Sketch and macOS Monterey
macOS Monterey is out now. And if you’re itching to update, you don’t need to worry — the latest Sketch release is fully compatible with Apple’s new operating system. And of course, when Universal Control lands in a future macOS Monterey update, it’ll work perfectly with Sketch.
Plus, if you’ve recently upgraded to a brand new MacBook Pro, Sketch already supports the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. So you can work faster than ever with all the power of your new machine.
Sketch 78.1 is a free update for anyone with a subscription or valid legacy license. Grab it now — and enjoy the update!
New in Sketch: Better Workspace access, faster navigation and some new shortcuts
Sketch 78 is here! With this release, we’ve got some neat UX improvements to make your life easier. We‘ve fine-tuned the Documents window — now called Workspace window — to include a new List view and an improved Recents view to help you find the documents you need faster. Plus, with sharing badges, you can see extra information about your documents, and stay on top of what your team is working on.
Elsewhere, we’ve made it easier to navigate layers and work with deep group hierarchies. For example, you can now use the Enter and Tab keys to move through the layer hierarchy across multiple selected groups. You can also navigate layers with Tab and ⇧Tab, even if you have nothing selected.
And, as always, we’ve squashed some pesky bugs and improved performance based on your feedback.
New in Sketch: Faster group navigation, new Apple device presets and more
Version 77 of the Mac app is out now. With this update, we’ve made it faster to drill down into groups in your documents. Now, after you’ve double-clicked the first group on the Canvas, quickly following up with single clicks will dive down deeper.
Elsewhere, you’ll find new Apple device presets in the Artboard selector. And did you know you can use math in most of Sketch’s text fields? Well, we’ve now added support for exponents (aka powers) with the
We also heard you loud and clear when it came to the export bar that appears at the bottom of the Canvas when you export a file. Now, the bar will automatically disappear after 10 seconds, and we’ll never show more than one at a time — so you can focus on the work on your Canvas.
And, as always, we’ve squashed some pesky bugs and improved performance based on your feedback. We hope you enjoy the update!
New in Sketch: Documents window improvements, simpler prototype sharing and more
Version 75 of the Mac app is out now. With this update, we’ve added a new Workspace switcher to the Documents window. Now you can use a drop-down menu to switch to any other Workspace you’re a member or Guest of, and you’ll only see that Workspace’s documents and Projects.
The latest release also makes it easier to share prototypes from the Mac app for any document that lives in your Workspace. It’s as simple as clicking the Share button in the toolbar while you’re testing a prototype from the Mac app.
Elsewhere, there’s a new shortcut to quickly access all your Document Settings in one place — just hit ⌘⇧, — as well as an option to lock or unlock the ratio of Slice layers from the Inspector, and some other small improvements. And, as always, we’ve squashed some pesky bugs and improved performance based on your feedback.
New in Sketch: Improvements and bug fixes
Version 73 of the Mac app is out now. With this update, we’ve focused on bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements to make the whole Sketch experience even better. You’ll notice a few of these in the Documents window in particular, where you can now drag document thumbnails to and from Projects within your Workspace.
New in Sketch: Share your documents in My Drafts
Last month, we introduced My Drafts — a place to store private documents in your Workspace. Now, you can share individual documents in My Drafts with specific people using that document’s share settings.
Sharing documents in My Drafts is a great way to give your work a smaller audience without needing to share it with everyone in your Workspace. It’s perfect for those new ideas, side projects, and secret plans to take over the world.
New in Sketch: real-time collaboration, performance improvements, new Data controls and more
With version 72 of the Mac app, we’re including a whole host of rendering and performance improvements. Many of them are subtle, but they all add up to a better experience — you should notice that things feel more responsive when moving Symbols and Nested Symbols around the Canvas, during exports, and when saving documents to your Workspace.
Elsewhere, we’ve added a new option to choose whether Data you insert into your designs is random or sequential. Plus, we’ve added support for nested data within Linked Data (JSON) sources — which will appear in a group when you add it to your Canvas.
You’ll also find some nifty new shortcuts for aligning layers. ⌃⌘←→↑↓ now align layers left, right, top or bottom. ⌃⌘V or ⌃⌘H align layers vertically or horizontally. Add the ⌥ modifier to any of those shortcuts to align layers within an Artboard.
Finally, after quietly launching real-time collaboration a few weeks ago for customers with a Teams subscription, it’s now available for everyone who wants it. Now you can invite others into Sketch documents and edit alongside them in real-time. Find out more in our Getting Started Guide.
New in Sketch: My Drafts and more powerful permission controls
We’ve just pushed some powerful updates to Workspaces to help you better control who can see and edit your documents. Every Workspace member now gets a My Drafts project — perfect for work-in-progress designs and ideas you’re not quite ready to share. You can access My Drafts from your Workspace in the web app and the Documents window in the Mac app.
We’ve also introduced new document permissions that allow you to limit who in your Workspace can edit specific designs. This is especially handy when working on Libraries and Design Systems documents, where you want to control who can make changes and avoid accidental edits.
New in Sketch: Linked Data and Starred updates
With this release, we’re introducing Linked Data — a new way to work with data in your designs. With it, you can use JSON files that combine different sets of data in meaningful ways, making it easier and more realistic when you stress-test your designs.
We’re also giving you more control over document updates with Starred updates. You can now add an optional star to any update to mark it as important. And if you’re making changes to a Library but don’t want to share them with every save? Just Star the latest public update. This starred update will remain as the current Library update, and when you’re happy with your changes, star your next save to push them out to everyone.
Linked Data and Starred updates are available now in the latest Mac app update (71) and in the web app.
A Big Sur UI refresh, new ways to manage Data and improved grids — what’s new in Sketch?
Sketch 70 is out now. The latest update to the Mac app introduces a UI refresh that fits right in with macOS Big Sur’s design language. It’s the same Sketch you know and love, but with every detail reconsidered — from a full-height sidebar and a refreshed Inspector, to all-new iconography throughout the app. You can find out more about the redesign here.
If you can’t upgrade to Big Sur just yet, don’t worry. We’ve spent time making sure that things still look and feel great in older versions of macOS.
With this release, we’ve also optimized the Mac app for Apple’s powerful new M1 chips. This means you’re ready to tap into the potential of Apple Silicon, which makes working in Sketch feel faster than ever.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a new option to insert Data sources as new layers from the Insert menu, a new Data button that helps you refresh a selected layer’s data, and a quicker, easier way to repeat layers in grids.