Adobe XD is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps. The software is available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android.
XD supports vector design and website wireframing, and creating simple interactive click-through prototypes.
Adobe XD allows people to create user interfaces for mobile and web applications. XD offers many features that allow creative design and functionality. Many features in XD previously were either hard to use or nonexistent in other Adobe design applications like Illustrator or Photoshop. Adobe XD comes with UI kits for Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, and Google Material Design already built in.
The repeat grid tool allows users to duplicate items such as lists, and photo galleries. The repeat grid allows items to be duplicated as many times as the developer wants with updating that includes autosave.
XD allows users to create animated prototypes through linking artboards. If you have an useraccount at Adobe, these prototypes can also be previewed on mobile devices that support the Adobe XD App.
Integration with Adobe Suite
XD supports and can open files from other application in the adobe creative suite such as Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Sketch as well as other outside applications.
Artboards are able to be animated with the Auto Animate feature in Prototype mode. XD is also integrated with After Effects CC for more advanced options.
Apps can be designed using voice and speech playback. In addition what users create for smart assistants can be previewed and prototypes as well.
Users can create symbols to represent logos and buttons. Symbols can be used to drag and drop items on to artboards and organized them to be reused.
Responsive resize automatically adjusts and sizes pictures and other objects on the artboards. This allows the user to have their content automatically adjusted for different screens for different sized platforms such as mobile phones and PC’s.
XD is compatible with custom plugins that add additional features and uses. Plugins range from design to functionality, and automation and animation.
In addition to the Adobe Creative Cloud, XD can also connect to other tools and services such as Slack and Microsoft teams to collaborate. XD is also able to auto adjust and move smoothly from macOS to Windows. For security, prototypes can be sent with password protections to ensure full disclosure.