Adobe XD: Feature Requests

We love to hear feature requests for Adobe XD from you! UserVoice works best when you file a single idea per submission, but feel free to file as many submissions as you’d like!

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  1. When does the next update come?

    I won't wait for it anymore, when will the next update of XD be released?
    Just give me a line-height … I want to work with this amazing app!!!

    8 votes
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  2. Paste in place

    Ability to paste master elements in place to avoid them not being aligned from page to page

    7 votes
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    5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As mentioned in the comments, you can copy (CMD + C) from one artboard, select another artboard by clicking on its title and paste (CMD + V). It should paste it on the same place as the original, on the new artboard.

  3. Keyboard shortcut to switch between Design and Prototype

    I tried various keyboard shortcuts and looked in the top menu but to no avail - It would be nice to be able to switch between design and prototype modes at a press of a keyboard button instead of having to click.

    2 votes
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  4. Eyedropper tool to copy styles

    Ability to use the eyedropper tool to copy existing text styles and ability to click on existing paths to copy stroke, colour etc.

    These features are available in Illustrator and would be really helpful in XD too!

    70 votes
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    13 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Apologies for the lack of update on this! We now have a new feature that should address this problem: paste appearance. In Design mode, copy any object and then select any number of objects to apply styles to (including text). Then you can execute the paste appearance command (Cmd+Opt+V for Mac, Ctrl+Alt+V for Windows) and apply anything from text styles to border styles.

    As always, we’re looking for feedback on what changes you’d like to see in the feature going forward, so try it out for a little while, then file your suggestions here in UserVoice!

    If you don’t see your August update immediately, launch the Creative Cloud desktop application, click the gear, and select “Check for App Updates.”

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  5. Keep multiple different shared Prototype versions live

    Currently when update a shared prototype, it replaces the previous version, it would be nice to have the option to retain previous versions.

    These versions could then be compared side by side to easily review changes, as an added bonus the versions could be linked together so as you navigate one version the previous version would move in sync (where possible)

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In a future update, there will be an option to create a “new” public link. This keeps the previous one in tact in addition to creating a new one.

  6. Export Artbaord PNG with Transparency

    When exporting an artboard as a PNG, I expect that any areas that do not have a fill would be transparent. This isn't the case when I open the PNG file in Photoshop.

    5 votes
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  7. copy & paste

    Copy & paste the same artboard style (with exactly the same items on it) to another artboard. Also copy & paste the same item with the same position to another artboard (cmd + alt + shift + v) as in InDesign.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If you select an artboard, copy and paste it, another artboard will be created with all the same contents.

    If you copy an item from one artboard and copy it to another, the location of the item should match where it was copied from.

    This is in our current update of XD as of this writing.

  8. Navigation between slides

    I am creating multiple slides at once. I am using it as a storyboard, so to speak. Problem is that I can't move from one part of the screen to the next slide like I normally would as a map (hand). Further complicating the problem is that when I re-size the screen, navigation gets more difficult (can't locate how far in the x and y access things are from each other). I wish the screen was easier to move around on.

    2 votes
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  9. none

    xd is amazing!!!!! thank u.

    1 vote
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  10. 2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is possible today: just hold down Alt (aka Option) while dragging one corner handle. In the near future you will also be able to set separate corners from the properties panel, which should help make this easier to discover.

  11. Collaboration on same document (real-time OR check-in / check-out model)

    I would love to be able to work with my design team at the same time on the same file on different computers and instantly see changes made by someone else in realtime.
    Currently, we use Google Drawings to create wireframes because it allows us all to work in the same file at the same time and to instantly see changes made.

    synchronous collaboration
    Google Docs

    659 votes
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    117 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m pleased to announce that we’ve introduced Coediting in its early form in XD 24. You can get more info on this beta feature on letsxd.com. If you have feedback for us, please do file them as separate tickets here on UserVoice!

  12. Copying / Pasting Text from Illustrator

    I tried copying and pasting a text box from illustrator to Adobe XD and two things happened.
    1 - The font weight changed and
    2 - Paragraphs were broken up into separate lines.

