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March 14, 2016 /UX/UI Design /

Introducing Adobe Experience Design CC (Preview)

On behalf of the Project Comet team, I’m thrilled to let you know that Project Comet has become Adobe Experience Design CC (Preview), or Adobe XD as we refer to it. We’re making our first preview release for Mac OS available today, with a Windows version coming later this year. Everyone can use Adobe XD for free during the preview period – you can download it from or through the Creative Cloud desktop app.


While our team has been working to bring you Adobe XD for some time, this really represents the start of our journey to craft an end-to-end solution for experience design, one that Adobe is committed to undertaking in partnership with the UX design community. We’ve seen how designers think beyond just the visual design of a website or app, but also on optimizing and improving the overall user experience. You can read more about Adobe’s thoughts on Experience Design as a whole here.

For Adobe XD, we’ve received great input from over 5,000 designers as part of our pre-release program and are now excited to get your feedback on our public release as we continue working on Adobe XD.

Adobe XD makes it easy to undertake wire framing, visual design, interaction design, prototyping, previewing and sharing, by bringing together the tools you need for experience design into a single solution. We’re starting by delivering a basic set of tools in each of those areas, with the feedback we receive helping to determine the ultimate set of features that you need, while continuing to ensure we don’t compromise on delivering amazing performance and a comfortable design experience.

What’s in the public preview?

In this first preview release of Adobe XD you’ll find:

  • Focused design tools – create wireframes, screen layouts and production-ready artwork
  • Prototyping tools – define flows, triggers and transitions as part of your design
  • Built in sharing – create a video recording of your prototype or share a link to an interactive prototype hosted on Creative Cloud
  • Support for bringing in existing assets from Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch
  • Blisteringly fast performance – create projects that bring together complex designs for web, mobile, tablet, watches and more, without any slow down.

As you get started with the preview release, be sure to check out the sample file available from the start screen, as well as our learn tutorials and documentation.

What’s still to come?

Being a preview release, we’re exposing a work-in-progress. This means you’re likely to find some gaps in the tools and likely wish for increased capabilities in a number of areas. We hope you’ll embrace the opportunity to join us on this exciting journey as we continue making progress on Adobe XD.

Based on the feedback we’ve already received, these are some of the areas that we’ve lined up to work on next:

  • Enhanced design features, including support for gradients, richer text, effects and blend modes
  • An improved color picker
  • Support for working with layers
  • More control over the sharing of prototype links
  • Authoring of scrollable content
  • Micro-interactions for prototyping
  • Real-time design preview and prototype testing on mobile devices (iOS and Android)
  • Reusability and sharing of design assets and styles, leveraging Creative Cloud libraries
  • An extensibility/API layer for plug-ins
  • Availability on Microsoft Windows 10 (preview release estimated for late 2016)

Our team will be delivering updates to Adobe XD every month, with a mix of new features, enhancements to existing features and bug fixes, so you’ll see us move fast to deliver these additional capabilities to you as part of Adobe XD.

Tell us what you think

Our team thrives on feedback and is passionate about our mission to deliver a product that experience designers want to use to design the next generation of digital experiences.

Tell us what you think on Twitter (@AdobeXD), share ideas with fellow designers in our forums and help shape the future of Adobe XD by submitting feature ideas or issues on our feedback site.

Join us on Twitch on March 15-17

As part of our launch, we’re excited to host an Experience Design Online Conference on Twitch. It’s 3 full days of exclusive content from industry leaders on Experience Design and members of the Adobe XD team.

UX/UI Design

Design. Prototype. Share. All in Adobe XD.

Go from idea to prototype faster with Adobe Experience Design (Preview) CC, the first all-in-one tool for creating and sharing website and mobile app designs. Test drive the XD preview and tell us what you think.


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  • By kurian joseph - 6:20 AM on March 14, 2016  

    Adobe why the delay for the windows version ??

    • By marc - 6:33 AM on March 14, 2016  

      Agreed. Doesn’t do much to keep the playing field level.

    • By marc - 6:40 AM on March 14, 2016  

      … plus there’s an awful lot of Apple product placement in the video.

