Honest guide to how I use sketch plugins.

Sketch has been a very important tool for me since I started working as a UI/UX Designer, and the plugins really help make my life easier. These are some of the plugins I use most frequently and how I use them.


Sketch Runner

This is a very useful tool to help speedup your workflow. You can easily perform multiple actions and get things done quickly.



You can check it out and download it here - https://sketchrunner.com/


PDF Export

This is a pretty important tool as sketch does not allow exporting multiple art boards as a single file. I use it mainly when I am making presentations to show work to clients.



You can check it out and download it here - https://github.com/DWilliames/PDF-export-sketch-plugin


Automate

Automate is a really useful tool where you can do a lot of things, and have a lot of useful features which can make life much easier. One of the main ways I use it is to replace fonts.


You can check it out and download it here - https://github.com/Ashung/Automate-Sketch


Cleanup useless groups

This really comes handy when you want to cleanup and organize the layers on your art board. Comes really handy when you want to share your sketch file with somebody, really sets an impression.


You can check it out and download it here - https://github.com/bomberstudios/Cleanup-Useless-Groups


Zero height

This is a really good design system manager, I'd initially used Invision DSM but the presentation didnt make the cut.

You also get a 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/


Zeplin

This is one thing I cannot live without. I've tried Avacode, Invision, Marvel, etc to handoff the code and assets to developers. But nothing beat Zeplin, till now.


The components tab under style guide, acts like a mini design system manager itself. You can categorise your style guide and provide the code as well which really makes it easy for developers.




You can check it out and download it here - https://zeplin.io/


Marvel

This is my go-to application for prototyping. The overall presentation and the ease of use really 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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