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.
This is something we are planning to do! Stay tuned for more details.
This is honestly XD's biggest weakness. Trying to create a design system with XD is a nightmare. I love the flexibility of Adobe's components but it needs to have a better management system - something akin to Sketch's symbol library. If you guys can crack this then I will be a devout fan!
Julien Bélanger commented
Any updates ? This feature was requested in 2018, 3 years ago !! Give us at least a colour system while waiting for a decent classification. I feel like this is essential for anyone using your product, and I'm pretty sure you're losing clients just because of this lack of a feature. Even I, a long-lasting fan of Adobe, am I considering competition because of this issue.
Please do something, or at least give us a road map.
Sergei Tarasenko commented
The work with the components was done very well by the guys at Framer X. A convenient window opens there, with folders and previews.
Andrés Sanz commented
I know that there is a component library (the icon that is above the layers) but that solution can be greatly improved by:
1. In Figma it allows you to have the components on another page and thanks to that it is possible to have them well organized and see one next to the other and check that they are consistent with each other.
2. Adobe XD forces having the components on the same screen out of your workflow, but having to move around the same screen becomes terribly tedious and is not a way to organize the components and the design system.
3. Another advantage that I get from Sketch is that they can be rearranged with the name using "/". For example, "Buttons / Large" and "Buttons / Small" will both appear inside a folder called "Buttons". Which makes it very easy to find the component you are looking for.
Yo Kouma commented
I hope all is well with the Adobe team and especially the XD team. So I'm getting to the heart of the matter but can you improve the libraries within XD? We can't take it anymore to make defile advitam eternam all our components.
It's a mess, it's probably a bias on your part but I'm sorry, when we start to create continuity in our screens with a lot of components, scrolling or searching them becomes a waste of time.
Sketch has revolutionised the grouping of components in some ways and figma is taking this functionality to another level by linking documentation to the update note when you have a component library.
We have the CC library which is an advantage in the adobe ecosystem but honestly in its current state it doesn't serve much purpose in XD.
What are your plans for this feature?
Have a nice weekend!
So the latest release has been total fluff. This request is so important and the XD team are focusing their attention on angular gradients?!
This is very much holding up our design system. We are still using a old xd library Globally because it has folders, but I can't update it unless I convert the components to graphics.
This would be very valuable as we are more and more working with components
Amanda Gulley commented
Create groups for components to help organize components when you have a large amount within your component group for your design system. Libraries allows for this but if you create a library of XD components then you are stuck with only colors, components, character assets. Ideally, it would be great to be able to make groups within a component i.e.. cards, navigation, hero, etc...
Zach Bruce commented
Any word on this feature? It'd be super-duper-extremely helpful working with how big our atomic design systems have gotten for our products. I've taken to trying to sort things using the names of each item (e.g. component/pagename/componentname, element/elementname) but apps like Figma have it built in so that it creates groupings in your system automatically when adding / into the name... bare minimum requirements would be something like this.
Edu Couchez commented
yeeep!! "stay tuned" from 2020! Hope it will get out from the "backlog" before Sketch will get their Windows version :-)
By the way... please, tell your "backloggers" to give a boost to the good ol' "dark mode" request ;-)
How come I can organise a standard library (where I cannot add components, but only graphics, colours and styles) but not the shared one?
Yohann KOUMA commented
Is this feature will ever get out of the backlog? It's pretty essential for a tool like adobe XD @Elaine
A must have really, especially if you wanna be competitive with design systems in XD!
Farhan Shahzad commented
Any word on when this is coming? It’s a pain to sort manually... if not folders at least alphabetically for each section in the assets panel.
Please do this!!!
Graeme Palmer commented
When working on a large design system in XD the components panel becomes unmanageable and a simple folder structure would solve this issue. Can you provide an update for this feature, please?
Is here any ETA for us? We are forced to switch to figma with the hole company, if this small update is not incoming soon.
Also curious on an ETA? I work on a team that has a large Design System to manage. XD makes it really hard to work with and we have a lot of issues with people using one off files because it's just easier to manage smaller asset amounts using XD. We also have people who prefer Sketch because of this very problem (and are starting the move to Figma)...Would be great to have a way to organize XD's Components list (and the others as well) into nameable subcategories to actually make it usable (and easier to onboard new people) instead of having a giant scrolling pain point. It would be a huge step to get the entire team on the same tool. Pretty please :D?
Is there an ETA on this much-needed request?