      • By John W - 12:11 AM on March 15, 2016  

        Apple product placement works well because they’re just easier on the eyes…

    • By - 6:44 AM on March 14, 2016  

      Obviously because on mac there is Sketch and on windows there is no competition at all. Anyway, Xd looks promising, though its currently more like a skeleton of an app and lacks some key features.

      • By KAREN - 9:08 AM on March 14, 2016  

        Agree, it’s promising but there is too much not there yet… for example can’t see how I can manipulate an image inside a masked shape and integration with CC libraries is a must, I use that so much now. I have resisted moving to sketch as I heard about this app last year and have been waiting eagerly for it… it’s easy to use, but so much is still missing. However all my fonts are working in it which is great.

      • By John - 12:32 PM on March 14, 2016  

        Yeah, I imagine if you’re trying to build anything more than a front-facing informational website you’re going to be crippled in what you can prototype. At the very least I would want persistent elements (eg. nav bars) for this to be useful to me.

    • By Chris - 7:39 AM on March 14, 2016  

      Because Adobe XD is, Adobe’s attempt to gain back all the Mac users switching to Sketch (rather than Photoshop) after they discontinued Fireworks. Sketch isn’t available on Windows so their is presumably no immediate need to offer to Windows.

    • By jerz - 10:02 AM on March 14, 2016  

      im also CC subcriber windows users here and getting left behind..paying same amount too 🙁

      • By Andrew Shorten - 12:17 PM on March 14, 2016  

        We focused on a single platform so as to help accelerate initial development and get the core features right. We’re now actively working on a great experience for Windows 10, one that is tailored to that environment – we’re excited to bring it to you as soon as we can.

        Andrew (@Adobe)

        • By John W - 12:06 AM on March 15, 2016  

          Skip the Windows version. Windows 10 is garbage anyway.

          • By Roberto - 4:12 AM on March 15, 2016  

            Agree. Dont exlude the other versions ie W 7.

    • By Lindsay Munro - 11:39 AM on March 14, 2016  

      By targeting a single OS platform for the initial release, we’ve been able to focus on features and ensure that we can respond to customer feedback as we continue to develop the product.

      • By Lindsay Munro - 11:40 AM on March 14, 2016  

        Sign up to stay informed for the Windows release: ^LM

    • By bry - 10:10 PM on March 14, 2016  

      it so typical adobe to crap on window users….the oh more designers use apple is bs 200% Historically the crap on us an kiss up to apple when thier best stuff runs faster an better on pc

    • By John W - 12:10 AM on March 15, 2016  

      Because Macs are more prevalent in agencies.

      • By Kevin - 1:13 PM on March 15, 2016  

        Because Sketch is kicking Adobe’s ass in this area… and BTW, Adobe’s subscription model is crap. Thhis is a basically a copy of Sketch that forces you to buy into a $50 a month subscription (b/c real designers use more than 1 program). Sketch is $99 and since it is open source, its features are growing quickly with the help of it’s development community. I’m over Adobe adn will only sue it as much as I HAVE to.

    • By Brad - 1:04 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Just tried it out, and I missed a grid, rulers, and guidelines big time. I guess this is more about interaction, sans the scrolling, than it is an actual design tool. At least the price is right 😉

  • By Jeff - 6:53 AM on March 14, 2016  

    Another reason to hate using a PC at work… I’ve been waiting on using this app since it was first announced. Now I have to wait even longer 🙁

    • By Lindsay Munro - 11:31 AM on March 14, 2016  

      Sign up to stay informed on the Windows release here:

    • By John W - 12:08 AM on March 15, 2016  

      Just get a Mac…

      • By Jeff W - 4:40 AM on March 22, 2016  

        Just get a Life…

  • By KAREN - 9:09 AM on March 14, 2016  

    It’s promising but there is too much not there yet… for example can’t see how I can manipulate an image inside a masked shape and integration with CC libraries is a must, I use that so much now. As a mac user I have resisted moving to sketch (which I looked at 18 months ago) and when I heard about this app last year and have been waiting eagerly for it… it’s easy to use, but so much is still missing. However all my fonts are working in it which is great.

