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. XD + Sympli

    Bridge with sympli for improving the share with developers.
    Sympli works in interaction with XCode and Android Studio, at moment is available only for Photoshop.

    Enjoy: https://sympli.io/downloads/web

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

    XD’s January 2018 update now supports integration with Sympli (as well as Zeplin, Avocode, ProtoPie, and Kite Compositor). Read more at https://theblog.adobe.com/introducing-popular-3rd-party-integrations-adobe-xd/

    Sympli is only supported on Mac right now. If you’re interested in Sympli support with XD on Windows, please let us know by upvoting https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/33045637-sympli-integration-on-windows

  2. Keyboard interaction to trigger transitions

    I'd love to see the ability to transition between artboards by using the keyboard.

    For the UI, I'd place a keyboard icon just below the "set as home" icon. When you click it, you can see a list of current key transitions and a button to add a new one. When you click the new button, you have a box to enter the key to bind and then an arrow to link the artboard the key will transition to.

    It would be important to include the ability to link keys such as the arrow keys, space bar, escape key, etc.

    41 votes
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    9 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. [Windows] Save dialog on exit

    Right now the Windows app saves automatically when closing, I would like that there be a dialog that asks whether the file should be saved or not instead.

    40 votes
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  4. 39 votes
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    7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In our April release this morning, we’ve introduced Boolean groups to the platform! To update, check your Creative Cloud desktop application. If you don’t see it, click on the gear in the CC Desktop application and select “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  5. Disable hotspot hinting & show "link" mouse cursor in places that don't link to anything

    In usability studies we need a way to drop fake hotspots that do not have to be linked, the reason that we need this is so that the user can click around more and hover over things to help the prototype not lead the user into clicking the item that we've enabled.

    If we could just drawing a hotspot and linking it on every single page of a flow is not idea and just being able to draw a hotspot and link it to nothing while activating the mouse hand to still go to a pointer will help our studies…

    39 votes
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    12 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Everyone,

    We added a way for you to turn hotspots off on the web prototypes. You can now add “?hints=off” to your URL and no hotspots will show.

    In the future, we’ll add this option to the Share Online dialog, but, for now, you can just add the additional parameter to your URL.

    This request also includes some users who want us to turn off hand cursor changes. We did not do this when hotspots are off because we are unsure if this is really what people want. If your use case includes one where you want cursor changes off, please vote on this issue and make a comment:

    https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/19766590-turn-off-cursor-changes-when-hotspots-are-off

    Let us understand your use case a bit better. Thanks!

  6. Linked Character Styles and Colors across documents

    I really liked the new October 2018 update where you have Linked Symbols across multiple files, especially when you made a source file.

    I would like to also have this ability for character styles as I have many websites that all need to share the same UI style guide. I often change my mind about the font size, colour, line spacing and etc.

    If I had this, then making a source file that links with multiple design files will make life so much easier to manage. Without having to go to each file and update...

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

    Hi Everyone!

    With XD May release, now 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’s us know what you think

  7. Paste in viewport

    When pasting an object into an artboard, by default it is pasted "in place" (i.e. at the same position as the artboard it was copied from). In most instances, this is very useful. However, in some cases it's not the desired behaviour. Particularly when working while zoomed into large artboards, it can be hard to find the pasted object.

    It would be useful to have a modifer key / alternative shortcut for pasting the contents of the clipboard into the centre of the current viewport (i.e. the default paste behaviour in other CS apps). This would be in line with…

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

    Thanks for bearing with us on this! We’ve adjusted the way that paste works, and I think you’ll find it a little more intuitive. Now, we’ll always paste in the visible area of your selected artboard, which means you won’t lose your objects off screen any more.

    Check it out, play with it, and let us know what you think here in UserVoice!

    If you don’t see your August update immediately, launch the Creative Cloud desktop application, click the gear, and select “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  8. Full screen web prototype view on mobile browser (hide browser chrome)

    after i've shared a prototype URL then i view it on my phone, is there a way to disable browser UI when viewing the prototype on mobile device? can you tuck away the browser chrome? it is a bit fussy and annoying trying to tap through a native app experience when i keep having to scroll around to get rid of the browser chrome. it feels clunky.

    thanks so much! apologies if this is a duplicate, but i can't find similar request anywhere.

