Sketch adds prototyping in version 49 (sketchapp.com)
5 years ago from Nikola Durkan, UX designer / Founder @ Carmine
5 years ago from Nikola Durkan, UX designer / Founder @ Carmine
So all the time I spent learning Framer, Figma, Invision, Marvel, XD, Principle, Proto.io, Prott, Flinto and Pixate was for nothing?!?1!!
hell yeah... =))
Yup. But there is one problem, you can't share only the prototype :/ I don't want to show all artboards to clients.
Not too hard to just duplicate the file for sharing and remove what you don't need. Im sure they'll fix in the future.
It works with Zeplin
Let's not complain about competition, too much choice is better than only having one company making one solution.
Look at the 3D and gamedev worlds and how great their tools are, they didn't get to that level by only having one app.
Yeah good point! I love competition and I was mostly complaining about all the designer news posts, articles, listicles, press releases, and medium posts over the past few years about the KILLER prptotyping app that you HAVE to learn to be a good designer.
Not really considering Sketch Prototyping seems rather limited to screen transitions whereas tools like Framer, ProtoPie, Priinciple touch upon a whole different level of fidelity.
For now... It's fundamentally a better idea IMO to do it from the source (a sketch file) than have to hook in all these other services.
Friendship ended with INVISION
Now SKETCH is my best friend
Sketch 49, crashing when I open any file.
I like that your avatar really adds to your comment
I think I'll wait for the 49.1
I Think is Runner. Try to disable that plugin or just remove it manually from the folder.
My mac can run Runner and Sketch 49. Has no error.
Same issue, I'm running MacOS 10.12.5
EDIT: Removing Font Buddy and Runner from plugins folder helped. Thx.
Font Buddy indeed had an issue with Sketch 49. We've fixed it and the update is live both on Sketch and via this direct link: https://animaapp.s3.amazonaws.com/sketchplugin/fontbuddy/FontBuddy.zip
Thank you this fixed it.
Works fine here
It was some plugin, just disabled all and turn on only my usual ones.
Same for me, but it was caused by Runner plugin.
EDIT: just discovered that Font Buddy by Anima is also causing crashes.
New Runner is up.
same here. keeps crashing
Was thinking about waiting for 49.1 but have to admint I was too curious :)
I opened several large files and had no issues yet
I am getting the same thing
Best feature yet (and beats inVision/craft already) you can link symbols!
What do you mean?
Component level navigation. A home button by default always goes home. It's already in Figma and saves so much time.
So true component-level navigation?? :)
Wow, thanks for pointing it out. Just tried, seems to be very useful but Sketch turned to be painfully laggy... Am I the only one?
Hope they iterate on this very quickly as it's very basic. Good start though!
Under the radar, but I definitely appreciate the additional space for longer override labels.
Arranging objects in a grid now respects their current position in the Canvas instead of reordering based on the Layer List
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Super slow and laggy for me today since updating. Affecting my workflow :( don't update yet!
I got excited when I saw the update modal announcing prototyping, but am having the same experience as you: My primary work file is DRAGGING. My fault, I guess. Hope they improve the performance soon.
Yeah, I'm getting the same here. There's a ~1s delay on anything to do with manipulating layers.
Panning across the canvas is pretty slow to refresh content across different artboards.
Yep. Found that out today after the update...Had to role back to 48.x to get what I need to get done.
Same. Unusable. Seems like a sloppy, rushed out update. Invision Studio must be going full-public soon.
Downgraded for now.
It's painfully slow....making Figma look like a beautiful gazelle prancing through a golden lit day down a narrow cobblestone hugging forrest with butterflies and birds flying and chirping along the way.
fwiw i started in safe mode and re-enabled my essential plugins and the selection lag went away. didn't spend time troubleshooting the issues but it could be an option.
Invision, Adobe, and Figma are creeping in on their territory. This is a move to lock more people into the Sketch platform. Smart on their part, but also further fragments the market and opens up even more options.
To maintain their dominance, Sketch needs to create a full-featured web browser accessible version, prototyping and all.
Yes, and OSX only is a barrier for people outside of countries where every designer is on OSX (which is a lot of places).
The paradox of choice.