    • By Lindsay Munro - 11:27 AM on March 14, 2016  

      We’re rolling out monthly updates, so lots of good stuff still to come. Thanks for sticking with us!

    • By Elaine Finnell - 1:15 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Hey, Karen – we’re working on manipulating an image within a masked shape, but please note that masking is actually not destructive when you use the mask. You can ungroup and then remask. Here’s an example:

      CC Libraries is on our roadmap!

  • By Troy Parker - 9:21 AM on March 14, 2016  

    “later this year”. How late? 1 month, 2 months, 6 months?

    • By Lindsay Munro - 11:28 AM on March 14, 2016  

      We’re very much committed to a Windows release. You can sign up to stay informed on the release here:

    • By jerz - 11:51 AM on March 14, 2016  

      sounds like 6months

  • By Simone Crimella - 9:39 AM on March 14, 2016  


  • By Nishant Singh - 9:41 AM on March 14, 2016  

    Was waiting since it was announced in the Keynote. Excited to get my hands dirty and improve my workflows. Recently switched to MAC a month ago and happy to hear that I will be able to use it 🙂

    • By Lindsay Munro - 11:31 AM on March 14, 2016  

      Awesome! Let us know how goes 🙂

  • By Michael Corn - 10:32 AM on March 14, 2016  

    Later this year for Windows is not great and hopefully not just Windows 10. Lots of corporations are still on Windows 7 and have no plans to upgrade.

    • By Lindsay Munro - 11:30 AM on March 14, 2016  

      We’re very much committed to a Windows release. You can sign up to stay informed on the release here:

      • By Andrew Shorten - 12:19 PM on March 14, 2016  

        We will be targeting Windows 10 so as to take advantage of Microsoft’s latest OS capabilities.

        We took the same approach for Mac, targeting 10.10 and above (the latest version at the time of making the decision).

        Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Henry - 12:14 PM on March 14, 2016  

    C’mon guys, no Windows preview? That eliminates the majority of Enterprises as we standardize on the PC.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:19 PM on March 14, 2016  

      We’re working on it – we’ll get it to you as soon as we can.

      Andrew (@Adobe)

    • By Michael - 12:05 PM on March 18, 2016  

      I don’t trust a designer who doesn’t use a Mac 😉 JK!

      • By Alejandro Carlé - 6:28 AM on April 1, 2016  

        I don´t trust a designer with prejudices 😉

  • By Rose - 12:21 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Even the sign up for windows release updates isn’t working properly on chrome. It just keeps reloading the form. User testing anyone?

    Really annoying to be left behind. Sometime later this year….

  • By Gabriel - 12:24 PM on March 14, 2016  

    I hope that it will be part of the Creative Cloud family, and don’t have to pay a separate subscription for it (after the preview release).

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:31 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Our intention is to make Adobe XD to Creative Cloud subscribers – exact details will be confirmed nearer the 1.0 release.

      Andrew (Adobe)

  • By Aldo Arriaga - 12:39 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Oh you have got to be kidding me. Late 2016? It would have been great to know since the first announcement..

    • By Rose - 12:56 PM on March 14, 2016  

      I agree. I had been investigating other programs & held off given the early 2016. Given the response, apparently this release is light weight so we’re probably well into 2017 for any heft.

      Wondering which programs other PC people are currently using?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:32 PM on March 15, 2016  

      I’m sorry that you missed the information we shared in earlier announcements that this was Mac only for the first preview –

      We’re working on Windows now and will bring it to you as quickly as we can.

      Andrew (Adobe)

      • By jerz - 4:15 PM on March 16, 2016  

        can we import psd to XD?

        • By jerz - 4:18 PM on March 16, 2016  

          i wasn’t laughing at the end of my sentence question ^

  • By Paul Weaver - 12:42 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Thanks for getting me all excited about Project Comet by promoting it on the Adobe Channel where I don’t recall any mention of a Mac only launch.

    • By Hendrik - 7:19 PM on March 14, 2016  

      No, I don’t recall that either! I was even aloud to sign up for pre-testing and nothing was mentioned it was for OS X user only… I just never got in! 🙁

  • By Carly - 12:46 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Definitely a lot missing from this….like proper zooming tools, ability to adjust line-height, defining symbols, ability to apply hex codes for colors, etc….but I guess that’s why it’s a “preview” huh? I am excited to see the completed thing!

