Sketch

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Version 2.4.4 | Release Date: 2014-04-14 | Download

** Sketch 3.0 is now available **

- Updates links for our new website

Version 2.4.3 | Release Date: 2014-02-22 | Download

- Improvements to SVG importing
- Fixes a bug where Artboard origins would appear at 0,0
- Improves security when storing documents in DropBox
- Various bug fixes

Version 2.4.2 | Release Date: 2013-11-25 | Download

- Fixes a bug that could crash Sketch when undoing vector edits
- Fixes a bug where the hex field wouldn't accept valid hex colors
- Fixes a bug where ungrouping multiple groups wouldn't select all layers
- Fixes a bug where a blur would flip an inner shadows
- Fixes a bug where moving layer with the arrow keys wouldn't update the inspector
- Fixes a bug where grouping rotated layers would happen incorrectly
- Fixes a bug where a rotated mask would render its fill incorrectly
- Fixes a bug where the inspector could get stuck
- Fixes a bug where the Pen and path tool wouldn't get inserted into the correct artboard in some cases
- Dragging images into Sketch now gives them proper filenames
- Dragging an image on Sketch to open it now properly selects it in the canvas too
- Fixes a bug where you couldn't remove certain colors from the presets
- Fixes a rare crashes when opening existing documents
- Improves Round to Pixel Edge to now also round layer size and vector points
- Fixes a bug when Alpha mask wouldn't render at the correct resolution on @2x exports
- Improves Text layer snapping
- Fixes a bug where rotated lines would resize incorrectly. For existing lines: flatten them first
- Fixes a rare crasher when editing text fields
- New Text layer are now always inserted above the current layer
- Export-as PDF: Slices are now exported in reversed order; top-down instead of bottom-up as it was before
- Fixes a color inaccuracy in converting hex colors
- The 'Make Grid' tool no longer inserts object in confusing order
- 'Add slices for Selection' now selects the correct slice in the slice tool afterwards
- Adds better support for the standard OS color picker
- Fixes a few crashes

Version 2.4.1 | Release Date: 2013-11-25 | Download

- Fixes a bug that could crash Sketch when undoing vector edits
- Fixes a bug where the hex field wouldn't accept valid hex colors
- Fixes a bug where ungrouping multiple groups wouldn't select all layers
- Fixes a bug where a blur would flip an inner shadows
- Fixes a bug where moving layer with the arrow keys wouldn't update the inspector
- Fixes a bug where grouping rotated layers would happen incorrectly
- Fixes a bug where a rotated mask would render its fill incorrectly
- Fixes a bug where the inspector could get stuck
- Fixes a bug where the Pen and path tool wouldn't get inserted into the correct artboard in some cases
- Dragging images into Sketch now gives them proper filenames
- Dragging an image on Sketch to open it now properly selects it in the canvas too
- Fixes a bug where you couldn't remove certain colors from the presets
- Fixes a rare crashes when opening existing documents
- Improves Round to Pixel Edge to now also round layer size and vector points
- Fixes a bug when Alpha mask wouldn't render at the correct resolution on @2x exports
- Improves Text layer snapping
- Fixes a bug where rotated lines would resize incorrectly. For existing lines: flatten them first
- Fixes a rare crasher when editing text fields
- New Text layer are now always inserted above the current layer
- Export-as PDF: Slices are now exported in reversed order; top-down instead of bottom-up as it was before
- Fixes a color inaccuracy in converting hex colors
- The 'Make Grid' tool no longer inserts object in confusing order
- 'Add slices for Selection' now selects the correct slice in the slice tool afterwards
- Adds better support for the standard OS color picker
- Fixes a few crashes

Version 2.4 | Release Date: 2013-11-14 | Download

Performance Improvements:
- Grouping and Ungrouping layers is much faster
- Selecting large objects in the Layer List is now much faster
- Undo has been sped up significantly
- Duplicating large numbers of objects is now much faster
- Making a grid of objects is now much faster
- Moving large numbers of objects is now much faster
- Selecting multiple layers via the canvas is now faster too

New:
- Better Mask rendering
- One-click activation for Blur effects
- Pressing 0-9 keys now adjusts layer opacity
- Improves rendering speed, especially when zooming and panning
- Feedback form now stores your name and email address for the next time

