Add notes and tasks (items) to your document
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Easily add notes and tasks (items) to your Sketch documents to keep track of what you need to do to particular layers, artboards or pages. Use F to open Sketch Focus and then toggle between notes and tasks using the key.
Link layers to your items as you create them, or later on by selecting the layers you want to link to a particular item and then clicking Link selected layers inside the item you want to link the layers to.
After linking layers to your items, simply click a layer's name or thumbnail to jump to it in your document. It will be selected and zoomed in for your convenience. You can also jump to any parent layers, all the way to the artboard and page.
Highlight items with a Star to label them as 'important'. You can then choose to only see important items by opening the Filter menu and checking Important items.
Search your items by opening the Search menu and then entering your search string. You can also refine your search with additional filters in the Filter menu to only see the items you're looking for.
Filter your items to only those that are linked to currently visible or selected layers by opening the Filter menu and checking Items linked to visible layers or Items linked to selected layers.
Sort your items by date or alphabetically by opening the Sort menu and choosing one of Newest first, Oldest first, A-Z and Z-A. Custom sorting will be added in an update in the near future.
Make Sketch Focus your own by clicking the Settings icon and navigating to the Colors tab. Here you can choose from the following 9 colors: .
Switch to a professional, dark interface theme by clicking the Settings icon, navigating to the Colors tab and toggling the switch from Light to Dark.
Open Settings, choose the Data tab and click 'Export data' to create a JSON file containing all of your notes and tasks. You can later import it back into any document you like. This is a must when you have mission critical information in your items.
Add notes and tasks (items) to your document
Link layers to items
Mark items as important
Sort items by date or alphabetically
Delete all items from your document
Doesn't mess with your artboard and layer data
Filter items by currently visible or selected layers
Jump directly to linked layers
Customize UI color
Dark UI theme
Import and export data
Number of items per document
Support further development
More features coming soon
This is like a mini task-manager integrated into Sketch, love it! https://t.co/7bSOzhDhLK— Marko Vuletič (@markoxvee) 22 July 2016
@designwithfocus Thank you for your tool! Been trying to get someone to develop something like this for years. :D— Colby Bell (@thecolbybell) 22 July 2016
You can use your licence on up to 2 computers
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A 25% discount has been applied. You can purchase one PRO licence at this discounted price.
Sketch Focus is designed as a separate floating window and you can open and close it anytime and continue exactly where you left off. You can toggle the Sketch Focus window by hitting F on your keyboard, and you can also find it under the 'Plugins' menu. Once the window is showing, select some layers and add notes and tasks, etc. Hit ESC, F or click the close button to close the window.
If you don't like the default F shortcut, feel free to add your own by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts. You can find more detailed instructions here: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18418?locale=en_US.
By getting PRO, you'll get essential additional features like jumping to layers, advanced filters and the ability to have an unlimited number of notes and tasks. You'll also support further development of the plugin. Read the Features page above for more details. Don't forget you can get a 25% discount by posting about Sketch Focus and emailing/tweeting us the link to your post.
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Sketch Focus is compatible with Sketch 3.8+ and OSX 10.11+.
• If you already have Sketch Focus installed, go to Sketch and open Sketch Focus. If there is an update available, the update page will appear - just click "Update now" and it will automatically update to the latest version.
• If you don't already have Sketch Focus installed, then simply click the "Download now" button in the Download section above to get the latest version.
1. Open Sketch
2. Go to Plugins > Manage Plugins
3. Right-click Sketch Focus
4. Choose Uninstall "Sketch Focus"
5. Restart Sketch
6. Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items
7. Remove SketchFocusHelper from the list