120 comments

  • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, 9 months ago

    So all the time I spent learning Framer, Figma, Invision, Marvel, XD, Principle, Proto.io, Prott, Flinto and Pixate was for nothing?!?1!!

    55 points
    • Myroslav Galavai, 9 months ago

      hell yeah... =))

      1 point
    • Maciej JurczakMaciej Jurczak, 9 months ago

      Yup. But there is one problem, you can't share only the prototype :/ I don't want to show all artboards to clients.

      12 points
    • John PJohn P, 9 months ago

      Let's not complain about competition, too much choice is better than only having one company making one solution.

      Look at the 3D and gamedev worlds and how great their tools are, they didn't get to that level by only having one app.

      7 points
      • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, 9 months ago

        Yeah good point! I love competition and I was mostly complaining about all the designer news posts, articles, listicles, press releases, and medium posts over the past few years about the KILLER prptotyping app that you HAVE to learn to be a good designer.

        1 point
    • Fredo Tan, 9 months ago

      Not really considering Sketch Prototyping seems rather limited to screen transitions whereas tools like Framer, ProtoPie, Priinciple touch upon a whole different level of fidelity.

      5 points
      • Andrew C, 9 months ago

        For now... It's fundamentally a better idea IMO to do it from the source (a sketch file) than have to hook in all these other services.

        0 points
  • Cameron Rohani, 9 months ago

    Friendship ended with INVISION

    Now SKETCH is my best friend

    28 points
  • Maciej JurczakMaciej Jurczak, 9 months ago

    Sketch 49, crashing when I open any file.

    17 points
  • Sebastian Römer, 9 months ago

    Best feature yet (and beats inVision/craft already) you can link symbols!

    12 points
  • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, 9 months ago

    Super slow and laggy for me today since updating. Affecting my workflow :( don't update yet!

    9 points
    • Eric BlattbergEric Blattberg, 9 months ago

      I got excited when I saw the update modal announcing prototyping, but am having the same experience as you: My primary work file is DRAGGING. My fault, I guess. Hope they improve the performance soon.

      1 point
    • Louis-André LabadieLouis-André Labadie, 9 months ago

      Yeah, I'm getting the same here. There's a ~1s delay on anything to do with manipulating layers.

      1 point
    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 9 months ago

      Panning across the canvas is pretty slow to refresh content across different artboards.

      1 point
    • Tou Lee, 9 months ago

      Yep. Found that out today after the update...Had to role back to 48.x to get what I need to get done.

      0 points
    • Jon MyersJon Myers, 9 months ago

      Same. Unusable. Seems like a sloppy, rushed out update. Invision Studio must be going full-public soon.

      Downgraded for now.

      0 points
    • August SchippertAugust Schippert, 9 months ago

      It's painfully slow....making Figma look like a beautiful gazelle prancing through a golden lit day down a narrow cobblestone hugging forrest with butterflies and birds flying and chirping along the way.

      4 points
    • Michael KingeryMichael Kingery, 9 months ago

      fwiw i started in safe mode and re-enabled my essential plugins and the selection lag went away. didn't spend time troubleshooting the issues but it could be an option.

      0 points
  • Hamish TaplinHamish Taplin, 9 months ago

    Hope they iterate on this very quickly as it's very basic. Good start though!

    9 points
  • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 9 months ago

    Under the radar, but I definitely appreciate the additional space for longer override labels.

    Example

    8 points
    • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, 9 months ago

      also:

      Arranging objects in a grid now respects their current position in the Canvas instead of reordering based on the Layer List

      praying hands emoji

      0 points
  • Philip LesterPhilip Lester, 9 months ago

    Invision, Adobe, and Figma are creeping in on their territory. This is a move to lock more people into the Sketch platform. Smart on their part, but also further fragments the market and opens up even more options.

    To maintain their dominance, Sketch needs to create a full-featured web browser accessible version, prototyping and all.

    7 points
  • Iban Beldarrain, 9 months ago

    A good starting point, but it seems pretty limited right now. Just hotspots and page transitions. I hope that Bohemian guys keep iterating on this and achieve something like Diya but natively build :)

    6 points
    • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 9 months ago

      I'm sure they will. Competition is a good thing. I really hope they match InVision Studio's advanced prototyping promises. Would love to just keep Sketchin' on.

      3 points
    • Arturo Rios Gutierrez, 9 months ago

      For those of us that work on websites/web apps, being to able to link different artboards to create responsive prototypes would be incredible. So far Anima App does it but it has a lot of bugs. Just imagine having a single, fully responsive prototype that you can share with your team to understand the behavior of components across devices.

