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  • The X drive - A shared drive with a `/project` space that could store assets
  • UI testing benchmarks - A data set outlining popular screen resolutions, devices, browsers etc.
  • Github - File sharing and versioning tool. Not sure how well it works with Sketch though.
  • Apple iCloud sync - Sketch is a Mac-only program. It will automatically version saves if allowed to save to iCloud.
  • Dropbox - Our previous way of sharing Sketch files. This relies on verbose file naming conventions and a whole heap of trust. Also - it is not officially supported by the University.

Invision Craft plugin/service

https://www.invisionapp.com/craft

Craft is a series of plugins along with a standalone plugin manager that provides tools for Sketch asset sharing and collaboration.

Assessment

Although it initially looked as though we could share colours, text and design styles and symbols via Craft it soon became clear that it wasn't quite that simple.

The main problem is that Craft stores the shared assets itself, separate to Sketch. Craft relies on being able to sync across the web so any interruption to your connection can result in Craft assets being 'behind the times'. It is possible to force synchronisation but, more often than not, this would fail resulting in unusable symbols that had been corrupted within Craft.

 

 

Pretty Diffs - A Sketch plugin that works as a GIT client within Sketch (https://github.com/mathieudutour/git-sketch-plugin)

Invision Craft - A set of Plugins that provide some advanced functionality