January Update of Adobe XD

by Joan Lafferty

posted on 01-30-2017

With user experience design, iteration and feedback are essential to the process. Adobe XD makes it easy for you to get feedback on your designs and prototypes by allowing you to share a link with stakeholders that can be viewed in their browser on desktop and mobile devices. Our latest update makes the experience for reviewing even easier, allowing those commenting to provide feedback as a guest — no login required.

In addition, we continue to improve the quality and performance of Adobe XD on desktop and mobile – for example, export and sharing should both be significantly faster in our latest desktop releases. Finally, we continue to add features for XD on Windows, bringing us closer to parity with the Mac version. All the details are below.

What’s New for Adobe XD?

Guest Commenting

When designers send their shared prototypes to stakeholders, the stakeholders no longer need to sign-in with an Adobe ID to leave comments. Instead, stakeholders can leave comments as a guest. This should make gathering design feedback in one place a lot easier.

In the future, we will continue to make additional enhancements to the review process including pinning of comments to the artboard and email notifications. Stay tuned!

What’s New for Adobe XD on Windows?

UI Kits

To get you started quickly, Adobe XD on Windows added UI Kits that are accessible via the hamburger menu. These UI Kits include Apple iOS, Google Material and Microsoft Windows. Each UI Kit includes common components like navigation elements, text fields, and keyboards that allow you to design faster.

Import SVG

You can now add SVG images to XD documents by dragging and dropping them on the canvas or by using the import functionality from the application’s hamburger menu. This will help you bring assets from other design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch or your own component libraries.

Snap to Grid

You can now add a grid to your artboard. Grids provide guides to which you can align objects and text. When you draw, objects snap to the grid automatically when the object’s edges are within the grid’s snap-to-zone. Grids also help you get a quick idea of measurement while laying out objects or text on your artboards. You can find more details on artboard grids here.

What’s Next?

The team is working hard to bring new features to Mac, Windows, and our mobile applications. Stay tuned in the next couple of months.

We want to hear from you.

Our team continues to listen to you and we love getting your feedback on UserVoice, Forums, Twitter and in person! So, please keep the conversation going.

You can follow us @AdobeXD for updates or reach the team on Twitter using the #AdobeXD.


Topics: Design

Products: Photoshop, Creative Cloud