Top 50 Sketch plugins

Sketch has taken the design market by storm. They don’t release any official numbers, but it’s pretty obvious that almost any design team you join or talk to knows about or uses Sketch to some extent.

One of the most powerful aspects of Sketch is its lively developer community and the fantastic set of plugins they’ve built for it. With Sketch plugins, you can create gorgeous 3D illustrations and unique animations in seconds.

I gathered a list of fifty of the best Sketch plugins to save you time on research. I organized them by categories below.

Sketch Plugin Managers
Collaboration Sketch Plugins
Content and Object Generator Plugins
Export and Front-End Development Plugins
Layer Management Plugins
Utilities

Sketch Plugin Managers

You should start by installing one these four Sketch plugins. They will help you manage and run your plugins efficiently.

Sketch Packs

Download plugin here:https://sketchpacks.com/

A Sketch plugin browser, manager, and auto updater. Sketch Packs will also save you from unexpected compatibility issues while updating Sketch by locking plugin versions.

Sketch Runner

http://sketchrunner.com/

Sketch Runner is the Spotlight or Alfred for Sketch. It’s a powerful Sketch plugin that lets you run Sketch commands from your keyboard. It’s also a plugin that installs and manages other plugins for you.

Sketch Plugin Manager

Download plugin here:https://mludowise.github.io/Sketch-Plugin-Manager/

This is the third of four plugins you will find handy when it comes to testing and managing your plugins. It uses Git to manage all of your plugins and keeps them up to date.

Sketch Toolbox

Download plugin here:http://sketchtoolbox.com/

Sketch Toolbox is another option that helps you manage, install, and update all of your Sketch plugins.

While you should try all these four plugins, my favorite one is Sketch Runner – it gives you much more than just plugin management. If you get used to it, you won’t be able to imagine using Sketch without it.

Collaboration Sketch Plugins

Once you’ve picked your plugin manager, let’s hop into Sketch collaboration plugins that will allow you to manage your files, collaborate with your friends, collect feedback, and more.

Zero Height

Download plugin here:https://zeroheight.com/Zero Height is an external free plugin that allows you to create asset libraries and style guides, collaborate with other designers, and keep everything synchronized in the cloud.

Chain

Download plugin here:https://lalomrtnz.github.io/Chain/

Chain is a great plugin when it comes to color changes in huge files. This Sketch plugin creates dynamic color relations in Sketch and gives you the possibility to change colors globally on the fly.

Kaktus

Download plugin here:https://kactus.io/

Kaktus is a design version control extension. It manages your files and keeps you synchronized with the whole team.

Abstract

Download plugin here:https://www.goabstract.com/

This plugin is a Git for designers. It allows you to manage the whole project and collaborate with other designers. It gives you version control of your Sketch files, it’s integrated with Slack, and it allows you to gather feedback from clients who don’t use Sketch.

Craft by InVision

Download plugins here:https://www.invisionapp.com/craft

One of the most popular Sketch extensions, Craft give you a set of different plugins from a content generator to a feedback collector to prototyping tools. Instead of adding lorem ipsum content, you could get real content from a website. Instead of searching through stock websites to add user avatars, you can do it directly from Craft. Instead of making out random phone numbers, you can just generate them.

These are only a few examples how Craft works. If you would like to know more about Craft you should definitelyread this article by Toptal Designer Bree Chapin.

Content and Object Generator Plugins

Sketch Material

Download plugin here:https://websiddu.github.io/sketch-material/

This Sketch plugin will let you generate any component from the Google Material Design system.

Bootstrap Grid

Download plugin here:https://github.com/De-La-Vega/BootstrapGrid

This Sketch plugin generates Bootstrap grid inside Sketch files. All you have to do is to draw a rectangle and the plugin will create the grid inside it.

7 Column Calendar

Download plugin here:https://lstore.graphics/plugins/calendar/

7 Column Calendar will generate any 7 column calendar. This is definitely one of my favorite plugins. It saves a lot of time if you need to design a calendar.

User Flows

Download plugin here:https://abynim.github.io/UserFlows/

Generating user flow diagrams is a piece of cake with the User Flows Sketch plugin.

Looper

Download plugin here:http://sureskumar.com/looper/

One of my personal favorites, this plugin generates mind-bending illustrations by duplicating shapes and groups. You can use it to create numerous types of illustrations like banners, posters, patterns, abstract backgrounds, and more. You can learn more about Looperhere.

Confetti

Download plugin here:http://www.sketchconfetti.com/

This Sketch plugin generates confetti from objects and layers with one click.

Icon Flower

Download plugin here:https://github.com/avadhbsd/IconFlower

This will arrange icons in a Phyllotaxis pattern for you in no time.

Skatter

Download plugin here:https://github.com/joshdjuric/Skatter

Another great Sketch plugin to create randomized patterns. Just create a few simple shapes and Skatter will turn them into a beautiful pattern.

Blender

Download plugin here:https://github.com/bunnieabc/Blender

This fresh Sketch extension blends together two shapes and creates a beautiful gradient between them.

Map Generator

Download plugin here:https://github.com/eddiesigner/sketch-map-generator

If you are tired of screenshotting maps for your designs, you will love this plugin. Draw a rectangle, type your location, copy style fromSnazzy Maps, and Map Generator will do the rest for you.

Sketchy Pies

Download plugin here:https://github.com/longzheng/sketch-randomSize

Sketch is not the best tool for creating pie charts… but here comes Sketchy Pies. This Sketch plugin that will create pie or circular charts for you.

Random Sizing

Download plugin here:https://github.com/longzheng/sketch-randomSize

Another great Sketch extension for creating charts. You can randomize any shape dimension with this plugin to create bar charts.

Export and Front-end Development Plugins

With these plugins, you can publish HTML/CSS files, whole websites, or coded newsletters without any coding skills. Moreover, some of these extensions will generate files for development teams that don’t use Sketch.

Launchpad

Download plugin here:https://launchpad.animaapp.com/

An outstanding Sketch plugin that allows you to publish ready-to-go websites without any code knowledge directly within Sketch.

Slinky

Download plugin here:https://launchpad.animaapp.com/

Next time your client asks you to work on an email template, download this plugin. It will help you create email templates easily with HTML-ready code that’s responsive.

Sync to Slides

Download plugin here:https://websiddu.github.io/sync-to-slides/

A great Sketch plugin for those who work on online presentations. It syncs Sketch artboards to Google Slides.

Source: https://www.toptal.com/designers/sketch/50-best-sketch-plugins