I’ve recently switched from PS to Sketch and honestly, it was the best choice of my life. Many other designers are switching too, and developers are saying that they workflow is faster when working with sketch files. Sure, PS’ slice of the pie is obviously much bigger among the designers, but I honestly think that not too far in the future things will be more balanced. IMO Sketch is better for webdesigners, and really really cheaper. Of course, Its main downside I guess is that it only runs on mac.
The reason I opened this thread is to discuss if it isn’t about time to have a sketch category on ThemeForest? How many of you are using Sketch?
I just wanted to say that I briefly used Sketch on a buddy’s mac and, whilst it doesn’t bring a lot new to the table, the UI / UX is..
Come on, who designed this? Give the guy an award already! The UI doesn’t look top-super-notch, but it’s simple enough not to get in your way.
That draggable “multiple files” view is amazing, especially for themes, where you re-use lots of things. You can have inspiration on the left side, on the right side you can have resources or whatever and in the middle, the design. Sure, if you’ve got a big enough screen, you’ll see it all, but I really like that. Oh and when you hover elements, there’s a hover effect which makes it easier for you to know how everything is positioned and how big everything is.
Truly awesome, Photoshop ain’t got nothing on Sketch, but as with everything that is smaller, it will never surpass Photoshop. It’s not even a debate, it’s reality. You save a lot of time.
Also – We can’t really switch, because customers and almost everyone still uses PhotoShop (unless Sketch has an “export to PSD” option?), but if I ever am to get an OS X Device, I’ll get it.
I actually don’t completely agree with “but as with everything that is smaller, it will never surpass Photoshop”. The problem is that photoshop was not conceived for webdesign, but it was the best thing web designers had, so everything went for it. Surely, photoshop will always have its place because it handles much more things than sketch, but that’s the exact point of sketch, it doesn’t try to compete with photoshop in every area, only among the web/app designers that don’t want tons of options they will rarely/never use in the way. I think that sketch is totally capable of competing with photoshop, and many known great designers already switched for it and are recommending it.