Artboard Manager really intrigued my colleague. He had been wondering how my artboards snapped into place every time I moved them around. This plugin is super handy for keeping your workspace neat and tidy. Give it a try, you'll never have to manually align or worry about equal spacing between artboards again.
Distributor allows you to select two or more layers and equally distribute them by specifying a value.
Having nicely aligned artboards is fine, but that's just not cricket if they're not consistently numbered. The Organise Artboards plugin will allow you to automatically number your artboards.
Keeping your artboards and layers properly named is important if you plan to transfer your artwork to an external application for prototyping (such as Flinto or Framer). This plugin lets you batch rename layers and artboards quickly, you can even use regular expressions.
Library Symbol Replacer allows you to replace symbols within the current document with those in an external library (Sketch 47 and above).
Sometimes when working on multiple documents you end up duplicating symbols. This plugin enables you to merge duplicates symbols into one.
Move to Library lets you to move document-specific symbols into a shared, external library.
Before you decide to delete a symbol, this plugin allows you to check if it has been used in the current document (and avoid unnecessarily detaching your beloved symbols and creating groups and layers).
Symbol Instance Sheet automatically generates a new page in your Sketch document and populates it with all your current symbols. Handy if you are generating a style guide/pattern library.
This plugin is a lifesaver. Your symbols page can quickly become a mess if you aren't careful. This plugin automatically arranges your symbols into groups (vertically or horizontally).
Batch Create Symbols allows you to select one or more layers and convert into multiple symbols. A real timesaver when you are setting up a pattern library.
Golden Line Height allows you to automatically adjust the line height of your text using Golden Ratio.
Shared Style Finder isolates any shared or text styles that you've applied to layers or text. Useful if you are cleaning up a Sketch document and you want to ensure you don't delete any styles that have been used already.
Currently Sketch only supports symbols as part of external libraries, text and layer styles won't get synced if you change them across your documents. This plugin allows you to keep your text and layer styles synced with your external libraries.
This plugin allows you to better manage your text and layer styles with the ability to bulk rename styles and even use regular expressions to change the naming hierarchy.
Pretty much as it says on the tin. Removes unused styles from your Sketch document to keep things neat and tidy.
Ever wanted to generate a colour pallet from an image? Well now you can, all in about 5 seconds without leaving Sketch.
The Chart plugin lets you to create popular chart types from dummy or real data.
This is a MASSIVE timesaver when you need to create a whole iconset for your design. It automatically generates your icons as symbols from external SVG files and allows you to specify a colour mask.
If you are like me and suffer from mild OCD, then this will be right up your street. Automatically export your artboards and pages to folders with this plugin.
Automatically ensure your SVG output is clean and optimised for use outside Sketch with SVGO Compressor.
Inspired by ImageOptim, this plugin is like a simplified 'Save-For-Web', offering lossless image compression for your bitmap images.
Automatically add common device frames to your artboards, useful for design presentations when you need a device mockup.
So there you have it, 24 Sketch plugins that should improve your productivity and design workflow. Let me know on Twitter if you have any suggestions for plugins that I might have missed out and please share this post if you found it useful.
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