Sketch

Product design tool to create, test & collaborate on ideas

About Sketch

Sketch is a product design platform, which helps businesses create, test, and collaborate on ideas with team members using color variables, layouts, shared libraries, vector editing tools, plugins, and more. Designers can zoom into designs for precise editing at the pixel level, export, or share assets on a drag-and-drop interface, and set up resizing rules based on screen sizes according to requirements.

Using Sketch, organizations can create icons, customize designs' topography or font, and use shortcuts, mathematical operators, and the shorthand method to toggle grids or layout views and adjust or resize a column's width and color. Designers can build product design prototypes by linking various parts and maintain a library of symbols or text and layer styles to share them with relevant collaborators. The software allows businesses to store designs in a cloud-based workspace and preview prototypes for user research and testing purposes. Contributors can also edit, inspect, and comment on designs or assets and browse documents and projects on a centralized platform.

Sketch facilitates integration with various third-party applications such as Zeplin, Lokalise, Overlay, Flinto, Avocode, Abstract, and more. Organizations can also add or remove contributors, manage finances, view finances, and download assets for production via a web browser.

Pricing starting from:

US$9.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

Netherlands

Supported Languages

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Pricing starting from:

US$9.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Sketch

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Features

Total features of Sketch: 16

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • Feedback Management
  • Image Library
  • Preview Functionality
  • Prototype Creation
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations

Alternatives

Adobe XD

4.6
#1 Alternative to Sketch
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Figma

4.7
#2 Alternative to Sketch
Figma is a cloud-based UI designing and prototyping tool, which allows multiple teams to collaborate on creating,...

Adobe Illustrator

4.8
#3 Alternative to Sketch
Adobe Illustrator CC is a industry-standard software in vector drawing tools and applications for digital graphics in...

InVision App

4.6
#4 Alternative to Sketch
InVision is a design-to-development platform for design and developer teams to create rich, interactive web and mobile...

Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(677)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Dustin M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I love Sketch!!!

Reviewed on 16/07/2019

I love Sketch. I've dropped the practically limitless other options that I've picked up over the...

I love Sketch. I've dropped the practically limitless other options that I've picked up over the years to almost exclusively use this tool for all my designs.

Pros

Easy to use, quick to learn, and an every day tool in my office. I have done everything from web design to logo design to photo editing in Sketch (not recommended, but awesome what can be done). I absolutely love it, and I'm really impressed with the team and pricing model as well!

Cons

Sometimes it is a bit slow to get features that I would hope for (I'm talking to you, dropper tool shortcut key), but overall it just does an excellent job at letting me do my job.

Ken S.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Once the best, but less competitive

Reviewed on 31/05/2021

Loved this product from the moment I started using it, but as a complete solution it's fallen short.

Loved this product from the moment I started using it, but as a complete solution it's fallen short.

Pros

Sketch is one of the best-designed apps I've ever used (going back 30 years) and it's still a joy. Built from the ground up for UI work, not repurposed like Photoshop or Illustrator. Everything just works, and the plug-in community has a solution for everything.

Cons

Sketch hasn't remained competitive with other products - not so much as a UI toll which it excels at, but prototyping which they never really figured out and relied on other products like Invision to complete

Alternatives Considered

Adobe XD

Reasons for Choosing Sketch

Photoshop as a UI tool is a hack, was never designed for it and did it poorly.

Switched From

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Sketch

At the time XD wasn't ready, got better later but too late for me.
Mariusz O.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Primary tool these days

Reviewed on 22/12/2021

Pros

Easy of usage, speed, components, plugins, integration with hand-off tools.

Cons

Stability can be better, components flexibility needs improvements

Thomas O.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A nice tool to design apps & websites

Reviewed on 07/01/2022

I'm using it as a frontend developer, so when i open the document it's already created by a...

I'm using it as a frontend developer, so when i open the document it's already created by a designer. I use the sketch document to get the visual aspect of the app/website, exports visual elements etc.

Pros

i like how it is possible to manage content & design. It's easy to re-use components / graphical elements in the document and between documents.

Cons

It's not always easy to export elements from a document (icons / components) as a frontend developer when the designer added many effects on it.

Romi K.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Pioneer in UI/UX design tool especially for non-designers or UX designers.

Reviewed on 04/11/2021

Easy to use, quick to learn, and whether you are a designer or a developer you can get your designs...

Easy to use, quick to learn, and whether you are a designer or a developer you can get your designs done in Sketch. Sharing your designs and especially its inspect features helps to deal with developer needs. I have mostly used it for app designs and sharing assets to clients and developers.

Pros

I used to design UI/UX in Adobe Photoshop and illustrator and it has all the features you need but it's too overwhelming and not ideal for quick Ui design. Using sketch feels much more polished and has only tools that you'll need for UI/UX design and not other unnecessary tools. It's much more simplified and quick to learn. No wonder Sketch is getting popular in UI/UX design community and its wide acceptance in the industry.

Cons

- Not for Windows users, that was really a bummer from the start.
I can't say it's a con but the sketch is not a tool for vector illustrations and photo editing. Sometimes when you need to edit the images that you are using in your design or illustration, you can't in Sktch. But you need to understand that it's not the purpose. Sketch is for just basic UI/UX or graphic design tools.
Another thing is maybe it was great to have some more features like has in Figma and how it has whole third party plugin supports etc. But as I said nothing major or a deal-breaker.

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Sketch offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$9.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Sketch is available to users for $9 per editor seat per monthly or $99 billed yearly

Sketch has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

We do not have any information about what languages Sketch supports

Sketch supports the following devices:

Sketch integrates with the following applications:

Droplr, Frontify, InVision App, Lokalise, Marvel, Origami, Proto.io, Zeplin

Sketch offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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