True version control for design teams

Track the who, what, why, and when of every design decision.

A historical timeline of Commits within Branches in Abstract’s design version control, workflow and collaboration platform

Work together, without overwriting anyone’s files

Collaborate on shared files in individual workspaces. Bring your ideas together when you’re ready.

  • Design together in parallel

    Explore and iterate on the same file at the same time, without altering the original.

    A Master Branch can include several Sketch and Sketch Library files
    A changed file in a Branch doesn’t alter the same file on Master until it’s Merged.
  • Show your thinking

    Tell the story of your design explorations with Commits for version history with context. It’s like a “super save.”

    Abstract’s advanced Commit window includes a message tagging another user, and a summary of all the changes since last commit
    Abstract’s Quick Commit modal shows a designer committing changes without leaving Sketch
  • Bring the best ideas together

    Compare changes side-by-side, resolve design conflicts, and merge designs together with precision.

    Abstract’s conflict resolution process prompts users to pick which artboard reflects the most recent design decisions
    Abstract’s conflict resolution summary lists the items that are not updated automatically
  • Onboard new designers quickly

    Preserve team knowledge and context as teammates come and go with access to the history of every design decision.

    The Commit log on the Master Branch shows the history of every design decision, plus a detail view for the latest version
    Comments in Abstract are attached Commits, preserving the history of every discussion and decision
Microsoft employees collaborate on a board with sticky notes

Abstract provides our team with a central hub for our design work, helping us manage and maintain design components and files.

Joe Woodward
Joe Woodward Senior Product Designer

Establish your one source of truth

Designate and maintain Master files as your centralized, documented, and always up-to-date designs within every project.

  • No more “website_final_final_v3”

    Merge your edits and updates into one file that includes full design version history and the thinking behind it.

    Activity feed on Master Branch displays the full history of every change to the Master files
    A Master Branch can include several Sketch and Sketch Library files
  • Maintain your focus

    Remove distractions and get into stride in personal workspaces for dedicated exploration.

    Active Branches show what each team member is currently focusing on, as well as the status of the work
    A project-level view of Collections in Abstract shows the most recent projects in a focused interface