One of the most powerful aspects of Sketch is the developer community. There are well over 300 plugins available for Sketch at the time of this recording, allowing you to do just about anything. Installing plugins is easy. Since there is a vast amount of plugins to choose from, and each plugin is updated separately, there are even plugins available to help you manage other plugins. And you can use Sketch Tool to write custom instructions or scripts.
- [Voiceover] One of the most powerful aspects of Sketch is the developer community. As I mentioned earlier, there are well over 300 plugins available for Sketch at the time of this recording, allowing you to do just about anything. Including sharing your artboards with project management and collaboration platforms, creating interactive and animated prototypes of your user experience, generating HTML and CSS for your developers, all the way to hooking a Sketch document into development platforms used to compile native applications for both desktop and mobile platforms. Since the developer community is growing so fast be sure to bookmark this URL, github.com/sketchplugins/plugin-directory to help you keep track of all of the latest plugins.
Now installing plugins is as easy as selecting the Manage Plugins options from the Plugins menu within Sketch. Click on the Get Plugins button to browse for plugins online of if you've already downloaded a plugin select the Show Plugins folder located under the gear icon and move the downloaded plugin into this folder. And since there are such a vast amount of plugins to choose from and each plugin is updated separately there are even plugins available that will help you manage other plugins. And if you don't see a particular plugin that suits your needs the developers of Sketch also include Sketch Tool as part of the application.
This is a command line application, which allows you to write your own custom instructions, or scripts, allowing you to hook your Sketch files into just about any workflow your organization already has in place. And you can learn more about Sketch Tool at sketchapp.com/tool. So now that we're familiar with plugins and how to manage them let's move on to discuss the various ways you can work collaboratively with your native Sketch files.
- Sharing artboards
- Exporting artboards as image files
- Integrating with other UX design software
- Exporting assets, code, and animations