Sketch Cloud is the Real Hero of v49

The announcement of Sketch 49 leads with the brand new features for native prototype creation, previewing and sharing.

There are also many enhancements and bug fixes and helpful refinement around symbols and libraries.

It’s the elevation of the central role of Sketch Cloud that really points to a long game strategy falling into place. Not only can Sketch Cloud be used to share art boards or a prototype, it now lets anyone publish a Sketch Library that can be ‘subscribed to’ by any person with an internet connection and a copy of Sketch. To top it off, the first example of this is Apple sharing their official iOS 11 UI Kit!

This has tremendous potential, especially if Sketch adds features around access-control and commerce. Sketch Cloud has the potential to become a store platform (as in shopping) for design assets – free and paid.