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updated Oct. 24, 2022

The Figma Plugins was launched in August 2019 and is growing in popularity. As more designers and developers make Figma their preferred design tool, we will also see more users contributing plugins and resources to the Figma Community.

There is a wide range of plugins and tools you can find to help you with your design projects. I have certainly found many of them useful but here are my 11 best Figma plugins to help you create amazing designs and speed up your work.

Best Figma Plugins To Create Amazing Design And Save Time

  1. Zeplin
  2. Blush
  3. Ando AI
  4. Picon
  5. LottieFiles
  6. Iconduck
  7. Datavizer
  8. Contrast
  9. Remove BG
  10. Batch Styler
  11. Figma Measure

Other resources

 

1. Zeplin

The Zeplin plugin is a must-have for designers who need to collaborate with developers in a team. Zeplin saves you time by displaying your designs in an organised workspace for the entire team, while allowing you to continue working in Figma.

With this plugin you can:

  • Maintain your design flow and provide finalised designs for development.
  • Publish your designs easily on Zeplin and your developers will always have clarity on exactly what to build.
  • Connect components to code and scale your design system into the developer world.

Install Zeplin plugin or,

 

2. Blush

Blush - Figma plugin

Need some illustrations for your project? You can create and customize illustrations with Blush. With this plugin, you can mix-and-match elements or find random ones. You will also love the following features that comes with this plugin:

  • Artists – more unique collections of illustrations by some of the most talented illustrators.
  • Free license – Yes, there’s a forever free plan that allows you to use illustration for personal and commercial projects.
  • SVG & HI-RES – this is a paid plan that gives you more control over layers, colour filters, print resolution and many more advanced functionalities.

In addition to that, the creators behind Blush are also collaborating with artists to create more collections of awesome illustrations. So, if you’re an artist or an illustrator and wish to contribute your work just reach out to them on their website.

Install Blush plugin

 

3. Ando AI

Ando AI is a newly released plugin that helps designers generate millions of design ideas from prompts, shapes, and images; right in Figma. You will need an ando.studio account to use this plugin.

Every designer should give it a try. It’s so easy to use and whatever graphics you need for your design project is instantly generated by the plugin, thus saving you time.

Currently, Ando AI is still in its beta version but is constantly being updated by the developer. Be sure to check out the latest version updates from the Figma Community.

Install Ando AI plugin

 

4. Picon

This is another latest AI-generated plugin that will make your design projects stand out. By simply typing what kinds of images you’d like, Picon generates high-quality images in 10 seconds!

To customise your experience, use it directly from the Figma quick actions or go deep into the modifier settings.

This plugin requires a Picon account. You can create one at Picon.im

Install Picon plugin

 

5. LottieFiles

If you love creating animations with Lottie, the LottieFiles in Figma lets you integrate your animations seamlessly in mobile apps and websites.

LottieFiles is also a platform for animators, designers, developers and engineers to test, collaborate, and discover animations.

Features include:

  • A library of thousands of free Lottie animations
  • Hassle-free import of Private Animations
  • Preview and test animations on any device
  • Save animations as GIFs or MP4s

Install LottieFiles plugin

 

6. Iconduck

Thanks to Oliver Nassar and team, Iconduck is the best Figma plugin to search for free open source icons in SVG and vector formats. You can use them for your personal and commercial projects.

There are also 150+ icon, illustration, and emoji sets available, which you can search through them all using this plugin.

Install Iconduck plugin

 

7. Datavizer

Datavizer - Figma plugin

If you’re looking for chart plugins to create beautiful data visuals, you can try Datavizer. The plugin visualises your data quickly and has beautiful UI to help you create charts, graphs, UI dashboards and many more in amazing design.

The plugin also allows you to feed in your own data or you can use random ones or dummy data. I think it’s one of the best data visualization Figma plugin so far.

Install Datavizer plugin

 

8. Contrast

Contrast - Figma plugin

You can use this plugin to check colour contrast on the fly! You only have to select a layer and Contrast immediately looks for the colour, saving you time from having to select multiple elements or layers.

The “scan page” is also very useful as it makes scanning entire pages very handy.

Install Contrast plugin

 

9. Remove BG

Remove BG - Figma plugin

Remove BG is one of the best background remover plugin. The plugin helps you remove background images automatically with just one click, saving you more than one hour of productivity time of having to do it in Photoshop.

Install Remove BG plugin

 

10. Batch Styler

Batch Styler - Figma plugin

The name of this plugin says it all. Batch Styler helps you save time by changing colour and text styles all at once for your project. It updates all changes and styles accordingly. Features include:

  • Batch change colour styles (hue, saturation, lightness, alpha, hex)
  • Batch change typography styles (font family, font weight, line height, letter spacing)
  • Batch delete styles
  • Batch rename styles
  • Change description(s)

Install Batch Styler plugin

 

11. Figma Measure

Figma Measure - Figma plugin

If you need to measure dimensions or any elements in your design, Figma Measure could be the right tool for you. The plugin acts like a tidy ruler to help you measure heights, widths, distances and more.

Install Figma Measure plugin

 

I hope you find my current Figma plugins recommendation helpful. Please feel free to comment on what you like or hate about the plugins if you’ve begun using any of them.

Thanks for reading this article and happy designing!

 

 

 

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Hazel Lee is a digital designer and startup hustler, currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She launched the YDJ Blog in June 2015 and founded YDJ with the intention of inspiring and empowering creatives.

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