Hi! I'm in an online course to learn to use Adobe XD, but I haven't been able to find where to download it... It doesn't seem to be in any adobe link nor listed in the creative cloud apps. Can someone help me please? (I'm in Canada)
We are probably millions of AdobeXD user s that still need to download and work with our design files, so please provide a download link - forcing us to buy the full pacakge I am sure is not legally permitted. You cannot discontinue like that, so please take responsibility and give your user propertime to migrate!
I believe it was bound to happen, so I switched my team to Figma earlier this year. I've been using XD for a long time. Adobe has a history of doing this, like when they bought Macromedia. I'm pretty certain they'll eventually put a countdown on XD and phase it out.
XD is no longer available as a stand-alone download. If you have a certifacte for it for your course, contact the course admins or Adobe support. XD is effectively sunseted. I strongly recommend you learn another actively supported tool for your design work.
XD is way better than figma but XD gets cut.. NOOOOOOOO!
Figma > XD
Adobe XD Pricing > Figma Pricing
Figma's pricing is absolutely batshit insane. I hope Adobe continues XD as a part of the suite. Either that, or stop the Zombie pricing of Figma.
XD is NOT way better than Figma!
I use both at a high level and for prototyping XD is much better.
Exactally Protopie is another cluncky addtion that Figma needs to do what XD already does.
well, by and large, Figma is better.
That is what everyone says but when it comes to what is better its ussally people that have never used XD or don't know how to really use XD at its full potential. Your comment is a echo. I use both and I'm so fustrated with the over complication of Figma with things like sticky headers and overlays.
You should learn Figma Prototyping too brother. Components in Figma help better than in Adobe XD.
I do know how to prototype in Figma thats my point. I'm coming at this subject with expereince with both products which I find to be rare. I just see alot of people that say 'Figma is better' but don't really know how to use XD. Most of the comparison videos or articles are clearly bias showing a very little understanding of XD. If XD was Free I think it would be a differnt story. Any way I'm doing all my new project in Figma now. hopefully I will naturally start to like Figma more.
Oh my god, I can not agree with you more. Figma is so hard to use compared to XD. I spend so much time trying to get its "smart layout" feature to do what I could have done in XD in two seconds. It's excruciating! I've been using Figma for months and it just gets in my way ALL THE TIME. But XD is clearly being phased out, so I'm switching to Figma. And don't get me started on it's browser "app" — no custom keyboard support (I've had to adapt to Keyboard Maestro). The number of work-arounds to make it behave is just crazy. I really wish Adobe would have continued with XD. They're already switching to Figma internally!
Do you have a link to those stats? I think it's a bit of an opinion but I'm curious to see any data you have come across.
I hear your pain @Ron Frank I am just getting around to starting look at Figma. I have used it before but I couldn't agree with you more that XD should be continured. That is my opinion. But Alas, the powers that be suggest we abandon it. From my research we have until December 14 for any semblance of an answer on the merger. The whole thing with Adobe acquiring the 2 main UX design applications is just so unreal. This to me is a real pain in the butt for us designers as a competition and monopolization of the tools we use seems unproductive, a waste of money and time. It was just 3 years ago I went through several arguments and conflicts with organizations and teams about the use of Sketch. I either left or got my way. I never liked Skecth. I have been using XD since Beta in 2016. So as a designer this battle and conflict for software appears every so often. Enough of my rants. If anyone sees more on the merger please post it. #AdobeXD https://techcrunch.com/2023/08/08/europe-adobe-figma-acquisition/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM...
My two cents - XD feels less complicated and easier to use because its artboards are designed around being freeform, similar to Photoshop. On the other hand, Figma works best with its autolayout feature. This most closely resembles real world develop, primarily in flexbox, so your layout mirrors what can and would be produced in development. It keeps things polished so design to dev hand-off is cleaner and simpler. That's where Figma shines. It's better for the designer/dev marriage than XD, whereas XD appears to be primarily better for the designer.
Mark, I really like what your responses are here, I have been a die hard professional XD user since it came out in 2016 in Beta. I saw the collaboration feature gain momentum, symbols, components, I saw teams build from that. and also I have built many design systems with it. I love XD it. I love the fact that it has embedded a design tool, a prototyping tool and a team sharing and collaboration/cloud feature. Something Sketch was very messy with. IMO. I actually was able to work with Adobe in some roles and understand the power that the application posesses. I think what you said that people that are die hard Figma users that never have given XD the chance, deserves some conversation. We all want to use what we like and we all have to be successful as designers and product contributors to feel comfortable. Ease of use, efficiency, delight, etc.
Anyways, I have played with Figma but I am always under the gun for delivery and deadlines for complex projects and roles that I have not made the jump to Figma. I wonder if I should. This post and string leads me to believe maybe I should just keep working in XD and see what happens. All of what I heard about Adobe acquiring Figma makes me wonder if Figma will bring in some of XDs features or vice versa. Or maybe it will be an entirely new product. I can't find any recent developments within the Adobe, Figma aquisition. I have reached out to my PO friends in XD and they don't have any insight to give me other than XD is still supported. Some of them have been changed to different products in Adobe. Anyways, I don't like, not knowing what the future holds but UX design applications change as well as design applications in general. I will embrace knowing that fact I guess.
I think you would benefit from watching the video I created for this thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF-6uB_x1Wo