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:32 PM on March 15, 2016  

      That’s it – exactly why this is a preview. We hope you find it interesting and join us on the journey to a 1.0 – we’ll be adding features every month.

      Andrew (Adobe)

    • By Elaine Finnell - 1:17 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Hey, Carly – definitely add your feedback to UserVoice as linked to in the blog post above! BTW, you can apply hex codes for colors by using the second tab in the color pop-up and changing to RGB. (This is a temporary color picker until we get our new one in.)

    • By votaw - 2:03 PM on April 4, 2016  

      Ah, but XD does allow us to apply hex does for colors, in the line or fill of the selected object. Easy peasy.

      I’m still looking to learn how to adjust line-height, though, and symbols too, of course.

  • By Damon Sanchez - 1:00 PM on March 14, 2016  

    I use Axure on the PC for my UI mock ups with great success. I see this as a great replacement for tools like envision app online or other such tools that break into the UX demo walkthrough space because it offers continuity of the Adobe application suite, and I’m excited for it to come out on the PC as another tool in my arsenal. Id like to see it come out earlier that late 2016 for the PC. Its kinda funny that a tool that is planned as a UX UI flagship application only runs on one OS… Have we done our requirements gathering 🙂

    • By Rose - 1:29 PM on March 14, 2016  

      Thanks Damen. I was looking at Axure. I see from your & other’s comments that Adobe’s product will not have enough functionality for quite awhile, even when we windows users get it. So much for Adobe hype. Here I was thinking that was just Adobe Test but it seems to be endemic.

      Going Shopping.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:34 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Thanks for your feedback. We’ve done lots of research and requirements gathering in the process of crafting Adobe XD – we wanted though to bring it to market as quickly as we could while also having the opportunity to iterate fast and make adjustments as we continued to learn – that’s why we picked a single platform to focus on. We’re now working on the Windows version and will work to bring it to you as quickly as we can!

      Andrew (Adobe)

  • By TComan - 1:07 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Please consider making this easy to integrate into game engines (Unity in particular).

  • By Kevin - 1:20 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Does this interface with AEM?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:35 PM on March 15, 2016  

      We’ll be sharing more information about possible workflows with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

      Andrew (Adobe)

  • By Trevor - 1:21 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Are there “101” type tutorial videos for xd out yet? anything by adobe?

    • By Mike M - 3:32 PM on March 14, 2016  

      Click on Learn and Support on the product page.

  • By Petrous - 2:11 PM on March 14, 2016  

    I tried to fiddle around with it for a bit and it looks promising! I have 2 questions though:

    1. Can I create a dropdown menu on it?
    2. Can I create a scrolling effect on it?

    • By Petrous - 2:14 PM on March 14, 2016  

      Another question I forgot to include:

      3. Does it update any linked images or files when I do any changes on them on Photoshop or illustrator?
      Similar to how they automatically updated on Indesign when you open the file again?


    • By KO Kreate - 4:47 AM on March 15, 2016  

      This is also what I would like to know, I tried this as well a drawer style side menu but to no avail… the preview product is just artboards with hotspots from what I can tell

  • By Steve - 2:19 PM on March 14, 2016  

    hi there,its seems a long time waiting for now for a partially made tool and it seems a strange reason for not realising a windows version is that theres no competition for it. are you saying this is nothing to do with the user but purely a way to beat your rivals ?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:36 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Making a great tool takes time – I can assure you are team is motivated and excited to add new capabilities while also making it available on Windows. We hope that you join us for the journey as we craft Adobe XD over the coming months.

      Andrew (Adobe)

  • By henry mpologoma - 2:20 PM on March 14, 2016  

    I am excited about the new era of UI and UX design!

  • By Henri - 2:31 PM on March 14, 2016  

    I would love to see export capabilities that make Sketch so great. I switched from illustrator to Sketch for this reason and would like to switch back.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 12:38 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Thanks for the feedback – we have a lot planned for exporting and enabling smoother production workflows. You can share your suggestions though at

      Andrew (Adobe)

  • By Hendrik - 4:10 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Very disappointed Adobe! You make out that you are their for all the designers, but you clearly are favoring one OS through this announcement and the total lack of Creative Apps for Windows10 Mobile! 🙁
    Maybe Adobe can give all us WIndows10 users’ a half-price subscription until we get a level playing field – that would be/look fair!!!

