Adobe XD: Feature Requests

We love to hear feature requests for Adobe XD from you! UserVoice works best when you file a single idea per submission, but feel free to file as many submissions as you’d like!

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  1. 894 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  72 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Layers Panel

    It would be a good way to organize elements if we have the layer panel. Locking and unlocking elements is just a click away.

    885 votes
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    94 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Reusable symbols / master objects

    It would be very helpful to have symbols in order to have reusable elements that can be updated in one place and have those edits instantly take effect in all instances/artboards in the design.

    834 votes
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    131 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m happy to say you can now use symbols in the November release of Adobe XD!

    Thanks to everyone who voted on this — it honestly does make a difference in making this happen sooner.

    There are lots of ways we could expand on this initial set of symbol features. Please let us know your opinion by upvoting follow-up suggestions like these:

    And as always, feel free to file new suggestions if you have other ideas that aren’t posted in UserVoice yet!

  4. Saving color palettes - shared across documents or users

    I want to have a consistent set of swatches, with the ability to import saved palettes or to share/export a palettes. It would be nice to have access to multiple palettes as well

    821 votes
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    25 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Everyone!

    We’re excited to announce that with XD May release, you could now create a single source of truth for all your colors, character styles, and components in an XD cloud document and reuse all your assets in your XD documents.

    With the linked assets feature, you can easily share and consume not only components — or what was formerly known as symbols — but colors and character styles as well. This is incredibly handy if you are sharing sticker sheet with your team or reuse design elements across projects.

    Linked Assets complement the workflow of linked components. When you modify a linked asset in the source document, all the consuming documents with those linked assets receive update notifications. From there, you can choose preview and accept the updates.

    To learn more about this feature check out:
    letsxd.com/whats-new
    helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/linked-assets.html

    Please give it a try and let us know what…

  5. Export overview of all artboards: showing interaction flows, annotations, specifications

    I would like to share my full document to my team in order to communicate all specifications I added. This would help them giving a bit more context to the prototype and also be able to see all the different states of a pattern to build.
    Maybe save as a PDF file or also online?

    788 votes
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    145 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec, which will show your developer an overview of the flow and allow them to introspect measurements and styles. We’re working on additional functionality based on this foundation, so I’m closing this feature as completed in order to get new suggestions as to what specific additions you’d like to see to the Design Specs feature.

    Please also note that we now have a new feature area called “Design Specs” in UserVoice, so please file new feature requests there! As a reminder, please file one suggestion per UserVoice submission so that we can better aggregate!

    -Elaine

  6. Password on shared prototypes

    Allow the user to add a password to shared prototypes.

    773 votes
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    138 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 761 votes
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    82 comments  ·  06 : Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Paragraph styles

    In order to make global typography changes, it would ber very useful to have paragraph styles as part of the feature set. Bonus: export CSS from these paragraphy styles.

    746 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  56 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Export Measurements for Developers

    Now that Adobe XD allows designers to measure all their elements. There's still the problem of having to deliver the design to the developers. They always require a spec sheet with the measurements. They don't want to download Adobe XD because they think it's hard to use, and would rather have a PDF opened instead.

    It would be great to have a feature where I can have the measurements present itself on the page when I export to PDF, instead of having to manually type in the measurements as well as drawing the lines between the elements of my app…

    738 votes
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    46 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release this week as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec directly from XD, and your developer can get measurements of objects by selecting the object from the detail view of the screen. We’re working on additional functionality for this feature and are looking for feedback, so please try it out and file new feature requests in this area against the Design Specs feature area.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  10. Auto Save (in case of system crash)

    Auto save take away the worry of saving and losing data.

    723 votes
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    215 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    With XD versions 8 and 9 we’ve gradually released Auto-Recovery. This is a feature that restores files automatically in the event of an application or system crash. Auto-Recovery is enabled by default and available for both Windows 10 and Mac users.

