So… Here’s the question: how to open .sketch file on Windows?

Sketch App

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 to 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 Sketch 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.

Icons8 Lunacy

Lunacy is a standalone viewer for Sketch files on Windows. It was developed from the scratch by hacking the sketch file format.
Price: Free

Hint: lets open Sketch files on Windows.

Download Icons8 Lunacy

Sketch Online

There are quite a few of these.

Avocode

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.

Avocode Screenshot

Price: From $9/month.

Zeplin

Zeplin is a direct competitor to Avocode. Zeplin has downloadable apps for Mac and Windows, but don’t get fooled. They are not the native apps. They just wrap their website.

Price: Free for one project, $19 for 3 projects/month.

Figma

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 sketch file to the cloud. So, make enough Mac-user friends to have one in every time zone. Don’t live in Manila: you need fast internet.

Social Engineering

Violence

Hint: target hipsters. They are feeble and weak.

Sex

Hint: lower your standards. Target ugly rich people.

Patience

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.

Online dating

Hint: ignore faces in the photos. Look for Macs.

Hackintosh

Hint: live in a country that ignores copyright law. North Korea works fine.

Unemployment

Hint: before stealing from your employer, make sure you live in a welfare state. Norway works.

Money

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 Sketch app for Windows. It’s free.

Download Icons8 Lunacy