Real time collaboration for Sketch (beta) is out

December 16, 2020

Finally they released the feature. You can check out the details on this page

https://www.sketch.com/for-teams/

And documentation on it here

https://www.sketch.com/docs/collaboration/

How to use collaboration feature in Sketch?

First you’ll need a team license. And download the beta version.

https://www.sketch.com/beta/

If you don’t know which license you have. You can check by going to preference – Account.

What are the major features?

First would be storing your sketch file for team members to access. And versioning. And the biggest thing of all, Real time collaboration. But I think the bigger feature is having inspector mode. Currently a lot of teams are using third party tools like Zeplin, Abstract, Invision to do handovers. Looks like it’s not good news for these tools.

A move to subscription license

Sketch was already kind of a subscription service. Since you needed to renew your license every year. But as Sketch is launching collaboration features which use the cloud. A subscription license does make sense. Can we look forward to a free use for personal use like Figma? I do think Sketch needs to make a bold move like this. Cause it seems like they are losing market share.

https://uxtools.co/survey-2020/