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What is Adobe XD?

Prototyping and UX solution designed to help businesses of all sizes sketch wireframes and design websites as well as applications. Using Adobe XD, designers can collaborate across teams to add animations, create prototypes, and collect feedback in real-time. The platform allows operators to create 3D and reusable designs to eliminate recreating efforts. Teams can also use the system to create, resize, and utilize the drag-and-drop functionality to align content-based layouts.

Who Uses Adobe XD?

UX tool for businesses of all sizes that helps with content design via features such as auto animation, responsive resize, repeat grid, and more.

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Reviews of Adobe XD

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 201-1,000
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Ilan
Ilan
Freelance Graphic Designer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Graphic Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Adobe XD review

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: My experience has been positive, I grasped the essentials simply enough beyond minor differences compares to other software and whenever anything new comes along there are a wide variety of tutorials both official and by other creatives to find advanced functions. After importing art assets made with other Adobe programs there is a major satisfaction in seeing your carefully made digital design pieces link together and form a cohesive narrative, functioning as a singular design in tandem.

Pros:

Adobe XD is a fairly simple to learn program for handling front-end app/website design and interplays easily within the Adobe program framework by importing designs from their suite. It does have a steeper learning curve than Illustrator for example in my opinion, but it is integral in clearly building a flow between pages on a digital display. The animation methods in it let even a novice create common menus and transitions which is encouraging.

Cons:

It can take getting used to in understanding the overall actions menu which has less options visible than are shown by default in other Adobe offerings like Photoshop. As well there are two areas split between design and prototyping to learn.

Parwinder
Parwinder
UX/UI Designer in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best Software for Creating UX Flows, Prototypes, Mobile apps and Icons

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I am using Adobe XD for UX Designing since 2017. It was a great experience for me. It didn't take much time and effort to learn this. Now I can create anything in Adobe XD. Animating a prototype whether it's a Website or Mobile App is my favorite thing. I used Figma Also but, Adobe XD is one step ahead in my case. I can directly edit an image from Adobe XD to Photoshop which makes it different from other applications around.

Pros:

Adobe XD stand in one of the most using UX Tools. Adobe did really a good job by creating this. Let me share my experience with Adobe XD: 1) It's very light, fast, and easy to use. 2) Working on multiple artboards and animating them while prototyping is an awesome feature. 3) Adobe XD is very good at managing assets, layers, and components. 4) Support for Cloud is outstanding. there are many more features...

Cons:

1) Sometimes, it gets closed automattically. I am not sure if the problem is on my end or not. 2) Pen tool can be improved a little bit. 3) Too much use of the artboards can lead to a laggy environment.

John
Product Designer in UK
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Better Software out there

3.0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

Adobe XD was easy to use and fit well into the Adobe CS ecosystem.

Cons:

As Adobe XD has been discontinued, its development and support has stalled and there are better prototyping tools out there. I've only still got it to view legacy projects.

Faz
Faz
Head of Product in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

XD was good for Brickflow

4.0 4 months ago

Pros:

The deployment and pick up of CSS is great for devs the dynamic dimension changing is super helpful too

Cons:

Its becoming dates and tools on included are being limited. Not all fonts come as standard and need to be downloaded and limited AI features

Jason
Jason
Web Designer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

I have distanced from Adobe, but this tool is great

5.0 5 years ago

Pros:

This is a really well made UI prototyping tool. Adobe has done quite a good job with this. The best part is that it's completely free to use it, the only thing that you have to pay for is multiple published prototypes at a time. I'm okay with just one, and prefer to control my own files anyway. I really like that this is not browser-based, I hate that so many new design tools are browser based as they do not perform well and are generally buggy, plus they generally tie you into their system, you can't control your own files. Worst, you can't do anything offline. Native is absolutely the way to go for this sort of thing.

Cons:

It's lacking a dark mode. This is suuuuuuper annoying to me, especially since Adobe tools have generally been dark mode by default for years. It is also a pain to access plugins, they need to improve the interface for that or let plugins add their own interface. Would also like to see scroll areas and some other features, but can't fault them too bad as the tool is fairly new and they are regularly adding highly requested features.