The Abstract plugin

The Abstract Sketch plugin is automatically installed when you download the Abstract macOS app.

Open your Sketch files with the Abstract desktop app to launch the Abstract Sketch plugin. The plugin will prompt you to Commit as needed.

How to move the plugin

As you work, you may find the need to relocate the Abstract plugin on your screen.

Click the Abstract logo on the plugin. This will toggle the plugin between the top and bottom of the editing space in Sketch.

Could not connect to Abstract plugin

Sketch introduced a Safe Mode feature when they released version 51. If Sketch crashes, the next time it is opened, it’s in Safe Mode, meaning plugins are disabled.

The Could Not Connect to Abstract Plugin message should resolve if you enable the Abstract plugin in Sketch again (Sketch > Preferences > Plugins). You can also restart both Sketch and Abstract and this should re-enable your plugins.

What to do when Sketch crashes

When Sketch crashes, it could be Abstract, Sketch, or another Sketch plugin.

You can send a crash report to our Support team for help. Use Spotlight to search for this folder and share crashes specifically related to Sketch or Abstract: ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/