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.
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 :)
Christian Tewes commented
Come on Adobe Devs, this is a low hanging fruit but will help all xd users, that do more than just onepagers with your tool. You speak about design system but dont have folders for better structure and organisation. Seriously?
Christian Tewes commented
We use XD for big projects and clients. Especially when using well organised design systems, the Element List gets higher and higher.
I just want to create Folders (and subfolders) like shown in the screenshot.
This feature and maybe the addition of unlimited or - better - multiple Canvases would fit perfectly into our workflow. Otherwise XD lacks in overview and style-organisation. Sketch does a very much better job in this case, but please don´t make me switch back.
This is a great ideas, please add this to the to do list immediately!
Really longing for these features, and it would be great if you let the community know what you are working on, so that we can follow the progress and plan our own work according to that. It is very hard to make a fully working DSM on an enterprise level working blindfolded not knowing which features will be available when.
- Custom folder/category structure for components/styles that can be fetched by e.g. Diez, Haiku or similar dev-tools. It is impossible to structure your components in a meaningful way for collaboration.
- Option to search for components only, not including colors.
- Option to share specific tokens/styles and not only an entire library with teammembers.
- Do not automatically place "linked components" within the components area of the file you are copying to, if you copy assets from one file to another. The assets ought to be visually seperated and afterwards you can choose to make a local component. It gets really messy .
- Shareable artboard templates in components / Pages from a master document
- Multiple component libraries with sublibraries pr. file. e.g. "Web", "iOS" and "Android" where all three mentioned also have "dark" and "light" sublibrary e.g. in a master document. managing 3 different files is cumbersome and errorprone. Consistency, speed and collaboration is key.
- Shared components across said UI-kits. - A lot of UI components are the same across platforms.
- Possibility to be granted update rights for shared links if you are not the owner of a document.
- Optimized color management, extract colors from file, find and replace. Posibility to choose to "overwrite" a color. That automatic merge is annoying.
- "Hightlighting" of assets, components etc. is barely visible when you have a huge artboard or document. Something simple as navigation through where they are used would be helpful.
I believe that many of us working in UX/UI and closely with DEV in an enterprise setup, are lacking the above on a daily basis.
This should be NATIVE features and not handled by a sea of plugins that require login or payment to 10+ 3rd party services. Please consider keeping your eco-system more lean.
I know you don't reply on requests on facebook. but you should consider engaging in conversation there instead of just sending everyone in here on Uservoice. An open dialogue would be much appreciated.
Just like the one suggestion above. This would be great. It can get chaotic otherwise. Also please add keyboard shortcut to collapse all open layers/group/folders like you do in photoshop.
Jeff Chester commented
It's absolutely insane to me that this feature was first requested two and a half years ago and still has not been implemented. It makes larger design systems impossible to work with. If XD ever wants to be taken seriously as a competitor to Sketch or Figma it desperately needs to step up its game when it comes to design system management. One gigantic asset list with all components and no way to group them is such a terrible user experience, I don't know how this made it past user testing.
Does anyone from Adobe actually read these requests? This one has 740 votes at the moment and 159 comments from people who desperately need this functionality. What are you spending time developing instead of this?