    • By Michael - 6:15 PM on March 14, 2016  

      That’s a very self-centered way to view life. Can you not imagine the reasons Adobe is rolling this out as they are?

      • By Hendrik - 7:16 PM on March 14, 2016  

        Are you on an iMac saying that? I have used my imagination several times as to why Adobe is always favoring Apple and I come up with Adobe is always favoring Apple. I would love to see this changed!

    • By virellia - 8:00 PM on March 14, 2016  

      Building something new on a two different system at the same time is a very painful process. They are still on a preview. A lot of changes & new features will be added on in the future. I guess they need some time to finalise & it requires more resources to do so too.

      • By Andrew Shorten - 12:37 PM on March 15, 2016  

        Exactly – that’s why picked this approach.

        We are working on Windows now however, and hope to bring it to you as quickly as possible.

        Andrew (Adobe)

        • By Hendrik - 5:38 PM on March 16, 2016  

          Thank you for the reassurance Andrew! 🙂

  • By Ryan - 4:55 PM on March 14, 2016  

    No animation or timeline controls? Principle is the best still then I guess. In fact Principle is LEAGUES ahead of this application. I don’t see this being anything special in the UI/UX community. You guys are going to have to put together a lot more features than what you have. Duplicating content and being able to drop images into masks are the least of our worries as UX/UI designers.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 1:01 PM on March 15, 2016  

      We’re just getting started with Adobe XD, that is why it is currently a preview release. Monthly updates will add more features with each release.

      Andrew (Adobe).

  • By Carla - 5:14 PM on March 14, 2016  

    I think I’m going to cry …. Release for Windows in LATE 2016. I hate all of the Mac dominance.

  • By Michael - 6:12 PM on March 14, 2016  

    How pluggable is this going to be? Will we be able to build extensions for it?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 1:03 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Yes, we’re working on an API to enable extensibility – if you’re interested in talking to our team about it please reach out to @demianborba on Twitter.

      Andrew (Adobe)

  • By Matt - 9:15 PM on March 14, 2016  

    Having a way to export these interactive prototypes for posting to share with clients who have issues with data on a server not hosted by an outside party would be great, similar to the html file and assets that hype provides.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 1:03 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Great feature request – thanks for taking the time to let us know about your needs.

      Andrew (Adobe)

  • By Morgana - 11:01 PM on March 14, 2016  

    I am curious if collaboration tools will be a future option and the ability to inject adobe animate animations or video content into the prototypes?

  • By Jay - 11:56 PM on March 14, 2016  

    So basically its an imitation of Sketch, Craft and Silver flow? Where is the innovation Adobe?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 1:08 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Our team is innovating in a number of areas, some of which have been exposed, some of which haven’t.

      I’d point at Repeat Grid as an example of something we showed first at MAX in 2015, along with the sneak of our designing with data ideas.

      Lots more to come!


  • By Brendan - 12:29 AM on March 15, 2016  

    There is stuff already like this on Windows and the Web. Maybe that is why they are focusing on Mac only atm. This also looks very limited and nothing where we can link WordPress into any of this.

    • By Hendrik - 1:40 AM on March 15, 2016  

      Ok, I’m curious! Can you recommend what you think comes up to Adobe XD standard on Windows10? I’ve had a bit of a look and all the good ones are built for the OS X platform! 🙁
      I’ve been hanging out for Adobe XD but it seems us Windows’ users have got a long wait before we see it! 🙁

  • By Sona - 12:37 AM on March 15, 2016  

    From my point of view it should zoom in and zoom out clicking on Z letter on Keyboard.
    I hop it is a bug and it is going to be improved.

