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RoughSwift

RoughSwift allows us to easily make shapes in hand drawn, sketchy, comic style. Based on the same concept of Snowflake […]

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Reduce App

A simple Mac utility from the creators of Flawless to reduce the size of heavy Sketch files. Reduce app lets you drag in any Sketch file and it will attempt to optimise image sizes, remove broken images, delete hidden layers, and delete unused symbols with the aim of dramatically reducing the size of the file. […]

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Haiku

A new design tool for animated and interactive user interfaces. Haiku aims to connect design and implementation by generating native code that automatically updates in your apps as you design. It starts with designs imported from Sketch which you can then add animations to using the Haiku Mac app. You can then export your designs in native code using the Lottie framework on iOS and Android and React on the web. Once implemented you can use the Haiku command line tool to keep your app in sync while making changes to your designs in realtime. […]

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Flawless

A real-time comparison tool that lets you compare your expected and implemented designs. Flawless is built into iOS simulator so is easy to make part of your development workflow. You start by dragging in your designs in any of a number of different formats (including Sketch), which will then appear on your iOS simulator. You can then toggle between overlay or split comparison modes for spotting any visual differences between the expected design and your implementation. […]

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Lona

A collection of tools from the developers and designers at Airbnb for building design systems and using them to generate cross-platform UI code, Sketch files, images, and other artifacts. Lona starts with a collection of JSON files that are used to define a design system including components, colours, text styles, gradients, shadows, and data type. The first tool is Lona Studio which provides a graphical interface for working with these JSON files. The second is Lona Compiler which converts the files to UI code for various targets. Currently only React Native is supported, but more platforms are planned. […]

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Plant

A simple and powerful version control app and plugin for Sketch. Plant works to organise your projects by keeping track of all versions and metadata including date, time, and the user that pushed the specific version, giving you access to the entire creative history of a project. It can even handle conflict resolution allowing you to choose, combine or create a new artboard, and diff-ing to compare any two versions of an artboard. Plant√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s panel lives inside Sketch’s inspector letting you access current projects, add new projects, send your versions and will also notify you if there are changes that need to be loaded. […]

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Balsamiq Cloud

An online tool for quickly creating low fidelity UI sketches and mockups. Balsamiq Cloud gives you a palette of UI components including buttons, device frames, media, and more, that you can drag, drop and resize to create simple UI wireframes to capture your ideas. You can then collaborate on your designs in real-time with colleagues using annotations, comments, alternate versions, and chat. Balsamiq Cloud is intentionally low fidelity, focusing on structure and usability over full designs making it one of the fastest ways to prototype. […]

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Sketch Focus

A plugin for Sketch that aims to help boost your productivity while designing. Sketch Focus lets you add notes and tasks to your Sketch document, optionally linking them to your layers. When you select an item, Sketch Focus will automatically select, centre and zoom to any linked layers. You can also filter by items marked as important or items linked to visible or selected layers, and search for items by text. […]

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Sympli

A design handoff and collaboration tool for designers and developers. Sympli lets designers easily share style guides, specs, bitmaps and vector assets with developers in the best format to make it easier to implement. It starts with Sympli plugins for Photoshop and Sketch so designers can stick to the tools their used to. From there they can export their designs and share them with their teammates. Then the developers on the team can use the Xcode and Android Studio plugins to get every detail of the design just right. You can also explore designs and download assets through the Sympli web app. […]

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