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Vinay Kishore
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Many of us use Figma for our daily design requirements. Figma is an outstanding free designing software using which, you can design amazing design prototypes, web and app designs etc. Figma also provides us the comfort to use many free plugins to smoothen the design process for us. In this article, I am going to share some free plugins of Figma, which I use and really do recommend you to use. Save this post for your future reference 🐶.

The list of plugins :
1. Unsplash 📷
2. Iconify🥶
3. UI Faces 🙋‍♂️
4. Charts 📊
5. Illustrations 📌
6. Lorem Ipsum Generator ✍️
7. Ui Gradient 🎨
8. Blobs 👨‍🎨
9. Content Reel 💁
10. Map Maker 🗺️

1. Unsplash

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This plugin enables us to use stock pictures directly from Unplash. Unsplash is a website dedicated to sharing stock photography under the Unsplash license. Since 2021, it has been owned by Getty Images. The website claims over 265,000 contributing photographers and generates more than 16 billion photo impressions per month on their growing library of over 3.2 million photos.

2. Iconify

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Iconify is an awesome plugin for natively using icons on the design. It also has a wide range of collection. We can also import different types of icons like Material Design Icons, FontAwesome, Jam Icons, EmojiOne, Twitter Emoji and many other icons (more than 100 icon sets containing over 100,000 icons) to Figma document as vector shapes.

3. UI Faces

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UI Faces aggregates thousands of avatars which you can carefully filter to create your perfect personas or just generate random avatars. The avatars are aggregated from various sources. You can filter by age, gender, emotion, etc. Check source license before you decide to use avatar in a live project.

4. Charts

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Chart is a plugin for Figma that uses real or random data to create the most popular charts. Chart supports copy-paste from editors like Excel, Numbers, Google Sheets, live connection with Google Sheets and remote JSON (REST API), local CSV and JSON files.

5. Illustrations

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Free Popular Illustration libraries for everyone, plugin allows you to insert high quality free illustrations right into Figma. Just drag and drop to add it on Figma. All the illustrations can be used freely under creative commons license.

6. Lorem ipsum Generator

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Generate ‘Lorem ipsum’ to fill your text layers with dummy text. Select all the text layers you want to generate ‘Lorem ipsum’ for then click ‘Generate’ — it will generate for each layer uniquely. ‘Auto-generate’ will automatically fill the selected layers with the perfectly amount of ‘Lorem ipsum’ to fit their existing frame.

7. uiGradients

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Adds gradients to groups, text and frames in single click. Simply select the element to apply gradient and run the plugin. Chose from 350+ gradients to add to frames, groups, and texts in a single click.

8. Blobs

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Create organic blob shapes with the click of a button. Every shape that is generated is unique to the last. You can control how unique a shape is along with how many points it has. Shapes are created using SVG, so you get those oh-so-sweet bézier curves.

9. Content Reel

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Content Reel is a Figma plugin that helps you easily pull text strings, avatars, and icons into your designs. Select one or more layers in your design, then choose a content type from the Content Reel palette to apply.

10. Map Maker

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Map Maker allows you to make a customized map blazing fast.It currently supports Google Maps and Mapbox.

Hope, this post added a value to your life. These plugins saved me a lot of time in my design workflow.

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Discussion (2)

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Andrew Baisden

So many useful plugins here I think I only have 1 - 2 installed but there are tons of great ones out there.

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Vinay Kishore Author

These are the most plugins, I commonly use in my design workflow. They really help me a lot.