Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Keyboard shortcut to change text size

    Change text size with cmd+shift+comma and dot for -1/+1 and cmd+shift+alt+comma and dot for -10/+10 font size like other adobe apps

    44 votes
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    9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. being able to easily arrange objects to the back and front

    since there is no layers tab, it is crucial to have a feature that allows the user to arrange objects to:


    • bring to front

    • bring forward

    • send backward

    • send to back

    I'm aware that these are in the menu under Object, but please make them more accessible in the UI, if I have to go into the menu every time to arrange objects it will slow down the user's work flow!

    19 votes
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    6 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In our June 2016 release, you will be able to use the context menu (right click) to arrange your item. For now, you can use the menu under Object as mentioned, or shortcuts (CMD + ] to Bring Forward, or CMD + [ to send Backward).

  3. Password on shared prototypes

    Allow the user to add a password to shared prototypes.

    773 votes
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    138 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 282 votes
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    34 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Transition: None

    Would like to have an option for NO transition effect. Dissolve transition effect looks awkward when just wanting to toggle between buttons in playing the prototype.

    129 votes
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    14 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Paragraph styles

    In order to make global typography changes, it would ber very useful to have paragraph styles as part of the feature set. Bonus: export CSS from these paragraphy styles.

    746 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  56 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Reusable symbols / master objects

    It would be very helpful to have symbols in order to have reusable elements that can be updated in one place and have those edits instantly take effect in all instances/artboards in the design.

    834 votes
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    131 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m happy to say you can now use symbols in the November release of Adobe XD!

    Thanks to everyone who voted on this — it honestly does make a difference in making this happen sooner.

    There are lots of ways we could expand on this initial set of symbol features. Please let us know your opinion by upvoting follow-up suggestions like these:

    And as always, feel free to file new suggestions if you have other ideas that aren’t posted in UserVoice yet!

  8. edit pathfinder shapes

    Editing a pathfinder ( Add, subtract, intersect, etc.) would be beneficial to create the perfect shape without building new shapes or paths. Example: location pin - If the circle within the teardrop is off by 2px, I can select the circle shape and move it instead of selecting anchor points.

    10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Link to previous page

    An option to link an element or page to the previous page.
    For example a 'back' button should link to the last visited page.

    109 votes
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    26 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Paste SVGs from Sketch files correctly

    Paste SVGs from Sketch files correctly. Right now you can't paste an icon from Sketch directly into Adobe XD. What you get is the rectangle with the bounding box, not the actual SVG you wanted.

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In our July update, we will have direct copy/paste from Sketch to XD via PDF on the clipboard. SVG import will likely still give you better fidelity going from Sketch to XD. We have made improvements to the import with every release, so, please try it again.

    1) In Sketch, do “Copy SVG” from the context menu
    2) Paste into XD.

  11. Color swatches

    Introduce swatches so I can keep colors consistent. When a swatch is updated every instance of the color changes.

    159 votes
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    20 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Export Assets as PDF

    Add PDF to list of export options for Vector assets in addition to just SVG.

    PDF contain embedded sizing information (in points), allowing assets to be used directly in iOS with no manual rasterization necessary.

    This would allow an iOS/OSX developer to export vector assets just once, and import directly into XCAssets library immediately with no intermediate steps.

    Here's how this is accomplished with Illustrator today: http://martiancraft.com/blog/2014/09/vector-images-xcode6/

    104 votes
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    10 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Our July release will have options to export selected artboards or assets to a single PDF or multiple PDF files.

  13. Shape fills: gradients

    <Note: original suggestion has been edited to add links to separate breakout suggestions, to keep the list fine-grained>

    Add fill support for :
    - Pattern : Pictures (browser or download from link), ... --> see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15672075-pattern-fill
    - Linear gradient --> DONE!
    - Radial gradient --> see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15671976-radial-gradients
    - Angular gradient --> https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15902767-angular-gradient
    - Noise fill --> see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15672078-noise-fill

    33 votes
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  14. Support symbols import from Illustrator


    1. 0.5.0.4 Beta

    2. Steps to reproduce:
      Create an AI file
      Draw an circle on it (any object, really)
      Drop a symbol on the same artboard
      Select both items
      Copy
      Go to XD
      Paste into XD
      Observe only the object comes over, not the symbol.


    3. Expected Result - Both items should appear in XD


    4. Actual Result - Only the object appears, not the symbol

    15 votes
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    8 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Auto Save (in case of system crash)

    Auto save take away the worry of saving and losing data.

    723 votes
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    219 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    With XD versions 8 and 9 we’ve gradually released Auto-Recovery. This is a feature that restores files automatically in the event of an application or system crash. Auto-Recovery is enabled by default and available for both Windows 10 and Mac users.

    How it works:
    - While editing an XD file, Auto-Recovery runs in the background and stores the edits in a backup file at every 5 seconds. Every time you save the file, the backup is cleaned up from your disk, so there’s no impact on storage.
    - In the event of an application or system crash, the backup file is used to restore the last unsaved edits to the original files.
    - At next XD launch, the recovered file is available as a recent file in the Start screen or the “File” menu option.
    - Recovered files can be identified by the “*” character added at the…

  16. Creative Cloud Library Support (share symbols/assets across multiple files or team)

    This would make it easier to use the assets created in other Adobe applications.

    1,549 votes
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    138 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Dear XD Community -

    I’m excited to announce that we have shipped a new version of Creative Cloud libraries in XD that allows you to:

    1. Add assets from XD to CC Libraries
    2. Brings in the full functionality of CC Libraries in other CC Apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator into XD
    3. Allows you to consume XD components in other Apps such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

    To learn more about the new Creative Cloud Libraries improvements, please check:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWuA1y79AT8
    and
    https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/cc-libraries-xd.html

    Please give it a try and share with us your feedback on areas that you would like us to further improve upon.

    Thanks,
    Sherif

  17. Image cropping / repositioning within shape mask (after dragging bitmap into a shape)

    Provide the ability to reposition/move images within masks.

    If you make a mask via Object > Mask With Shape, then you can double-click into it to reposition the image (or other content) within the mask.

    However, if you drag an image file onto a shape, it gets masked by the shape and you CANNOT reposition the image or adjust the cropping. It is auto-cropped to fill the shape when you resize it, but you don't currently get full control of the cropping.

    1,033 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  93 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Import all SVG exported from Illustrator, for compatibility

    In V1, it's clear that support for AI and PS files will be minimal. But please support SVG files. As of now, SVG files don't even appear and if they do, only parts of them are seen.

    With SVG support, I can export all my AI artwork to SVG and import that into XD without losing any styles. This will be a great temporary fix while you work on supporting AI files. Please make this happen for V1.

    281 votes
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    12 comments  ·  07 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Warn if missing fonts when opening document

    When opening a document there needs to be a warning if the fonts used are not currently active.

    At this time it involves a lot of guess work to remember which fonts a used in a specific project to have the active before opening the document.

    thanks!

    16 votes
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  20. Commenting and making annotations in design OR on shared prototype online

    it's pretty self-explanatory.. you can give feedback by commenting and making annotations on the prototype, if someone posts something you get an email with a summarium of all the feedback or you get notified via creative cloud.. there could be settings where you want to be notified and if instantly or like 1 hour later!

    this is valuable to me because it makes the communication easier, which otherwise would lead to tons of emails going back and forth.

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

    With our November release, you can now add comments to shared prototypes! Comments are contextual to the artboard. Please check it out and let us know what you think. Feature improvements should be suggested as new ideas in UserVoice.

    Thanks!

    -Elaine

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