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  1. Regular Polygon Tool (triangle, octagon, star, etc.)

    The ability to create polygons, such as Triangles (most important), Pentagons, Stars, Hexagons.

    124 votes
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    21 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    I’m glad to announce that the polygon tool is now available with the XD 19 release. You can create a variety of shapes from triangles, pentagons to polygons with any number of sides, change corner radius or auto-animate the shapes in your prototypes. We also have plans to add the star shape in an upcoming update.

    You can learn more about the polygon tool and our May release here: https://theblog.adobe.com/xd-may-2019-update-create-design-systems

    Enjoy and let us know your feedback!

    Best,
    Dan

  2. Responsive Resizing of Symbols

    The new responsive resize function seems pretty great, but it would take it to the next level for me if I could use it with symbols. This would make form fields and components super easy!

    121 votes
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    10 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    We’re excited to announce that with our May release, we have introduced Components (previously known as symbols). Components are design elements with unmatched flexibility that help you create and maintain repeated elements while varying the instances for different contexts and layouts.

    You can create a master component to define a reusable element, such as a button, and you can change any of its properties to customize instances of that element (Size & Layout, Style and Appearance, and Structural overrides). Changes you make to an individual instance are specific to that element, but changes you make to the master propagates to all the instances where the property hasn’t been customized.

    Components now could also be responsively resized with the same powerful capabilities of responsive resize baked in.

    Finally, you could link components across documents to maintain a single source of your components using the Link Assets feature or simply…

  3. Select & edit multiple interaction links/wires at once

    In Protoype mode, be able to select multiple links and edit them as a batch

    multi-select

    111 votes
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    24 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Resizing elements within components should resize bounds

    Give us the ability to re-size master components after we create them. Currently if you add/change anything outside of the master component initial size, it gets masked off with no way to resize the master (and then all the instances) of the component.

    110 votes
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    31 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi XD Community -

    Thanks for your feedback!

    With XD’s August release, you could resize/move/add/remove objects inside a component, and the component bounds will automatically adjust to fit those objects.

    Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

    -Sherif

  5. Constrain proportions (aspect ratio) when resizing numerically

    The ability to constrain the proportions of an element, but change the dimensions, say width, to an exact number value.

    110 votes
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    17 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    feature-completed  ·  Tom Krcha responded

    You can constrain proportions for objects directly via a lock icon in the property inspector.

    Enjoy.

    Tom (Adobe XD)

  6. Link to previous page

    An option to link an element or page to the previous page.
    For example a 'back' button should link to the last visited page.

    109 votes
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    26 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Single link for design specs and prototype

    Great to see design specs working! Will add some ideas for it here. The first of them is:

    As a designer, I need to send to developers a link with the working prototype and another with the design specs. Would be great if I could share a single link and design specs and prototype worked as tabs on that page.

    107 votes
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    14 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is now available in the latest design specs links published from XD 21.0 onwards.

    Now you can share a single design specs link with developers that includes both prototypes interactions and design specs. This saves your developers time as well as enable you to better communicate your design intent.

  8. XD app - save prototypes locally on device

    Protoypes tested on device must be saved locally for continuing tests even with USB cable unplugged.

    107 votes
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    6 comments  ·  08 : Mobile (iOS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We just released a new update where the latest document viewed will always get cached, and it will be accessible even if you’re offline.

    TAKE YOUR DOCUMENTS OFFLINE
    With this release, the latest XD document you’re viewing is always cached on your mobile device, so that if you unplug your USB cable (macOS only) or go offline after viewing a document from CC Files, your design and prototype will remain accessible on your device, even if you kill the app and open it again. The next time you open an XD document or use real-time preview via USB (macOS only), the previous cached document is replaced. With this feature, we hope your work is now ready to be tested and validated by designers and stakeholders, like a real app running on a real mobile device.

  9. Design Specs for Enterprise customers

    I'd love to see a way for for Enterprise customers whose companies have chosen not to permit sharing to be able to take advantage of the Design Specs feature. We need a way to export a local file that shows the specs that we can share on our internal, private networks. Without this, your largest customers are still left drawing design specs by hand.

