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Quick Guide To The Most Installed Figma Plugins

by Kevin MerisanuAug 19 2019

Figma is an incredible tool, and they've recently released Plugins, making your workflow more intuitive and the ability to have  little power-ups and help extend Figma’s product functionality.

Figma plugins make it easy to advocate for myself and others by giving me the ability to create the design tools we need, rather than crossing our fingers and hoping someone else will make them for us. - Tiffany Chen, UX Designer at Microsoft

There is a great blog post written by Sho Kuwamoto, Director of Product at Figma titled Automate work. Bring in real data. Extend what’s possible with Figma Plugins - I recommend you read as well.

Here are 11 of the most installed Figma plugins to date

Unsplash

Insert any image from the every-growing Unsplash library.  The Unsplash License allows images to be used freely for both commercial and personal projects.

Link to the plug-in

Autoflow

Autoflow makes it easy to draw flows.

Simply select 2 objects, hit a hotkey, and a line will be magically drawn between them.

To use:

1. Select 2 objects

2. Right click, find Autoflow in Plugin menu

3. Wire up all your screens by hitting ⌥⌘P to run last plugin

Link to the plug-in

Content Reel

Content Reel helps you easily pull text strings, avatars and icons into your designs. First, select one or more layers in your design file, then choose from the Content Reel palette to apply.

Link to the plug-in

Stark

The contrast checker to help you design products that are accessible, ethical, and inclusive. All based on WCAG guidelines.

Link to the plug-in

Figmotion

Figmotion is an animation tool built right in Figma. This makes the entry into animation easier and more convenient. There's no need to switch to a completely separate motion tool such as Principle, Haiku or After Effects.

Figmotion makes the animation hand-off to developers more manageable as well as it is built with web technologies in mind.

Link to the plug-in

Mapsicle

Never take a screenshot of a map again!

With Mapsicle, you can quickly and seamlessly place maps in your mockups. An interactive map lets you pan to the perfect location, or you can search for a place anywhere in the world.

Once you've placed a map in your designs, head back into Mapsicle to adjust the location, style, zoom level and more. Mapsicle uses Mapbox maps to give you a variety of customization options.

Link to the plug-in

Image Palette

Extracts a colour palette of 5 different colours from the selected images.

Link to the plug-in

Google Sheets Sync

Sync content from Google Sheets directly into your Figma file.

Link to the plug-in

Charts

Charts allows you to generate charts that can be added and edited within your Figma document. Choose from Line, Area, Pie, Doughnut, Scatter and Bar charts.

Each chart comes with its own set of configurations such as number of points, max and min values.

Link to the plug-in

Lorem Impsum

Generate ‘Lorem ipsum’ to fill your text layers with dummy text.

Select all the text layers you want to generate ‘Lorem ipsum’ for then click ‘Generate’ — it will generate for each layer uniquely.

‘Auto-generate’ will automatically fill the selected layers with the perfectly amount of ‘Lorem ipsum’ to fit their existing frame.

Link to the plug-in

Super Tidy

A Figma plugin to easily align, rename and reorder your frames based in their canvas position.

Super Tidy renames your frames and reorders them in the layers list by their position in the canvas.

It also replicates the Figma Tidy feature so you can run it all at once: Rename, Reorder and Tidy.

Link to the plug-in

There are a ton more plug-ins, with new ones coming out almost weekly. It's completely open to the community to build which is already opening up a new world of possibilities.

For a complete list of all Figma plug-ins, you can check them out here

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