A good starting point, but it seems pretty limited right now. Just hotspots and page transitions. I hope that Bohemian guys keep iterating on this and achieve something like Diya but natively build :)
I'm sure they will. Competition is a good thing. I really hope they match InVision Studio's advanced prototyping promises. Would love to just keep Sketchin' on.
Absolutely! The battle is just starting and we the designers are the most benefited :)
For those of us that work on websites/web apps, being to able to link different artboards to create responsive prototypes would be incredible. So far Anima App does it but it has a lot of bugs. Just imagine having a single, fully responsive prototype that you can share with your team to understand the behavior of components across devices.
yeh, it's definitely a huge step forward for Sketch. I just can't wait to get some more capabilities as some basic animation options. Another good news is that from its last update, Zeplin is also supporting this, so at least in my company it will be really helpful for the devs.
This totally got me by surprise. Great start :)
First update to dislike. Prototyping is cool but limited (can't even scroll in longer artboards), but most of all, it is EXTREMELY slow.
– Has someone figured out how to zoom to 100% and scroll a artboard inside the Prototyping Preview window?
also stuck with this problem...
Has anyone got any solution of that? :(
Goodbye, InVision — see yah never!
Jeezus this update is horribly slow if you have files that have a lot of artboards in them!
Good day for remove the Craft plugin
My heavyweight work file (~200mb) started lagging a bit after the update to Sketch 49 :( Probably, I'll stick with 48.2 until another update comes out.
Same. Made it unusable. Downgraded to 48.2.
How did you downgrade? I need to do this. It's making my files unusable right now.
If you used the updater, the previous Sketch app version has simply been put in your trash.
After i left that comment i found that they actually have downloads to all the previous versions when they release a new one. All is well now. Hopefully, they fix that or else I'm stuck on 48.2 or I'll have to start breaking all my sketch files up.
If they don't find a fix for that, it's absolutely a reason to move away from Sketch for me. I started using it mainly because of its performance.
i restarted in safe mode (holding shift) and a lot of my selection lag went away
Syncing my artboards to InVision with the Craft plugin is causing Sketch to freeze now. HMMMM.
I'm also experiencing this! Might have to downgrade or hope a fix comes out soon..
Craft probably needs to update. They're likely on it. Even though Sketch is a competitor, they know a lot of their InVision users are Sketch aficionado's.
Just saw an update push out.
They not only add prototyping, but also allow sketch cloud to be a library host:
Prototyping: You can now connect Artboards with Links and Hotspot layers to create prototypes of your designs that can be viewed in Sketch Preview, Sketch Cloud, and Sketch Mirror on iOS.
Libraries on Sketch Cloud: Files uploaded to Sketch Cloud can now be installed as Libraries directly from Cloud.
Can't wait to try out! Not gonna install right now though...
Apart from the horrendous plummet in speed, anyone else having an issue with their size/position values not showing up? Also, Magic Mirror being funky???
I experience the same issue with size and position values.
Darn. Have you found a solution? I'm just waiting it out until the next update. :(
Sooooo, independent border control and colour overrides? That's all i've really wanted for a long time. Been prototyping just fine with craft and invision.
The filter option for slice/export only is removed, which i used everyday.
Heya mate, Bohemian sent me a little plugin that you can use to restore the functionality. I made a small tweak to it to also include layers that are marked for export.
Two issues I'm running into with Sketch 49…
1) Some nested layers with shadows (from a Library) aren't appearing properly. The shadows just don't show up.
2) Some override-able layers no longer have overrides available (they just say "none")—namely layers with shadows and layers with 0% fill.
Didn't have these issues with 48.2. Any ideas? Otherwise I'm excited about this new release.
I'm having the same issue, only one of my symbols is having this issue... and every time I reset it from Master it works until I close and reopen the file...
Yeah, that's happening to me, too. I'll be able to fix the problem but after saving, closing, and reopening the file, the issue reappears. Boo! I've sent my project files to Sketch and they're looking into it. Hopefully they'll get a fix out soon.
Hopefully, I couldn't share my work file, so glad someone was able to share and reproduce for them!
Anyone else getting a black preview window inside Sketch? I've disabled all plugins but that didn't seem to change anything.
Also getting the black preview window.
I just sent a bug report to the Sketch team via their customer support form and included a screen recording along with console log dump of Sketch activity.
