There so many things to love about Sketch but Plugins is one of the most loved featured in the App as it super easy to create plugins, made possible by JSTalk and the great thing is the growing community as you will always find a massive range of plugins that you can download and use.

If you’re an experienced user of Sketch, then the chances are you already know about these plugins, and possibly use them, but if you’re new to Sketch and not quite sure where to start, then this post will have you up and running in no time with these 20 free sketch plugins.

Reminder you will need to install Sketch Toolbox, the plugin manager for Sketch that makes it simple to find automatically download and install all of the plugins below including many more Sketch plugins.

1. Sketch Guide

Sketch Guides

Sketch Guides allows you to quickly generate guides for a selected element and helps you achieve web development’s famous grid (column) behaviour in Sketch.

2. Arrows

Arrows Sketch Connection Flow

Plugin for Sketch to create connection flow arrows for creating user flows, sitemaps and many more. Just select two objects and click on “Plugins” → “Connection Arrows” → “Create Connection” and voilà! It will create a connection with arrow

3. Annotations Sketch Plugin

Annotations Sketch Plugin

This is a Sketch plugin for hiding/showing annotations on a functional specifications document.

4. CoolHue

Coolhue

Coolest handpicked Gradient Palette and Swatch for your next super amazing stuff.

5. Envato Elements

Envato Elements Sketch Plugin

The Envato Elements – Sketch Plugin makes it easy to import a select range of free Web and Mobile UI Kits from Envato Elements!

6. DesignToken2Code

Design Token 2 Code

DesignToken2Code is a Sketch Plugin that converts shapes color using as design token to code such as scss variables.

7. VK Data

Vk Data Sketch Plugin

Sketch plugin for using data from your account at vk.com, so you can get avatars, names and video thumbnails from your account at vk.com, using Sketch 52’s new Data Supplier feature. You can use it from the toolbar Data icon, from the contextual menu for any layer, or even for Overrides using the Inspector.

8. Pointbreak

Pointbreak

Set breakpoints on artboards so you can have mobile and desktop designs on one artboard.

9. Rename layers based on textstyle

Rename layers based on text style

This plugin will go through your current pages’ text styles and prepend or replace their Text Style name to the layer. It will go through your local document text styles first, then look for any text styles that are linked from your libraries.

10. Sketch Pochette

Sketch Pochette

Every time you want to edit your elements precisely, you need to travel with your mouse to the panel inspector. So to avoid this repeated movement, sketch-pochette brings the properties close to where your mouse is. Thinking about how Painting artists carry their brushes and colors in a pallet; as digital artists, we need our tools closely too.

11. Sketch Faker

Sketch Faker

A Sketch plugin providing 130+ types of realistic (fake) data for your mockups from Faker.js and other sources.

12. Symbol Name Autocomplete

Symbol Name Autocomplete

This Sketch plugin gives you autocompletion of symbol names when creating a symbol

13. Material Theme Editor

Material Theme Editor Plugin

The Material Theme Editor helps you make your own branded symbol library and apply global style changes to color, shape, and typography. Currently available for Sketch, you can access the Material Theme Editor by downloading the Material Plugin.

14. Sketch Stickers

Sketch Stickers

A Sketch plugin that lets you browse and quickly drag+drop stickers (specially tagged layers) in your Sketch Libraries.

15. Chippen charts

Chippen Charts

This is a Sketch plugin for creating charts with random or user defined data for use in mockups. Change the size of selected rectangles. Chose between random and linear. Works for both horizontal and vertical bar charts.

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15 New & Essential Free Plugins for Sketch App