• Erik ShawErik Shaw, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    This company and app are hardly young. Sketch was born circa 2011 under the name Drawit, a simple drawing and image manipulation application. The core of Sketch is still based on Drawit, and utilizes many of the initial features. Sketch is often believed to be an app made specifically for interface design, when in reality it's only marketed as such. They saw a need from the design community and changed their target market and sales approach to meet the demand. Problem is, a number of these bugs have been around since day one, and new ones arrive after every update.

    This makes me, unfortunately, question the knowledge and ability of the developers. You certainly don't see this crap with Affinity and other newish design apps.

    3 points
    • Adrien Maston, over 7 years ago

      I hope 2011 is not that old ;)

      That said, what you mention is what emerges from comments and reviews, I could summarize as :

      years later there is still a lot of bugs remaining from day one. Some of the unresolved bugs (old and new) are blocking ones, making some features really unusable or messing the whole file.

      Is it an inherited and undeserved sticky reputation ? Like Firefox is a memory hog.

      This doesn't seem to happen with Affinity and Adobe (in my own experience, it has very rarely).

      On Adobe : far from perfect but with "ginormous decades old pieces of legacy code barely held together by cheap glue" (illustrator dates back to the mid 80's and they were not always a hundred-of-engineers company), Adobe seems to be able to deliver relatively stable software. They keep installing crap scattered all over your hard drive but the software does work.

      For some practical reasons I've found myself working last week with the latest versions of Photoshop and Illustrator on my good old 2007 iMac, and it runs OK. It's certainly not the fastest/confortable setup, it doesn't support the fancy GPU accelerated thingies, but it's perfectly usable with relatively large files (psds with hundred of vector/smart/bitmap layers with effects) and got me through a few days of work. Not too shabby.

      2 points