Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Show the layer names on design spec mode

    When the developer clicks an element, the layer name is not shown. Today he can only see the type of that layer ("Rectangle", "Text", "Group", etc). If the layer name was shown the designers could append information on that layer like the asset name or the color variable that should be used on that element.

    59 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  5 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Adobe Extract for Brackets to work with XD

    Brackets Code Editor has good integration with PSD Files, which allows it to grab layers, colors, font details and spacing info. More on that here (https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/extract-for-brackets.html)
    I wonder whether you can work on features that allow Adobe Extract to grab data(images, font names, sizing info etc) from XD and transfer for Brackets, the same way it happens to PSD ?

    43 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  6 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. show date of last update for each screen

    At this time one can see "The date when the design specs was last updated"

    When working on a living project, with constant improvements, or in general during development phase, it would be pretty handy for
    - developers (identify what to do)
    - testers/customers/responsible persons (what to review)
    to easily see that there where changes on special screen since last look by showing date and time of last update for each screen.

    41 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Sync Mobile Preview to reflect desktop Preview window or viewport / scroll position

    I like the live editing on mobile, that's a good case.

    However, I'd like the ability for the mobile device to reflect where I am in my artboard when working in XD on my Mac.

    Example -- I'm designing a mobile page and I scroll down to the footer; currently I'd have to manually scroll to the footer on my device to reflect what I'm working on.

    Example II -- I'm in prototype mode on my Mac, and I click a button to move to a linked artboard. I'd expect this interaction to be mirrored on the mobile device, but…

    40 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  08 : Mobile (Android)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 40 votes
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    19 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This was highly debated and designers are split on whether they want this or not. We may provide a preference in the future.

  6. Access camera on mobile device

    What if you through the link could acces the camera for apps where photosharing is key ?

    39 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  2 comments  ·  05 : Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. [shortcut] Option + shift + arrow keys to duplicate objects

    1. Similar to the rest of the creative suite, the ability to click on an object (text or object) and holding down option + moving that object with arrow keys (while also holding down shift) to duplicate the object.

    2. Quickest and most painless path to duplicating objects over click + copy + paste imho.

    38 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Push colors from the assets panel into local color swatches

    When you add colors to the Assets panel
    The same colors should show up in the Saved Swatches in the color picker box.

    21 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Ability to view team prototypes

    Ability to view team prototypes. Similar to how you can view team assets. So that I as a creative director, or other team members can quickly find and reference prototypes completed by other team members

    20 votes
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    5 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are exploring some ideas around this. If you have more ideas on how you think this should work, send me mail. How would you define your team, for example?

  10. Add some basic editing features for mobile app

    Hope to see some basic editing features for mobile app. This could be really helpful for prototyping.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  07 : Mobile (iOS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. XD integrated with AEM

    Integration of XD with AEM will be very convenient to prototype and bring the application to life at the same place.

    18 votes
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    11 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Cancel publish during upload

    By mistake i choose publish proto and update link - how to cancel it? - i have to close the file to cancel an activity.

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Ability to add rationale

    Given a set of rationales, and the ability to add a custom one, be able to add a rationale to a given design pattern or interaction. This will help with a design review. In a review, we need to explain the "why" and this would help communicate that.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are exploring ways to add additional notes to artboards that would be available upon certain type of exports. Is this what you are thinking of? Where would you see the rationale showing up?

  14. Option to switch from thumbnails to list view on recent projects on opening screen.

    Most file names are too long to be read in thumbnail view, I would prefer to see them in a list. I would be useful to have the option to switch just like in PS' opening screen.

    10 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Reset different aspects of a component

    Currently "Reset to master component" resets all aspects of a component including text overwrites and color overwrites.

    I'd like to have the option to keep specific overrides of a component on reset. e.g.:
    - Keep text overwrites
    - Keep color overwrites
    - Keep image overwrite

    This would help to keep content and design separated and be very helpful. Especially If local adjustments where made and master was changed afterwards

    Currently "Reset to master component" is the same as "Delete component" + "Paste master in original position". As a result I need to re-enter everything again.

    9 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Drop shadow binds to border

    When adding a drop shadow to an object it binds to the border.

    This means that if an object does not have a border or a fill (in the instance where you would want to create a glass like effect it is not possible)

    We have tested and verified that this is counter to how the browsers behave - this is the test example we used:

    https://jsfiddle.net/j911t7kp/1/

    8 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add Anchor Points evenly spaced between existing anchors (similar to Illustrator)

    I posted this on the Adobe forums but realized this is the proper place to post.

    I would like to see a tool similar to the "Add Anchor Points" tool in Illustrator, but potentially with a few more features.

    Along with the normal "Add Anchor Points" feature, It would be really nice to be able to select 2 anchor points, use "Add Anchor Points" and choose how many anchor points to add between the two selected points, equally spaced out. This could also work with selecting more than 2 anchor points, or an entire shape.

    Thanks.

    8 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Share Again – don’t copy URL on Saved-As

    I often ‘save as’ my app, and rebrand it for a different client. Despite renaming the saved-as file, if I SHARE AGAIN, it will remember the old URL – and sometimes I’m tired enough to accidentally over-write the file. This would be disastrous with clients! Please forget the URL of a saved-as file.

    7 votes
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  19. Arrow navigation on the online shared prototype

    I created a link, but when I was presenting, I realized that exported version can't be navigated using keyboard-arrows.

    7 votes
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    9 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There was some negative feedback received when we removed the navigation arrows from prototypes, so, this change was reverted and other solutions are being considered.

    Joan Lafferty
    Product Manager

  20. Cannot select object underneath in Design Specs

    オブジェクトの選択について

    「デザインスペック」画面で、
    重なっているオブジェクトの枚数が多いと、
    オブジェクトが選択ができないようです。
    (階層が下のオブジェクトが選択できない?)

    オブジェクト間の正確なマージンが取れずに困っています。
    修正のご検討、よろしくお願いいたします。

    About selecting objects

    On the "Design Spec" screen,
    If the number of overlapping objects is large,
    It seems that you can not select an object.
    (Can not select object with hierarchy below??)

    I am in trouble because I can not get an accurate margin between objects.
    Consideration of correction, thank you.

    5 votes
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