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Tabbed design view for multiple files

Similar to Photoshop or Illustrator (See attached file), it would be valuable to allow for multiple files to be opened and arranged in the design pane using tabs. This would give users a quick way to switch between their projects and will provide a much better workflow in general.

This is a must for me!

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  • Sathish Devasani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    HUGE workflow enhancement. Why does Photoshop and Illustrator have it but not XD? I am planning to switch again Figma or Sketch. So many bugs are pending in XD. Without bug fix why XD Launched ?

    1. Slice Tool not available for Assets.
    2. Multiple tabs can't Open at a time like Photoshop & Illustrator.
    3. For Fonts we can't apply Gradient Colors, only we can apply gradients with creating Path, but if will Path converting for Fonts developers can't visible Font Size & Font family details in Zeplin.

  • Ash Sampson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    HUGE workflow enhancement. Why does Photoshop and Illustrator have it but not XD? Considering switching to Figma.

  • dabbagh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, I wanted to make two suggestions to improve the software Adobe XD to be updated in later versions
    1:Ability to drag layers from different files to one anothe
    2:Ability to open multiple projects on one page

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes!!!! Please please please! It is so annoying to sometimes have more than 5 Windows open, it would help a lot to organize and improve the workflow!

  • Dennis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh yes!!! i would love this feature:

    https://ibb.co/MDkGph0

    I don't really like the seperated files so i would like to have a Mother file with linked tabs inside. This way i can open one file which opens the additional files. Especially for prototyping certain parts of a UI in seperate tabs.

  • Bryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, it is important feature - it should be natively in first relese of Xd, even in beta. Please Adobe make your all products similar :)

  • Zaki Sayed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Under review since mid 2016 for such an important UX feature! Please push tabs in the next update.

  • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Tabs. For the love of all that it Holy. TABS.

    Just like you do in your other industry-leading applications. Tabs.

    I have no idea why this request is still marked as FEATURE-UNDER-REVIEW. No further review is required.

    TABS.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi,
    Adobe XD should support macOS native tab to open multiple document at the same time in the same window.

  • Max commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has to be one of the most important and necessary updates out of all 1784+ requested featured. It's incredibly tedious and repetitive having to switch between different documents, especially considering it's the main way to access symbols from UI Kits. It makes it very difficult to reference previous versions and different documents.

    Every other main Adobe application (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) utilise tabs to access multiple documents, and it needs to be included in an update.

  • Bec commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please, this is a huge thing I would like too. When in other design programs it is soo much better having multiple tabs open in the one program, really need this in XD as well, as the bottom of the screen gets overloaded with many files open at a time.

  • Philip King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Full marks to the XD team for designing the app to work in macOS's native full-screen mode (unlike pretty much every other Adobe desktop app). The next step is to implement window tabs, like pretty much every other app on macOS.

  • David Andreu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wait, this is in review since 2016? Okay, that's insane. Please prioritize this, imagine using Chrome where all the tabs are different windows...

    Let's bring this into the modern age, shall we?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed, just add it. Can't believe that a tabbed UI wasn't part of the initial plan from the beginning.

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