Sketch Updates and broken Plugins

Dear Sketch Team.
I’m getting frustrated with Sketch updates, most of the time it comes with bugs, and on top, you break Plugins. Is there a way you could work with plugin developers more closely to make sure that they stay stable for an extended period of time?

Not a Sketch team member, but I believe the answer is no, not really, unfortunately.

Do you have any particular plugins in mind that are no longer working after recent Sketch updates? If they are open-source some other plugin developers might be able to make them work again.

Here is a list of some plugins that are no longer working.

Symbol Instance Locator

Import SVG as Artboards

PDF Export — Sketch Plugin (broken)

Shared Text Styles

1 Like

I’ve created a PR with a fix for the latest Sketch version: Make the plugin compatible with the latest Sketch by rodionovd · Pull Request #23 · mathieudutour/import-svg-as-artboard · GitHub. There’s also a direct link to a .sketchplugin for you to download and test.

I’ll spend some time next week on the rest of the plugins to see if they can also be fixed to support the current Sketch version.


Hey Paulius,

Apologies for the inconvenience; we’ll keep a close eye on the bugs to ensure future releases are more stable. The plugin part will probably be a bit more difficult, as Dmitry already referred to in the reply above.

Here’s a PR with a fix: Make the plugin compatible with recent Sketch updates by rodionovd · Pull Request #33 · DWilliames/PDF-export-sketch-plugin · GitHub.

Feel free to download the plugin using this link and see if it works for you now.


Wow, this is amazing! Thank you @rodionovd! :pray:

I tested the plugin and the feature that was not working for me was exporting as PNG. I downloaded the latest version you shared and it’s working now!! Tested on the latest Beta (99) and final version 98.3

Thanks again! :raised_hands:

1 Like

You are amazing!
I’m so happy to have this plugin back.
Thank you so much!!!

1 Like

You’re very welcome!

I’ve also made an attempt to resurrect Symbol Instance Locator – please see my WIP PR for the download link: [WIP] Sketch 98 compatibility by rodionovd · Pull Request #38 · sonburn/symbol-instance-locator · GitHub. I’ve tested on various symbol instances and overrides but please let me know if something is still missing.

1 Like

Hi folks, just a quick update. I moved this topic to the Share an issue category.


1 Like