    When I pasted a whole wireframe page from illustrator, all my bold text turned into regular and I had to select each line one by one to change it back to bold.

    The other option was to outline the text before I copied / pasted it but then I couldn't edit it in Adobe XD.

    It would be great if the text copied from illustrator matched /…

    9 votes
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  13. Option to capture mic audio in record mode

    I've started using XD in office for wireframing live projects.

    Now when I record the prototype video, I often need to narrate what's going on - esp if it's a WIP. This would help to kick-off future conversations with the client in the right direction.

    Hence a record 'mic audio' option in XD would be extremely useful.

    145 votes
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    22 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Hexadecimal colors in color picker (too hard to find)

    The ability to select colors by hex is paramount IMO. Most style guides use hex for web/mobile. Not to mention I have several hex colors memorized (self serving much... ;) )

    17 votes
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  15. Cropping containers

    Rectangles and ellipses can be marked as "cropping". Such cropping containers will apply a cropping mask on anything put inside it. This should be a reversible behavior.

    6 votes
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  16. Copy-Paste should preserve interaction wires/links

    Ability to copy wires along with assets. For example, if I have a home button that will always link to the same page, it would be helpful if I didn't have to wire the button each time. This would also be helpful when duplicating artboards so the links stay intact. For example, if I need to show a dropdown menu, I would do this by duplicating the artboard and adding a wire to the dropdown menu. In this case, I would want all the existing wires to stay the same.

    265 votes
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    78 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can now paste wires with the objects in the May 2017 release of Adobe XD! Simply switch to prototype mode, and the objects will paste with their wires. You can copy and paste artboards with the wires between them intact, even to other files.

    To check out the latest version, go to the Creative Cloud desktop app! If you don’t see the update, you can select the gear and click on “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  17. Scrollable pages in prototype full screen preview

    Enable 'fit to width' and scroll pages when previewing prototypes.

    Currently the full screen preview fits the height of the design within your screen, so for long desktop pages, you can't mimic a browser experience.

    62 votes
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  18. Printing

    Would love to be able to print out my screens. I know I can export assets and then print, but a one step print function would be awesome.

    16 votes
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  19. Add multiple states inside symbols / smart objects / components / animation / interaction

    What do you think about something like this:

    Design mode while smart-object selected can show one more tab at app header with smart-object name. In the appearance panel at the right adds some fields while smart object is selected.

    To edit smart-object you should open tab with it and work as before, except that artboards name is the name for different state

    And You can place another smart object in a smart object ;)

    1,503 votes
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    147 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Dear XD Community -

    I’m glad to announce that we have introduced the ability to add Interactive Component States in XD 24. This means that you could now add and manage your component states variations from a single component while enabling you to define Hover and Tap interactions between them.

    We also preserve those states and interactions when you use those components across other XD documents. This means that you could have a single source of truth (Sticker sheet) for all your design system components with motion and interactivity baked into them. Any changes made to your master components in your source document will propagate to all linked components in all your projects so that your components are is always in sync.

    To learn more about component states and how to get stated with them please check:
    https://letsxd.com/states

    Watch out for many more improvements in this area in the coming…

  20. Fixed elements in scrolling artboards (header, nav bar, etc.)

    Since you already started with scrollable area inside artboard, it would be awesome if we could define sticky header. For example, one page website has a lot of content, but I want to create sticky header so when I scroll down, it stays at the top. Maybe you could add the option so we can define the group and assign the sticky header option to it. That way on any artboard we can just assign that option to it and that's it.

    5,550 votes
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    977 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Fixed elements are finally here!! We’re incredibly excited to announce that you can select any top-level element in your artboard and click “Fixed Position” to fix your element anywhere in the viewport.

    To learn more about this feature, watch the video here: https://youtu.be/3fWBkV5S6U4

    Please do continue to file and upvote issues in UserVoice – your voice really does make a difference!

    -Elaine

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