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10 Great Adobe XD Plugins for Designers

For this article, I would look at some plugins which I have used and would definitely approve for other designers as well.


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Courage Egbude

3 years ago | 4 min read

In my previous article, I spoke about great plugins for Figma, the feedback on that was epic so I decided to write another on Adobe XD so the fanboys don’t feel left out.

Since the first wave of Adobe XD plugins were released, they’ve been a game-changer for users. An advantage XD plugins have is a lot of high profile companies like Google, Dribbble, Trello brought in their services into XD directly which is amazing for designers really.

A lot of these plugins enable automation, publishing, a collaboration between designers and developers and stakeholders they work with. This is great for designers as it eases most of the stress encountered while working.

For this article, I would look at some plugins which I have used and would definitely approve for other designers as well.

LET’S DIVE IN!!!

Angle

Angle helps designers review their designs on various devices, its an excellent mockup plugin, and also incredible for creating amazing dribbble shots, no wonder it is quite popular, and I’d honestly suggest everyone tries it if you haven’t already.

Angle

It also comes quite handy when we need to share our works in presentations, putting out static screens really isn’t all that presentable and might not do justice.

Web Export

Adobe XD provides a perfect way to exchange files and design descriptions with developers so that they can see the key characteristics of the elements in the document through Web Export. It could also be useful to programmers as well depending on the project you are working on.

Web Export

Although it isn’t completely perfect, it provides basic code in HTML and CSS, also a real time saver.

Rename It

Rename It keeps coming up in my list of plugins, as it did in my previous. Well, that’s because personally, this plugin has helped me too much when it comes to arranging artboards.

Rename It

Many times a lot of designers don't even notice artboard names due to the bulk of work carried out, by the time we are done working we spend more time than we’d care to admit organizing and renaming layers and artboards.

Rename It lets you rename all layers sequentially in ascending or descending order as well as change the case of the layer name in less time than renaming just a few layers.

Image Optimizer

Most times we notice our files getting really large due to images used while designing, we almost never notice how much space images in design take, this caused transferring such files to other people stressful.

Image Optimizer

Fortunately, the Image Optimizer plugin helps reduce the size of such images and I’m sure a lot of people are wondering, but NO it doesn’t reduce the quality so it's a win-win situation, personally, I love it and I totally recommend

Undraw

There’s no way I would have left Undraw out of this list, such an amazing plugin, so UnDraw holds a continuously revised set of illustrations in .svg form that are completely customized and can be used free of charge in commercial projects.

Simply search the illustrations you would like to use, adjust the color to match your palette or your asset colors, and then download and use the file.

Undraw

UI Faces

UI Faces compile images uploaded by users with their avatar and tag them with age, gender, emotion, and hair color attribute to make choosing the right face as fast and simple as possible.

Designers can filter around certain attributes and fill every chosen form with faces in a single press. It helps designers save time in finding photos of people to use for mockups.

UI Faces

Photosplash

Photosplash provides a high-quality, free, and exclusive stock shot, a fantastic stock picture plugin. It has a large stock picture collection from which you can use any image with just a click of a button.

It's basically the Unsplash of Adobe XD made by designers for designers, Although this plugin isn't free.

Photosplash

Social Ipsum

A much more advanced version of Lorem Ipsum, Where you can place real names inside your design. Not only names but also more details. These names are generated randomly, it’s a really cool plugin and I absolutely recommend it.

Social Ipsum

Change Case

Change Case is a very fast but efficient plugin that enables users to change XD’s text capitalization. This sounds too easy, but when you need it, it saves so much unforeseen time.

Sometimes it gets frustrating typing a paragraph when the caps locks are on, rather than deleting the whole paragraph we make use of Change Case, it lets us change the text from upper to lower, lower to upper, etc.

Change Case

It's basically a shortcut, which eases you by changing multiple cases with the press of a couple of keys without rewriting it.

Icon4Design

This is sort of the Iconify for Adobe XD, if you’re looking for an icon for your design, Icon4Design has a big icon library that you’ll love to use,

it really relieves the designer of the stress of searching for icons, just simply typing a word shows you multiple icons related to that icon.

Icon4Design

In Conclusion

Like I said before there’s a lot of amazing plugins out there, but personally, I make use of these ones the most, others might not agree that these plugins are top tier and that's okay.

But still, let me know your favorites in the comments and I’ll check them out.

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