Don't know about a plug in,
but if you just click on the layer, you can type in a new name for that layer.
Hope that helps
Yeah I knew that but it means you gotta use the mouse to click on it which just a pain all the time. I avoid using the mouse whenever possible.
I was hoping a new layer with the name immediately editable could be done with one gesture.
For example in photoshop, you do the short cut for new layer which is ⌥⌘N and that brings up a window with the layer name immediately editable. No mouse needed.
Thanks for your help anyway!