Should I buy a Mac and switch to Sketch?
6 years ago from Ettore Tortora, Product Designer
I'm a long time Windows user, rarely used a Mac at all, but since I started my career as a designer I've noticed that the vast majority of my colleagues use OSX for work and I feel like I'm being left behind using W10.
I thought that switching from Photoshop to Affinity Designer would help but even if Affinity is awesome, it still feels like it lacks a lot compared to the famous Sketch, which has a ton of plugins and resources, and it's way more used by the design community. Also, now and then I see new tools for managing fonts, colors, icons and animations, which seem really useful to have but are Mac-only. I even tried to install a couple a virtual machine to use OSX on my PC but it's impossible to use it for design (lag, resolution problems, etc.)
So why don't you just buy a Mac, you'd say. Well, it's a bit scary having to switch to an entirely new system and new software, and I read negative reviews on the new Macbook Pro, which doesn't seem to be worth the price.
What do you say DN? Should I just switch and don't look back?
EDIT: Thanks so much for your help guys! I think I'm more prone to make the switch now. I'll let you know what will be my final decision.
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