    105 votes
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    9 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We seem to have missed marking this done when it was actually completed! For those enterprise customers who have sharing disabled, you can now work with your CSM to enable local publish. Please note that none of the services will be connected, which means that you will not be able to comment.,

  10. Name color favorites/swatches

    I'd like the ability to assign names to saved colors in my document's color palette library (the color picker "favorites" list).

    This makes it easier to identify the correct color to use when my palette contains multiple similar colors.

    This may also be useful for future features like making document-wide color changes (https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12869085-global-style-color-edits).

    105 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Export Assets as PDF

    Add PDF to list of export options for Vector assets in addition to just SVG.

    PDF contain embedded sizing information (in points), allowing assets to be used directly in iOS with no manual rasterization necessary.

    This would allow an iOS/OSX developer to export vector assets just once, and import directly into XCAssets library immediately with no intermediate steps.

    Here's how this is accomplished with Illustrator today: http://martiancraft.com/blog/2014/09/vector-images-xcode6/

    104 votes
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    10 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Our July release will have options to export selected artboards or assets to a single PDF or multiple PDF files.

  12. Full screen shared prototypes on desktop (fill entire browser tab/page)

    Ability to view full screen (within your browser) desktop sized prototypes.

    Gives you the ability to experience the prototype as if it were a live website.

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

    This feature is now available for shared prototypes. On the web, click the full screen icon at the top right of the page to see your shared prototype in a full screen mode.

  13. Return the Fill eyedropper to its previous location and add a keyboard shortcut

    I rely heavily on the color picker, and it is now two clicks away instead of one. Furthermore, there's no keyboard shortcut for it. Returning the color picker to its previous collection and/or adding a keyboard shortcut will save me a lot of time in the long run.

    This is a crosspost of "Color picker now 2 clicks away" under the Bugs section: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353010-adobe-xd-bugs/suggestions/32248015-color-picker-now-2-clicks-away

    92 votes
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    11 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Able to comment on a specific part of the prototype

    As you share your prototype it would be great if I could leave a comment anywhere in the prototype, say on a specific button or image, etc.

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

    With today’s update of XD, you can now pin comments to an artboard. From a shared prototype:

    1) Click on the comment icon (top right) to open the comments pane.
    2) Sign in with and Adobe ID, or as a guest.
    3) Type in your comment.
    4) Click on the “Pin to Artboard” link.
    5) Move your pin to the correct location on the artboard.
    6) Drop the pin.

  15. Switch between grid and flow view for Share for Development

    There has been a recent change to the share for Dev view. We relied on that view to express flows. Now it is in a grid similar to Zeplin. I get the change, but not the removal. It would be great to be able to switch between the two. This way individual assets are still quickly accessed and the flow can also be expressed. Our devs were looking at the linking and able to view the overall flow. This was determined to be extremely helpful.

    88 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  65 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Jira

    Competitive products like Invision App, and tools for product teams such as Wizeline have recently released this integration. Being able to develop UX and associate it with a software development task is huge.

    87 votes
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    12 comments  ·  07 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. [Windows] Artboard scrolling

    Support for scrolling artboards in design mode as well as in the Preview window.

    84 votes
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    6 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Find Artboard, Layer, or Text

    I just noticed that sometimes its hard to find artboards, text, layers if you have a large prototype pages in your project. I think it would be nice to have a search function like the photoshop layers that has the ability to search through layers,styles,text,layer names and more. Maybe some "solo"(after effects feature) feature as well to show only the page that you are working on.

    83 votes
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    21 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Closing this one as we’ve delivered search and filtering options for layers panel a while ago.

    If you’re experiencing any issues with the current feature, please let us know in a comment or in a separate request.

    Best,
    Dan

  19. Export/Import Saved Assets (Colors, Character Styles, Symbols)

    Saved Assets need to be able to quickly copy pasted between multiple .xd files.

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

    Hi All -

    We’re excited to announce that with XD May release, you could 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…

  20. slack integration

    For my team, this would be much better than just a dedicated in-tool comment system for getting feedback as this would make my prototypes more accessible to the whole team and company without the need for me to specifically send the link to select individuals.

    79 votes
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    11 comments  ·  07 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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