Sketch 48 (

8 months ago from , Designer @ TDSoftware


  • Emanuel SerbanoiuEmanuel Serbanoiu, 8 months ago

    Who here can offer themselves as a tribute to test this version and tell us if it's "safe to update"?

    23 points
    • Roland IllésRoland Illés, 7 months ago

      May the odds be evah in your favor.

      3 points
    • M DeFazio, 7 months ago

      If you're a Sketch Runner user...I would wait. It's not supported yet. I'd suspect it won't be long though.

      1 point
    • Gareth LewisGareth Lewis, 7 months ago

      I've just updated, and now it crashes whenever I try and do anything with a Symbol. It's too late for me - I have designs to finalise by Friday. Don't risk it!

      4 points
      • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 7 months ago

        This happened to me too. Whenever I open the library, boom. it crashes. You can download and install version 47 again from their page:

        1 point
        • Gareth LewisGareth Lewis, 7 months ago

          Thanks Pablo! I will probably have to downgrade to 47 to fix this.

          I got the following response from Bohemian Coding. It wasn't a problem in 47, and may not be a common problem, but if like me, you don't want thick lines on your Grid you are out of luck! Annoyingly, I cannot get into the Grid Settings to change it without it also crashing! I don't know how this bug made it into 48.

          P.S. I love your YouTube Channel btw! :-)


          Thanks for your report.

          We’ve identified an issue in v48 where the app crashes when there is a grid set with 0 in the "thick lines every X blocks" text field.

          Our team is working on it and a new version of Sketch fixing this will be released soon.

          Our apologies for the inconvenience this issue may have caused.

          Let me know if you need further assistance.


          — María Fernández

          1 point
    • Jonas S, 8 months ago

      Just updated. Nothing fishy to report yet.

      1 point
    • Dakoda Reid, 8 months ago

      So far so good

      1 point
    • Luis La TorreLuis La Torre, 7 months ago

      If I sacrifice myself how much karma do you think I will get?

      3 points
    • Adam Nelson, 7 months ago

      I clicked 'update' on autopilot before I realized what I'd done.

      Dodged a bullet so far, though

      2 points
    • Darren Krape, 7 months ago

      Works fine for me, though I'm not a heavy plug-in user.

      0 points
    • Johan Horn, 7 months ago

      One annoying thing started happening. Sketch crashes if you have multiple files open and you close one of the tabs.

      0 points
    • Nick FieldsmanNick Fieldsman, 7 months ago

      Yeah. Having the same problem. Sketch is turning into the update minefield that Photoshop is.

      1 point
  • Sean LesterSean Lester, 7 months ago

    Color find & replace is not an adequate solution to the problem of needing hacks to manage a color palette within a design system.

    14 points
    • Andrew Hainen, 7 months ago

      THIS. omfg, why was this their solution?

      0 points
      • Sean LesterSean Lester, 7 months ago

        Maybe it isn't a solution for people who are trying to get the most out of sketch and who need a design system for a large organization — but instead more for freelancers and other types of users who just need to manage colors within a single document or something.

        2 points
    • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, 7 months ago

      Holy. Mother. Of. God. (sort of grateful for this but still…)

      1 point
    • Ryan Slama, 7 months ago

      I'd assume Find & Replace was really easy to implement, so they knocked that out quickly. I'm hoping a larger overhaul is in the pipeline.

      0 points
    • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 7 months ago

      Totally. I think every designer had feedbacked this topic. They would have 2 years of time to find a good solution. Search and replace? This hack was a plugin back in the days...

      0 points
  • alex p, 8 months ago

    Now that Figma is here and many people are switching, Sketch is improving faster! Good for us :D

    11 points
  • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, 7 months ago

    The big ones:

    • Color Management · Sketch adds support for working in, and exporting documents in sRGB and P3 color spaces.
    • A shadow’s spread can be set to a negative value to decrease the size of the object casting the shadow
    • Imported Symbols now remain linked to their Library when copied and pasted between documents
    • Find and Replace · You can now find a color you’re using, so it can be replaced throughout your document.
    • Symbol Scaling · Symbol instances can now be scaled using the Scale command, independently from the Symbol master.
    9 points
    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 7 months ago

      Improved selection of shapes with thin borders and no fill

      This one is particularly exciting to me. Adding a fill just to be able to move it around seemed pretty hacky.

