• Luca Candela, over 7 years ago

    I dare you to do any reasonably involved icon design work without ripping your hair off using Sketch. I tried. Not only I tried, but I can post screenshots of the receipts of all three versions, it's not like I didn't put faith in them. I really wanted to believe that "this time they got it right". Sketch has some REALLY good ideas, like the export system that is brilliant, the way it manages artworks (when it works, because usually it doesn't) and so many other small things that make it a pleasure to work with when you don't run in one of its bugs... which happens every 5 minutes.

    I never worked with anything so popular that was also so buggy, and I honestly find the popularity of Sketch befuddling, even in its worst days Fireworks was never as broken as Sketch is now.

    4 points
    • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, over 7 years ago

      I find Adobe products more buggy than Sketch. So don't use Sketch for icon design? We all know it's strength is interface design. Use PS for bitmaps, Illustrator for icons and Sketch for interfaces.

      2 points
    • Scott Johnson, over 7 years ago

      Um....Sketch is primarily for doing UI design not illustration/icon work. So...uhh...duh?

      1 point
    • John AnzelcJohn Anzelc, over 7 years ago

      No way. Nothing will ever be as broken as Fireworks. Sketch isn't even in the same stratosphere.

      0 points
    • Phil RauPhil Rau, over 7 years ago

      I think Sketch is not meant for icon design... you're right, the pen tool is a nightmare to use, but that's because they are not trying to replace Illustrator for icon design work. I recommend doing vector illustration in the program made for vector illustration, and UI design work in the program made for UI design.

      0 points
      • Christian Krammer, over 7 years ago

        Don't agree. I do EVERYTHING in Sketch, and most of the times it works pretty well. Of course there are limitations, but apart from that Sketch is a very universal and capable tool for every design challenge.

        0 points
    • A Paul, over 7 years ago

      You've been trying to use Sketch to design icons? Uhh, that's not what it's meant to do. That's Illustrator. So you're right to be frustrated, I guess.

      0 points