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Affinity Designer vs Sketch: What are the differences?
Affinity Designer: A vector graphics editor developed for macOS, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. 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; 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.
Affinity Designer and Sketch belong to "Graphic Design" category of the tech stack.
StackShare, Avocode, and Startae are some of the popular companies that use Sketch, whereas Affinity Designer is used by UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, SkillMe, and Vergelijkgroep. Sketch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 334 company stacks & 108 developers stacks; compared to Affinity Designer, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
Pros of Affinity Designer
- Easy of use3
- No subscription2
- Feels like Illustrator2
- Love the UI2
- Export options1
- Customizable layouts1
- Feels like Photoshop0
Pros of Sketch
- Lightweight alternative to Photoshop23
- Mirror designs on mobile devices11
- Reusable elements/components9
- Plugins for everything5
- Real-time design preview on iOS devices2
- Constant updates1
- Thought for UI design1
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Cons of Affinity Designer
Cons of Sketch
- Not for Windows4
- Horrible for slide presentations3