    • By KO Kreate - 4:51 AM on March 15, 2016  

      Use cmd + or cmd – like every other adobe app

      • By Andrew - 8:46 AM on March 15, 2016  

        Never once in my life have I used cmd +.
        Where is the space & cmd / space & cmd & option

  • By Naomi - 1:19 AM on March 15, 2016  

    Adobe XD is awesome!! It will be even better if you do an option in exporting that will export every single thing that is in the artboard as an single file instead of selecting each one and exporting.

  • By Kailash Verma - 2:05 AM on March 15, 2016  

    Can I ERASE in this tool or do some basic image editing in the tool

    • By Elaine Finnell - 1:18 PM on March 15, 2016  

      We’ve started out with powerful vector tools. If you’re interested in bitmap editing tools, please head over to and log your interest in the feature request area!

  • By yeshai - 2:24 AM on March 15, 2016  

    No scrolling, no floating/static objects and so many more features missing… Shame, I thought this would be a replacement for InVision. Not yet I guess.

  • By Rafa - 4:05 AM on March 15, 2016  

    No layers or layers management? or am I to blind to see it? what can you do without layers? can’t even call it preview.

    I would rather wait.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 7:38 PM on March 15, 2016  

      We’re seeing some great content created without layers support in Adobe XD – that said, we understand that we need to provide this functionality. It’s coming soon.

      Andrew (@Adobe)

    • By Keisha - 10:54 PM on April 6, 2016  

      I agree that layers is a must. This is fundamental and difficult working around it… a lot of stuff has to be deleted and redone again so it’s tedious.
      It is a wonderful application in every other aspect though so keep up the good work!

  • By Marie Kalmnäs - 5:26 AM on March 15, 2016  

    Great stuff! I am looking forward to the development, please add typography adjustments to your prio one list. I was also frustrated not being able to move my picture within the mask.

    Looking forward to news and development.

  • By jaime - 7:21 AM on March 15, 2016  

    download never starts for me… :-/ can you add a “if your download doesn’t start click here” download button please??

  • By Tobias - 7:55 AM on March 15, 2016  

    HOW is there no support for layout grids? “Designing the designer’s tool” should include the most essential thing to design there is: A GRID. Really had hopes for this to replace Sketch + InVision, I guess not yet.

  • By Dave - 8:11 AM on March 15, 2016  

    It’s a great start, Adobe. Don’t listen to the whiners. This tool has great potential and I’m really excited to start using it. Definitely missing some key features (grids, reusable objects, etc.), but this is a great future replacement for what we’ve been using.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 7:27 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Thanks for the feedback! Appreciated 🙂

      Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Dawid - 8:19 AM on March 15, 2016  

    download link doesn’t work 🙁

  • By Marz - 11:38 AM on March 15, 2016  

    Download is pointing to an windows version error page although i’m accessing through a Mac.

  • By Charley - 11:48 AM on March 15, 2016  

    It doesn’t work for me neither ! 🙁
    The download button opens Creative Cloud Download Page with all the software available ready to be downloaded but Experience Design doesn’t appear in the list.

    Please help us to have a good feeling with this tool, the first experience is very importante ..specially when we are talking about User Experience Design tool.

    • By Elaine Finnell - 1:21 PM on March 15, 2016  

      We’re English-only at the moment, which means it’s not available in your country due to import laws. 🙁 We’re working on bringing a localized version soon!

  • By Dave - 12:17 PM on March 15, 2016  

    Why can’t you horizontally scroll? At 100% in the tutorial, some items are off the screen and you can’t seem to get to them…what am I missing?

    • By Stacey - 8:11 AM on March 30, 2016  

      Ditto that – I can’t seem to be able to zoom in onto anything thats not in the middle of the screen?? And can’t scroll horizontally at all

      They definitely do in the promo video?

      Did you get anywhere with this?

  • By preran - 1:03 PM on March 15, 2016  

    Hi all,

    This information should help most questions being asked here:

    Issues with download and install: Check out these posts for solutions

    Why isn’t there a Windows version?

    Why isn’t this feature available in Experience Design yet?
    You can place your feature requests using
    Also check out the roadmap for the product

    I think this is a bug with the product?
    Use to report a bug with the product

    I need help with using Experience Design:


  • By Carlos - 1:51 PM on March 15, 2016  

    I tried it for about 30 mins, then gave up. The problem? It’s a really primitive tool. I can’t believe you spent 18 months and interviewed 5,000 UX designers to create this. Why don’t you start with Illustrator and add the capability of doing prototyping, previewing and sharing?

