Sketch 40 (sketchapp.com)

7 years ago from , Designer


  • Powers Gray, 7 years ago

    I would actually pay Bohemian Coding extra money for this: when I click on a text instance, and then on the typeface panel, having the dropdown list start at the active font being used on that text instance. This drives me crazy every single day.

    17 points
  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, 7 years ago

    Ooh yay! Direct Select.

    Tries to use it


    Opens Illustrator back up

    9 points
    • Daryl GinnDaryl Ginn, 7 years ago


      11 points
    • Tropical HoochTropical Hooch, 7 years ago

      Still waiting...

      0 points
    • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, 7 years ago


      0 points
      • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

        I had high hopes for the Multiple Point selection across multiple objects. It's nowhere near as robust as Adobe Illustrator's and is a vital part of my workflow to crank out scalable designs for different screen sizes.

        The new group resizing features in Sketch are pretty solid, but still aren't as simple as selecting an entire side of a module (along with any text, icons, etc.) and simply dragging all of those anchors a few pixels right or left.

        Sketch's implementation is cumbersome and lacking.

        • It takes an extra step: you must press Enter with multiple objects selected before selecting any anchor points. Illustrator has a dedicated anchor selection tool (Direct Select).
        • Dragging to select anchor points excludes text objects, symbols, etc., requiring me to select those separately and reposition them every time I resize my vector paths. What if I want my icon / text to always be 10px from the right edge? Illustrator respects the relative positioning of all anchors dragged as a group.
        0 points
  • Albert Ramirez, 7 years ago

    Medium article explaining new changes:


    9 points
  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 7 years ago

    Been waiting for text transforms for soOo long. Glad it's here!

    4 points
    • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, 7 years ago

      Wish there were two more options - Sentence-Case and Title-Case for headlines and some button texts. This is great that they've coupled it in the UI together though. Step in a great direction!

      8 points
    • Ted McDonald, 7 years ago

      They have already been in Sketch for a while. They just improved it slightly.

      1 point
  • Rowan CavanaghRowan Cavanagh, 7 years ago

    No big bugs that should stop me from upgrading?

    3 points
  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 7 years ago

    Btw. Be warned. It breaks a lot of older plugins. Half of mine are now in a deprecated folder and don't work.

    2 points
    • Shina Memud, 7 years ago

      I think thats common, just uninstall/remove and reinstall it fixed all my plugins

      0 points
      • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 7 years ago

        It's not that common. I've gone 4+ versions without my plugins suddenly not working. And I wouldn't communicate that it's a simple fix. Because it's not. And the first thing I did was the old uninstall and reinstall. Half of my plugins still went back into the deprecated folder. I caution people to wait a bit, and verify that plugins important to your workflow have been updated before updating Sketch. Luckily for the most part plugins are just "useful" and not necessary. Cases like this is why I avoid relying on plugins.

        0 points
  • Gracjan ZlotuchaGracjan Zlotucha, 7 years ago

    What about subscirption model?;)

    2 points
  • Robbert EsserRobbert Esser, 7 years ago

    Wish I didn't update. Sketch is so slow now. Almost unworkable.

    1 point
  • Hans van de BruggenHans van de Bruggen, 7 years ago

    Hat tip to the new Sketch Image Compressor for nixing a trip through ImageOptim after each export!

    1 point
  • Ix TechauIx Techau, 7 years ago

    This update has rendered Sketch completely unusable for me. macOS Sierra + Sketch 40 = constant CPU spikes and beach balls of death in a file that worked 100% fine in macOS Sierra + Sketch 39.1 and all previous versions of both Sketch and OS X.

    Thanks, Bohemian Coding. I guess it's ping pong the rest of the week until you've fixed your software issues. Can't work at this stage.

    0 points
    • Daniel BalazsDaniel Balazs, 7 years ago

      Same here on my iMac 5K. I cannot even use my .sketch file to wok with, because it got very slow and lags all the time. very annoying.

      0 points
  • Sebastian GrazSebastian Graz, 7 years ago

    Hi Bohemian. I miss skew transform. Sincerely

    0 points
  • Aaron MartinAaron Martin, 7 years ago

    I'm having random zoom events happen. Last instance: selected a shape after having another shape already selected and it jumped from 400% zoom to 450% zoom.

    0 points
  • Mike Sarcone-Roach, 7 years ago

    So Sketch 50 will be the last free version for pre-owning folks?

    0 points
  • Vince P.Vince P., 7 years ago

    Seems to be working fine!

    0 points