Maybe if more people do the same they'll get it ironed out.
Out of curiosity, are you using a VPN while trying to preview your prototype?
Yes! This solved it for me. Disconnecting VPN made preview work.
Tried disconnecting VPN + 100% zoom but no luck here.
I had this problem as well. Setting my zoom level to 100% before running the preview fixed it.
Same here, I've tried David's suggestion to disconnect VPN and zoom to 100% but still see the black screen.
Good news! There's a confirmed fix for this issue coming out in v49.1. I spent a good bit of time with their QA team and the devs have successfully fixed it. Won't be long now.
Somebody's trying to catchup with well hyped Invision Studio
I think we're starting to reach a critical mass now. Sketch had to add this or they risk being overtaken by other tools catching up with the drawing features of Sketch, but with better prototyping capabilities.
The next 12 months will be interesting, hopefully we'll see some real innovation now.
Agree. It is a great time to be a web-designer =)
next 12 month prediction: we are all replaced by AI designers.
Catching-up on an unreleased and delayed product?
What is great compared to inVison: - nested hotspot - on-the-go prototype preview (no need to upload)
What is still missing from inVision: - Sharing prototype preview on client's device
That last missing feature might be overcome with Sketch Mirror, but my client dosen't always have a Mac nor Sketch. InVision iOs app was great for that! Best thing that could happen now, from my perspective, could be inVision embracing Sketch native prototyping tool and making it possible to import it in their prototyping tool.
Love the feature to connect elements to art boards via lines—It's going to be super helpful for putting together quick userflows.
On the other hand it seems to have slowed the application down a ton. Even with only a handful of art boards the application has terrible lag.
Has anyone else noticed a SIGNIFICANT (ALL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS) slow-down since this update. Its VERY jilty now
Undo is really broken for me. Sometimes it takes 10+ tries to get it to actually undo anything, even a basic object movement.
Try to remove Paddy plugin. I had problems with UNDO because of it.
Anyone notice that updating/changing overrides isn't part of the UNDO history now?
I'd start using it if it matched what Craft and Invision provide, but it's still clunky.
Anyone else having issues with pasting images into Sketch, and them appearing washed out?
UPD: fixed by following these instructions: https://www.sketchapp.com/support/troubleshooting/gamma-fix-high-sierra
Prototyping is a great addition, but definitely will need some iteration to compete with Invision.
I just hooked up a simple app flow I already had in Invision, and while it was super-easy to do so (easier than Invision since you can select specific elements) the actual preview experience was poor. The in-app preview window simply failed to show anything, and the web previewer is not as intuitive for sharing with others.
For example in Invision you can tell the preview to maintain its scroll position when switching to a new page which allows for seamless prototyping of dropdowns or hover states. In Sketch preview it jumps to the top of the page every time.
Looking forward to seeing where this goes. Still not decided on which tool I'm going to use most in 2018. Maybe when I get my hands on Invision Studio...
Seriously, for me Principle changed everything and it just fits into my workflow in combination with Sketch. Hope Principle will do a great job in the future and there will be more development like this.
but biggest con is no coding export feature so it'd be very hard for developers to create it.
Sweet. Just tested it out and it's not as user friendly to share with clients as InVision. I had to know to click the preview icon on Cloud, and overall the experience is not as seamless. But, this is a great first step, and awesome for really quick prototyping in-house. I'm sure they'll catch up to InVision after this release. Kudos to Bohemian.
Go team Sketch!
Not sure what happened but it looks like some of my preferences were removed... Some existing libraries disappeared and the toolbar was reset to default.
Weird bug I guess.. But everything else seems to be working great
I had the same issue too.
In light of the competition and prototyping landscape, this was a no-brainer for Bohemian Coding. It also makes me super happy, I've been using Sketch since 2013 back when 2.0 first launched, and it's deeply embedded my my process.
I’m so happy! I just need a possibility to seamlessly transfert libraries element from one to another (really useful in a design and brand system perspective!)
Can you do multiple prototypes in one sketch file or sketch page?
Yup, you can set multiple start points, and I believe it can be across pages so one or multiple on each page within one sketch file.
RIP sketch prototyping plugins and addons.
Not quite. But it's a start.
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