Sketch is a Mac App. But you don’t have a Mac. You only have Windows, and this damned Sketch file someone sent you. And that someone had a Mac. But you don’t have a Mac.
What are you going to do? Buy a Mac? Too expensive. Ask that someone use Photoshop? No way, that someone is obsessed with Sketch. You’re in a hopeless jam. Or so you thought…
Sketch for Windows
You need a Sketch alternative for Windows. There is no Sketch for Windows.
Luckily, we are here to save the day and offer a few Sketch alternatives for Windows:
Sketch for PC
There will be only one. Below is the native app for Windows called Icons8 Lunacy.
Hint: let’s open, edit, and save Sketch files on Windows.
There are quite a few of these.
Avocode is all about HTML coders. Someone will have to upload sketch file to the cloud using their plugin for Sketch. The initial setup took us 40 minutes and caused Sketch to consume 90% of CPU.
Price: From $9/month.
Zeplin is a direct competitor to Avocode. It has downloadable apps for Mac and Windows, but don’t get fooled. They are not native apps. They just wrap their website.
Price: Free for one project, $19 for 3 projects/month.
This is a new tool. Unlike Avocode and Zeplin it’s a fully functional online vector editor and a collaboration tool.
So far it’s free.
Update: now they have pricing.
Price: Free for two projects, for larger projects starting price is $12 per member.
Hint: someone will have to upload a sketch file to the cloud. So, make enough Mac-user friends so that you have at least one in every time zone. Don’t live in Manila: you need fast internet.
Mockplus is an online design collaboration platform. With the Sketch plugin, you can import Sketch files into Mockplus to get instant review, feedback and hand it off to developers. With the plugin, you can simply mark all assets you want into Mockplus with your designs.
Price: Free for 10 active projects, for unlimited active projects starting price is $5.95 per user.
Hint: target hipsters. They are feeble and weak.
Hint: lower your standards. Target ugly rich people.
Hint: if you sit long enough at Starbucks, someone will definitely ask you to watch over his Mac. Target old people, they pee longer.
A lot of Patience
Hint: ask Bohemian to support Sketch for Windows.
Hint: ignore faces in the photos. Look for Macs.
Hint: live in a country that ignores copyright law. North Korea works fine.
Hint: before stealing from your employer, make sure you live in a welfare state. Norway works.
Hint: if you are short of cash for the latest Mac Pro, sell some of your diamonds, bricks of gold, or Picasso masterpieces.
Jokes aside, we’ve hacked the Sketch format and developed a viewer. It opens any Sketch file on Windows. It is a Sketch alternative for Windows. It’s free.
Download Lunacy and enjoy.