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  1. Built-in Library of Wireframe Elements, for generic web / mobile design

    To be able to use XD as a useful tool for content architecting/wireframing (before design, before prototype) - a library of generic common web and mobile web elements would be very useful (in an easily accessible panel - NOT by copying and pasting from a template file).

    For example:
    - Image/Logo (resizable) placeholder
    - Horizontal and Vertical Nav placeholder
    - Icon library (like hamburger, search, map point, etc)
    - Text block (resizable) placeholder
    - Scrollbar (horizontal, vertical) placeholder

    etc

    Think Balsamiq, or OmniGraffle wireframe tools for example.

    235 votes
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      16 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Adding colors, styles, symbols to CC library from within XD

      Just like in Illustrator, it should be possible to add colors, styles, symbols, ... to a new or existing CC library.

      At this moment, the CC library is of not much use when you're creating a brand new project in a team of XD designers.

      Thanks!

      Best regards,
      Guy

      232 votes
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        26 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Repeat Grid overrides / inheritance (some styles differ in an item, rest still sync with other list items)

        It will be great if repeat grid work in way like this:

        I want to show how recommended item will look like. I'm double-clicked wished element title and turn off "Fill" checkbox in "Inherit" panel. Now I can change color only for this title, but if I will change font-size, for example, all titles will change it, because "font-size" checkbox is active. If I click "Fill" again, my title will be back to gray.

        All checkbox is active by default — so behavior will be just like now and it will take full control and understanding what and when happens.

        232 votes
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          30 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update interaction wires across symbols (keep in sync)

          Adding a wire to an object inside a symbol or changing a wire inside a symbol should create/change the same wire/link across other instances of that symbol in the same way styles/text etc changes other instances.

          This would allow navigation to be edited throughout a project.

          I love the convenience of symbols, and I love that we can now add links to objects within a symbol, but not being able to propagate that interaction to other symbols is a problem for me.

          231 votes
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            feature-under-review  ·  65 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Find and Replace - Text

            It would be great to have a generic "find and replace" inside the edit menu like most text editors have. What would be even better is if you could select the find and replace function to use the current art board, or all art boards. This is super helpful if you're mocking up redundant content that has a slight name change between screens.

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              60 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Nested Symbol Overrides: swap inner symbol in different copies of outer symbol

              So I started playing with Symbols Override for the June Update, but I feel this feature is still a little limited to what we can do.

              Like I want to create a master nav bar with active and default states. But the override doesn't allow me to have that flexibility.

              Same thing applies to a tab bar for iOS apps.

              Right now I feels this Symbols Override feature only works for Buttons when you want to keep the same button styling but have different text. Or maybe cards with bitmap images, but not in a repeated grid list view format.

              228 votes
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                21 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Apply gradient to border/stroke

                When I import a SVG file with a gradient on the stroke, it becomes gray in XD. And there is no way that I can make the border/stroke with gradient color.

                I feel it will be nice to apply gradient to the border so that I don't have to expand the stroke.

                223 votes
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                  19 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Export to InVision with assets to support "Motion" and prototyping (like Craft)

                  I would like Adobe XD to be able to export/sync to InVision to support "Motion".

                  "Motion" is a closed beta at Invision that supports micro animations/interactions – similar functionality to what thirdparty apps/services like Atomic, Marvel and Flinto has to offer.

                  By enabling Adobe XD to export its assets to Invision in such a way that "Motion" inside InVision can be applied to the XD wireframes/prototypes/designs inside InVision.

                  Preferably XD export to InVision should support sync, perhaps via Dropbox.

                  PS. For the long run XD could add "Motion" functionality inside XD and thus reverse sync the motions from Invision "Motion"…

                  218 votes
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                    22 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • View and share design prototypes at actual size

                    The full-screen feature is nice but I need to be able to show clients what my designs will look like at actual size on the web. The prototypes need to be displayed at the size they are designed at. This is the one feature that would justify me switching from using InVision for my prototyping.

                    207 votes
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                      54 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      In the release today, if you go into full screen mode, your prototype is now sized to actual size. So, designs will scroll automatically depending on browser size.

                      In the future, we plan to allow you to choose your scaling option, but, this is the first step towards that.

                    • Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

                      I know that your design team probably had some rationale when defining shortcut keys for actions. For example, Z does not bring up the zoom tool, A is used for artboard creation instead of direct selection, etc. On the And that's fine - you can't design for the convenience of every user. But it'll be super duper awesome if you can let us define our own shortcuts... and sooner rather than later please.

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                        feature-in-the-backlog  ·  38 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Annotations in design mode

                        As explained the title, the ability for designers to add notes whilst working, to art boards, to remember ideas, note down comments from users/team members etc

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                          24 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Select multiple items across different groups

                          Shift+Click allows to select multiple items.
                          Cmd+Click allows to select inside a group.
                          Cmd+Shift+Click would be nice if it selected items across different groups.

                          It's very useful to change details (i.e. color) across multiple items inside groups (i.e. icons).

                          Thanks!

                          194 votes
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                            47 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Parallax and other effects while scrolling

                            Add parallax and other effects for masked areas

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                              9 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Animations that react to a phone's accelerometer

                              In a perfect world I would like have dynamics animations on differents layers when you scroll or move the phone. It will improve a lot the possibilities of the soft.

                              Dynamic animations

                              185 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  07 : Mobile (iOS)  ·  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.

                                183 votes
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                                  28 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Color Management (set color profiles)

                                  XD should be a color managed application.

                                  I'm not sure what the full context of color management is within the UI/UX industry is, or if it's something that many pay attention to, or if it's just left un-managed.
                                  Currently a vast majority of designers are using high gamut displays to design. Our final output will however differ greatly without some proper color management implemented. If color managment is implemented, we can at least visually soft proof our design and colors to specific devices (ie: New iOS devices that support P3 color gamut), or older sRGB devices.
                                  At the same time…

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                                    47 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Simpler way to Crop Photos

                                    There should really be a tool to crop photos by selection (maybe by double clicking on it and using the control points) but it took me a while just to figure out that i have to mask by shape just to crop a photo.

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

                                      We’ve begun working on an easier way to crop your images without using an image mask and will be releasing this in an upcoming release!

                                      Hoyle
                                      Product Manager, Adobe XD

                                    • Record screen & clicks while using shared prototype online (user testing)

                                      well it doesn't make sense why you can only record the video when someone is on your computer trying out the prototype, and just thinking you should be able to record how someone is using it when they are overseas

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                                        feature-under-review  ·  16 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • InDesign integration

                                        Would like XD to work with InDesign in much the same manner that AI and PSD files do. This might be more of a feature request for InDesign however I imagine they both play a role in working together.

                                        Ultimately, in order for a design to be implemented correctly, we need to provide a detailed UI specification for engineering. This specification is often worked on by interaction and visual designers which is part of what makes InDesign an ideal solution for us.

                                        The prototyping functionality is great for communicating how a design could work, but we still need an accompanying…

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                                          feature-started  ·  31 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Adjust line spacing between individual lines in area text

                                          Currently if I want to change the leading between sentences in a text box, the change effects the entire text box. I would like to have the same functionality as Ai,Id, etc; by having the ability to change leading for individual sentences or to be able to separate a new paragraph from the last.

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