If you’re working with sizable files, such as ones involving many artboards, a newer Mac with more RAM will improve performance.
We recommend a minimum of 4GB of RAM. For best performance, we suggest at least 8GB of RAM.
To help avoid performance and compatibility issues, Abstract version 95 and later runs best on macOS Mojave (10.14.4) or later. We recommend macOS Catalina (10.15.6) for best performance.
As Sketch is not supported on the Windows operating system, an Abstract desktop app for Windows is not offered. Windows users can still access the Abstract web app to view projects and Collections.
You’ll need a stable internet connection to be able to install and update the Abstract desktop app, as well for syncing your local machine to/from Abstract servers and for accessing the Abstract web app.
If your connection is unstable or has periods of low bandwidth, syncing performance may be impacted. Internet with faster upload and download speeds can greatly improve syncing speeds between your local machine and our servers in the US-East region.
If you’re using a VPN or proxy to access the internet, please safelist the domains officially associated with Abstract.
To open and make changes in files, and to commit, you’ll need to install Sketch and place it in your Applications folder. We support legacy versions of Sketch but recommend using the latest available version.
If you’ll be contributing to designs in Sketch or XD, you’ll also need to install the Abstract desktop app and place it in your Applications folder.
Please make sure that there’s only one copy each of Sketch, Adobe XD, and Abstract in your Applications folder.
We recommend importing files no larger than 50MB. Abstract performs best when individual files are smaller than 50MB, contain less than 500 artboards, and have reduced complexity by way of fewer pages in a file.