    • By NickS - 2:33 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Yeah, there are some really key features missing, but programs like Illustrator have so much legacy, they become bloated. Adding a prototype tool to Illustrator would feature bloat it even more. I for one, don’t prefer Illustrator and lean on Photoshop. I can’t imagine each application having its own prototype tool.

    • By Andrew Shorten - 7:33 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Idea to reality of where we are today was approx. 18 months, it doesn’t represent 18 months of development.

      We’re iterating fast and delivering updates monthly, so you’ll see a lot of new features coming in soon.

      Feedback from customers interviewed was that a new tool, purpose built for UX design, was preferable over extending our existing tools.

      Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Murph - 1:57 PM on March 15, 2016  

    I’m glad to see Adobe working towards a solution in this space! My primary prototyping tools are Flinto and Principle, so I would love to see this shape into a combination of the two, where you can create/update elements within the app as well as interact with them to create quick page flows.

    Here are some features I would need to get this app into my workflow:

    Simple Scrolling
    Custom Transitions
    Touch Interactions (long press/touch state)
    Import from InDesign/Illustrator
    Mirror on Device

    • By Elaine Finnell - 4:21 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Thanks, Murph! Some of these are already in our backlog, but please do swing by UserVoice to upvote your favorite.

  • By NickS - 2:30 PM on March 15, 2016  

    Started using this today. I cannot wait for the next round of features. This will speedup my workflow considerably while allowing me to ditch Axure. Main additions I would love to see… Smart object style assets (think of consistent navigations) Ability to add quick Lightboxes, Scrollable content (Which is coming in later releases) Swipe commands. One thing I love about this app is the dedication to simplicity. I would like new features but please do not bloat this product. It is what I don’t enjoy about Sketch.

    • By Elaine Finnell - 4:22 PM on March 15, 2016  

      We’re working on keeping it focused! Definitely add your feedback to the UserVoice database:

  • By Nate - 4:36 PM on March 15, 2016  

    Love what’s there so far and excited to see those features added.

    One thing I was disappointed in was not having the option to record narration when doing the demo videos. Being able to talk through a design while using it would be super helpful

    • By Andrew Shorten - 7:28 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Great feature request – adding a voiceover is on our to-do list!

      Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Pablo - 7:03 PM on March 15, 2016  

    Hi guys, excited to see this happen. Will it have html/css export? That would be wonderful. What we designers need is to build as much as html as possible but in a visual way. I’m a visual designer and I don’t like code. But I would love to deliver the text to the devs in html, nos as images.

  • By Pablo - 7:36 PM on March 15, 2016  

    Will it automatically adapt layouts between different creen sizes?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 7:39 PM on March 15, 2016  

      Not right now.

      We’re exploring this area and will reach out to the design community to get additional feedback on how we can help with responsive or adaptive design.

      Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Jackie - 1:43 AM on March 17, 2016  

    Please reference, they have sticky bar function, anchor and layer, these are helpful for prototype. Thanks.

  • By M Boucher - 6:48 AM on March 17, 2016  

    can’t download

  • By Petrous - 2:25 PM on March 17, 2016  

    Hi Andrew,

    I am very excited about using Adobe XD and I already started to fiddle around with it a bit by copying and pasting things from illustrator, photoshop, InDesign and it looks promising!

    I have some questions that I asked earlier but I noticed that you didn’t comment on them…

    1. Can I create a dropdown menu on it?
    2. Can I create a scrolling effect on it?
    3. Does it update any linked images or files when I do any changes on them on Photoshop or illustrator, similar to how they automatically get updated on Indesign when you open the file again?
    4. Can I change a colour of an icon or a header background on one artboard and it gets updated on all the other artboards automatically?

    If the above features are not available, would love to see them implemented soon 🙂

  • By Pixelhint - 3:24 AM on March 18, 2016  

    Great work guys, please just dont forget to introduce the guidelines in the next update, it’s a necessity.

