Feedback - New Features
Do you intend to release a massive XD update or are you going to stick with the current model? Because honestly, I have the impression that the app has stopped in time, while Figma is light years ahead.
There is literally no way not to compare the tools and be amazed at the delay of XD, while Figma has several useful functions and new ones that appear over time, an excellent Whiteboard, a huge and active community, XD still has bugs in the interface and the updates that arrive are not impressive at all, it does not have a community area and the closest thing to that is the area dedicated to plugins.
The tool is simply not interesting to use anymore, besides the fact that it is not at all inviting to new users, while Figma can simply be used in the browser or downloaded quickly, XD can only be downloaded after the user has installed Creative Cloud and inserting a credit card, that's ridiculous, it's a strategy that drives users away, especially if they just want to use XD, in addition to the link limit, something that gets in the way even more, since they could simply charge for more cloud storage and an environment for teams, like other applications do.
I honestly prefer XD and would not want to have to abandon this tool, but Figma is currently much more useful, I literally come every month to this site to check requests for XD, several of them have been in the BackLog for a long time and even today have not been implemented.
App updates always arrive, but nothing useful like Dark Mode, Tidy Up, Smart Selection, more text formatting modes, adjusting borders individually, adding multiple effects to a single element, flexible scrolling list, integration with services like Google Fonts, a dedicated Whiteboard like FigJam and so on. I don't know what's going on, but for me XD is no longer an option.
I hope they improve the tool as soon as possible and put an end to this ridiculous business model, a simpler approach like Figma's is much more efficient. For a company that is a reference in the market like Adobe, this is a very amateur error, especially now that we have clear indications of a new business model that is spreading, the Collaborative Economy, several services have demonstrated that this works and Figma too , but Adobe still hasn't caught on.