Improvements:
- Speed improvements for saving and loading documents
- Improves the zoom tool (Z) with better icons
- Improved PDF Import
- Improved colour accuracy
- Right-click in the Pages list now works properly for non-selected pages too
- Adds compatibility options for Sketch Mirror 1.0.1
- Reduced file size when saving documents
- Sketch now properly remembers between documents and relaunches which fonts to use as the default
- Speed and reliability improvements to Text Editing
- Significant speed improvements when using circular gradients
- Selecting HSB colour values in the colour picker is now more predictable (H value never gets reset)
- Sketch Mirror exports now always get a white background
- Inner-outer strokes are now disabled in the UI when they can't be used
- The Slice tool now remembers the slice selection
- The 'Make Grid' tool remembers what margins you used last time
- Tab-key now works in the slice tool
- Hovering over a text layer now highlights its text, not the frame, making identification easier

Bug Fixes:
- Fixes a bug where rearranging layers in the layer list could have them jump around
- Fixes a bug where shadow wouldn't be rendered in the correct color
- Vector points now nudge correctly on rotated shapes
- Fixes a bug where searching would stop after the first character was typed
- Fixes a bug where an outer border could cause a doughnut-shaped path to fill completely
- Fixes a bug where copy-pasting subpaths would lead to confusing situations
- Fixes a bug in Convert Text to Outlines where the new layer could end up with no fills
- Individual rounded corners can now have decimal values
- Fixes a bug that would prevent Sketch from saving into folders that contained a slash in their name
- Fixes accuracy of layer snapping in nested groups and with text layers
- Fixes a bug where colour presets would change subtly when being reapplied
- Fixes a refresh issue when changing slice names
- Fixes a rendering bug when changing large spread values
- Fixes a few minor crashes
- Fixes a bug that could cause an artboard to be misaligned when adding
- Fixes a bug when snapping rotated layers
- Fixes a bug where slices wouldn't fit properly around their layers
- Fixes a bug where tabbing through the HSB fields could change their value
- Fixes a bug in boolean operations
- Fixes a bug where one couldn't add colour presets in the text colour picker
- Fixes a bug in shadow blurring
- Fixes bugs in editing multi-paragraph text
- Fixes backwards compatibility for loading presets
- Fixes rendering issues with combined blurs and blending
- Fixes a possible crasher when using blur on lines
- Fixes an undo bug in Rotate Copies
- Fixes rendering issues with inner shadows on (rotated) bitmaps
- Fixes refresh bugs when using undo
- Fixes a bug where grouping layers with masks could end up causing redraw issues
- Fixes a couple of rare crashes

Version 2.3.1 | Release Date: 2013-09-20 | Download

- Tall artboards for Sketch Mirror are now getting auto-retina-ized too
- Improves stability when using Sketch Mirror
- Artboards sent to Sketch Mirror now always have a white background
- Fixes a bug that caused a crash when opening new documents
- You can once again tweak x/y/width/height values of subpaths in the inspector
- Zoom-tool click to zoom in has been improved
- When frequently zooming in and out you can now tell Sketch (via the preferences) to maintain the viewport
- Fixes a bug that could cause layers to jump when moving into artboards
- Fixes a few refreshing issues when editing text layers
- Negative rotation values entered now don't get converted anymore
- Fixes an undo issue when deleting a page
- Fixes a bug in the text color picker when using the screen Picker
- Fixes a crash in blur editing
- Fixes a crasher in editing grid lines

Version 2.3.0 | Release Date: 2013-09-02 | Download

- Adds Support for Sketch Mirror: Our new iOS companion app that lets you mirror designs in Sketch on your iOS devices
- EPS and PDF import; dragging a PDF into Sketch now gives you full access to all text and path info
- Major speed and performance improvements: Zooming and Panning is now much faster
- Working in large documents is now significantly faster as well
- New layer style: Background Blur
- Much more precise Boolean Operations
- Supports pasting vectors from Illustrator
- Major stability improvements
- Toolbar icons for Mask and Scale
- Pages menu now shows previews and lets you manage pages directly

