Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. 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…

  2. 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

  3. Shortcut to activate eyedropper to pick a color

    I really miss the (l) colorpipette/colorpicker shortcut. Because I now have too much (mouse/pen)movement to the right panel, in stead of doing all with shortcuts... This and more shortcuts from photoshop/illustrator like (z) for zoom.

    332 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  71 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Easily switch between landscape/portrait orientations

    Would be nice to be able to switch between landscape/portrait modes when you start a new design (or even while working on an existing design).

    Now all templates start as portrait views and you can only mimic a landscape orientation by creating a custom size template.

    3 votes
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    5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    feature-completed  ·  103 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. New Document should always prompt for artboard template

    1.Open a new document.
    2. Select a template type (web)
    3. File > New Document
    4. You are not re-prompted to select a layout type.

    10 votes
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  7. Artboard Scrolling

    This idea addresses how we can have longer pages beyond the current artboard dimensions without manually resizing.

    Artboards could actually be just a viewport. You could double click on a given artboard to open an expanded canvas.

    In the crude example I've uploaded below, I can still keep all of my screens aligned as I have been. When I double click on an artboard, the canvas is expanded to show I have much more content on the page. Perhaps the rest are dimmed to emphasise where we are. Think isolated mode in Illustrator.

    This would keep the best of the…

    60 votes
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    22 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is indeed completed. We have a few additional enhancements to this feature that we’ll be adding in an upcoming release including a property inspector addition for scrolling giving you more control over your viewport and an artboard’s ability to scroll.

  8. Add Hex Value of Color to toolbar

    I'm constantly changing this in PS.. and the hex field is buried away inside XD

    6 votes
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    3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Select & edit multiple interaction links/wires at once

    In Protoype mode, be able to select multiple links and edit them as a batch

    multi-select

    111 votes
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    24 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Hotspot hinting in prototypes

    Would be nice to have the option to see where interactive hotspots are when viewing a prototype on the web.

    I do think the option to have them hidden is still important for user testing, but client demos would be aided by a hint as to what can be clicked on.

    20 votes
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    15 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is now available. When you click on a portion of a shared protototype that is not clickable, you will get hotspot hints. In the future, we will offer the ability to turn off the hotspot hints. For now, they are on all the time.

  11. Object menu lists entries which are in fact unavailable

    If I click on the Object menue, I see lots of active entries even if currently no shape in an artboard is selected. And if a shape or an image is selected, "Object > Mask with Shape" is active, even if I had selected only the image or the shape (but the command only works with both selected).

    Desired behaviour: Menue entries should only be active if applicable, otherwise grayed out.

    1 vote
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  12. Support math operators in number fields

    It will be nice I can use that 200/2 = 100 directly in a numbered field just like any other Adobe App. (/ and - and * and +)

    639 votes
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    63 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of our June release, you can now use math operators in numeric fields! If you don’t see the update, open the Creative Cloud desktop application, select the … in the upper right corner, and select “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  13. Right Click

    There is no Right Click Option, which would be useful, especially for the "Make Repeat Grid" Feature

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Import/Open Sketch files

    I would like to transition from Sketch to XD, but with so many clients files created in Sketch, I would need an easy way to open the Sketch files in XD and save them as native XD files.

    178 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    Happy to announce that we’ve just released this feature!

    You can bring a Sketch file into XD by simply opening it with the CMD-O command or by selecting “Open” from the “File” menu. It automatically converts into an XD file with your artboards, layers, symbols, and effects ready to use.

    You can find more details about March release here:
    https://theblog.adobe.com/march-2018-update-adobe-xd/

    We’re continuing to improve this feature, so expect even more in the upcoming releases. In the meantime, check what’s currently supported here:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/kb/open-sketch-files-in-xd.html

    Let us know your feedback.

    Cheers,
    Dan

  15. Spell Check

    Spell check please! Much needed for someone who sometimes glances over simple spelling errors

    324 votes
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    75 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can now use spell check in the September release of XD! If you can’t see the update, select … from the Creative Cloud desktop application and select “Check for App Updates.” If you have additional suggestions for this feature, please file a separate request!

  16. Support game controller navigation

    There are many applications where the interface is navigated with input devices like game controllers. It would be great if we could get some support for these.

    68 votes
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    42 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Generate specs / measurements / style guide for developers

    What definitely needed in the Design community is to ease the design-development delivery-review phase. To unload both of the sides.

    A lot of different platforms, tools, plugins were meant to do that and none of them is fully unloading and simplifying that process.

    PNG Express, Specking, Avocode, Markly, Zeplin, Craft, Marketch etc...

    I believe there is a need in having some specifications delivery service, styleguide generating service.

    Specs:
    + Measuring distance from text line height (because that's how developers do), not font size.
    + Ability to adjust the UI on the go with automatic sepcs changing
    + Ability to select…

    1,816 votes
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    275 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to announce that our Design Specs feature is now available as a Beta in our November release. You can read more about it on our announcement blog post here: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/november-update-of-adobe-xd/

    The Design Specs feature is just the first step for us in this space, and we’re looking for your feedback on the feature. In order to focus on the feedback, we’ve created a new feature area that you can target when you file new ideas: 09 Design Specs. Please remember that you should file one idea per submission, so that we can better aggregate your feedback.

  18. Blend Modes

    It would be awesome to have blending modes in the sidebar.

    1,065 votes
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  19. Copying elements from AI to XD loses shadow

    When pasting elements with shadow from Ai to XD, the element is pasted but without the shadow

    4 votes
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  20. Ability to hide objects

    Would be nice if objects could be temporarily hidden.
    Similar to illustrator.
    cmd+3 hides an object
    cmd+alt+3 unhides an object.

    That would make selecting other surrounding objects an easy task.
    It also works nicely if the user wants to focus on a specific area without being distracted by other elements

    33 votes
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    8 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, all-

    We’ve introduced the ability to hide objects with the Layers panel in our November release. However, we understand that some of you want more advanced control for hiding and showing objects. Given that there are a number of different potential directions we could take this, we’d love to hear your thoughts in new ideas in UserVoice. I’m closing this idea as completed for now.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

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