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Framer vs Sketch: What are the differences?

Developers describe Framer as "Turn static mockups into prototypes with animation & interaction". Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation. On the other hand, Sketch is detailed as "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.

Framer and Sketch are primarily classified as "Mobile Prototyping & Interaction Design" and "Graphic Design" tools respectively.

"Great for prototyping" is the primary reason why developers consider Framer over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight alternative to Photoshop" was stated as the key factor in picking Sketch.

Framer is an open source tool with 5.45K GitHub stars and 506 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Framer's open source repository on GitHub.

StackShare, Avocode, and Startae are some of the popular companies that use Sketch, whereas Framer is used by Facebook, Dropbox, and Twitter. Sketch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 108 developers stacks; compared to Framer, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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Pros of Framer
Pros of Sketch
  • 16
    Great for prototyping
  • 6
    Free
  • 5
    Fast idea validation
  • 3
    Integrates right with 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 Framer
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    • 4
      Not for Windows
    • 3
      Horrible for slide presentations

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    What is Framer?

    Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation.

    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 Framer and Sketch?
    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.
    InVision
    InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
    Adobe XD
    A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
    Origami
    Origami is a free toolkit for Quartz Composer—created by the Facebook Design team—that makes interactive design prototyping easy and doesn’t require programming.
    ProtoPie
    It is the easiest tool used to turn your UI/UX design ideas into highly interactive prototypes for mobile, desktop, web, all the way to IoT. ProtoPie runs on macOS & Windows and the player app is on iOS and Android.
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