Version 2.2.4 | Release Date: 2013-04-15 | Download

- Retina Export can now export the ‘@1x’ version too
- A new ‘Welcome to Sketch’ panel with a newsletter, tutorials, links and more.
- Double-clicking a text layer now selects the word being clicked on
- Shape Tool adds X & Y Fields in the toolbar for the selected point
- Sketch now respects the alpha mask on images when adding a gradient
- Improves overall reliability of text editing
- Various improvements to SVG exporting
- Dropping images or adding shapes now inserts them above the selected layer
- Text and Bitmap layers can now have multiple shadows
- Fixes a bug that accidentally disabled shadow spread for shapes too
- Fixes a bug where a fill could leak from behind an inner stroke
- Fixes a bug in Image transformations
- Fixes a bug where an image with a blur or color adjust would disappear when a color fill was enabled
- Grid lines in the color picker can now be hidden temporarily using the Option key
- Fixes a bug where a 0px border would produce blurry edges on a shape
- Fixes a bug where double-clicking a layer in the layer list could have it jump randomly
- Fixes a bug where scaling an edited rectangle could destroy the edits
- Greatly improves the speed of resizing layers and groups
- Fixes a color crasher when picking non-standard colors
- Copy-pasting objects between Artboards should be more predictable now
- When copy-pasting bitmaps with rectangular marquee, colours no longer change
- Fixes a bug where resizing a group after moving its contents could have it jump back to its original position
- Fixes a bug where the layer list wouldn't update after dragging in an image from the desktop if you were in the slice tool
- Fixes a bug where duplicating pages in the Pages sheet would not refresh the canvas properly

- Fixes a bug where some text layers could appear cut off or appear to move slightly on export
- Layer selection is now preserved when switching back and forth between pages
- When 'Zoom on Selection' is turned on, it now also zooms in/out on bitmap's selections properly
- Pressing CMD+D inside the bitmap tool now duplicates the selected area instead of the entire layer
- Right-click 'delete' on a slice in the layer list now works as it should
- When Vectorizing a stroke with a gradient, we now also transfer the gradient over
- Duplicating or Copy-pasting now has Sketch make sure that the slice name isn't in use already
- Undoing a layer insert will no longer put a thick grey band on the screen
- Better slice and artboard snapping at different zoom levels
- Flattened layers no longer appear at the top of the layer list
- "Center Selection" is now disabled when there's no layer selected
- Fixes pasting via layer list and in canvas; layers no longer appear in semi-random places
- Changing the Artboard name will now change its slice name too - and vice versa
- Better trimming of Quicklook Previews
- Restores the behaviour where pressing Escape will exit the current group
- Fixes a bug where blended layers in artboards wouldn't show up correctly
- When selecting objects, Sketch now properly shows their combined width/height in the toolbar again
- Resizing a group after transforming its contents no longer makes the layers jump unexpectedly
- Zooming out no longer centers on the artboard. This was particularly annoying with larger artboards
- Fixes an incompatibility in opening Sketch documents from version 1
- Other bug fixes and performance improvements

CSS Export improvements:
- Text layers now export proper color values
- Box shadows are now exported as comma-separated values
- Shadows now also appends 'px' to the spread attribute
- Non-prefixed CSS gradients are now exported at the corect angle

Scripting improvements:
- You can now use -addLayerOfType: to add new layers do documents. Available choices: "rectangle", "text" or "group"
- 'textColor' and 'setTextColor:' are now available as scriptable properties on Text Layers
- New APIs has been added for adding/duplicating/removing pages and layer guides

