Sketch (TMS)

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The Sketch Plugin for Phrase TMS will be deprecated as of January 1st, 2023.

Sketch is a vector graphics editor for macOS. It is primarily used for user interface and user experience design of websites and mobile apps.


Prerequisite: Sketch is installed.

To install the Sketch plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Download the plugin.

  2. Unzip it and double click filename.

    The plugin is now available under the Plugin menu in Sketch.

Connect to Phrase

The plugin must first be connected to Phrase before use.

To connect to Phrase, follow these steps:

  1. From Sketch, select the Plugins menu.

    The Plugins menu opens.

  2. Select Phrase from the menu and click Connect to Phrase.

    The Log in to Phrase window opens.

  3. Provide Username, Password and Hostname. User must have Project Manager or Administrator roles.

  4. Click Connect.

    Sketch is now connected to Phrase via the plugin.


The plugin provides these functions:

  • Submit page for translation

    Select a project template and optionally a due date and apply settings. Select target languages from the project template before submitting the page.

  • Check translation status

    Displays the status of a selected page.

  • Retrieve page translations

    If the job status is Complete, pulls translated page and changes the status to Delivered. If the job is in any other state, that state is maintained after the pull.

  • Pseudo-translate page

    Set pseudo-translation options and view the results of pseudo-translated Sketch pages.

  • Manage strings to translate

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