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Last updated on 26 Jul 2023
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Plugins allow you to do even more with the Mac app by extending the app’s functionality. They’re mostly created by third-party developers though there are a number of official Sketch plugins too. Some plugins can be downloaded for free while others need to be purchased from the developer.

Finding and installing Plugins

The best place to find plugins is on our Extensions page. When you find a plugin you want to use, download and double-click on it to install it.

Once you’ve installed a plugin, you can access its features from the Plugins menu.

An image showing the plugin settings pane in the Mac app

Managing and uninstalling Plugins

If you have downloaded Sketch from the Mac App Store, you won’t be able to install, enable or use plugins due to security restrictions.

Choose Plugins > Manage Plugins… to open up the Plugins tab in the Mac app’s settings. From there you can view a plugin’s documentation, disable it, or remove it completely.

Disabling plugins with safe Mode

Sometimes, after updates or bug fixes in the Mac app, Plugins can behave unexpectedly or cause the Mac app itself to hang or crash. To see if this is the case, restart the Mac app while pressing . This will launch the Mac app in Safe Mode and disable any plugins you have installed. Restart The Mac app again to reenable all of your plugins.

Creating a Plugin

To find out more about how you can create your own plugins for the Mac app, take a look at our developer site.


There’s also a huge number of third party apps that integrate with the Mac app. You’ll find integrations for Developer handoff, version control, user testing and more over on our integrations page.