Nataly Birch June 11th, 2014

Getting Started with Sketch App: 30 Free Templates and Resources

Whether you are simply obsessed with building user interface designs or standalone widgets or if you love creating icons packs, prototyping website layout templates and constructing various mockups, chances are you have already heard about Sketch App. Being created by Bohemian Coding, this lightweight, yet powerful software for Mac OS X has since its inception been considered as a rival to bigger opponents such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Don't be too surprised about that. This app is directly targeted at designers solely. Consequently it only offers instruments and plugins needed by this specific target group. Put that way, it is not really smaller in features than the mentioned competitors, it is only much more focused with everything on board any web designer might need.

Sketch 3: a Short Rundown of The Features

Sketch's list of features is quite impressive.
  • Scalability of the designs. High precision thanks to quick and easy adaptation to various sizes;
  • Complex shapes, handy operation with paths and layers;
  • Perfect document organization with ability to run full searches on them;
  • Convenient inspector that includes such essential options as blending modes, positioning, layer opacity, various dynamic properties and others;
  • One-click export for those who don’t like to mess with lots of customization stuff;
  • Repeating elements thanks to a reusable option;
  • Boolean vector operations;
  • Simplicity of the user interface.
Moreover, there are some integral instruments
  • Text styles;
  • Grids and guides;
  • Bitmaps;
  • Multiple pages and artboards for the page;
  • Snap to pixels and much more.
As some might say, the Sketch app is a well-thought-out blend of Photoshop and Illustrator. It is devoid of clutter and extra features and is developed specifically for designers. If you haven't tried Sketch yet, head on over to Bohemian and download their trial version for free. Once the app convinced you, buy the full version for the comparably small amount of 79 USD. Today we are going to show you a glimpse of the Sketch universe. The community is very active and has released loads of free resources. We have listed various fresh mockups, guis, icons and templates that were built with and for Sketch 3.

Twitter for Yosemite

twitter-for-yo Creator:  Dmitry Novikov Features:  Twitter widget mockup License:  Free for personal use.

Yosemite

yosemite Creator:  Danny Giebe Features:  OS X License:  Free for personal use.

Blueprint

blueprint Creator:  rojcyk Features:  Template with iPhone and iPad support License:  Free for personal use.

Safari OS X Yosemite

safari Creator:  Kuswanto Features:  OS X License:  Free for personal use.

Dark UI Kit

dark ui Creator:  Alexander Haniotis Features:  Buttons License:  Free for personal use.

Twitter profile

twitter profile Creator:  Benny Chew Features:  Twitter mockup License:  Free for personal use.

Marvel Resources

marvel Creator:  Murat Mutlu Features:  PSD and Sketch files License:  Free for personal use.

wireframe template V1

wireframe Creator:  John Menard Features:  Wireframe License:  Free for personal use.

Music Player

music Creator:  Andreea Nicolaescu Features:  iPhone app screen License:  Free for personal use.

Profile Screen

profile Creator:  R?za Selçuk Saydam Features:  Line-style icons License:  Free for personal use.

Login Screen

login Creator:  R?za Selçuk Saydam Features:  iPhone screen License:  Free for personal use.

iPhone 5c

iphone Creator:  Jisi Guo Features:  Colorful iphone mockups License:  Free for personal use.

iPhone 5/5s Wireframe

iphone2 Creator:  Tariq Abuirshaid Features:  Wireframe License:  Free for personal use.

iPad App Showcase Template

ipad Creator:  Clifton Lin Features:  Black and white ipad License:  Free for personal use.

iPhone 5c mockup

iphone3 Creator: brilliantsketch Features: Colorful iPhone mockup License: Free for personal use.

Circlecons Vol1

circle Creator:  Onur Oztaskiran Features:  Assorted icons License:  Free for personal use.

iOS 7 Icons

ios7 Creator:  Erica Jaclyn Stein Features:  Natives and basic icons License:  Free for personal use.

Linies

linies Creator:  Norm Features:  Assorted icons License:  Free for personal use.

Sketch icons

rect Creator:  Christian Features:  Line-style icons License:  Free for personal use.

GUI Content Views for iOS 7

mobile Creator:  Erica Jaclyn Stein Features:  Various screens License:  Free for personal use.

iPhone GUI for Sketch (iOS7)

gui Creator:  teehanlax Features:  iOS7 GUI License:  Free for personal and commercial use.

Ak?ll? Vatanda?

gui2 Creator:  R?za Selçuk Saydam Features:  GUI screens License:  Free for personal use.

Dark UI Kit

ui2 Creator:  Armand Chakhalyan Features: Dark UI License:  Free for personal use.

Nexus 5 Wireframe UI

nexus Creator:  Tristan Remy Features:  Wireframe UI License:  Free for personal use.

iPhone 5S Wireframe

iphone4 Creator:  Gavin Anthony Features:  Wireframe License:  Free for personal use.

Flat UI Kit

ui3 Creator:  medialoot Features:  Flat ui kit License:  Free for personal use.

Yosemite Safari

browser Creator:  Nishank Khanna Features:  Browser frame License:  Free for personal use.

Nexus 5

nexus2 Creator:  Tristan Remy Features:  Nexus mockup License:  Free for personal use

Chrome

chrome Creator:  Octavian Rosca Features:  Chrome frame License:  Free for personal and commercial use.

Car Rent Design

car Creator:  Gideon Heilbron Features:  Website layout License:  Free for personal use.

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Nataly Birch

Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball. Visit her blog or follow her on twitter

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