Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Multiple Color in Text - Design Specs

    If there is a paragraph where there text color is not everywhere the same, on the design specs you can view only one color and not the second one.

    It would be nice and handy especially for the developers, to be able to see/pick all the colors that are used inside a paragraph placeholder on the design specs mode.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to label assets within XD

    It would be helpful if you were able to label the assets (symbols, colors, fonts) like you can in the Library panel so that you can easily tell which asset is for which feature in your project. For example, the ability to label a font choice as "Header" or "Subtext".

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Paste above currentyl selected layer instead on top most position

    Currently pasting something is always placed on the top most position, that should be changed. Instead pasted elements should always be positioned above the currently selected layer.

    Thansk in advance.

    1 vote
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    5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Overlay positioning below "fold"

    I would like to be able to position an overlay so that it is connected to a specific element regardless of whether that element is below the "fold". For tooltip, dropdown menus, and other interactive elements, overlays are awesome. However, in doing responsive design work for enterprise applications, there are many instances where a dropdown or tooltip will appear below the fold.

    210 votes
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    30 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of MAX of this year, we’ve enabled component states, which will give you the flexibility you need to be able to create flyouts, dropdowns, and other interactive elements that will be contextual to its placement on the artboard. Check it out on letsxd.com!

  5. rename character style, symbols and colors

    Example: Character Style Title, menu option, tabBar option, etc

    6 votes
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    3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Overlay States

    I would like the ability to move an overlay through it's own transitions without impacting the underlying area.

    For example, let's say you have a button that says Help.
    Click Help
    Overlay slides in with message box, asks a question.
    User clicks Yes. Msgbox transitions to a new box, but underlying background (not part of the transition) remains.

    I have a problem like this where I have a drawer a user can expand over the contents to activate slides and switches. Problem is, once you start trying to use that toolbox, the background is lost.

    Overlays seem to only be…

    228 votes
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    24 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We introduced the concept of component states, which can be used with overlays to enable the type of interaction you’re looking for. Definitely check it out on letsxd.com, and please feel free to file a separate ticket if you still need overlay states with the new functionality.

  7. Forward private prototype notifications to clients or stakeholders by email

    When I publish a prototype and share it with collegues or clients, they make comments on it. But as the owner of the prototype, only I get notifications when a new comment is made.

    I like the new feature that allows us to publish private prototypes and invite people. They might get notifications on Adobe Creative Cloud, but even if they create an Adobe account, not all of them would download Adobe Creative Cloud or check the account regularly. It would be great if they also get the notifications by e-mail, like they get the invitation.

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

    In case of any comment activity on a private link, reviewers are notified via email as well as creative cloud desktop app. This is already working today if you use the latest version of XD.

    Note that email notifications go to any reviewer for that comment thread where activity is happening. You also have the ability to @mention specific reviewers on the private link.

  8. Advanced Overlay Option (background Treatment)


    • I would like to have the option of selecting how the background behaves when an overlay is being presented. this is important as I feel currently I'm restricted for the most part to 'Dissolve Transition' as it is weird showing the background sliding when included in the overlay artboard itself


    • Additionally, combined with timed transitions, one can showcase notifications
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    • Lastly, the ability to select the option of whether the overlay is pinned on Viewport (current implementation) or Artboard (for dropdowns beyond screen cut-off)

    18 votes
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    4 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Export assets from web version (xd.adobe.com)

    I'm a developer and we normally often get Photoshop files shared via Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud has an option on assets.adobe.com "Extract", this takes you to a screen when you can directly extract assets and download them as SVG/PNG etc.

    As a developer I don't need to or want to delve into a graphics program to try and extract individual assets. I don't want to know about clipping masks etc. etc. I just want to be able to contextually extract assets as I'm building a website/app. Creative Cloud's Extract feature works well for this but there seems to be no…

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    With XD’s 11.0 release (which happened moments ago), we’ve made this feature live.

    You can now save time and give developers the ability to extract and download assets from Design Specs. Mark layers as assets for export and send as a Design Specs link. Developers can download all the assets in the file format they need

    As always, please do let us know about what you think of this feature and feel free to log the improvements that you’d like to see in this workflow as new requests at adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-x..

