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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.
Yeah, I'm with you on this one. I use Sketch, AD and illustrator and I have to say the Illustrator has defined what a pen tool should be. I wish more time was dedicated to making the pen tool better for both Sketch and AD.
Zeplin has a feature where you can overlay uploaded designs on your browser. zeplin.io
I've used both, what are you looking to use it for? general file sync? I currently subscribe to a google drive plan for 100GB and my dropbox is standard account with upgraded storage from invites.
I totally agree. the question should we make sacrificed to our intended design in order to predict the actions of the user.
I can see how that can be annoying. But what if its meant just as a preview and on click you see the actual work.
I recently bought sketch via their store. My reasoning was due to future upgrades. From what I understand paid upgrades are hard if not impossible with Mac app store. So to make any future paid upgrades easier on myself I bought their version. I think the only difference in version is the Mac App Store one has iCloud integration (which i didn't need) and their version doesn't (I could be wrong though).
Its probably not the ideal price but I use FontExplorer X Pro. Purchased it around version 3, there on version 4 now. The thing I like about it is i integrates with adobe creative suit and has the ability to turn on fonts on a per project basis. It will also enable fonts you used in old projects when you open them and disable them when your finished. The interface allows your to experiment with fonts can it also categorizes your font for you. Just my two cents.
I was a PC user for most my life and finally grabbed my first Macbook Pro when I went to College. Now my Macbook is around 6 years old and I'm also looking to get a new one. I wont be doing any Video work( I have a dedicated PC for this) on it so I've decided to go with an upgraded 13" Macbook Air. From the research I've done it will have enough power to code and design, which is what I need it to do. Also the added benefit of portability is a plus for me.
If you're going to do serious video work I would get the 15" Macbook pro with the dedicated Video card and an upgraded CPU.
The transition to a OSX from Windows was easy. I bought useful apps and developed a workflow that years later I found I couldn't duplicate on my current PC due to there not being applications with the same functionality and UX.
There are plenty of useful feature built right into OSX that can't be duplicated without using poorly coded applications on windows. Features like Quicklook and general file management features like duplicate and batch file to newly created folder are some of the features I wish windows had native.
Hopefully that helps and I hope you have fun with your first Macbook.
I use the incase City Compact. At the time I was looking for a compact bag that would carry all my design tools (tablet, ipad, Macbook Pro, Sketchbook Etc..). NOw im looking into getting the incase Icon because i need a bit more room for my tools now. great backpacks I would definitely recommend them.
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