ADOBE XD FOR TEAMS
- New License – Multiple Platforms – 1 User/Year
- Deploy apps and manage products and users from a handy web-based Admin Console
- Get advanced 24×7 tech support
- Stay in sync with Creative Cloud Libraries
- Integration with popular productivity apps
- Get 1TB of cloud storage per user
- Design, prototype, and share across your organization with tools that streamline your workflow and let your team focus on delivering great experiences. XD is all in one, so you’re all in sync
What Is Adobe XD?
Adobe XD is a vector-based digital design tool for websites and apps. Use it to create and collaborate on everything from prototypes to mockups to full designs.
Here’s how Adobe describes it: “Adobe XD is the fastest and most reliable UX design solution on the market for companies of 10 or 10,000. Break through bottlenecks, iterate rapidly, and scale for the future. The security and control you need are built right in.”
Adobe XD is relatively new to the market – it was released in beta in 2016 – and was originally called Adobe Experience Design CC.
The tool works on Mac and Windows machines as well as iOS and Android for mobile functionality. You can use it as a direct download (the license pings your desktop every month) or in the cloud for mobile devices.
The tool is quickly becoming a solid competitor to more established wireframing and prototyping apps, such as Sketch or Figma, thanks to strong corporate backing from Adobe and user familiarity, plus cross-platform support).
XD filled a significant gap in the Adobe suite of tools. Before its release, many of the available features weren’t a part of Photoshop or Illustrator and designers had to piece together elements if they wanted to use Adobe software for creating user interfaces.
Who Should Use It?
Adobe XD works for individual designers and developers wanting to create in a vector format.
Adobe XD also works for teams that want to create user experiences and collaborate on the process. You can even build a design system that helps keep everyone on track with a single project.
XD works for all types of projects because it is scalable. It’s back by the security and infrastructure that you expect from Adobe and allows for specific user controls with business plans.
One of the primary features for users of other Adobe products is familiarity with the interface. If you are a current Adobe user and just starting with a UX tool such as this, that can be a significant selling point. It works with other native Adobe files and uses the same cloud storage.
Key features include:
- Ability to prototype using linked artboards that you can view on mobile devices as well.
- Repeat grid that lets you replicate elements such as lists or galleries (this is something that sets this tool apart from many others).
- Assets panel that allows you to manage colors, styles, and components within a project.
- Design using voice commands.
- Create and design symbols for logos and buttons; plus move them around using drag and drop on and between artboards.
- Keyboard shortcuts for faster workflows, including moving and resizing objects.
- CSS snippets in design specs are automatically generated, making it easy to copy and paste from XD to live projects.
- Automatic responsive resizing for objects on artboards.
- Compatibility with custom plugins for extra functionality.
- Mobile functionality for sharing and commenting so you can work on the go.
- Ability to share designs and prototypes with others, including clients, in a secure environment.
- Integrates with other tools such as Slack or Jira.
- Automatically animate changes between artboards to create cool interactive content or micro-interactions.
- Edit Photoshop images and files right in XD.
- Adobe is teasing a co-editing feature that will be released soon, giving you the ability to collaborate on projects with others in real-time.
- extensive documentation and tutorials to make learning easy.