Tell us what you love and hate about Sketch

over 5 years ago from , Digital Design Nomad

Just received the newsletter from Bohemian, i thought i share what i wrote them, may others would share as well?

What do you love about Sketch?

Improvement of nearly 400% faster workflow than in PS, which i used before. A lot of plugins which come in really handy. All the Devs i know love sketch so i love it too. Super easy workflow, thats why. It is stable (execpt update is coming).

What do you hate about Sketch?

  • Too much small and little changes, big changes aren't coming and when they come they sometimes broken or got a little feature set. (Prototyping is cool, but others do more here: FramerX & Invision Studio, Sketch Cloud is Cool, takes ages to upload)
  • Bugs, Bugs, Bugs - Guys Quality Management!!! If a new version comes out I won't install it I wait after X.1 comes out which fixes glitches/bugs.
  • We use Sketch always for production within little timeframes for client projects it is no good when we update and docs might be broken or sketch is unuseable
  • Graphic glitches, don't bug me really but it is annoying

What feature do you need in Sketch?

  • Symbol as Masks
  • Finally a better Color management regarding design system (Color Symbols/Masks are a Pain)
  • Best Hand Off Feature (I used Zeplin, Sympli, Invision – i hate them) I want a Solution from Sketch (Would pay for it)
  • Symbol Types, for example: "Symbol Type Icons" where color changes are a property of the symbol type without setting it up.
  • Better Textstyle Handling. I hate textstyles, we need a way better solution. One Style for Left, Right, Center, make them Chooseable would be a huge time saver Maybe "Symbol Type Text"?
  • Library fixing for certain docs. I have several libs and i use Sketch Runner when i search for a certain symbol it shows also other results from other unused libs.
  • Please, Please, Please add plain colors on the gradient tab. This is pain.
  • Symbol States: Create one symbol and create states, for example: Inputfield Unfilled, Filled, Error, etc. (Could be cool down the road regarding Prototyping)
  • Symbol Prototyping create flows within symbols / micro interactions
  • In general better text editing, for example i can't underline one word in a textfield. All the text will be underlined.
  • Symbol Margins/Padding
  • Better Page Management (Folders/Groups)
  • Better Search (Missing the Slice Filtering)


  • Braylan GrayBraylan Gray, over 5 years ago

    I love using Sketch and I have very few knocks against it.


    Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Figma, Invision Studio, Adobe XD, Webflow, Gravit are all able to work on a PC (even if it's only a web version). Sketch should follow suit. We no longer live in a world where UI design is exclusive to Mac users

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  • Yasen DimovYasen Dimov, over 5 years ago

    I love Sketch. I hate Sketch!

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