Sketch 44.1 – Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

Sketch 44.1

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing for the Mac. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.

What’s New

Version 44.1:

New or Improved
  • The buttons at the top of the Vector and Bitmap editing Inspectors are now using the system style
  • Distribute and Align buttons are now hidden when they’re not applicable
  • When creating a Symbol, a new "Symbols" page will no longer be added if there’s already another page containing Symbols in the document
  • Added controls in the Touch Bar to open or close paths
  • Symbols and Shared (Text) Styles now show nested menus when swapping via the Inspector, and reveal the menu at the current selection
  • Improved the alignment of labels and controls in the Inspector
  • When clicking on one of many selected handles in the vector editor, we now deselect the other ones
  • Added a keyboard shortcut for opening or closing a path (Option-Command-O)
  • iOS UI Design Template has been updated with new styles, nested Symbols and improved overrides
  • Dimensions of the current selection are now taken into account when creating new custom Artboard presets
  • Improved selection of Artboards on the Canvas; click-and-drag a selection area, and any Artboards fully-contained within the selection will be selected, rather than their contents
  • Artboards can now be resized by selecting a new size from the list of Artboard presets
  • Minor performance improvement when dragging layers on the Canvas
  • Improved how numbers with many digits are displayed in various places within the UI
  • Added a new option to the Arrange menu to move a layer up in the hierarchy
  • You can now flatten rounded rectangles and other modified shapes
  • You can now easily flip an Artboard from Portrait to Landscape orientation
  • Improved responsiveness of the Welcome to Sketch window
  • Fixed a bug where the opacity of noise fills couldn’t be changed via their text field
  • Fixed a bug that caused memory usage to keep increasing gradually over time
  • Fixed a bug where the Open/Close Path button in the Inspector always displayed "Close Path"
  • Fixed a bug where the correct panel would not be shown in the Inspector when switching from the vector editor to the Artboard tool
  • Fixed a bug where duplicating borders or shadows in the Inspector wouldn’t always work
  • Fixed a bug where an incorrect preview was shown in the Layer List when changing selection in the vector editor
  • Fixed a bug where selecting "Collapse Artboards and Groups" would still leave some of them open
  • Fixed a bug where exporting overlapping Artboards would include each other’s content
  • Fixed a bug where newly inserted layers would snap to hidden objects
  • Fixed a bug where text layers in Symbol instances would appear blank while editing text within their master
  • Fixed a bug where overrides in complex Symbols wouldn’t always behave as expected
  • Fixed a bug where copying and pasting Symbol instances could duplicate their master
  • Fixed a bug where tabbing through text fields in the color picker wouldn’t go in the expected order
  • Fixed a bug where the export preset preferences would scroll before it was necessary
  • Fixed a rare bug where Undo would stop working
  • Fixed a bug where undoing changes in the color picker wouldn’t work as expected
  • Fixed a bug where closing a path would also exit vector editing mode
  • Fixed a bug where closing a vector path could leave parts from the shape outside the selection bounds
  • Fixed a bug where text layers using multiple typefaces wouldn’t be displayed correctly in the Inspector
  • Fixed a bug where the "Resize to Fit" action wouldn’t ignore hidden layers in Artboards
  • Fixed a bug where the macOS color picker wouldn’t apply colors instantly
  • Fixed a bug where a shape’s border could be cropped when creating an Artboard around it
  • Fixed a bug where a layer’s fill color could change if its shadow color was adjusted using the keyboard
  • Fixed a bug where the "Reduce Image Size" action wouldn’t work for image fills
  • Fixed a bug where unexpected artefacts in the Canvas could be shown while in vector editing mode
  • Fixed a bug where resizing multiple Artboards at once could misplace their contents
  • Fixed a bug where click-through could be enabled for random groups
  • Fixed a bug where export formats wouldn’t always be removed from a preset properly
  • Fixed a bug where pressing the Command key while resizing wouldn’t always ignore Smart Guides
  • Fixed a bug where exports wouldn’t be sized correctly when using the ‘w’ or ‘h’ suffix
  • Fixed a bug where a remaining export preset wouldn’t be set as the new default after deleting the current default preset
  • Fixed a bug where group bounds wouldn’t update after nudging layers with the keyboard
  • Fixed a bug where previews of Symbols containing large borders could be clipped
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when adding or editing export presets
  • Fixed a bug where closed paths would reopen when using Layer › Path › Reverse Order
  • Fixed a bug where selecting to export the entire Canvas would create a slice without any export sizes set
  • Fixed a bug where underlines couldn’t be removed from underlined text


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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