      1 point
      • Iban Beldarrain, 9 months ago

        yeh, it's definitely a huge step forward for Sketch. I just can't wait to get some more capabilities as some basic animation options. Another good news is that from its last update, Zeplin is also supporting this, so at least in my company it will be really helpful for the devs.

        0 points
  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 9 months ago

    This totally got me by surprise. Great start :)

    5 points
  • Domas MarkeviciusDomas Markevicius, 9 months ago

    My heavyweight work file (~200mb) started lagging a bit after the update to Sketch 49 :( Probably, I'll stick with 48.2 until another update comes out.

    4 points
  • Ryan Hicks, 9 months ago

    Jeezus this update is horribly slow if you have files that have a lot of artboards in them!

    4 points
  • Jonas S, 9 months ago

    – Has someone figured out how to zoom to 100% and scroll a artboard inside the Prototyping Preview window?

    4 points
  • Charilaos Mulder, 9 months ago

    First update to dislike. Prototyping is cool but limited (can't even scroll in longer artboards), but most of all, it is EXTREMELY slow.

    4 points
  • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, 9 months ago

    Good day for remove the Craft plugin

    3 points
  • Andrew C, 9 months ago

    Goodbye, InVision — see yah never!

    3 points
  • Mike MulveyMike Mulvey, 9 months ago

    Syncing my artboards to InVision with the Craft plugin is causing Sketch to freeze now. HMMMM.

    2 points
  • Derek Nguyen, 9 months ago

    They not only add prototyping, but also allow sketch cloud to be a library host:

    Prototyping: You can now connect Artboards with Links and Hotspot layers to create prototypes of your designs that can be viewed in Sketch Preview, Sketch Cloud, and Sketch Mirror on iOS.

    Libraries on Sketch Cloud: Files uploaded to Sketch Cloud can now be installed as Libraries directly from Cloud.

    Can't wait to try out! Not gonna install right now though...

    2 points
  • Rob MusserRob Musser, 9 months ago

    Two issues I'm running into with Sketch 49…

    1) Some nested layers with shadows (from a Library) aren't appearing properly. The shadows just don't show up.

    2) Some override-able layers no longer have overrides available (they just say "none")—namely layers with shadows and layers with 0% fill.

    Didn't have these issues with 48.2. Any ideas? Otherwise I'm excited about this new release.

    1 point
    • Judah GuttmannJudah Guttmann, 9 months ago

      I'm having the same issue, only one of my symbols is having this issue... and every time I reset it from Master it works until I close and reopen the file...

      1 point
      • Rob MusserRob Musser, 9 months ago

        Yeah, that's happening to me, too. I'll be able to fix the problem but after saving, closing, and reopening the file, the issue reappears. Boo! I've sent my project files to Sketch and they're looking into it. Hopefully they'll get a fix out soon.

        1 point
        • Judah GuttmannJudah Guttmann, 9 months ago

          Hopefully, I couldn't share my work file, so glad someone was able to share and reproduce for them!

          0 points
  • Rachel HeRachel He, 9 months ago

    Apart from the horrendous plummet in speed, anyone else having an issue with their size/position values not showing up? Also, Magic Mirror being funky???

    https://imgur.com/cAq5YBE

    1 point
  • David SurianoDavid Suriano, 9 months ago

    Anyone else getting a black preview window inside Sketch? I've disabled all plugins but that didn't seem to change anything.

    blacked out preview

    1 point
    • Greg Warner, 9 months ago

      Also getting the black preview window.

      1 point
    • April Lee, 8 months ago

      Same here, I've tried David's suggestion to disconnect VPN and zoom to 100% but still see the black screen.

      0 points
      • David SurianoDavid Suriano, 8 months ago

        Good news! There's a confirmed fix for this issue coming out in v49.1. I spent a good bit of time with their QA team and the devs have successfully fixed it. Won't be long now.

        0 points
  • Chiron ZorChiron Zor, 9 months ago

    The filter option for slice/export only is removed, which i used everyday.

    1 point
  • oli ingram, 9 months ago

    Sooooo, independent border control and colour overrides? That's all i've really wanted for a long time. Been prototyping just fine with craft and invision.

    1 point
  • Mantas MilkintasMantas Milkintas, 9 months ago

    Somebody's trying to catchup with well hyped Invision Studio

    1 point
    • Hamish TaplinHamish Taplin, 9 months ago

      I think we're starting to reach a critical mass now. Sketch had to add this or they risk being overtaken by other tools catching up with the drawing features of Sketch, but with better prototyping capabilities.

      The next 12 months will be interesting, hopefully we'll see some real innovation now.

