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What are the system requirements?

Sketch 81.1 and above requires macOS Catalina (10.15.0) or newer, and a working Internet connection, in order to be able to install the software and receive updates and upgrades.

If you are running an older version of macOS, please check our Updates page for links to download older versions.

If you want to update your version of macOS, in order to use the latest version of Sketch, follow the instructions on Apple’s website to upgrade your operating system.

In order to register with a Sketch Account as an Editor, you’ll need to be using version 56 or later of the Mac app. To use real-time collaboration you’ll need to use version 71 or later of the Mac app. You can download the latest version from

If you’re working with more complex documents, involving multiple Pages and hundreds of Artboards, a Mac with a decent amount RAM, a powerful CPU and good GPU will give you the best results.

The Sketch Mac app makes use of Mac-specific hardware technologies and therefore it is not possible to run it on a virtual machine (VM).

If you’re not sure about compatibility you can try out our 30-day free trial to test the performance.

Note: Signing in to the Mac app with a Single-Sign On (SSO) account requires MacOS 10.15 or later and Sketch 70.2 or later. Learn more about SSO in our documentation. SSO is only available in our Business plan.

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