Daniel ReillyFreelance Developer and Entrepreneur

Best Windows alternatives to Sketch?

Is there any windows software that is an almost like-for-like alternative to Sketch?
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    Figma 1.0

    The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration

    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I love Figma because of the real-time collaboration and excellent thinking behind the product. Vector Networks (https://medium.com/figma-design/...) was one of the first features that attracted me. They are challenging the norms of design apps and rethinking how you can work more efficiently.
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    Stefan Theofilos8Product Designer, Entrepreneur · Written
    I love Figma. Just switched my team over from Sketch.
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    Figma is a cloud based editor that would work on Windows and Mac
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    Lunacy Editor 3.0

    Free Windows app that opens, edits, and stores .sketch files

    IvanFounder of Icons8 · Written
    Ivan made this product
    The only editor that not only opens, but also saves .sketch files
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    • Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      This is still in the early stages but I like what I see so far! As a product manager constantly working with designers, I can now open design files on PC for quick screen views, exports, etc. If that's your primary need this will be perfect!! If you are looking for a full featured Sketch replacement, it's not there quite yet.

    • Md ZahidUX designer wannabe & PC Gamer

      Some personal opinions: A bit laggy. Also you can not lock something horizontally/ vertically by holding SHIFT. Some expected keyboard shortcuts doesn't exist (like ctlr+L to lock). Zoom-in & out speed could be a bit faster.

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    Icons8 Lunacy 2.0

    Sketch viewer for Windows with features for HTML/CSS coding

    IvanFounder of Icons8 · Written
    Ivan made this product
    Hidden feature: the Windows Store version supports editing of .sketch files. It's not official, not in the description, and not on the Windows Store screenshots.
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    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    Depending on what you're trying to do, you may also want to check out this Sketch viewer for Windows. If your concern is collaborating with dev, who work on Windows machines, Lunacy could help you.
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    I always use lunacy to work with sketch files sent me by designer. Especially I like that it can export objects to xaml markup.
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    • Icons8Ivan from Icons8

      When we wrote it, we thought it's cool. An year after, we see that we've completed 90% of the features that Sketch supports, with the sole exception of the Symbols. Let's see how we see our version 3.0 in one year more.

    • Particularly, the best alternative to Sketch on Windows, until this moment, is Adobe XD.

      I try use Lunacy, but it's heavy for memory.

  4. Björn Antonissen4Designer & Developer · Written
    Adobe Experience Design for sure. Works with Windows an Mac
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    Eli MatherProduct Management Community Apps · Written
    Yes - also know that you need to be running Windows 10
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    Nussi EinhornUX Designer @fabuwood · Written
    I'm using it - amazing!
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  5. RizwaniOS developer · Written
    Affinity is new cool kid for Mac and it provides lot of features what you get from Sketch. At first it was released only for Mac and the team released a windows app as well.
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    Chad HuberEntrepreneur. Founder at mimble.co · Written
    Have been using this to design my app for the last few months. Very powerful and feature rich. Definitely recommend.
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    Cristian Cojocarufreelance graphic designer · Written
    You must try it. Both Designer and Photo.
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  6. Otis VirgnieWeb developer, Kolab digital · Written
    I've started using Gravit Designer. It's cross platform, mac, windows and linux and it's free. Has the same feel as sketch but doesn't have all the features yet. It's getting closer with each release.
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    Great tool!
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    InVision

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    Abhilash Jain3Product Marketing / Growth · Written
    Wouldn't call it a replacement rather a compliment to Sketch designs. It has so much that you can do, its great for UI/UX design.
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    • Dennis WeinhardtDigital Designer (UI/UX/Web)

      I love everything about InVision.

      Since I started using it 3-4 years ago they improved so many things and added really useful features. They collaborate with so many top designers of the industry that they always know what we want. I really appreciate the effort, time and love they put into their products and it's always fun to use them.

      The tools I use on a weekly basis are:

      InVision (Webapp); Freehand; Craft; Designbetter.co

    • Elena AvramenkoCo-Founder at PopAppFactory

      All my designers loves the service, but I am struggling to use it, I find its UI/UX uncomfortable and not obvious. The most terrible is a mobile version of the web-site, extremely slow.

  8. Lim Chee AunProduct Engineer · Written
    Been using it way before Sketch or Affinity Designer exists. Easy to use and very fast.
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