      11 points
    • Juan J. RamirezJuan J. Ramirez, 9 months ago

      Catching-up on an unreleased and delayed product?

      5 points
  • Steven Lamar, 9 months ago

    Can you fix items to the bottom or the top of the screen? I can't figure out how to do it.

    1 point
    • Xavier BertelsXavier Bertels, 9 months ago

      Not possible yet, it’s just dumb linking of screens together for now. I figure they’ll add this quickly though :-).

      0 points
  • Gavin AnthonyGavin Anthony, 9 months ago

    Not sure what happened but it looks like some of my preferences were removed... Some existing libraries disappeared and the toolbar was reset to default.

    Weird bug I guess.. But everything else seems to be working great

    0 points
  • Norm Sheeran, 9 months ago

    Go team Sketch!

    0 points
  • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 9 months ago

    Sweet. Just tested it out and it's not as user friendly to share with clients as InVision. I had to know to click the preview icon on Cloud, and overall the experience is not as seamless. But, this is a great first step, and awesome for really quick prototyping in-house. I'm sure they'll catch up to InVision after this release. Kudos to Bohemian.

    0 points
  • Stefan Lechleitner, 9 months ago

    Seriously, for me Principle changed everything and it just fits into my workflow in combination with Sketch. Hope Principle will do a great job in the future and there will be more development like this.

    0 points
    • Robin GoyalRobin Goyal, 9 months ago

      but biggest con is no coding export feature so it'd be very hard for developers to create it.

      1 point
  • Ben KroghBen Krogh, 9 months ago

    In light of the competition and prototyping landscape, this was a no-brainer for Bohemian Coding. It also makes me super happy, I've been using Sketch since 2013 back when 2.0 first launched, and it's deeply embedded my my process.

    0 points
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 9 months ago

    I’m so happy! I just need a possibility to seamlessly transfert libraries element from one to another (really useful in a design and brand system perspective!)

    0 points
  • Jordan FlaigJordan Flaig, 9 months ago

    Can you do multiple prototypes in one sketch file or sketch page?

    0 points
    • Liam ForsythLiam Forsyth, 9 months ago

      Yup, you can set multiple start points, and I believe it can be across pages so one or multiple on each page within one sketch file.

      1 point
  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, 9 months ago

    RIP sketch prototyping plugins and addons.

    0 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 9 months ago

    Prototyping is a great addition, but definitely will need some iteration to compete with Invision.

    I just hooked up a simple app flow I already had in Invision, and while it was super-easy to do so (easier than Invision since you can select specific elements) the actual preview experience was poor. The in-app preview window simply failed to show anything, and the web previewer is not as intuitive for sharing with others.

    For example in Invision you can tell the preview to maintain its scroll position when switching to a new page which allows for seamless prototyping of dropdowns or hover states. In Sketch preview it jumps to the top of the page every time.

    Looking forward to seeing where this goes. Still not decided on which tool I'm going to use most in 2018. Maybe when I get my hands on Invision Studio...

    0 points
  • Illia Strikhar, 8 months ago

    Anyone else having issues with pasting images into Sketch, and them appearing washed out? Image title

    UPD: fixed by following these instructions: https://www.sketchapp.com/support/troubleshooting/gamma-fix-high-sierra

    0 points
  • Dustin Dahlberg, 9 months ago

    I'd start using it if it matched what Craft and Invision provide, but it's still clunky.

    0 points
  • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 9 months ago

    Anyone notice that updating/changing overrides isn't part of the UNDO history now?

    0 points
  • Michael G, 9 months ago

    Undo is really broken for me. Sometimes it takes 10+ tries to get it to actually undo anything, even a basic object movement.

    0 points
  • Randall MorrisRandall Morris, 9 months ago

    Has anyone else noticed a SIGNIFICANT (ALL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS) slow-down since this update. Its VERY jilty now

    0 points
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, 9 months ago

    Love the feature to connect elements to art boards via lines—It's going to be super helpful for putting together quick userflows.

    On the other hand it seems to have slowed the application down a ton. Even with only a handful of art boards the application has terrible lag.

    0 points
  • Nico G, 8 months ago

    What is great compared to inVison: - nested hotspot - on-the-go prototype preview (no need to upload)

    What is still missing from inVision: - Sharing prototype preview on client's device

    That last missing feature might be overcome with Sketch Mirror, but my client dosen't always have a Mac nor Sketch. InVision iOs app was great for that! Best thing that could happen now, from my perspective, could be inVision embracing Sketch native prototyping tool and making it possible to import it in their prototyping tool.

    0 points