Add UX Notes mode (to Design and Prototype)
As UX, I would like to add page and object notes for my engineering and QA teams. These notes should be visible in PDF exports as well as in the online prototype. See proposed feature UX Design Prototype Link.
Petr Široký commented
I cannot believe this isn't a feature yet. I don't want to export the stupid prototypes just so I could type something in a browser. Keeping notes in one place would be super useful.
It's like the team behind XD didn't consider this being a significant part of a design process for many individuals and teams.
Please! I have to duplicate my artboards when adding notes so it doesn't clutter up my screen. Super annoying.
+ 1 from me and my team too
Mark Leta commented
Was really hoping this feature were a part of the tool at this point. Large hole in functionality to be able to effectively design UI's and convey specs.
Bartolomeo D'Alia commented
+1 This is a very important feature fo us.
Harun Alikadić commented
What if you add a "layer" like Pasteboard, called "Notes" that can be hidden. Whatever you add on this layer is above the artboards and Pasteboard.
This leaves space for future development, like signing for export (comments with pin).
It is unbelievable that this feature has not been implemented yet.
As a designer many a times i'd like to add a note on a specific component (like Axure used to allow) which i'd want the developers to pay heed to. Waiting till i publish the design to pin & add that note seems a very tedious process. These notes can appear once i publish the url & design gets shared. Much like annotating the design while i am creating it.
Enable inserting comments in the design like in Excel or Acrobat. Notes &/or comments create dialog about a specific design element without having to draw text boxes and lines to the point of interest.
Priya Harmalkar commented
First of all, just wanted to say co-editing feature is the best. thank you.
Is there a way to leave comments in Design mode? It would be great if the users (of that shared file) could save comments for each other.
A free plugin solution for now: https://designwithfocus.com/#features
Add annotations directly to your design files
Focus is all about adding annotations straight to your design documents. This means that all your notes, ideas, tasks, feedback and whatever else you want to jot down stays relevant and never gets lost again.
All your annotations are safely and securely sync'd to Focus so your data is all in one place.
This would help a LOT, otherwise I have to leave marks on the design itself which is really frustrating.
Amir Aghaei commented
This would really come handy. I currently have create separate doc to put all the notes about everything.
Now I make notes in the online prototype, but when you make a new link, the notes are not copied with it. This is unhandy, when I make a different version of the design for example, like a dark mode version, that need to have the same notes as the light one.
I've updated the panel plugin for notes using React if anyone would like to contribute. Github repo has XDX file for installation.
The plugin was also just accepted by Adobe! It's available in the plug-in manager as Spec Notes 1.
Yes, please add this. I need a way to create notes for the dev team.
Mike Britton commented
I support this idea!
If anyone is interested, I've started building a plugin for adding a Notes panel for Artboards and Groups. It's in the early stages, but I hope it can be helpful to solving this issue.
Great and fantastic! It should 100% be like you designed it! You should take a leading position at Adobe!