Essential Plugins for Sketch

These are the best plugins you need to know ASAP when starting out with Sketch

This article was written by Maira Ahmad, designer & frontend developer at Endertech.

Must-have Starter Plugins

- Sketch Toolbox

This helps you download any plugin (all of the below).

- Dynamic Symbol Button

Great for wireframes or process oriented UIs.

Create one button style and and insert it anywhere in your layout with any length of text.

- Icon Font (Favorite Plugin)

Helps you insert line-icons, font-awesome, and a few other other icon fonts from within the “Text” tool.


  • Easy to use
  • You can change colors without having to change vectors, or screenshot


  • Tedious to insert multiple icons

- Shortcuts

  1. Collapse all art boards (my go to as soon as I export).
  2. Shapes
  • V (vector)
  • O (oval)
  • U (rounded rectangle)
  • R (rectangle)

3. Bring Forward, Backward, send to front + backward

4. A (create an art board)

5. T (Text)

6. 0–9 (Opacity) … 0=100% 1=10%

7. Fit + Zoom

  • Command +0
  • Command +1
  • Command +2

8. Hide + Lock Layer

  • Command + Shift + L
  • Command + Shift + H

9. Working on a 13 inch Macbook and creating desktop size

  • Command + “.”

Here is a link to all shortcuts on Sketch


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