|Initial release||7 September 2010|
55 / 21 May 2019
|Type||Vector graphics editor|
The founder's idea was to make a simple drawing application to support his income while studying. Which got widely adopted by designers. A key difference is that Sketch does not include print design features.
Sketch is used primarily for designing UI and UX of mobile apps and web. The files designed in Sketch are saved in its own .sketch file format. The designs can also be saved in the popular PNG, JPG, TIFF, WebP, etc., formats. The designs created in Sketch are used by app engineers to design mobile apps and web developers convert designs into websites.
Sketch is only available on macOS. This problem is partially solved by third party and handoff tools.
Although Sketch was previously sold through the App Store, the developers pulled the app from the store in December 2015 and instead sold it through their own website. Bohemian Coding cited Apple's strict technical guidelines, slow review process, and lack of upgrade pricing as reasons for the decision.
On 8 June 2016, Bohemian Coding announced on their blog that they were switching to a new licensing system for Sketch. Licenses would allow users to receive updates for 1 year. After that point they could continue using the last version published prior to the license expiring, or renew their license to continue receiving updates for another year.
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