Remove forced cloud storage and remove cloud storage as default
My team cannot use Adobe's cloud for collaboration. We must be able to create a document without automatically saving the document to Adobe's cloud. Further, for a desktop app, local storage should be the default and CMD+S should work as expected.
Updating XD and finding that our documents no longer existed on our desktop was unexpected and we've lost time figuring out where our documents went and figuring out how to restore our workflow, and we will continue to lose time deleting files from Adobe's cloud and dealing with duplicate files every time someone forgets to explicitly save a file locally — which they will forget to do as long as CMD+S doesn't behave the way it's supposed to.
Cloud documents are expected for browser-based tools, but for a professional desktop app, local storage should be the default. We should have the option to use Adobe cloud if our employers and workflows allow, not have to jump through hoops to avoid it.
Bill Adams commented
This has been an issue for far too long for Adobe not to address it properly. The addition of a non-standard, four-key option to save files locally is ridiculous, meaning it is absolutely worthy of ridicule, especially because it's not the default. For a company as old as Adobe, relatively speaking, this is an obvious mistake to a decades-long, industry-wide common save function and should be corrected immediately.
A few moments ago I got off a chat with an Adobe representative after trying to access Preferences of some sort to turn off cloud-based saves entirely for new files since it's so invasive. Of course there are no Preferences at all in XD, so my efforts were wasted. But I did get one response that shows how little Adobe thinks of our complaints about their "feature." From the chat transcript, the associate wrote: "Yes that is possible if you work without Internet connection however when you connect back to the Internet it will ask you to update the changes". You read that right: Adobe's rep says the single way to turn off their cloud-based auto save for new files feature is to... disconnect from the Internet.
SMH in frustration.
Add the ability to deactivate the default cloud saving in your settings.
Tim Bowen commented
This is so important. I've lost hours of work because it failed saving to the cloud (when I thought I was safely saving locally).
Mike L commented
I would wager that a great deal of us who use XD are using it while working for an agency that has specific policies about where and how to save working files.
I know that I do.
DO NOT ASSUME THAT WE ALL WANT TO SAVE TO THE CLOUD. Command+S or Control+S has meant SAVE TO MY HARD DRIVE for over 20 years. DON'T CHANGE IT.
Kevin Guare commented
Yep. I also work at a company that prohibits saving anything with sensitive proprietary material on non-local servers. After that XD update, I inadvertently saved several documents to the cloud (in violation of that policy) over the course of a week, and had no idea I had been doing so. I feel lucky that I even noticed it after a week, and *only* had to go back and re-save a half dozen or so documents locally and delete them from the cloud, and that it didn't result in more significant problems (up to and including losing my job).
Even now that I know, I've still tripped up a few times because the muscle memory to auto-save or Save As... is taking time to unlearn, and have still accidentally saved to the cloud multiple times. And of course not having the option to open local files from XD's launch screen is unnecessarily cumbersome.
I get that there are nice features and functionality that are only available with the cloud, but some companies simply aren't going to entrust their data to your servers. It's pretty user-hostile to make designers at those companies have to jump through hoops to actively avoid cloud saves because of how aggressively you're pushing it.
Adobe needs to stop strong-arming my company's business practices. Re-assigning all of the shortcuts and defaults to cloud storage is going to push my team away from adobe xd. Which means no more benefit for other adobe products. No more team budget spending thousands on MAX attendance. no more adobe.
Cannot Agree More!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now today you've COMPLETED REMOVED the open from my computer option within the product. Your REALLY shoving users out the door with the latest rounds of money grabbing. I've been loyal to adobe for DECADES and i'm about to switch our whole team. this is ridiculous. XD has made one bad decision after another in regards to file management, and what i originally thought was neglectful has been come complete harassment of users. And the answer? " Just hit FOUR KEYS as a shortcut, but the option no one wants in the shortcut you've been using 20 years. just adapt though. "
How dare you, Adobe? You have hijacked a ubiquitous keystroke to automatically save proprietary files to the cloud, putting the security of my documents and my job (which forbids any and all forms of cloud storage) at risk.
Vanessa Müller commented
I have the exact same problem. This is not user friendly imo
Yeah, @Elaine, that still doesn't solve the problem. Files are still saved to the cloud as soon as they're created and then have to be deleted. This is a professional desktop app, not a browser-based collaboration tool. We should be able to use Adobe's cloud if our employers and workflows allow, not have it be a default we can't change, something we have to jump through hoops to avoid, and certainly not something that happens automatically when a document is created with no way to turn it off. This is creating all sorts of problems with my team. There needs to be the option to turn off cloud files and restore CMD+S to its standard behavior, and I would argue that this should be the default and cloud files should be opt-in rather than opt-out. It's an aggressively disrespectful dark pattern to coerce people into using Adobe's cloud.
But youve made this the default to save to the cloud. We are not permitted so I want to disable this feature of saving to the cloud completely on y machine. You can’t do that because you’re forcing people to save by default to the cloud.
This is also a massive problem for my team.
I have been using adobe XD since the project comet beta and I use it all day every day for work. With that said I think I have a good grasp of the program so here is my feedback so that no one can listen and it can be ignored.
Why is it a pain to save a file to the local drive now?
I know you guys want us on the cloud, but as we saw this week when your services go down the app completely stops working. Not all of us want to have our files save only on the cloud , XD used to have the option right up front to pick where the files save to , why did you guys make it more of a pain to figure this out in the newer versions of the app?
App not working if services are down.
As we saw this week, adobe can go down, I think it’s absurd that you would force quit the app when it can’t connect to the web. We allay for this app and use it for work, please make the app work off line
XD needs the option to force whole pixels for everything as a document preference. The times users need half pixels can’t possibly be more than the times when users need whole pixels. Object alining / snapping isn’t enough , it really needs to be at the doc level.
Please fix responsive resizing.
When this feature was first implemented it was fine, but now its more disruptive then helpful when making objects with text in them smaller.
This is happening for me too..
John Brand commented
Is there a setting in XD new version 220.127.116.11 or a preference to make Documents save by default locally. We work in a company where I'm not allowed to save company documents to Adobe's cloud. When I create a new document, it shows a little cloud icon in the title by default and now I need to manually re-save all documents back to local and then go to the cloud and deleted it there. This is so much additional work just to save a file? Why did Adobe force users to use this feature.