Elevate Your Experiences with Popular Integrations for Adobe XD CC
by Kyle Galle
posted on 01-23-2018
An overwhelming request we have heard for several months is to seamlessly incorporate Adobe XD into existing workflows, whether you work by yourself, on a team, or in a large enterprise. Today, as part of our January release, we’re thrilled to release our first integrations with popular 3rd-party tools to help you standardize and scale your design process, whether you’re handing off your designs to developers or applying advanced animation to your prototypes. This is just the beginning of XD becoming an expanding platform for creating and developing amazing user experience.
Design to Developer Handoff
Teams and organizations can quickly incorporate Adobe XD into their design to development workflow with either Design Specs (Beta) or the new integrations for Zeplin, Avocode, and Sympli. You can now choose the design to development workflow that works best for you and your teams.
We are continuing to enhance Design Specs (Beta) and plan to add more functionality like asset extraction and code snippets in the near future.
The demands for creating an engaging digital experience are higher than ever. With integrations for ProtoPie and Kite Compositor, communicating experiences with advanced animations like bouncing or spinning icons is faster and easier.
With future releases of Adobe XD, you’ll also see progress on overlays (transitioning elements on top of an existing artboard) and scrollable areas within an artboard. We also plan to enable higher fidelity micro-interactions as well as support more gestures and interaction types.
We are also working on releasing integrations with other popular tools and services. If you are looking for integrations with other platforms, please see our uservoice site and vote for an integration or submit a request for one.
Also on the horizon is work to support in-app plugins on Mac and Windows that allow anyone to extend XD with additional tools, commands, and panels. If you are interested in continuing the conversation around extensibility, connect with us via uservoice. If you are an integration or extension developer please join our uservoice forum here.
How to Get Started
If you are already using these popular services and tools, download the January release of Adobe XD here or from your Creative Cloud desktop app. If you don’t see the latest release of XD available in your Creative Cloud desktop app, check out this helpful guide.
Note that the integrations are only available on XD for Mac at this time.
Visit the vendor(s) you are using below to get the latest version of their app and learn more about how to take advantage of the integration:
For Adobe XD and Zeplin users, check out this short video on how to get started:
Enjoy these enhancements and keep creating and sharing incredible experiences with Adobe XD!
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Topics: Creativity, Design
Products: Creative Cloud