Version 2.1.1 | Release Date: 2012-08-16 | Download

- Fixes a bug where shadows would get displaced after zooming in - Improves the rendering accuracy of rounded rectangle corners - Fixes a few potential crashers or layout glitches when working with text layers - Adds a "Rotation" field in the inspector - Pressing any of the standard hotkeys (V/R/O etc) inside a text field will now perform the hotkey instead of filling in the character. - Fixes a bug where the rulers/grid would not match up with the canvas when zoomed in - Fixes a refresh issue when working with radial gradients at +100% zoom level - Fixes a bug where overlapping gradient points couldn't be deleted - There's now a setting to disable shadows on high zoom levels - Fixes a potential crasher when opening/closing artboard preview - Fixes a sandboxing-related bug where exporting a single slice would fail if the name contained a '/' - Improves selecting and inserting layers inside a rotated group - You can now batch-change boolean operations on subpaths by going to Edit > Combine in the menu - Fixes a bug where boolean operations would look weird on vectored text - Fixes a bug where gradients on blended images would disappear - New slices now take the shadow of layers inside groups into account - In Border Options, Dash field now show proper placeholder values - Fixes a bug where text field steppers wouldn't show up on hover. - Vectorize text now preserves the style attributes of the text for the new shape - Fixes an issue where a fill with a shadow could leak from behind its inner stroke - Fixes a bug with deleting parts from rotated or transformed images - Fixes a bug that might have caused text editing to slow down greatly - Kerning now changes automatically when you change font size - Changes the name of 'convert to shape' to 'convert to outlines' - Fixes a bug where adding a vector to a compound path would reset its style - Fixes a bug where an empty group could result in a crash on autosave - Artboard window remembers position - There's now a checkbox to not append "copy" after duplicated layers - There's now a checkbox if you don't want a new document to open on launch - Fixes a bug where the inspector wouldn't update after creating slices from artboards - EPS image data now also gets saved properly in the bundle file - Layers dropped into the canvas now always get dropped at the location of the mouse - Copy-pasting text layers now preserves their associated text style - Fixes a bug where single-underlined text would show up as double-underline in the inspector - Fixes an issue where slices wouldn't update their x/y values - Fixes a bug where editing certain text layers could result in a crash - Fixes a bug where selecting multiple items in the layer list wouldn't get reflected in the canvas - Fixes a bug where the style of an existing compound shape would get lost by adding a shape with the vector tool - Now shapes won't go between pixel bounds when resizing multiple layers - Fixes a bug where exiting the pen tool could have you end up with an empty path - Improves distance measuring between intersecting layers - Fixes a resizing issue with flipped layers - The cmd+click contextual layer menu now also digs into groups - Fixes an inaccuracy in the Rotate Copies tool - Fixes a potential crasher that could occur when resizing shapes to very small sizes - Fixes an bug where the current zoom would show up incorrectly - Fixes a bug with adding styles to multiple subpaths of the same shape - Fixes an issue with removing text borders - You can now hold down shift to align user guides to integer values - Non-rotated layers now snap properly to rotated layer bounds - There are now commands for turning uppercase text into lowercase and vice versa - Resize handles are no longer shown for text layers that contain only one word - Fixes a drawing issue with the position & size guides

Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2012-08-16 | Download

# Major Features - Graphics updated for Retina display - Improved rendering quality and speed of inner shadows & glows - Improved accuracy of working with small layers - Layers can now sit between pixel boundaries # Artboard Enhancements - You can now open a preview of an artboard in a separate window - When moving an artboard, Sketch can now move the layers inside the artboard along with it - You can now duplicate artboards including the layers inside it - You can now scale artboards up along with the layers they contain. Perfect for making more detailed Retina assets. - When switching between artboards, if you have a layout grid turned on, the grid will now be in the centre of the artboard instead of on the left - Restyled the artboards so they look and work more like individual canvasses - You can now automatically hide the layers that are not visible within the current artboard - Zoom between artboard switching. With this option turned on, switching from (in this case) a 256×256 artboard to a 128×128 artboard will also zoom the canvas in by 2× to make the new slice occupy the same physical size on-screen as the previous artboard. Useful when comparing multiple resolutions of the same icons. # Exporting - @2x exports no longer go in their own subfolder - Fixes an issue where blurred layers wouldn't show up properly on @2x exports - When you include a '/' in the name of your slice, Sketch will put it in a subfolder. For example, naming your slice “nav/btns” will create an image named “btns” in a folder named “nav”. - Border CSS attribute is now properly "border" instead of "border style" # Interface Enhancements - You can now hide the layer list and inspector if you want. Especially useful on smaller screens, or to have more focus. - Improved inserting and moving guides by providing better cursor feedback - Disable zoom animations for when they don’t fit your flow - X/Y fields now also show relative to ruler origin, even when they're in a group - Added the ability to reorder multiple items in the layer list - Inspector now has proper Tab-key behaviour # Canvas Enhancements - Hand tool now also works during the drawing of shapes - You can now double-tap with two fingers to zoom in/out on artboards - Improves zooming behaviour when using trackpad pinch in/out or Magic Mouse - Fixes an issue where sometimes the reflection wouldn't be drawn on an image - Several improvements to the vector point popover to make it easier to change the corner radius - Fixes an issue with resizing images inside groups - ‘Set Style as Default’ now works for the vector tool as well - Improved behaviour on duplicating multiple layers - Added an easy way to see all content in the canvas by going to View > Center Canvas, or by double-tapping with two fingers outside artboards - Fixed an undo issue in the transform tool - Makes it easier to go into groups - Gradient stop points now always align to the edge of the layer whether or not 'layer guides' are enabled - ‘Zoom to Selection’ now uses a wider gap around the selected objects - Fixed an issue where ‘Move to Front’ would duplicate a layer instead # Text Editing - Fixed an undo issue with text on a path - Fixed an issue where the text layer wouldn't resize properly after text attributes changed - When pasting text into Sketch, the new text layer will now never be wider than the width of the canvas - Fixed an issue with editing text layers where the text field would lose focus # General - Saving files with larger images is now performed much faster - Fixed a few undo issues - Fixed a few random crashes - Many small tweaks and fixes - Improved SVG import - Significantly improves the responsiveness and speed of the app

