Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. integration with Captivate.

    I've started using XD for eLearning development so that I can show our indian team exactly what we need. If I could give them the XD file and they could open it in Captivate that would be SO useful and cost effective.

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      1 comment  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Snap to nearest graphically-balanced position on arrow movement

      The ability to (key+arrow) move an item directly to a spot that makes sense, according to certain preset values.

      Eg. you could move an item always 10px away from another item, or directly center an item between two other elements nearby with just one (key+arrow) combination.

      See example below. Thanks!

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Full featured top menu for Windows 10

        Get rid of the hamburger menu, and give windows users a full on top menu like in Photoshop or Illustrator. Hiding options behind an icon is a major pain. As a user of both Mac and Windows, I'd love for the program to be the same across both operating systems.

        33 votes
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          14 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We’re crafting a purely UWP experience, which means following UWP design guidelines. We hate to disappoint, but it’s unlikely that we’ll be moving in the direction of including a top menu bar any time soon, as UWP removes the top menu bar entirely, pushing file operations into the hamburger menu and object commands into the property inspector and the context menu.

          -Elaine

        • Allow for line break when making a comment on the web prototype

          Line break in comments

          Ideally 'shift' + 'enter' would be the shortut key for that line break

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 9 slice scaling of bitmaps

            Why does there seem to be no interest or demand for this feature anymore? For me it's a "must have" for efficient prototyping. I realize "flat" is all the rage, but I still do a lot of photo-realistic, skeuomorphic design using Photoshop's bitmap-only tools. Without 9-slice scaling, there's no way to properly scale a png graphic within XD. I have to create all the different sizes I need in Photoshop and import them all separately. Doesn't anyone else have this problem, or am I missing something?

            I realize there's already a post about this, but I'm hoping for some feedback…

            33 votes
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              11 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I can’t comment on the state of design, but what I can do for you is to merge the other story into this one, which will notify all of the other people who upvoted for it. That being said, it’s likely that people are beginning to go all-vector, which negates the need for bitmap 9-scaling if you have fixed point corners.

              -Elaine

            • Plan View similar to Adobe Muse to create sitemaps

              XD should have a "Plan" view similar to Adobe Muse that shows the pages in sitemap form. This would allow users to layout the page structure/hierarchy in a sitemap and easily rearrange the structure as needed. Users could then switch back to Design view to work on the wireframes of each page or Prototype view just as they do now.

              Currently, I need to use a different application like Balsamiq or Omnigraffle to create my sitemaps and then I need to create wireframes in XD. It would be great if I could do both in XD.

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better export options for graphics with effects

                If I, say, create a round icon at 150px without any detail such as a drop shadow or glow, it will happily export at 150px.

                However, this size is increased on export with the addition of a drop shadow or glow detail etc. For example, to 168px. (The same principle would effect a shape or text element.) Currently, using the same 150px icon with drop shadow example, the asset size on the artboard does not take this into account, but still shows as overall size as 150px, even though exporting increases this.

                It would be useful to have an option…

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                  0 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Secret comments

                    It would be really good if one could choose if the comments should we visible for other users or not.
                    Sometimes there is value in the users not seeing each others comments and sometimes there is good to be able to 'discuss' the mockups.

                    8 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add multiple symbols from the panel to the canvas

                      Would be great if we could add multiples symbols at once rather than adding one by one. Maybe let grouped items be imported to the symbols section altogether.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Drop shadow binds to border

                        When adding a drop shadow to an object it binds to the border.

                        This means that if an object does not have a border or a fill (in the instance where you would want to create a glass like effect it is not possible)

                        We have tested and verified that this is counter to how the browsers behave - this is the test example we used:

                        https://jsfiddle.net/j911t7kp/1/

                        2 votes
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                          feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export files to flinto and Principle

                          What I love from XD is the ability to design and prototype in the same tool without having to install hundreds of plugins and the lightweight that it is. Sometimes have to animate things faster with custom animations and I use these tools (Principle and Flinto) to create them. I've been obligated to recreate my designs into this tools then animate. It should be nice to have a export tool to this tools or others.

                          130 votes
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                            20 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to disable Select tool layer auto-select

                            I would like to be able to prevent the Select tool from automatically selecting the topmost layer (just like in Photoshop) so I can drag/move items without having to select them directly or have my cursor directly on them.

                            5 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              OK, I think I understand. Note that are direct select tool is the same as Photoshop’s auto select tool. However, both of them are off by default and are only engaged when you hold down a key. I ’m still trying to figure out what this particular request is asking for. Can you please clarify?

                              Thanks,
                              Elaine

                            • Hide cursor when recording a prototype video

                              I would like to be able to hide my cursor when I am recording a video of a prototype.

                              6 votes
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                              • Forward Client Comments in XD

                                I was wondering if there could be a feature in Experience Design that allows clients' comments made in the online interactive prototypes to be forwarded to my coworkers' email accounts versus to just my adobe CC account. Perhaps there could be a feature that allows me to add coworkers or clients to an XD project via my CC account so that they get notified whenever a comment is made. This would make it easier especially so I don't have to relay any updates on client comments to my co-workers.

                                33 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integration or Export the UI to JS React Native file

                                  Hi there! I'm excited with this tool from you.
                                  I came here to suggest few things base in actual ideas going on.

                                  I'm a React Native user. I'm pretty excited with RN too. And I would be glad to merge RN with Xd.

                                  For RN we have few tools (IDE) like Deco IDE (just MAC...) and exponent. Deco is very interesting and Xd could overcome it.

                                  I think create UI inside Xd and transform the it's layers into React native tags would be the simplest way. Adobe XD would not be affected just creanting a kind of "react export". These…

                                  22 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Dynamically refresh fonts on Windows (new fonts not available until quit & restart XD)

                                    1. Version 0.6.16.7 Beta
                                    2. Synchronize font from Typekit
                                    3. Sync'd font should be available in Xd
                                    4. Sync'd font is unavailable in Xd until after app relaunch

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                                    other search terms: load fonts without restart, reload installed fonts automatically

                                    25 votes
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                                      feature-in-the-backlog  ·  3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Clear all prototype wires

                                      I would like to be able to clear all prototype wires similar to how the clear all guides option works in other Adobe products.

                                      59 votes
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                                        feature-in-the-backlog  ·  15 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change the default location of a new artboard when duplicating

                                        option to set a default artboards stacking position

                                        Option to set a default artboard stacking when duplicating an artboard to (left, right, top, down) positions.

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Move pinned comments in shared prototypes

                                          I'm loving the pin feature that y'all rolled out yesterday in the shared prototypes. My suggestion would be to allow users to edit the pin once they have dropped it. Currently, you can go back and edit the text, but you can't move the pin around once you've submitted your comment.

                                          Another cool feature would be to show a pop-up of the comment attached to the pin on click.

                                          29 votes
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                                            feature-in-the-backlog  ·  9 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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