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Adobe XD

Adobe XD is a revolutionary tool that allows users to design applications, or at least the user interface. Otherwise known as Experience Design, this software aims to ease the stress of tasks like specs, retina displays, and different phone variants. In addition to mobile apps, Adobe Xd can be used for prototyping sites. It offers a stripped back interface as well as tools a user would need to design and test user interfaces. Both Mac and Windows 10 versions are available, though it’s worth noting that the former is more advanced. The Mac version offers symbols and layer functionality, both of which aren’t found in Windows 10 version.

Adobe XD Benefits

Intuitive features: Specially designed for app prototyping, Adobe XD has a lot of intuitive features that make putting together concepts easy and quick.

Repeat Grid: This feature eliminates the need to create and recreate image grids step by step. Designers utilize the Repeat Grid button to duplicate images horizontally or vertically. They can ungroup grids, specify margin spacing as well as drag and drop new images into the spaces.

Prototype tab: This allows users to how their apps will work. Designers can easily build links between screens. They can drag and drop objects onto an artboard, click them, link them or choose other options from the drop-down menu.

Clean and simple interface: One of the best attributes of Adobe XD is that it comes with a clean interface that’s easy to navigate. Users have access to standard commands like Open and Save, and the tools are in a minimal toolbar. The toolbar is grouped into Design and Prototype modes.

Adobe XD Features

  • Collaboration
  • UI prototyping
  • UX prototyping
  • Drag and drop
  • Plugins and app integrations – Slack, Microsoft Teams, JIRA, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects etc
  • Mac and Windows support
  • Auto animate
  • Responsive re-size
  • Voice prototyping
  • Preview on mobile devices

Adobe XD Pricing

Free Starter Plan

  • All design and prototyping features
  • 2GB cloud storage
  • 1 shared prototype
  • 1 shared design spec
  • Limited Adobe free fonts

Single App (US$ 9.99/Month)

  • All Starter Plan features plus;
  • Unlimited active shared prototypes
  • Unlimited active shared design specs
  • 100GB cloud storage
  • Adobe Fonts Portfolio (full font library)
  • Creative Cloud Libraries

Creative Cloud All Apps ($52.99/Month)

  • All Single App features plus;
  • Access to more than 20 Creative Cloud apps including Adobe XD, Illustrator and Photoshop

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