Version 2.0.3 | Release Date: 2012-06-18 | Download

- Adds a 'Mask with Selected Shape' item to make it easier to mask images
- Group bounds now take masks properly into account
- Fixes a bug when exporting blurred layers
- When deleting the last subpath of a shape, the shape itself now also gets deleted
- Fixes an undo issue when opening existing documents
- Fixes a crasher in the Artboard and Slice tools
- Groups can no longer be blurred
- Removes the 'feature' that caused resizing objects to be centred in the canvas because it caused unwanted side-effects
- Fixes a crashing issue when putting a Glow on a spiral shape
- Fixes a refresh issue when removing a fill from a layer with a bitmap-based style
- Save as Template works again
- Fixes an issue where not all font styles would update
- Improves the position tool (hold down option to try)
- Fixes an issue where resizing a layer after undoing & redoing a boolean operation could distort the subpaths.
- Improves reliability of resizing text layers
- Improves working with text styles
- Using the alt/option key when nudging a layer with the keyboard now duplicates it
- Fixes a bug that could cause all menu items to stay disabled
- Fixes a crashing issue with empty paths
- Initial slice size now also takes outer glow into consideration
- Pressing escape in a text field will put the focus back on the canvas now
- Fixes a few bugs related to 'Revert To Saved'
- Fixes a bug when exporting @2x graphics
- Fixes a rendering bug when combining noise fill with a shadow
- Fixes a little display bug in the rulers

Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2012-04-30 | Download

Sketch 2.0 is now available.

It's a free upgrade for all registered users.
It's an enormous update. The entire UI has changed and all tools have been improved.

A few features were dropped from the 2.0 though:
- Distort effects
- Symbols (which will be properly reintroduced at a later point)

We hope you all enjoy the new stuff and please let us know what you think of the 2.0 update. To learn more about the 2.0, please visit the website

Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2012-01-18 | Download

- Fixes bugs related to undo
- Fixes bugs in SVG importing
- Fixes a bug in Fullscreen on Lion
- Restores the Distribute & Align functionality
- Fixes bugs in the Smart Rotate tool
- Fixes bugs in the Scissors tool
- Cosmetic update to some of the toolbar icons

Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2011-09-20 | Download

- Support for Lion's Autosave feature
- Support for Lion's Versions feature
- Support for Lion's Fullscreen feature

- Greatly improves stability
- Greatly improves undo support
- Improves SVG import and export
- Makes it easier to change curve modes from straight to rounded, curved etc
- Images are now better saved in bundles; PDFs no longer get converted to bitmaps
- Many other minor improvements and bugfixes

Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2011-01-15 | Download

- Reintroduces the Decorate tool; easy for creating arrowheads etc.
- Multiple Selection in the Vector tool (using Shift-key)
- Drawing straight (or 45º) lines using the command key
- Other bugfixes and minor improvements

Version 1.0.6 | Release Date: 2010-10-01 | Download

- Fixes a bug that made it impossible to create Symbol Layers.
- Improves SVG importing again.
- Fixes a bug in Merging layers.
- Fixes a bug that would prevent Sketch from zooming in to the center.

Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2010-09-08 | Download
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