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!
It would really save time for users if XD used a similar system like Photoshop how there is only one photoshop open with multiple files open. Sometimes users have mulitple XD files open and its always having to maximize out of this one file to get find another file.
Steve Rekhler commented
I maybe working way later than I should be, but it seems there's no way to close a document in XD withough closing the application instance. If I click Home, it opens a new instance of the application.
To further clarify:
I would like to avoid having multiple instances of applications cluttering my screen. As an example, in other Adobe Suite products, you can have multiple files opened within a tabbed environment, and have instance access to those documents, and if need be, you can rearrange your working environment to see docs side by side, etc..., or even pull them out of the root application. Besides cluttering up the screen, I can assume another instance of the app is a drain on resources. Most modern design apps allow multiple files to be open, as perhaps part of the same project. Say at the basic level I'd want to compare two artboards that exist in separate files.
Michelle Barrios commented
GOOD GOD, STOP WAITING FOR USER NUMBER INCREASE, FIX THE SOFTWARE MAKE IT WHAT IT SHOULD BE, TABS...LIKE NO TABS ...........SERIOUSLY
UGH YES WE NEED THIS FEATURE WTF WHY DOESNT IT EXIST, TOTAL NO-BRAINER MVP FEATURE!
- from a fellow disgruntled ux. designer. (ps. i have been commenting periodically in this thread as catharsis now.)
Morgan Caldbeck commented
This is already possible. Xd opens a launcher on startup where you can select the file you want. If you need multiple open, just pull up the launcher and select another file. Both will remain open.
I do this on my Mac frequently, and full screen each document so that switching between just requires a simple three finger swipe left or right to go to the one I want.
I’m not sure if windows version allows for all of that though. I would assume yes.
The feature to have various projects open at the same time in tabs, normally at work I have to open a couple of sketch files at the same time to make prototypes and add them to one single Xd file for presentation. Having tabs would help keep my desktop more organized and it would be easier to find the projects Im looking for.
Where is the tab-function for files? This is super-basic!
Jonas Hartmann commented
Any news here? Would help the workflow a lot.
NEED TABS! I am drowning in a sea of multiple windows, kill me now.
Yes please! This is a top priority that will improve ALL designer's workflows! Why on Earth does Adobe XD NOT have this feature? In all other Adobe products, tabbed design view is available for multiple files, but not XD? I am so confused by this..
This is a huge problem actually, even worse on small screens
Tabs tabs please give us tabs!
Yes, tabbed files are a must-have. I transferred from Sketch to Adobe to align with the rest of my new design team and that's something I miss having that Sketch provided. Also, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign utilize the tabbing structure to manage multiple files. I would like to see XD follow suit. Thank you!!!
Yep. Multiple windows in tabs, please.
It's useful to have the possibility of arrange windows on a multi tab single window.
This will be very helpful!
Tabbed files would be incredibly helpful. This is an advantage Sketch has over XD.
Please include tabs at top for each project window. I would like to visually see all that I have open when working on multiple projects at the same time (similar to photoshop and illustrator). Thanks.