Cloud-based design tool Figma launches plug-ins
Figma, the startup looking to put design tools in the cloud, has today announced new plugins for the platform that will help users clean up their workflows.
Figma cofounder and CEO Dylan Field says that plug-ins have been the most requested feature from users since the company’s launch. So, for the last year, the team has been working to build plug-in functionality on the back of Figma’s API (launched in March 2018) with three main priorities: stability, speed, and security.
The company has been testing plug-ins in beta for a while now, with 40 plug-ins approved at launch today.
Here are some of the standouts from launch today:
On the utility side, Rename It is a plug-in that allows designers to automatically rename and organize their layers as they work. Content Buddy, on the other hand, gives users the ability to add placeholder text (for things like phone numbers, names, etc.) that they can automatically find and replace later. Stark and ColorBlind are both accessibility plug-ins that help designers make sure their work meets the WCAG 2.0 contrast accessibility guidelines, and actually see their designs through the lens of eight different types of color vision deficiencies, respectively.