Polaris Telescope

Access Polaris from Sketch to speed up your design or development workflow.

Speed up your workflow

Sketch is our design tool of choice at Shopify. It supports the use of plugins to adapt to different kinds of workflows. While working with Polaris and Sketch, we found switching context between Sketch and polaris.shopify.com distracting and time consuming.

That’s why we created Polaris Telescope, a Sketch plugin that lets you search and view Polaris guidelines and code right from within Sketch.

Polaris Telescope can help you:

  • Search for components and copy code directly from your design environment
  • View our best practices and UX rationales while designing
  • Save time by keeping your workflow within one window

Screenshots of Polaris Telescope

Download, install, and use

To install Polaris Telescope:

  1. Download the latest version and unzip the file
  2. Double click the .sketchplugin file to install it in Sketch

When updates are available, they will appear at the top right corner in Sketch.


To open Polaris Telescope in Sketch, press cmd + ctrl + p on your keyboard or select “Search in Polaris” in the Plugins dropdown menu.

Auto search a layer name by selecting a layer within Sketch, and then opening Polaris Telescope. If you select a new layer it will automatically search again.


Polaris Telescope is open-sourced under the MIT License. If you want to contribute, head over to our GitHub repository and feel free to chime in.