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Sketch Plugin for color shortcuts

June 4, 2018 at 9:05pm

Sketch Plugin for color shortcuts

June 4, 2018 at 9:05pm
I used this amazing plugin called color switch. I could set colors and assign shortcuts to them.
It stopped working a while back and I can't stop thinking about something similar.
Has any of you found a similar plugin?
I just want to be able to press ctrl + 1 and add a color to my selected object.

June 5, 2018 at 1:29am
Huh, thats pretty cool! Do you have a link to the old plugin somewhere? I might be able to patch it.

June 5, 2018 at 6:12pm
Sweet, I’ll see what I can do. At the very least I can get it working so that you can set the color values in the json and use the keyboard shortcuts. I haven’t had a chance to work with Sketch input fields yet but it might be easier than I’m imagining.
that's what I was doing before and I think it's good enough 👍

June 9, 2018 at 8:02am
Quick update! I got the basic idea working. I’d like to tidy up a few things before the initial release but its getting close to done. (You’ll notice that the fill/border properties in the sketch UI don’t update properly. I have to reset something to get them to switch.)

June 25, 2018 at 6:26am
Heya I was able to finish my initial release of the plugin. Check it out at:
There are a few known bugs (make sure you format your hex values in the settings properly) but it should work alright.
Let me know if it works out for ya!
This is awesome. I use sass variables for colors - $color1,$color2. So Designer and front end can use same variables :)

June 26, 2018 at 8:05pm
Amazing!!! 😍💯
One cool improvement would be to detect if the object is a text object and change the text color instead of adding a fill
ahh that shouldn’t be too tricky - I’ll add that to the list of todos!

July 27, 2018 at 12:59am
did you have a chance to look at the text color instead of fill?
I'm using it all the time btw 👊
Ah sorry mate, I’ve been a bit busy lately! I’m almost done with my website so I’ll have some time to work on the plugin again. Thanks for the encouragement and I am glad you are finding it useful!

July 31, 2018 at 6:00am
I just pushed an update that should change the text color for text objects! I hope it works out for ya. (You can also find the latest release here: )

July 31, 2018 at 9:29pm
I'd love for your plugin to get more exposure I bet a ton of people would find it helpful.
Maybe creating a post in the #Plugins channel?

August 1, 2018 at 8:03pm
Yeah, I haven’t done much marketing of the plugin aside from a few tweets. I’ll be sure to post something in that channel! As always, feel free to let me know if you have any issues or questions!