Sketch Introduces Libraries and Smooth Corners in the Latest Update
Sketch has become one of the most popular tools in a designer’s toolkit. This vector-based designing app has been the go-to recommendation for several designers I know and has over the last few years made a name for itself by making some bold moves — like pulling itself out of the Mac App Store and moving to a subscription model for regular updates. Today, the team at Bohemian Coding has released Sketch 47 — a major release that introduces two remarkable features: Libraries and Smooth Corners.
This new feature in Sketch allows you to create and share Symbols across all your documents, even with other designers.
A Library works just like a normal Sketch document that contains Symbols, which you can then access and use in any other document. If you update a Symbol in your Library those changes will sync across all documents containing that component.
Sketch 47 also brings along a new ‘Smooth Corners’ feature, which as the name suggests, gives you smooth corners when enabled. You’ll find a new checkbox under the corner radius slider that’ll give you iOS 7+ like corners.
Apple’s smooth corners are a signature of both their hardware and software. The iOS icon ’squircle’, introduced in iOS 7, is as much a part of the company’s brand as the Apple logo itself. With this update, you can now adjust the curve of a rectangle’s corner radius to achieve this effect, used throughout iOS.
Sketch 47 is a free update to all existing users with an active license. If you’re new to Sketch, you can download a fully-functional trial from the website. A Sketch license starts at $99 and gives you access to one-year of free updates.