Sketch is Leaving the Mac App Store(

almost 8 years ago from David Barker

  • Tony GinesTony Gines, almost 8 years ago

    They probably got what they needed out of the app store and that was recognition. Good way to advertise their product to new audiences. Now that they've clearly established themselves, they probably don't see any need for them to be in the app store anymore.

    Companies like Adobe and Autodesk seem to do just fine outside of the app store. Granted, they're huge. But, I think Sketch is a pretty big player in the design field now. Enough so that they can handle things on their own.

    I'm excited to see what this flexibility means for the future.

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    • T LT L, almost 8 years ago

      But I believe they had a lot of casual users that are not designers but they bought the software because they needed to draw something. They will lose access to these.

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      • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, almost 8 years ago

        I'm not sure how true this is, I've seen a whole wealth of vector apps on the App Store that are much more cheaper than Sketch.

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      • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, almost 8 years ago

        plus I think the majority of the users they are catering for is the professionals rather than the casual everyday users.

        Like Laurens mentioned, there are heaps of tools that are cheaper on a price point and much more focus on simple drawing tools.

        Apple's 30% cut for additional visibility to the market seems a lot for something like Sketch which has a good traction and reputation in the industry.

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