Affinity Designer vs Sketch

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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.

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Pros of Affinity Designer
Pros of Sketch
  • 3
    Easy of use
  • 2
    No subscription
  • 2
    Feels like Illustrator
  • 2
    Love the UI
  • 1
    Export options
  • 1
    Customizable layouts
  • 0
    Feels like Photoshop
  • 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 Affinity Designer
Cons of Sketch
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    • 4
      Not for Windows
    • 3
      Horrible for slide presentations

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    What is 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.

    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 companies use Affinity Designer?
    What companies use Sketch?
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    What tools integrate with Affinity Designer?
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      What are some alternatives to Affinity Designer and Sketch?
      Adobe XD
      A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
      Inkscape
      It is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This software can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.
      Adobe Illustrator
      The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.
      Affinity Photo
      It is born to work hand-in-hand with the latest powerful computer technology, it’s fully-loaded photo editor integrated across macOS, Windows and iOS.
      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.
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