    How it works:
    - While editing an XD file, Auto-Recovery runs in the background and stores the edits in a backup file at every 5 seconds. Every time you save the file, the backup is cleaned up from your disk, so there’s no impact on storage.
    - In the event of an application or system crash, the backup file is used to restore the last unsaved edits to the original files.
    - At next XD launch, the recovered file is available as a recent file in the Start screen or the “File” menu option.
    - Recovered files can be identified by the “*” character added at the…

  11. Typographic features

    • can't edit any part of text separately . Try to give different weight,style,size or color any piece of text, this changes whole text.
    • can't kern any text
    • can't give a line height *this is vital
    • can't reach glyph

    708 votes
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    77 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    feature-completed  ·  Tom Krcha responded
  12. Copy CSS attributes

    As Sketch already do... Possibility to copy css attributes by right clic (like gradient attributes,...) and paste it into a code editor.

    706 votes
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    43 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the August 2019 release, we’ve enabled the ability for developers to copy css attributes from design specs links.

    Thanks for the support and keep the feedback coming on how we can further deliver more value through such code snippets in XD

  13. Extract / Export CSS for development feature

    Nothing more complected simply add Extract css from design as given in illustrator its very important other wise now day's it's simple to design in XD and very difficult to Develop application from xd assets because of no css export option in it, Please include this.

    693 votes
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    76 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the August 2019 release, we’ve enabled the ability for developers to copy css attributes from design specs links.

    Thanks for the support and keep the feedback coming on how we can further deliver more value through such code snippets in XD

  14. Collaboration on same document (real-time OR check-in / check-out model)

    I would love to be able to work with my design team at the same time on the same file on different computers and instantly see changes made by someone else in realtime.
    Currently, we use Google Drawings to create wireframes because it allows us all to work in the same file at the same time and to instantly see changes made.

    synchronous collaboration
    Google Docs

    659 votes
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    117 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m pleased to announce that we’ve introduced Coediting in its early form in XD 24. You can get more info on this beta feature on letsxd.com. If you have feedback for us, please do file them as separate tickets here on UserVoice!

  15. Support math operators in number fields

    It will be nice I can use that 200/2 = 100 directly in a numbered field just like any other Adobe App. (/ and - and * and +)

    639 votes
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    63 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of our June release, you can now use math operators in numeric fields! If you don’t see the update, open the Creative Cloud desktop application, select the … in the upper right corner, and select “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  16. Copy from XD & paste into Illustrator (or Photoshop)

    For any given vector pieces, to be able to copy from XD and cut to illustrator. We can do it in the other way for now, but it would be great if it could work the other way too.

    To rework an icon for example, or trick an object with more advanced tools like in illustrator. Why ? It's faster than to export to svg and export it back again. It would also allow to keep your objects scaled the same way.

    626 votes
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    94 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This feature is now available in the March release! If you don’t see an update, select the … icon in the Creative Cloud desktop app and select “Check for App Updates.” If you have further feedback on this feature, please feel free to file a new ticket!

  17. Allow interaction wires/links from objects inside a symbol

    I was so excited about the new symbols feature that I made all of my navbars in a design a symbol. This may be one of the most obvious uses of symbols, since every page will almost always have the same navbar. But you can't connect objects inside a symbol. Therefore, you can't connect nav items, icons, logos in a nav bar.

    Either allow connects for objects inside symbols, but don't propagate them in all instances, or DO propagate them in all instances. But you HAVE to be able to connect objects inside symbols in prototype mode.

    Otherwise, we can…

    572 votes
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    90 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Enable timed transitions (not triggered by user interactions)

    Enable timed transition, something triggered by timing and not by user interactions (e.g. a notification from a server or a splash screen going away in a couple of seconds).

    545 votes
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    109 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can now use timed transitions in the September release of XD! If you can’t see the update, select … from the Creative Cloud desktop application and select “Check for App Updates.” If you have additional suggestions for this feature, please file a separate request!

  19. 529 votes
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    56 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Superscript/Subscript

    Set text in superscript and subscript.

    529 votes
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