Allow multiple people to share a link to the same published URL (multiple owners of a Prototype or Design Spec)
Collaborative work: Updating 'share link' of an .xd file not possible on another machine
System: macOS Sierra 10.12.6
XD-Version: 0.8.22.17 Beta
We are working with different people on the same .xd file. Updating the prototype link is only possible on the machine with wich the .xd file was created. The other people can only create new links.
- Create an .xd file
- Publish prototype
- Save the .xd file
- Open the same .xd file on another machine
- Updating the published prototype link not possible (only creation of new link)
@Vnz - That’s a great idea, but I don’t think you solved Christopher’s problem. Even with a URL shortened, you still have to have the single owner of the design file to be the one that updates the links that you put into the shortened.
@Christopher : I solved the problem by running an url shortener on our servers. This way, I can change the link and it is transparent for clients and dev teams
I'm not the owner of the document, but I'm a coeditor who does most of the design work on the document. After completing the design, you need to ask the owner to update the link, which I think is a very inconvenient process. Please allow non-owner coeditors to create links that can be shared.
Our workflow is delayed by a full day because Adobe doesn't have this capability. When XD file owner is on holiday our publishing can be delayed an entire week! When we terminate an employee we have to save all our files locally, upload them to another user's profile, and inform all our developers that the URLs have changed.
Ole Fredrik Lie commented
Currently the only person who can update the link for a shared prototype, is the document owner. In our organisation, this creates a lot of friction in our design process, because the document owner might be busy with other things at the time the design specs link needs to update.
Please consider allowing document owners to give team members access to update links.
Agree. This is essential along with the ability to add multiple owners for when owners are away or team members leave etc.
Phil Bowell commented
Now that we have coediting available this needs doing asap!
It's frustrating that I have to ask my colleague to update a link just because I made a small change and need to show a PO the update but can't because he created the document!
It's an essential feature because the team can't be stopped when the creator is missing !!!
Adam Meek commented
This is a mission-critical feature whose absence is breaking workflows worldwide. As stated by others, implementing collaborative features and then making them irrelevant in the same breath is awkward at best - and and worst threatens the XD Product Team's streak of recent wins.
Extending the functionality, consider a "Don't allow link publishing" for those cases in which one genuinely doesn't want such functionality - such a use case certainly exists.
Thanks Adobe, I still love you!
I would also like this feature in an XD update.
Can this also allow collaborators to invite new collaborators? I allowed co-editing to my CTO, but he's unable to invite a new dev to the document, only I can as the file owner. As a contractor, this obviously slows down their flow.
Or is there an easy way to transfer ownership to the CTO so that he can add and remove collaborators as needed, as long as I can still update the designs?
Remy Versaille commented
I will not switch my team to the premium plan without this feature. It's an ESSENTIAL feature !!
Chris Hertz commented
This is insane to me that you are allowing cloud sharing of a project but not allowing a basic function to be shared with the ability to allow multiple users to push an updated link. Makes sharing cloud documents kind of pointless.
David Raynor commented
Hi, I have paid an app company to create a prototype for a couple of apps. I'm not going ahead with the development of the apps through this company and they originally told me that if I didn't want to continue then I could take the prototype with me. However all I am able to get is a link. There is no way of me transferring the prototype to my adobe account even though I own the IP. If I want another company to make some changes then they have to start from scratch because they can't make changes as it stands at the moment.
So really I'm not in control of my own IP.
I think that it is about time since multiple people are working with the same file
Frank Neulichedl commented
I think this needs really a bump to get into the next release. :)
It doesn't make sense to have co-editing and sharing if only one person can update the prototypes.
We often collaborate here in Schwarz IT on projects and continue work of others - and if we use the Adobe Cloud (instead of files on a server) to get all the benefits we actually hurt ourselves as we cannot update the prototypes or create new links.
Thx in advance
I re-read Jacob's original comment from Aug 2017...
"Only the user who created a prototype link is able to update that link. The thinking is that the owner for the link may not want others making changes."
I definitely understand that could be the thinking behind allowing only the owner to update the link to control content that is published for review/feedback. Can we bubble up the request for multiple owners of a document as a solution? Or is that a separate feature request?
This maintains the control and lets the original owner of a document go on vacation in peace while other designers are cranking away. The holiday's are upon us. People need vacation! :-D
There are lots of people that really want, I dare say need this feature! I see that it is in the backlog. Can it come out of the backlog and onto the next release????
What if I write a poem to entertain your developers and product owners? Will that help?...
There once was a designer designing
Her colleagues begged her from resigning
She said no way, I have to go
Sharing designs is way to slow
We need collaboration sharing badly
If you don't add the feature, I'll depart sadly
To the rescue the devs worked all night
To fill the request, it was a delight
They posted on uservoice late-a
Hey yall! Your feature's in beta!!!
Johan Wallberg commented
We really need this feature, come on!
Love this software but our team is expanding and using more outsourcing so this is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.
What's the point of cloud documents when I have to create a copy to update a new link? Going to end up just going back to invision for prototyping at this rate, clients are sick of preview links changing every 5 minutes.