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.
yep agree 5000%
This just came up for me in a big way last night. Agree 100% and would also pay BC money to do this!
Ooh yay! Direct Select.
Tries to use it
Opens Illustrator back up
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.
Why not use the symbol resizing features to keep elements in a certain position as you resize them?
Here's an example of keeping a text layer a fixed distance from the edge as the object is resized.
The group resizing features are really nice in Sketch, but I find it to be more work than is worth, especially when trying to mock things up really quickly and iterate on different sizes for things.
Here's a video comparison of how easy it is to do this work in Illustrator versus Sketch (before group resizing):
Medium article explaining new changes:
Been waiting for text transforms for soOo long. Glad it's here!
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!
They have already been in Sketch for a while. They just improved it slightly.
No big bugs that should stop me from upgrading?
Works fine so far for me !
its been crashing for me from time to time, about once or twice a day.
Btw. Be warned. It breaks a lot of older plugins. Half of mine are now in a deprecated folder and don't work.
I think thats common, just uninstall/remove and reinstall it fixed all my plugins
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.
What about subscirption model?;)
Some time ago I heard about monthly subscription model from Sketch 4.0
Wish I didn't update. Sketch is so slow now. Almost unworkable.
Seems to be opposite for me
Same here, getting the beach ball on a regular basis :(
Yeah, I have performance issues as well. Especially when I have Sketch Mirror connected. :(
Hat tip to the new Sketch Image Compressor for nixing a trip through ImageOptim after each export!
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.
Seems to be working fine!
So Sketch 50 will be the last free version for pre-owning folks?
:'( who said that ? - I hope an open source alternative will come soon like what Atom did to Sublime - the design community needs it too :D
Agreed. I think all updates are free until December 8th, 16.
Here is the post where they announced their new pricing model:
Hi Bohemian. I miss skew transform. Sincerely
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.
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.