design tools) is in sore need of more competition. Sketch undoubtedly made Adobe wake up to the realization that their current toolset was inadequate. And now that Adobe has taken this step with Comet, Sketch knows they need to step up their game as well. In the end, this is a very good thing for us as designers.

      0 points
  • n keylen keyle, 4 years ago

    [...] and most designers I speak to today have moved from Photoshop to Sketch.

    Wait, what? Not all designers are macchiato sipping beard aficionado hipster on Macs. Some of us do heavy programming as well and are on Windows. Where is your sketch thing on Windows? :-)

    2 points
    • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, 4 years ago

      I interpret that as a comment based on personal experience rather than facts.

      2 points
      • Jeff CouturierJeff Couturier, 4 years ago

        Yes. It sounds very much like observation from a filter bubble rather than looking at the design landscape as a whole.

        1 point
      • n keylen keyle, 4 years ago

        That was highly sarcastic. I've worked in Advertising, Digital studios, web startups and enterprise software over the years.

        0 points
    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 4 years ago

      Photoshop is an equally miserable experience on Windows as it is on Mac. It's a tool for editing photos, not designing UIs.

      2 points
    • Geoff YuenGeoff Yuen, 4 years ago

      The same place that Visual Studio (not code) is for OS X and Linux.

      0 points
  • Brian Moyano, 4 years ago

    I'm using the beta of Comet, and i think it's in it's very very early development.

    1 point
  • Pedro Ivo HudsonPedro Ivo Hudson, 4 years ago

    No mention whatsoever about Skala. I think it's time I move on... :(

    0 points
  • Jernej Horvat, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Don' think you can compare Adobe to Bohemian. First of all being a CC member offers you access to all the Adobe tools not just Photoshop. There's Muse, Illustrator After Effects + all the mobile tools. The cloud storage is also an additional +, so that there's no need to use various service providers. Of course there's also Behance + the tools the offer for portfolio websites. It's just such a wide tool set that it's hard to compare it to just one tool like Sketch.

    Also the business model from Bohemian is in my opinion outdated. I want to try it out but now have to wait for the new version to come out (based on the last release it should be in the first half of 2016). Having a monthly subscription assures you that the software is always up to date.

    0 points
    • John PJohn P, 4 years ago

      Also the business model from Bohemian is in my opinion outdated. I want to try it out but now have to wait for the new version to come out (based on the last release it should be in the first half of 2016). Having a monthly subscription assures you that the software is always up to date.

      Hang on now, this is utterly meaningless. Adobe STILL only ships one feature update of Creative Suite a year and the thing requires a complete reinstall and plugins all break again.

      3 points
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 4 years ago

      The Creative Cloud system looks good in theory, but it's not working for many people in praxis.

      Inviting people to a shared creative cloud folder sometimes doesn't work - libraries are really, really badly implemented and not the same across all apps. Muse is a useless tool for professionals like us. Photoshop forces you to use their idiotic Generator instead of the "Save for Web" Export. They even arrogantly labeled it "Save for Web (Legacy)". Photoshop gets more and more features, without truly polishing their existing ones. Have you seen the new startup screen? I never needed those idiotic startup screens. Just give me the app and let me do my thing.

      Next thing, Typekit. While I love it, you still cannot use the whole library in the apps on desktop. Many fonts work, but sometimes only certain weights. I know this is an ongoing process and eventually all of them will be available on desktop, but still - it does annoy me.

      And Behance ist still Behance, you do not need to pay for CC to use it for your advantages.

      The Creative Cloud tries to provide all possible tools, some of them are awesome, some of them are useless and most of them are very solid. Sketch is a tool specifically for UI design. And as long as it continues to cater to the needs of UI designers, it will not have any issues imo.

      1 point
  • Oliver LubinOliver Lubin, 4 years ago

    What are the chances Adobe make Comet free? If they force people into CC subscription that's gonna suck. I can see some features (collaboration, shared previews of interactions/prototypes, etc.) being CC-only but not the core product. I'd pay for it as a stand-alone purchase, but I wonder if Adobe has the confidence and strategy to make it free?

    0 points