There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the vector design tool known as Sketch, which is made exclusively for Mac and leverages Apple frameworks and hardware.  It’s a lean and focused product, while Photoshop is a behemoth with tons of legacy code and feature bloat.  Don’t get me wrong…I’ve been using Photoshop since the early 90’s – I’m comfortable with it and it’s a powerful tool who’s depths I will probably never fully realize.  But, Sketch is pretty intriguing…even Teehan Lax has started shifting towards it.  So if you’re not too keen on paying a monthly fee forever more in order to use Photoshop, at $50 Sketch is a steal…and definitely worth checking out the free trial.  Here’s an article comparing Sketch 3 to Photoshop.

Published by Fuad Kamal

Principal & lead architect of Anaara, Fuad develops enterprise native iOS applications for companies such as First Data & major telecom companies. He also mentors iOS & Swift for Thinkful. If you've been to any major airport in the world recently you've stared at his work - those flight arrival/departure screens are part of the Flight Information Display System (FIDS), whose interface he developed back in the day in Flash 7. In his spare time he enjoys martial arts, cycling, and photography. On rare occasion he will write poetry and work on post production for films.

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