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- Apple Design Award Winner, 2012 & Among App Store's ‘Best of 2012’ -
Sketch is a designer’s dream toolbox, combining a beautifully simple interface with powerful tools. Sketch supports multiple fills, borders and shadows per layer, has powerful non-destructive boolean operations and makes exporting a breeze with easy to use slices and automatic @2x export. Making beautiful graphics isn’t challenging anymore. We set out to build a better app for graphic designers. Not to copy — rather to improve.
Vector tools and basic shapes are the foundation: whether you are designing icons, websites, interfaces or anything else. Combine these into complex shapes with non-destructive boolean operations, then apply more advanced layer style options than you can dream of: multiple shadows, fills, gradients, noise, blending, background blurring, and more.
Sketch doesn't just do shapes, of course. Imported images can be rotated, scaled, cropped and masked. The versatile text tool allows you to add beautiful typography to your designs, and coming from the developers of Fontcase, text rendering is as good as it can get!
Sketch supports OS X’s built-in versions and auto-saving to ensure you’ll never lose any files, and as a good Mac citizen we support iCloud documents as well of course.
All this power is deliciously baked into Sketch’s single-window interface. Everything is there, but only visible when you need it. A simple interface with seriously powerful tools.
Now everything is possible.
Take a look at the screenshots to see some of the things people have been making with Sketch.
- Simple but powerful interface, built for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion
- Optimized for Retina and non-Retina displays
- Powerful styling; multiple shadows, multiple fills, gradients, blending, blur, noise and more...
- Flexible boolean operations to combine simple shapes into complex shapes
- Artboards and Slices for exporting multiple images out of a single document
- Automatic @2x export for Retina graphics
- Unique Color (with RGB and HSB modes) and Font pickers
- Beautiful native text rendering and text styles
- Vector and pixel zoom; zoom in with infinite vector precision or see individual pixels
- Multi-stop and radial gradients editing right in the canvas. Powerful WYSIWYG rendering.
- PDF, EPS and SVG importing and exporting supported
- Shared & Linked Layer Styles that automatically update each other
- Powerful, easy-to-use Vector Tool
Additionally, designers in the following areas will enjoy these features:
FOR WEB AND UI DESIGNERS
- Copy CSS Styles to clipboard (including gradients!)
- Slices: export areas on the canvas as images
- 960px grid, with support for more advanced grid options
- Multiple pages support inside a single document
FOR ICON DESIGNERS
- Artboards; each artboard is its own little canvas
- iOS Icon Templates
- Pixel Grid
- Pixel Effects, such as Gaussian and Motion Blur
What's New in Version 2.4.3
- Improvements to SVG importing
- Fixes a bug where Artboard origins would appear at 0,0
- Improves security when storing documents in DropBox
- Various bug fixes
Great quick application
As a web/app designer, I’ve been discontent with most of the tools out there. This is a nice sweet spot. Keynote was nice and I still miss the ability to link to different slides (or artboards if Sketch had that feature), but this app has a much easier way of grouping assets and assigning output for different exports. One I wish it had are the ability to specify what to export certain slices as (i.e. these I want png, that one can be a jpg to save space, that one an SVG because it’s flat, etc.) That way when you make changes, you could just do a mass export and everything would be in the desired format). But, all that to say, I really do like this app, and the developers are working hard at it. It has saved me so much time, and therefore money so it’s well worth the investment.
Should be in Every Designers Toolbox
As a freelance web designer, I spend a lot of time working in various programs ranging from Photoshop to Illustrator and now Sketch. I honestly didn’t expect much when I purchased Sketch, but did so based on the reviews here and on the web. I am so glad I did!
Since purchasing this app, my entire design process has changed for the better. I now use Sketch for the bulk of my design work and it is surprising how much faster I can mock up designs than I use to in the various Adobe products. Aside from the wonderful, native OSX feel of this app the app’s features just make sense, it feels like it has been created by designers and will quickly become an important part of your workflow.
Very buggy!!!! Incompatible with Inkscape SVG
So far my attempt to convert over to Sketch from Inkscape has been a serious disappointment !!
Everyting that "Just Works" in Inkscape is either broken or non exitent in sketch. Sent the second bug report to them in 2 weeks. I'm really not here to debug an app but to use it. Oh and if you are coming from Inkscpae like me it wont open properly any of your SVG files saved from Inkscape. They promised a fix for it soon so that may change. But so far its a wasted time, effort, and money. Export system is simply ridicules with the way you have to select which path to export. I am trying really hard to like this app becasue of it's native natuer on Mac but so far it not making it easy for me.