17 best Figma plugins that really help designers

Figma is an online design and prototyping tool. Kind of like Sketch or Adobe XD, but online. It’s widely used nowadays because it allows for real-time collaboration, unlike Sketch or XD.

Recently Figma team introduced plugins, and the tool became even more awesome. I’ve chosen a few (out of dozends) that could really help anyone working with this app.

Content Reel

Microsoft, 28.9k installs

You can forget about pasting Lorem Ipsum all over your designs. Content Reel can generate several types of texts, avatars and icons.

Autoflow

Coinbase, 25.2k installs

If you need to create a User Flow or another type of flow chart — this is the plugin you need. You just simply select two objects and hit a hotkey.

Figmotion

Liam Martens, 24.1k installs

Figma has one “problem”- it doesn’t allow for creating animations. For this you HAD to use 3rd party solutions like Haiku or ProtoPie. This “plugin” is actually a whole new animation system implemented right in Figma. Now you can create and animate inside one tool.

Charts

Sam Mason de Caires, 15.4k installs

It should be clear what it does just by looking at the title. This plugin allows you to create bar charts, pie chars and other types of charts.

Chart

Pavel Kuligin, 11k installs

Pretty much the same as in the previous case. It has 13 out-of-the-box chart types and can generate data for them.

Image tracer

David Williames, 7.9k installs

This is something next-level. Plugin can take a black and white raster image and make it vector. Magic!

Isometric

Wilson Lam, 6.6k installs

If you want to create some cool-looking isometric screens for your portfolio but don’t want to use 3rd-party software like Photoshop, you can now do it in Figma.

Blobs

Dylan Feltus, 6k installs

Now you can generate limitless variations of “blobs” that will make your design look trendy.

Figmoji

Nitin Gupta, 5.9k installs

Insert SVG emoji into your design without leaving Figma. Very handy.

Humaaans for Figma

Tekeste Kidanu, 5.8k installs

Another trendy image generator. You can mix and match different presets.

Palette

Dustin Mierau, 5.7k installs

Colormind inside Figma. Uses its API to generate palettes. The Colormind, by the way, is a machine-learning AI, so it knows a thing or two about colors.

Font Scale

Cosmin Negoita, 5.2k installs

If you still can’t figure out how to create a consistent typography hierarchy — just install this plugin that will do this for you based on formulas.

Avatars

Dylan Feltus, 4.8k installs

If Content Reel is not enough.

Bullets

Mirko Santangelo, 4.6k installs

Now this is something vanilla Figma lacks. You can now create beautiful ordered lists.

Themer

Tom Lowry, 4.5k installs

If your app/website design has two or more “themes”, just install this one. You can create “themes”, assign styles to them and then instantly switch dozens of styles throughout the whole design.

Get Waves

Richard Zimerman, 2.5k installs

Yet another trendy-looking stuff generator. This time — waves.

Status 

Bram Schulting, 348 installs

Creates a small frame with a nice “status” sticker so your team members can see which design is in progress and which is ready for production.

Did I miss something? Feel free to suggest more stuff in the comments!

Source:  https://medium.com/level-up-web/17-best-figma-plugins-that-really-help-designers-4237ab0c1389

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Bradley Nice
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