Prototype in Photoshop and Illustrator
With the lack of implementing old school basic features. I wonder why Adobe just don't integrate the Prototype mode into the there existing tools like AI and PS and quit the XD.
We don't need more apps with inconsistencies between them.
Thanks for your feedback! Adobe XD was created specifically for screen designers in mind, optimizing for their experience. Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign were all created with other use cases in mind – like for print and publication. In addition, as Corey pointed out, starting from scratch gave us the additional benefit of being able to make a highly performant program with the latest technologies.
AdminCorey Lucier (Adobe) (Admin, Adobe) commented
Fresh code. Have you contrasted performance? There's some striking differences. And for UI designers who only want to design UI, the older products can be daunting - swiss army knives when they only need a pencil. Some of the "old school" basic features are being offered if there are enough asks but we are focusing on the ui designer specifically so there are many features (beyond Prototype mode) in this space yet to come that we haven't revealed. Stay tuned!