Sketch 49 – Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

Sketch 49

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 49:

  • Improved performance when copying and pasting large Artboards
  • Improved EPS import when using spot colors
  • Gradient points can now be inserted in the color picker with a single click, rather than a double-click
  • Layers dragged from the Layer List to the Canvas are now copied rather than inserting a bitmap layer
  • Unused Symbols imported from Libraries are now cleared when saving a document
  • Updated the look of the Text and Layer Styles in the Inspector
  • SketchTool will now wait for a plugin to finish running before printing its result
  • Introduced a new version of the scripting API that is cleaner and easier to use
  • The plugin API has been extended with support for Symbols
  • The preference to show the selected Artboard in Sketch Mirror has been moved to the iOS app
  • Slices can now be hidden from the Canvas via the View menu
  • Improved performance when moving and resizing layers
  • Improved SVG import when dealing with rotated and flipped elements
  • Improved the way that newly created Symbols are added to the "Symbols" page
  • Improved the performance of Symbol thumbnails in menus
  • Improved performance when working with Symbols in complex documents
  • Improved Replace With menus for nested Symbols to avoid them being replaceable by Symbols which contain them
  • You can now choose to send a Symbol master to the "Symbols" page on Control-click
  • Improved layout and descriptions for bitmap export options in the Save panel
  • When vector editing, you can bend a path segment by holding the Command key and dragging to create or adjust curves
  • Improved appearance of rounded corners in the vector editor by showing the outline of the original path
  • Improved snapping in the Vector tool when the Shift key is held for drawing straight lines
  • When using the Pen tool, a preview of new points will be displayed on hover
  • Added a new "Prototyping Tutorial" template
  • Added "Move to Top" option to the Arrange menu to send a selection to the very top of the Layer List
  • Improved performance when detecting missing fonts in a document
  • Arranging objects in a grid now respects their current position in the Canvas instead of reordering based on the Layer List
  • You can now opt-in to anonymous analytics tracking to help us improve Sketch
  • Copied CSS attributes now also include text alignment
  • Improved sorting of colors within the Find and Replace Color panel
  • Color properties have now been added to the Find, and Frequent Color menus
  • Improved the accuracy of inserting gradient stops on gradients
  • The Scissors tool now works with multiple selected shapes
  • Updated the iOS icon template with the missing Artboard size for the Spotlight icon
  • You can now choose to make PNGs interlaced on export
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed a bug where the Text inspector would not refresh properly when changing a text layer’s behavior from Fixed to Auto
  • Fixed a bug where layer previews in the Layer List would incorrectly show them as having a Shared Style
  • Fixed a bug where the Layout grid could appear on sub-pixels in rare cases
  • Fixed a bug where a grid could appear outside an Artboard and cover the entire Canvas
  • Fixed a bug where radial gradients wouldn’t appear correctly when exported as SVG
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when exporting a bitmap layer with a inner/outer border as SVG
  • Fixed a bug where SketchTool would fail to export a preview image from some documents
  • Fixed a bug where overrides could be lost when copying and pasting Symbol instances
  • Fixed a bug where detaching a scaled Symbol instance would not scale the attributes of the new layers
  • Fixed a bug where Symbol overrides would appear clipped if it was larger than its containing Artboard
  • Fixed a bug where the Layer List would not be updated when detaching Symbols from a Library
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when copying and pasting particular Symbols
  • Fixed a bug where the vertical position of centrally aligned text wouldn’t take into account any new lines caused by text transformations
  • Fixed a bug where text color wouldn’t be applied as a fill when converting text to outlines
  • Fixed a bug where a Text Style could be duplicated after pasting layers that use the style
  • Fixed a bug where inserting a new curved point in the vector editor wouldn’t snap its handle control points to 90º angles
  • Fixed a bug where the bézier curve preview when inserting a new point wouldn’t be accurate
  • Fixed a bug where inserting a new vector point with the Command key held after a Mirrored point would not update the handle control points
  • Fixed a bug where new layers could appear on the wrong Artboard after inserting with the Pen tool
  • Fixed a bug where exiting the vector editor would not update the cursor
  • Fixed a bug where the Zoom tool could display the wrong cursor
  • Fixed a bug where Undo actions could result in the current selection being dropped
  • Fixed a bug where the contextual menu would sometimes not be shown at all in the Layer List
  • Fixed a bug where resizing certain Artboards could freeze Sketch
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when selecting to uninstall multiple plugins at the same time
  • Fixed a bug where Library preferences could be lost when Libraries were synced and moved via Dropbox
  • Fixed a bug where the Smooth Corners option wouldn’t be enabled for shapes using multiple radius values if the initial value was 0
  • Fixed a bug where spaces could appear between the prefix/suffix and layer name on export
  • Fixed a bug where the Inspector could appear blank when dismissing the color popover
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn’t measure the distance from layers to guides anymore


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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