Organize assets panel objects (symbols/components/colors/character styles) into folders
Would love to organize symbols into folder for easy accessibility. I spend too much time looking through symbols into one library.
Dear XD Community -
I’m happy to share that as part of XD 44, we have delivered the long awaited assets organization feature 🎉. So now you can flexibly groups your assets to help you organize, navigate and find your assets much faster.
This feature will allow you to:
1. Create unlimited groups and sub-groups for all your assets
2. Easily move assets between groups by drag-n-drop or using the move dialog
3. Custom Reorder your groups
4. Publish linked libraries with groups
5. Sort your document assets panel by name
To learn more about this feature check: https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/work-with-assets-and-libraries-xd.html
Please give it a try and let us know what you think.
Amber Cooper commented
Yes please!! This is the only thing that makes me want to use figma instead as of now. I NEED ways to organize better.
This feature would help when you publish a cloud document to a library. If the library was created using a cloud doc, it does not allow you to edit/add outside of the cloud doc and therefore you cannot create folders for the library assets. This makes it difficult for larger teams with large libraries of components.
This feature would be awesome.
Just use all the features inDesign contains. Also include options to give a text style margins/paddings before and after – this would be amazing.
Evaluz Luna commented
Typography size equivalents (desktop / tablet / mobile) and component folders!!!!! (having nested components AND components got me scrolling like crazy)
Lukas Brückner commented
Totally in love with the cloud shared files and linked assets for design systems.
But I'm missing one particular thing:
I'd like to individually sort
into subfolders which are also shown in the local files where the design system file is linked.
Value: Especially if design systems are growing or if i want to highlight the difference between the purpose of e.g. colors (basic colors, prime colors, infographic colors etc.) this would be a great feature.
Folders within the asset panel seems like a no brainer, Adobe! What has taken so long on this?? It's difficult and clunky managing a large design system in XD. Seems like I'm not alone. Please consider placing priority to this backlog item.
Alex Batista commented
In a real world, we designers organize our document by "categories" like form components that as buttons, toggles, switches, inputs, dropdown list etc; menu, cards and go on.
The user should be able to not only create a group to organize the components, but also organize them by dragging and dropping the items inside the groups.
How does one become a contributor to the XD feature team? Do you have a panel of professionals that is possible to join or apply for?
Lukas Schneider commented
I like the way Sketch organize it with an extra page
We need this to switch from Sketch to Xd!
Dylan Cyr commented
This is a huge feature that would prevent us from using XD for our enterprise component library
I appreciate XD has come a long way, but what would really help along the way is component management, so basically folders like layers. At the moment you have a long mess and if you want serious designers to take the software seriously where we want to manage components within a system of some sort folders would be helpful and those folders are exportable. For example you may have a mobile design with the desktop one, but you may want to export the mobile stuff only to the app team for example.
I spend way to much time trying to find what I'm looking for. Manageable folders like every other Adobe product is a must.
Organize assets and layers into folders.
This is really important, you cannot work with hundred of components without order.
This would for sure improve when it comes to the management of assets. Hope you guys deliver on this soon.
Honestly, this is one of the most fundamental features that needs to be added in design apps from day one. How can we be designers without the simple potencial of organization and having neat projects?
It was requested two years ago and with all the upvotes and updates you done since then it's not there yet, please keep up Adobe, you're running behind on this. This is quite embarrassing.
Florian Purchill commented
This ruins the whole experience users have with Assets. The Assets panel is a total mess all the time...............
PLEASE do this. It would make life so much easier! It's nearly impossible to create an efficient design system without something this like because otherwise you just have a list of assets that is a mile long and you can never find what you need :)