    Thanks,
    Harish

  10. Update Apple iOS resource

    Please update the Apple iOS resource here:

    https://developer.apple.com/design/resources/ to the latest version of iOS.

    221 votes
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    92 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The latest iOS12 XD UI Kit is now available on the Apple website and is reachable through the links within XD, on the start screen and the “Get UI kits” menu item. Thank you for your votes and patience as we worked through the issue.

  11. Remove prototype border

    Is there a way to get rid of that default annoying grey border in shared prototypes? What's the purpose? It doesn't appear when viewed on laptop, why it's showing on mobile?

    I have a black background design of a mobile app. When viewed on a mobile phone it really impacts the overall experience and generates confusion (is it intentional?).

    6 votes
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    6 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Enable Adobe Exchange for XD

    Adobe Exchange should enable for Adobe XD, so that other developer can develop extensions and allow us to install. Like we have. this option for other CC products like, Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign and others.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  07 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Open Sketch 50 file

    I tried to open a sketch file but all the screens are blank with no data except the layers names

    6 votes
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  14. Let users know when they try to open a file that is already opened by other designer

    Basically, just a warning would be fine, when a design trying to open a file that's already opened, just let them know, and eventually let they know who they are would be nice too.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  06 : Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Design Spec: ability to download assets for developer, just like in Zeplin.

    Just like how it works in Zeplin, developers can select an asset in the design to inspect its properties and then can download that asset to use.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    With XD’s 11.0 release (which happened moments ago), we’ve made this feature live.

    You can now save time and give developers the ability to extract and download assets from Design Specs. Mark layers as assets for export and send as a Design Specs link. Developers can download all the assets in the file format they need

    As always, please do let us know about what you think of this feature and feel free to log the improvements that you’d like to see in this workflow as new requests at adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-x..

    Thanks,
    Harish

  16. Please let me use beta version before full version.


    1. Please let me use beta version before full version.

    2. Feature update of the full version is too late. Monthly updates are relatively quick compared to other programs, but in the prototype implementation, important menu fixes and keyboard slides are only shown in the seminar, and the updates are actually too late. We expected these features to be updated in the May update.
      But the actual updates are very disappointing. So I want you to use the beta version before the full version comes out.
      From -xd-savvy users -

    1 vote
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  17. Add Search field to Libraries

    There needs to be a way to search within libraries.

    I have a library that has 750+ icons in a library and no way to search for what I am looking for.

    25 votes
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  18. Move comment create-date duration away from the Reply button

    The current position of the 'duration since a comment was written' has confused a few people, due to it's proximity to the 'Reply' link. I've attached a screenshot - see the second comment.

    Upon initial glance, it appears that the time since the comment was created actually refers to the reply, rather than the original comment. The line reads "1 reply 3 days ago". In this case, '3 days ago' refers to the time since the initial comment, and is unrelated to the reply action.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve adjusted the way we present comments in the past year. Now, the comment is in the upper right corner of the comment, while the reply button is in the lower left hand corner. Please feel free to file another ticket if you feel like additional improvements need to be made!

  19. Switch Commenting Process to Pick, then Type

    To comment on a shared prototype link currently, we have to type the comment and then select where on the prototype we'd like to place the comment. This is very counter-intuitive because the comment bar on the bottom right feels disconnected from the prototype.

    If I could pick a location first and then type the comment directly next to it, then that will help me remember what I'm commenting about.

    Also, it would be great to highlight a comment more prominently when its corresponding icon/number is clicked on the prototype. Right now its a very subtle background change.

    1 vote
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  20. Design Specs, hard to view specs of grouped/layered elements

    Hard to view specifications of every element in a group/layer. For developers it seems better not to group anything, so they can view every item and layer (like overlays, highlighted text, etc.). But even then one cannot see all colors of the layers in one element (when you show different states of button, you add a 30% black overlapping layer on top of a color). A solution would be to show all layers, and make them selectable.

    33 votes
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