29 comments

  • Matt WalkerMatt Walker, 3 years ago

    Invision acquisition in 5...4...3...2...

    33 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, 3 years ago

    Tools like this whilst useful for some people, always remind me of this:

    duck season

    7 points
    • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 3 years ago

      Exactly, i still don't get it why people would use this?!

      2 points
      • Adam Kumpf, 3 years ago

        It's the same argument for/against working collaboratively in google docs.

        Edit wars (what's happening in the GIF above) can exist with any collaborative document, but it's better for it to happen in a matter of seconds instead of minutes or hours so teams can work to resolve/discuss those issues before other downstream issues compound it.

        3 points
        • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 3 years ago

          I work in teams but we never used something like this. We all got our parts/tickets/todos. We had a styleguide and a clear way to go. I would imagine that a collabtool in design is more distracting than helpful. I love like to discuss parts of my work/issues/problems with my college and stakeholders instead of working in the same document. I think it is more time consuming and really distracting/annoying if somebody works in my space. I get it if you want to share a document to have a look on it. Sketch does that with the local sharing functionallity. So here ic can chat with somebody about my issue, but call a college to fix a problem in my doc? No.

          0 points
  • Wesley HainesWesley Haines, 3 years ago

    Companies are going for Figma's jugular. Yikes.

    3 points
    • Matt Wolfe, 3 years ago

      Aww, we love Figma. We just also love Sketch. More collaboration everywhere!

      5 points
    • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, 3 years ago

      Why would someone copy Sketch + add collaboration to it as a differentiator assume that's a solid business model? It's not.

      I think there's a reason why Apple, Facebook, Uber, you name it - use Sketch and Photoshop only. Probably the other companies didn't figure out that Sketch already won this fight. Even against Adobe.

      1 point
      • Andrew Richardson, 3 years ago

        There's a few other things differentiating Figma from Sketch other than collaboration: Team Libraries and Constraints are amazing features.

        Their messaging leaning so heavily on collaboration as a selling point I believe is hurting them because I was initially pretty skeptical about Figma. They've impressed me with the rate at which they are introducing key features and I've almost completely dropped Sketch now.

        Just saying: don't write Figma off yet, Sketch is a huge player right now but it took years for Sketch to get to this point. Figma's been available for less than a year.

        3 points
    • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, 3 years ago

      A good business plan: 1. Do a good product. 2. Build a community around it. 3. Open up the product so that your community makes it even better (apps, plugins, products, etc).

      3 points
      • Wesley HainesWesley Haines, 3 years ago

        Yea this is exactly why Sketch is doing so well - because it is opening itself to developers and becoming a platform to build off of.

        3 points
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 3 years ago

    Can someone explain to me why in the hell i need a collab toolwhatsoever to work with somebody else in one document? I never did it and maybe never will.

    2 points
  • s0fa potato, 3 years ago

    "SHUT UP AND TELL ME WHEN IT'S READY" LOL

    2 points
  • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, 3 years ago

    Couldn't help but notice he calculated the line height by multiplying in the Spotlight with 1.6 (good - 1.4 to 1.8) - but he didn't do it in Sketch. You can do it in that field where you type the value directly. ;-)

    Amazing tool, goes up in my list near Runner and AutoLayout.

    1 point
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 3 years ago

    Awesome product!

    But please

    1. Add it to Product Hunt (or give the link here so I can up it there)
    2. Change the Share meta image (http://snpy.in/UfXZHB)
    1 point
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 3 years ago

    This is neat.

    I'd recommend re-shooting the video with the two laptops side by side, and setting a goal of "let's change this design's colours from reds to greens". Or something similar. The minor change you're doing there aren't selling it to non-designers.

    What a great product. When's this coming to PhotoShop?

    (... italics is sarcasm, right?)

    0 points
  • Bruno BarrosBruno Barros, 3 years ago

    What sorcery is this!?

    EDIT: It looks awesome if it works, but I just hope they don't charge too high for a 3rd-party feature. There's already too much subscription services out there... and most of them are just crazy expensive thinking it's reasonable to charge for a (cool) Sketch plugin 1/3 of what Adobe charges for its entire suite of professional apps.

    0 points