What the actual heck is Sketch doing?

1 year ago from Andrew C, Design Director

  • vadim mikhnovvadim mikhnov, 1 year ago

    I agree with the observations, but Sketch slowed down to the pace where Adobe XD delivers features that were a top of the mind back when Sketch 3 was taking the industry by force, i.e. components with states.

    Figma definitely invests more effort into community outreach (streams, social media presence etc.) as well as corporate sales. That seems to be working for them. They're eating the market share previously occupied by Sketch. It may be of sustainable. Future will tell.

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    • Andrew C, 1 year ago

      It's interesting. I think for me I would've liked Sketch to just have released better prototyping and hand-off (their Cloud/Teams features are actually pretty good too!)

      But instead it has felt like 9 months of radio silence w a few minor prototyping features. And I'm going in to budget meetings and thinking "Okay so Figma can get rid of these things for me... and the younger designers dig the all in one..."

      One thing Sketch has it its almost more universally loved more for just straight up layout and design. Their interaction model isn't as convoluted (Figma really seems to overburden their drag interaction w Stacks) But that's slowly becoming not enough.

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