Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Character isolation mode to control individual text properties

    1- I know that might not sound like a priority but sometimes when I am using multiple text layers and converting them to paths, I would love to have a character isolation option in order for me to make it easier to then control each character, rotate, reflect or whatsoever on its own. Having nodes once converted to path is great, but I also believe that having an element isolation mode will be very helpful for quicker flow.

    2- Having an option to control the parent anchor point of an object will def come in handy.

    Lastly, not trying to…

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    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, UserVoice works best when you have only suggestion per ticket instead of multiple. I’ll edit this one to focus on the character isolation issue, but would you mind filing the parent anchor point as a separate issue? (Specifically, is this anchor point for the purpose of path drawing, or is it for the purpose of alignment?) Thanks!

  2. Move mask with shape into context menu on Mac

    In windows, it was very simple to right click a selection and select "Mask with shape" now that function requires some extra hunting in Mac. Could this be added into the menu when right clicking? It would be much less interaction cost (IMO).

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  3. Database integration

    It would be useful to have a low-code solution to connect XD to a customizable relational database. To truly exploit all that is XD, I really need a database with group and user access, user specific data views for their accounts, and read/write ability based on status and privileges.

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  4. Language selection for Gods sake

    You should be ashamed guys...

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  5. Add "hidden" state to symbol override properties

    Smart symbols or symbols with states are discussed elsewhere. But, a super-easy way to implement this would be to simply make "show/hide" layer a symbol property that can be overridden. For example, a button's off state and its hover state could be stacked and either could be hidden in any placed instance.

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  6. modifier key to disable alignment to pixel grid

    It would be nice to have modifier key that you could press while positioning an object to disable alignment to the pixel grid.

    e.g. holding down x while moving a object would let you move it freely without it aligning to the pixelgrid.

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  7. Adobe XD for Jira

    We are interested in using the Adobe XD for Jira add-in. However when installed it is present on every Jira project. Jira is widely used inside our company for many software development and reliability projects.

    We would like to use the add-in only on GUI development projects were we are also using Adobe XD, would it be possible for you to update the add-in to enable this?

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  8. Show document location on Ctrl+Click on macOS

    In native macOS apps, control+clicking on the title displays a menu showing where the file is located.

    XD does not seem to have any way to see where a file is located or reveal the Finder.

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  9. Add interaction styles to the Assets panel

    Animations should be able to come out as assets. This way if you need to change all your animations at same time, for example to transition/none, it can be done quickly. This would be an AWESOME feature and should work just like colors assets!

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  10. SVG Export without Inline Styles

    We need icon exports without inline styles to be able to later color them by CSS . It's inconvenient that our frontend team members always have to delete those manually, when downloading SVGs from the Specs Page. As it is now, the download button is unusable.

    Good Example (Nucleo Icon Export):
    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&quot; viewBox="0 0 24 24" width="24" height="24"><g class="nc-icon-wrapper" stroke-linecap="square" stroke-linejoin="miter" stroke-width="2" stroke="currentColor"><circle cx="12" cy="12" r="11" fill="none" stroke="currentColor" stroke-miterlimit="10"/> <line data-color="color-2" x1="11.959" y1="11" x2="11.959" y2="17" fill="none" stroke-miterlimit="10"/> <circle data-color="color-2" data-stroke="none" cx="11.959" cy="7" r="1" stroke="none"/></g></svg>

    Bad Example:
    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&quot; width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><defs><style>.a{fill:none;stroke:#0f0f0f;stroke-linecap:square;stroke-miterlimit:10;stroke-width:2px;}.b{fill:#0f0f0f;}</style></defs><circle class="a"…

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  11. Customizable bullets

    Hanging bullets should be supported, but customizable bullets (ie. for branded icons) would set XD apart even more.

    This is usually achieved in InDesign as anchored elements.

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  12. Embed an XD prototype within another prototype

    It would be great to insert an extra prototype into an Xd file, similar to an iframe in html. Just like the overlay, but in a persistent manner. Changes could be applied when the external file is re-saved.

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  13. Open iCloud XD documents in iOS app

    It would be great to be able to open XD documents that are saved in iCloud Drive, whether through the Cloud Documents tab in the iOS XD app or via a Share Sheet in iCloud Drive.

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  14. Ability to use Color Assets for Gradient fills, Borders and Shadows

    At the moment it's not possible to use Color Assets with Gradient fills, Borders and Shadows.

    1) First of all, it's not possible to choose an Asset Color as a Border color, as well as a Gradient point and the Shadow color.

    2) Second, XD should keep connection between Gradients/Boder/Shadow colors and colors from Assets, so when I modify a Color Asset, my objects are being updated.

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  15. Transpose repeat grids when using responsive resize

    When using the responive resize function on artboards that use a Repeat Grid of images and text, it would be great if there was a button that allowed horizontal repeat grids to become vertical.

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  16. Clone comments from previous prototype to new link

    Ask the user if s/he wants to clone comments on the old prototype link before publishing a new one.

    However, it would be great if the designer can add/review comments from XD desktop application while designing instead of opening the URL each time s/he wants to write/read a comment.

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  18. Font re-sizing feature similar to Figma

    The resizing is very intuitive in figma
    where I could just press alt+drag to increase/decrease values

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  19. Feature similar to "Frames" in Figma

    This helps in organising images and icons within a set boundary. Making a shift from Figma after the auto-animate feature.

    This is one area which XD is lacking and making me go back and forth between the two applications.

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  20. Cmd + Z to deselect in multiselect situations

    When selecting multiple objects, it could be helpful for cmd + Z to deselect one by one, instead of undoing the last thing you changed.

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