Sort components in assets panel alphabetically
It would be beneficial for us to sort the Components list by name (Alphabetically). Reason being, when we attach the Cloud doc to a new project file, components seem to be in a random order. If we could re-sort the list alphabetically on each file, it would make organization of large counts of components much easier.
This feature is nice but I will ask for more options:
- sorted by the asset order. if you organize your color in a certain way, the alphabetic is not the right way. Or, you have to add a number before each color. Another annoying thing.
- sorted alphabetically or invert.
Indrayana Ign commented
It would be nice if users can sort components based on alphabetical order in addition to time order
Yes, please! Sorting options would be super helpful.
Edvard G commented
Yes please. Sorting and folders NEEDED ASAP for components!
Thomas O commented
OMG this is so simple and so NEEDED!
Jinny Seo commented
is this still not a thing?
I have over 200 elements in my Adobe XD Assets (not in my Adobe CC Library!)
Well! Adobe "hopes" that SORTING those hundreds would be helpful to me.
Moreover, the MASTER SORTING and LOCAL SORTING feature is also required.
Tim Panicucci commented
Please sweet baby Jesus give us this.
Suraj Supekar commented
Yes definitely. it's painful to find components when we have 20+, right now I have more than 60, and it's hard... really hard to find components
I miss the possibility to group the component in folders as in Sketch. The way you xD is right now, you quickly lose the overview-
Working for an larger organisation sorting assets is a necessary feature. I imagine it would look something like this:
1: sort alphabetically
2: inherit from master document
3: user defined setting (optional) <maybe this makes things overcomplicated
4: Group items in folders (@michael Connely)
Michael C commented
Coming from Sketch to XD, Alphabetical and Folder Nesting of Symbols (Components) I miss most
I have named my components to Sketch standards in hopes that one day XD will automagically work the same way using the / as a folder. This pattern would show as an expanding folder.
Bars / Status / Black
Bars / Status / Call
See how Sketch does it with this attachment.
Sorting alphabetically would be cool. AND, what about a way to let the components inherit the sort order from the master asset file?
I'd hoped by organizing my components in the main file, that the order would then get updated in all of my linked projects, but they do not. 😭
Yes to this, yes to @Thomas Miller's, @Jeff Collins, @Ole Frederik Lie. Why would it change the order of the Library Components on a new file??
My understanding of Xd's purpose is to make wireframing faster, more consistent, more efficient. A library of shuffling components is essentially the antithesis of that.
Someone else suggested a folder - I'm making a library with both mobile and non-mobile components so we can wireframe all needed breakpoints during the design process. A way to keep those components organized would be killer.
Thomas Miller commented
Would add to the sorting options this request: that however the components are ordered in the master file gets carried over to any file that links to it.
The color palette seems to retain the order specified in the master XD file, but components re-order themselves when you link to the master file. We have a huge library so this has become very frustrating as my team has to re-order every XD file to put the most used components at the top.
Jeff Collins commented
I second this request - and Ole's point that adding items 'un-sorts' a carefully hand-sorted list. Adobe, if you're going to recommend customers invest a lot of time and effort in doing something as menial and easy for an application to do as sort a potentially huge list by hand - then please don't let that app un-sort it! It's a pain for us and terrible for your company's reputation. If I were you, I wouldn't wait for us to make it important to you by voting - I'd think for myself, realise that this is a high-value (to user and your brand), low-effort fix and just do it. Please. For the love of God - or at least your own company.
Ole Fredrik Lie commented
@Randy Edmunds : Just spent 20-30 minutes manually dragging items to reorder alphabetically. After adding a few extra components, all my components became unsorted again. So unfortunately your fix doesn't seem to work.
Charlotte Franklin commented
Our entire design language is in one XD document. Imagine the hand-sorting required!
Being able to create folders would be a massive help too. No point in being able to move components into groupings if it reorders all the time. This is very frustrating with a huge list of components. I know this bug has been logged but would be good to know what the progress of this is and if we can also get folders in the near future.
Michel Kräft commented
There is also a bug for the components assets. Unfortunately your handsorted components become unsorted by adding a new asset. This just took me half an hour reorganising my file.