Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. 2,353 votes
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      293 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve delivered Layout Grids in the November release of XD. We’d love specific feedback on Layout Grids as we continue to grow, so I’m closing this feature request. If you have specific additional functionality you’d like to see in the Layout Grid feature, please do file it as a new feature request in the Design feature area!

      Thanks,

      -Elaine

    • 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…

      1,824 votes
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        273 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

      • Import Photoshop / PSD

        Import Photoshop file with options to select layers and/or artboards.

        This would increase ease of use and workflow, so a user is not always switching between apps. Import options for layers, artboards, or even layer comps, would also cut down a lot of rework.

        1,288 votes
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          153 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone,

          I’m glad to announce that we’ve just released this feature!

          You can bring your Photoshop files into XD by simply opening a PSD file with the CMD-O command or by selecting “Open” from the “File” menu. Your file will automatically convert into a new XD file with your artboards, layers, and assets editable and at a high fidelity.

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

          Note that we bring in Photoshop elements and effects that can be mapped to XD’s functionality, the rest are either rasterized or not transferred yet to the XD file. Learn more about what is supported here:
          https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/kb/open-photoshop-files-in-xd.html

          Let us know your feedback.

          Thanks,
          Dan

        • Underline text

          You can easily make text bold or italic in XD, but not underlined. There should be an Underline style or toggle button for creating designs with links, etc.

          1,068 votes
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            102 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            You can now underline text in the December release of Adobe XD. If you’re interested in improvements to the underline feature (like adjusting the distance between the underline and the baseline), please do feel free to file that as a separate ticket!

            -Elaine

          • Layers Panel

            It would be a good way to organize elements if we have the layer panel. Locking and unlocking elements is just a click away.

            887 votes
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              94 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              837 votes
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                130 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!

              • Export overview of all artboards: showing interaction flows, annotations, specifications

                I would like to share my full document to my team in order to communicate all specifications I added. This would help them giving a bit more context to the prototype and also be able to see all the different states of a pattern to build.
                Maybe save as a PDF file or also online?

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

                  We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec, which will show your developer an overview of the flow and allow them to introspect measurements and styles. We’re working on additional functionality based on this foundation, so I’m closing this feature as completed in order to get new suggestions as to what specific additions you’d like to see to the Design Specs feature.

                  Please also note that we now have a new feature area called “Design Specs” in UserVoice, so please file new feature requests there! As a reminder, please file one suggestion per UserVoice submission so that we can better aggregate!

                  -Elaine

                • Password on shared prototypes

                  Allow the user to add a password to shared prototypes.

                  774 votes
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                    138 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Export Measurements for Developers

                    Now that Adobe XD allows designers to measure all their elements. There's still the problem of having to deliver the design to the developers. They always require a spec sheet with the measurements. They don't want to download Adobe XD because they think it's hard to use, and would rather have a PDF opened instead.

                    It would be great to have a feature where I can have the measurements present itself on the page when I export to PDF, instead of having to manually type in the measurements as well as drawing the lines between the elements of my app…

                    741 votes
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                      45 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release this week as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec directly from XD, and your developer can get measurements of objects by selecting the object from the detail view of the screen. We’re working on additional functionality for this feature and are looking for feedback, so please try it out and file new feature requests in this area against the Design Specs feature area.

                      Thanks,

                      -Elaine

                    • Typographic features

                      • can't edit any part of text separately . Try to give different weight,style,size or color any piece of text, this changes whole text.
                      • can't kern any text
                      • can't give a line height *this is vital
                      • can't reach glyph

                      711 votes
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                        75 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow interaction wires/links from objects inside a symbol

                        I was so excited about the new symbols feature that I made all of my navbars in a design a symbol. This may be one of the most obvious uses of symbols, since every page will almost always have the same navbar. But you can't connect objects inside a symbol. Therefore, you can't connect nav items, icons, logos in a nav bar.

                        Either allow connects for objects inside symbols, but don't propagate them in all instances, or DO propagate them in all instances. But you HAVE to be able to connect objects inside symbols in prototype mode.

                        Otherwise, we can…

                        575 votes
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                          79 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Global reusable text styles & export text style guide

                          It would be useful to be able to label text styles as paragraph, h1, h2, link etc and then be able to export a text file that would include all of those styles to pass on to the developer

                          447 votes
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                            36 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi, all! In our August release, we’ve introduced our Assets Panel, which allows you to aggregate specific styles in one place for reuse. You can read more about this new feature here: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/august-update-of-adobe-xd/

                            We do have a separate story about handing off to developers here, which you should upvote if you care about the handoff part of things: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12951915-generate-specs-measurements-style-guide-for-de

                            Let us know what you think in a new idea here in UserVoice.

                            -Elaine

                          • Mirroring mobile app

                            It is super important to live view your design as you work.

                            406 votes
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                              53 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi guys,

                              Just wanted to let you know that you can now preview, in real time, your #AdobeXD designs and prototypes, on iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) or Android phones (Android tablet support will land soon). Make changes to your design and see it reflected on all the devices you have connected. Add wires to your prototype and play with it to polish the experience, all within the same workflow.

                              View all the details here (blog post and video): https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/september-update-of-adobe-experience-design-cc-preview

                              Please give it a try and let us know what you think.
                              Be part of XD’s journey on mobile devices, this is just the beginning.

                              Really looking forward to hearing your feedback!

                            • Add Gradients to appearance panel

                              Allow users to add a gradient to a shape instead of just fills.

                              When importing a shape with a gradient from illustrator it currently makes the shape invisible…

                              396 votes
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                                19 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  72 comments  ·  03 : 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

                                • 287 votes
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                                    26 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    You can now change the position of the border along the stroke for closed paths in the December release of Adobe XD! Check it out, and let us know what you think. If you’d like to see additional improvements to this feature, please feel free to file it as a separate ticket.

                                    -Elaine

                                  • 284 votes
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                                      34 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Windows version of Adobe XD

                                      It really need to be available on Windows as that is a major OS used especially at work.

                                      281 votes
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                                        67 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        267 votes
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                                          60 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

                                        • Maintain page scroll position when moving between screens

                                          When previewing prototype need to be able to maintain page scroll position between screens to support interaction and animation behaviours (in Preview).

                                          256 votes
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                                            60 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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