Sketch is awesome as it is intuitive, easy to use, & comes with handy features. The best news about this application is that you can add new features to the app with the help of plugins. In addition to this, there are many things to love about Sketch; the most important one is that it comes with a scripting engine which helps in extending the functionality of the plugins.
We have compiled a list of plugins that boost developers’ productivity when working with sketch. These plugins are dynamic in functionality and a true source of developing creative websites.
The list comes as:
Content generator is fabulous when it comes to adding dummy data such as names, geo-location data, avatars, and more. This sketch plugin works great for mockup designs. Dummy data can be added by selecting a layer, then a plugin > generator and then, choosing geo, persona, or photos.
Among the best features provided by Sketch, copy/paste is one exceptional. Ctrl+V typically pastes the clipboard content at any random spot on the artboard. Better Paste will automatically determine which area of which artboard is currently centered in the viewpoint and paste it right there.
This Sketch plugin sorts the selected layers or artboards. The plugin also records the layer in the layer list so that it could match the visual order. It is the best to group the layers before sorting for the perfect outcome. Moreover, plugins are also there to reverse the order of the layers in the list.
Random Opacity Sketch Plugin randomly changes the opacity of the objects that are selected in sketch. For best results, select the objects that are to be assigned randomly to the opacity level. After the objects have been selected successfully, choose plugins dropdown in the menu bar and choose random opacity.
Flowchart is one exceptional plugin, which helps the developers to draw flowcharts with ease in the sketch. The work is done fast with adding the text labels and converting them to flowchart shapes and then connecting them together.
Sketch Page Switch is there to enable quick switching between pages by utilizing the keyword shortcuts. The plugin saves the time of the developers by providing quick switching options.
Sketch Notebook aids to add as well as manage sidebar comments for documenting the designs. The plugin also helps in reordering, editing, as well as deleting the comments. Thus, the plugin comes handy for the developers and makes documenting designs easier for them.
Day Player is the collection of sketch plugins that helps in creating placeholder images. The plugin offers an option to designers to make use of more traditional solid color images, which seems an appealing option for some designers.
Duplicate provides the services what its name suggests. Duplicator “the Sketch plugin” duplicates things effortlessly. This plugin is commonly used by developers for creating perfect lists, grids, and other elements to be repeated.
Dynamic button addresses the problem while creating text-layered-based-buttons that makes it easy for the designers to accomplish their job in one go. Dynamic button plugin can be downloaded and used after successful installation.
This plugin is used by the developers for clearing all text as well as to shape layers style properties. By utilizing the plugin, selected layers are reset to the default style properties as it is defined by the users.
‘Child Layers’ selects all the defined layers in a group and makes the development phase easier for the developers. The command can be used optimally by installing the plugin manually and not via Sketch Toolbox.
Sketch Icon Stamper saves developers’ time when it comes to recreating the same iOS app icons or favicons in different sizes. This sketch plugin saves the time by automating the whole process of creating versions of the same icon in different sizes.
Sketch Measure serves perfectly when developers need to add supplementary notes either on the size of the object or on the space that is there between the diverse elements of the design. The plugin proves to be handy when a file is to be prepared.
Sketch Mate is perfect to be utilized for organizing artboards as well as layers as this plugin helps in automatically resizing the artboard to fit perfectly to the layers and the content. Layers can be replaced with a simple shortcut or can be sorted out based on the criteria such as alphabetic order.
At the end, we can say that sketch comes packed with a list of feature-proof plugins that are easy to be utilized and offer smart results. These plugins make the developers’ job much easier and save their considerable time that is wasted in designing, editing or either recreating any of the plugins.
Sketch plugins are just great to improve the functionality of the websites. They help in increasing the productivity of the developers efficiently by making the development task an easier job for the professionals.