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Adobe XD vs Sketch: What are the differences?

What is Adobe XD? UX/UI design and collaboration tool. A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

What is Sketch? Professional Digital Design for Mac. Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.

Adobe XD and Sketch can be primarily classified as "Graphic Design" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Sketch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 108 developers stacks; compared to Adobe XD, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 44 developer stacks.

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Pros of Adobe XD
Pros of Sketch
  • 12
    Free
  • 7
    Reusable elements/components
  • 6
    Vector
  • 6
    Interactive Prototypes
  • 5
    Clean Design
  • 4
    Imports Sketch files
  • 23
    Lightweight alternative to Photoshop
  • 11
    Mirror designs on mobile devices
  • 9
    Reusable elements/components
  • 7
    Vector
  • 5
    Plugins for everything
  • 2
    Real-time design preview on iOS devices
  • 1
    Constant updates
  • 1
    Thought for UI design

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Cons of Adobe XD
Cons of Sketch
  • 2
    No dark theme
  • 4
    Not for Windows
  • 3
    Horrible for slide presentations

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What is Adobe XD?

A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

What is Sketch?

Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.

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What are some alternatives to Adobe XD and Sketch?
InVision
InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
UXPin
It is a code-based design tool that merges design and engineering into one unified process. Thanks to conditional interactions, variables, state-based animations, and powerful expressions, you can build prototypes that feel like the real thing. In other words, anything that's on the web can be accurately prototyped in UXPin.
Figma
Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
Affinity Designer
No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.
Adobe Photoshop
It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects.
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