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If this and many other collaborative features don't start getting attention in Q1 of 2021 my team is abandoning use of all Adobe Applications and will move to the applications noted in this comment below (for any of you interested in making the switch).
This like many other "features-in-the-backlog" desperately need to start getting some attention. This is completely prohibitive to being able to do any team collaboration work.
If I create the link, I'm now the owner of the link and no one else can update it... Which is insane when talking about a program developed for Product Design teams which are almost always cross functional with multiple designers working on the same files. In the current state if I create a link and share it with a stakeholder, then I go on vacation or get hit by a bus. Whoever takes over my files in my absence cannot update my links... which means they might have to go through process of updating 1000s of files to have new links. And then go through the pain staking process of updating 100s possibly 10,000s of external stakeholders that the links they have are no longer relevant and they need to use new ones.
The XD team needs to wake up and stop trying to deliver features like embedding Gifs and live video into XD and start focusing on actually having useful features for collaborating across a team.
I've been waiting years for the following things to be addressed from a collaboration perspective:
• I can't use the cloud storage for XD because you can't create shared folders that all teammates can
collaborate in, only share files. Which means I have to share out 1,000s of files one off with various teammates. A completely backwards solution that ignores all file system architectures since the inception of file systems.
• I can't have multiple teammates work on a single file, because none of them can update the link once it's been created except the owner (this ticket)
FOR THOSE OF YOU LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH GRIP THAT ADOBE HAS ON YOU, HERE ARE SOME GREAT SOFTWARES WITH ACTUAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND PRODUCT GOALS THAT ALIGN WITH THEIR USER BASE:
https://www.sketch.com/ + https://www.invisionapp.com/: These two combined will get you all you have with Adobe XD. Or you could just use https://www.invisionapp.com/studio to probably do everything you can do between the two programs. If you choose Sketch you might need a couple extra plugins like Craft from invision and some others but they're all free and super easy to install, and unlike Adobe programs even the plugins work.
For those of you looking to get away from Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop checkout the Affinity line, great products for a fraction of the cost of what Adobe has been gouging us for year to deliver a sub par product time and time again.
I'm making it my full time job to inform the design community that Adobe is not the only option and we should start abandoning the Adobe product line like a dumpster fire as that's what it is rapidly becoming.