Better plugin management interface; filters, sorting, what's new, tags, what's popular, ratings and feedback
As more and more plugins are added the the Xd ecosystem, this will quickly become an over-saturated market where distinguishing between high-quality, helpful tools and junk addons will become very difficult.
It will also become increasingly difficult to view, manage, update, and check out new plugins. I would love to see some better filtering options so I can quickly see what's new, what's trending, which of my current plugins need updates, etc. Tagging and categorizing plugins, providing popularity, feedback and ratings would also help establish a better experience for all users.
I also find many plugins so far do not work as expected resulting in lost confidence and no ability to understand why or how something failed. These immediately get uninstalled. The ability to report plugin bugs, have better standards for onboarding, error messaging, help menus and tutorials would be amazing.
Most of the requests here are now available as of XD 24 (November 2019 release): you can rate plugins from 1-5 stars; sort by rating or popularity or updated date; and view plugins by category (tags).
Specific feedback is still directed to each plugin author rather than a commenting system within XD’s plugin listing UI — every plugin in the listing is required to have a link where you can contact their support or report bugs, though.
Nathaniel Platts commented
Thank you XD Team!
I saw that "Plug-ins" has now been added to left-hand menu.
Just seeing the plugins listed with associated icons makes it easier to see what is currently installed etc.
This is not all-encompassing, but its a step in the right direction.
AdminCorey Lucier (Adobe) (Admin, Adobe) commented
Thanks for the great feedback Adam.