How to Combine Vectornator and Sketch

Sketch is a vector graphics editing platform for macOS. It is primarily used for UI and UX design for mobile apps and websites. However, there are a few areas where Sketch falls short, especially when it comes to vector graphic design. Here's how to use Vectornator and Sketch together to get the most out of both platforms.

Why Use Vectornator Together With Sketch?

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Eliminate Distractions with Outline Mode

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Vectornator’s Time Lapse feature allows you to export a video showing a time-lapse of your document from beginning to end. This type of video is ideal for sharing your creative process with an audience over social media.
Sketch doesn’t have an Outline Mode, but Vectornator does! With the touch of a button, you can strip away all the complex effects and colors in your design, leaving only the outlines of your vector shapes. This lets you focus on the structure and balance of your design without any distractions. It’s extremely useful when designing projects for UX and UI purposes.

A Match Made in Heaven

Drag and Drop Anything!

We’ve all experienced the frustration of bad import and export options in other graphic design tools. But Vectornator is built by designers for designers, which is why we’ve built it to be a software which can be used on its own but also can combine easily with many other tools.


Feeling Lost as a Beginner?

For a beginner, graphic design can be very confusing. In Vectornator, we’ve designed our interface to be intuitive and easy to use. And you can learn more about any feature by long-pressing on it to open up a tooltip. But if the help text isn't enough, you can also follow the tooltip link to find more detailed information in our Learning Hub.

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Figma is a very popular design tool for collaborative teams. In Vectornator, importing Figma files is easy, but in Sketch, the process is complicated and requires 3rd-party tools.

You also can’t import files from Sketch into Affinity.  Luckily you can use Vectornator; which of course allows you to easily import Sketch files without any reduction in quality.

Our built-in Unsplash integration  allows you to find free images for your design. And best of all, you can directly import them in Vectornator without leaving the tool.

You can use our free Iconator integration to pick the right icon from our library of over 80k different icons directly in Vectornator.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Vectornator has more than 40 keyboard shortcuts which you can use to speed up your workflow on iPad and Mac.

Vectornator Truly Feels Like a Native Apple Product

Vectornator is built to look and feel like an Apple product, and to integrate seamlessly into your iOS and Mac workflow.

Any Questions?

What programs are similar to sketch?

For UI designers looking for the best Sketch alternatives, the first recommendations they find will likely be Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Inkscape, or some other vector graphic design software. These platforms work well for editing standard vectors or working with logo design techniques, but for designers looking to work with user interface design, they might find that programs like Figma, Adobe XD, or Vectornator might provide them with the functionality they are looking for.

Raster-based design systems, like Photoshop or Procreate, are great for editing photos or paint-based artwork but don't provide the editing tools necessary for prototyping UI mockups for apps or websites. For that, you need a program that works with vectors. So try Vectornator today! It has all the tools you need to create wireframes and templates for your new design concepts. It also supports cross-platform support across Mac, iPad, and iOS, so you can work on your projects wherever you are.

Is there a free version of Sketch?

Unfortunately, there is no free or open-source version of the Sketch app. But if you need a platform that supports vector editing and/or vector drawing without needing to worry about pricing, give Vectornator a try! It has all the tools you need to create precise UI wireframing and other prototyping tools. It also supports a wide variety of file formats, including .SVG, .PNG, .PDF, and .JPG, as well as Figma files and Sketch files. So whether you're looking to handoff your files over from Sketch or use it in conjunction with Vectornator, working on your files has never been easier.

And if you need help learning how to use Vectornator, just check out the tutorials on our Learning Hub!

Is Figma better than Sketch?

The comparison between Figma and Sketch is a hotly contested debate. So let's break down some of the key features and differences. One of the main ones is that Sketch is only available on Apple devices, whereas Figma is also available on Android, Windows, and Linux, simply because it's available on the web.

Additionally, for UI/UX and Web design, Figma is often preferred over Sketch because of its support for real-time collaboration. Both Figma and Sketch also support plugins that can customize your experience. There are strengths and weaknesses to both platforms, and the decision of which one is "best" depends a lot on your individual use case.

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Vectornator runs on iPadOS 14 & iOS 14 and later,
or macOS Big Sur and later (with native M1 support).