      13 points
    • Richard Quay, 7 months ago

      This is a huge one too: "Imported Symbols now remain linked to their Library when copied and pasted between documents"

      Not sure about you but not able to copy and paste between files has been a hard thing to train myself.

      5 points
      • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, 7 months ago

        See third bullet point ;)

        It was painful for me too, especially on the projects I'm working on right now. A lot of copy and pasting in between projects. Took me a while to figure out they didn't stay linked to the library as well.

        0 points
  • Michael SiglerMichael Sigler, 7 months ago

    Imported Symbols now remain linked to their Library when copied and pasted between documents

    Is this actually working for anyone. I still get a duplicate symbol. Quite frustrating.

    3 points
  • Matt KMatt K, 8 months ago

    Better colour management is great.

    But I'm still waiting for a web design tool to support all the things CSS can do. Like floats and text wrapping. Or varying border withs and colours.

    2 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 7 months ago

    Do they really have to keep pushing broken updates every month? Couldn't they release them once every 6 months or every year and have a less broken version?

    1 point
  • George Brown, 7 months ago

    It was running horrible on 47. I updated it and still runs the same. So go update lol

    1 point
  • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 8 months ago

    Can someone explain Library previews can now be added by creating an Artboard titled “Library Preview” in the Library document ?

    1 point
    • Wendel FeliusWendel Felius, 7 months ago

      In a library file you can name an artboard 'Library Preview' and then that artboard will be used as the preview you see under Preferences → Libraries.

      3 points
  • Marco RodriguesMarco Rodrigues, 7 months ago

    I Updated to 48 and have since reverted back to 47 with the help of abstract. I was having text clipping issues that were affecting my current design system. I'm going to wait on 48.1 to see if this gets resolved.

    1 point
  • Edoardo MercatiEdoardo Mercati, 7 months ago

    alt image

    1 point
  • Jonard TirolJonard Tirol, 7 months ago

    There is now Sketch 48.1 update.

    1 point
    • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 7 months ago

      The new update fix the bug that was breaking anima auto layout plugin. But hey! Seriously, this Sketch 48 update made the app much more fast!

      0 points
  • Tom CTom C, 8 months ago

    Color replace dialog. Nice!

    I don't know WTF is wrong with DN that it doesn't allow to embed imgur images...

    1 point
  • Shaun Smylski, 7 months ago

    shit! My fingers got an itch and pulled to early. Now my Stacks don't work in symbols.

    0 points
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 8 months ago

    I am actually really happy about those two enhancement that makes a damn big difference in my workflow ❤️

    • Imported Symbols now remain linked to their Library when copied and pasted between documents

    • Improved the way overrides are displayed for nested Symbols if their values had been overridden

    0 points
  • Philip LesterPhilip Lester, 7 months ago

    Anyone else seeing this error when trying to update?

    Update Error

    0 points
  • Gavin AnthonyGavin Anthony, 7 months ago

    At this moment, Sketch Runner & Abstract doesn't work with v48. Seems most of my other plugins work, though!

    0 points
    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 7 months ago

      Abstract works fine for me.

      EDIT: Been some reports of Abstract issues with color profiles & nested symbols. I've been doing okay though for some reason.

      0 points
    • Harish KumarHarish Kumar, 7 months ago

      sketch runner works for me

      0 points
  • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 7 months ago

    Broken for me - when saving files as a Sketch 48 file, then opening them, I lose the "View" menu - meaning I can't see layouts, rulers, any of that.

    0 points
  • Julius Cruickshank, 7 months ago

    Autolayout is not working like it did in the previous release. It might be wise to wait a while before you upgrade.

    0 points
  • Christian BehrensChristian Behrens, 8 months ago

    Artboard labels running into each other is kinda annyoing.. any chance to switch this off?

    0 points
  • Franco Solis, 7 months ago

    "Imported Symbols now remain linked to their Library when copied and pasted between documents"

    Working for anyone???

    0 points
  • Hareessh Prabhu, 6 months ago

    Anyone having the Copy-Paste bug?

    Whenever I copy any artboard or any element, it pastes it in another page. It's very annoying!

    Anyone experiencing the same?

    0 points