    -byron

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

    Hi All,

    If the browser chromes are appearing over your artboard in the mobile browsers, then you can scroll up to dismiss the browser chromes.
    Please try it and let us know your feedback.

    Best Regards
    Rizurekh Saha

  9. Edit multiple selected items within groups

    I would like to be able to select multiple text items, shapes, lines, etc. and be able to group edit their color, typeface, type size, corners, opacity, etc. Right now, I have to double click each and every type to change anything, which is a pain. Also (related) I need a way to axxess the type menu, shape menu, etc. without having to double click on anything.

    37 votes
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  10. Search symbols

    Being able to name and find quickly a symbole
    As a big user of masters and symbols, It is important to being able to categorize them and being able to find the relevant item to add in the prototype.

    36 votes
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  11. Copy and paste symbol into a new document, keep it as a symbol

    To not re-create symbols in a new document.
    Still a good idea to add the ability to insert different text on different screens in one symbol.

    35 votes
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  12. Zoom tool in Prototype Mode

    Its done in the Design Mode but Prototype mode needs the zoom tool too please

    35 votes
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  13. Zoom Current Artboard to Fit (or to 100%)

    Currently, Cmd-0 fits the entire XD set of Artboards into view. It would be nice that if an Artboard is selected, the same command will fit THAT Artboard into the view (similar to InDesign, where there are 2 commands, one for Fit All and one for Fit Page/Spread, but needing only one keyboard shortcut for both, purely dependent on what you have selected or not.

    35 votes
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  14. Design Specs, hard to view specs of grouped/layered elements

    Hard to view specifications of every element in a group/layer. For developers it seems better not to group anything, so they can view every item and layer (like overlays, highlighted text, etc.). But even then one cannot see all colors of the layers in one element (when you show different states of button, you add a 30% black overlapping layer on top of a color). A solution would be to show all layers, and make them selectable.

    33 votes
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  15. Sympli integration on Windows

    I want to export my designs to Sympli using XD on Windows 10 - just like it works with XD on Mac.

    33 votes
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  16. Ability to hide objects

    Would be nice if objects could be temporarily hidden.
    Similar to illustrator.
    cmd+3 hides an object
    cmd+alt+3 unhides an object.

    That would make selecting other surrounding objects an easy task.
    It also works nicely if the user wants to focus on a specific area without being distracted by other elements

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

    Hi, all-

    We’ve introduced the ability to hide objects with the Layers panel in our November release. However, we understand that some of you want more advanced control for hiding and showing objects. Given that there are a number of different potential directions we could take this, we’d love to hear your thoughts in new ideas in UserVoice. I’m closing this idea as completed for now.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  17. Shape fills: gradients

    <Note: original suggestion has been edited to add links to separate breakout suggestions, to keep the list fine-grained>

    Add fill support for :
    - Pattern : Pictures (browser or download from link), ... --> see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15672075-pattern-fill
    - Linear gradient --> DONE!
    - Radial gradient --> see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15671976-radial-gradients
    - Angular gradient --> https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15902767-angular-gradient
    - Noise fill --> see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/15672078-noise-fill

    33 votes
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  18. Quicker navigation to plugins pane on Windows

    Accessing plugins on Windows is a minimum of 3 clicks (usually 4 since most plugins have their own sub-menu). This is very tiresome with the workflow of most plugins, which require you to rerun them anytime you want to try a different feature or change something. Mac users have a native top navigation bar, so plugins are only 1-2 clicks away for them, which is an improvement but still pretty annoying with some plugins.

    The current Windows workflow for interacting with a plugin is this:
    Hamburger Menu>Plugins>"Plugin">"Plugin Option"

    There are several ways this could be improved for Windows users (and…

    32 votes
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  19. Open XD files without XD

    When handing off designs to developers it would be great to allow them to view the XD file for font size etc. without actually paying or having an app installed.

    32 votes
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  20. 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.

    32 votes
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