Launched in 2010 for macOS, Sketch has become during these years one of the favorite applications of web designers and interfaces of this OS. Its apparent simplicity makes it very interesting for those who need an application for a very specific use. But is that if we want more features, there is a large community behind that nourishes many plugins to expand their tools. We can connect it to other applications, or add mechanisms to the treatment of images or fonts. Unfortunately, today it is available exclusively for the Apple OS, which is a disadvantage if we do not work on these computers.
Sketch for the Graphic Designer
Maybe this is the weakest part of Sketch. You do not have the tool depth of Illustrator and Designer if we are going to design illustrations, infographics, posters … Although if we are going to design it in small format, type icons in Flat Design mode, or simple illustrations, maybe it could be our option. In addition, we must also bear in mind that there are a lot of plugins for Sketch, which allow expanding the capabilities of the base product. Although many of them are paid, so we can increase your price, and looking more desirable to acquire other software to work.
- Sketch for the Web Designer
Layout Grid available in Sketch
This is where Sketch separates a little from his other two adversaries. And is that macOS users have embraced it as their favorite software for UI and web design. And is that thanks to specific tools, it is tremendously easy to make websites with responsive design, and that in the application itself we see how it works with different screen widths. Ad more, there are extensions to improve these features even more, such as Auto Layout.