Sketch has been an essential tool for me since I started working as a UI/UX Designer, and the plugins help make my life easier. These are some of the plugins I use most frequently and how I use them.
This is a handy tool to help speed up your workflow. You can smoothly perform multiple actions and get things done quickly.
You can check it out and download it here — https://sketchrunner.com/.
This is a pretty important tool as sketch does not allow exporting multiple artboards as a single file. I use it mainly when I am making presentations to show work to clients.
You can download it here — https://github.com/DWilliames/PDF-export-sketch-plugin.
Automate is a handy tool where you can do many things, and have a lot of useful features which can make life much more comfortable. One of the main ways I use it is to replace fonts.
You can download it here — https://github.com/Ashung/Automate-Sketch
This is an excellent design system manager, I’d initially used Invision DSM, but the presentation didn’t make the cut.
You also get an option on the top left where you can directly upload the components like how Marvel does.
You can check it out and download it here — https://www.zeroheight.com/
This is one thing I cannot live without. I’ve tried Avacode, Invision, Marvel, etc. to handoff the code and assets to developers. However, nothing beat Zeplin, till now.
The components tab under style guide acts like a mini design system manager itself. You can categorize your style guide and provide the code as well which makes it easy for developers.
You can check it out and download it here — https://zeplin.io/
This is my go-to application for prototyping. The overall presentation and the ease of use set an impression.
You can check it out and download it here — https://marvelapp.com
So these are the main plugins which I find/found useful while designing.
Let me know what plugins you use, and if there are better alternatives to what I use out there.
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