  • By Alannah - 9:39 PM on March 18, 2016  

    Missing guides and grids bigtime, but excited for what’s to come

    • By Andrew Shorten - 8:16 AM on March 19, 2016  

      Those are coming soon.

      Glad you’re excited.

      Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Carlos Cortes - 9:17 AM on March 21, 2016  

    Not quite impressed!
    I was expecting Adobe to keep the usual key commands from the rest of the programs like AI and PSD. I’ll keep exploring

  • By Gilles - 10:04 AM on March 21, 2016  

    Well, this might be a beginning. But when is the real thing finally ready?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 2:11 PM on March 22, 2016  

      We’ll continue to add features to the preview release, with updates every month.

      If Adobe XD is not ready for your needs today then I’d encourage checking back every now and then to see what we’ve added.

      Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Carl - 12:02 PM on March 21, 2016  

    How does this integrate with Muse? I do a lot of web design–is this better, faster? Seems like I can do what this does in Muse. am I missing something here?

    • By Andrew Shorten - 2:09 PM on March 22, 2016  


      If you’re intent is to produce a full website without writing code then you should use Muse.

      Adobe XD is focused on design and prototyping of both web and mobile experiences, with the output being design assets that can be used for production and/or prototypes that can be used to get feedback from clients, developers or other stakeholders. Adobe XD does not output a website for you.

      Hope that helps.

      Andrew (@Adobe)

  • By Ryan - 1:33 PM on March 21, 2016  

    Will there be the ability to create some sort of guide system like Sketch does?

  • By MannyV - 9:05 PM on March 21, 2016  

    I am a bit confused, isn’t Adobe Comp already doing the same things that Adobe XD is doing; Wire frames, design layouts for both print and screen projects, etc.?

    I would like to see an Adobe product, XD or Comp, do away the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) programing portion by acting similar to an old-school Desktop Publishing tool. Sort of the way Dreamweaver was when it has owned by Macromedia and using older versions of HTML; those were the good old simple days. If an application can act as the design application, another one can do the job of giving the site its CSS (Or other programing language, then be exported to Dreamweaver CC…THAT WOULD SELL LIKE CRAZY!

  • By Brook Fabian - 5:38 AM on March 22, 2016  

    A big question for me is will XD be included in an All Apps subscription? This will largely dictate whether I migrate from Sketch / InVision. I LOVE the idea of having a fully integrated workflow and one app to design and prototype but to me it should be part of what I’m already paying. The preview looks and feels great and with a few more features it will be brilliant, but Adobe, you’re gonna need to be sensible with the licensing to stop the mass exodus to Sketch. So, what’s the plan?

  • By Lucy - 7:09 AM on March 22, 2016  

    Looks great to me!
    How long will the preview session last? I am a design student and don’t want the trial period to end suddenly when halfway through work!

  • By Kristof - 9:00 AM on March 22, 2016  

    A grid guys, without a grid you can’t even start designing. But, I must say, it’s looking awesome!

    • By Brook Fabian - 6:18 AM on March 24, 2016  

      Yea, grids are a must, along with layers and CSS effects like blur and saturation and the ability to export CSS attributes for assets.

  • By Rodney - 12:25 PM on March 22, 2016  

    It’s hard for me to believe this will ever make it to Windows considering Adobe has made similar statements about Adobe Photoshop Sketch coming to Android and it still isn’t on Android. People complained about that too but I guess Adobe didn’t care how they because here we are again. Why won’t Adobe just admit they favor Apple?

  • By MATTHEW ROBERTS - 4:31 PM on March 22, 2016  

    Just wondering if there is availability to scroll down on each page to see more hidden content?

    • By shawn starr - 9:27 AM on April 12, 2016  

      you can adjust the artboards (by clicking on the artboard name on the top left), then preview the longer page on the is a bit “jaggy” upon load, but it will scroll.

  • By Dhaval - 6:07 PM on March 22, 2016  

    I agree with comments about windows! Mac users already have sketch… was hoping to start using comet or move on to sketch. Can’t believe we need to wait till end of year for that!

  • By Terry - 7:31 AM on March 23, 2016  

    Dear Windows Users (I am one of you):

    When I transitioned from tradition board art (drafting table, non-repro blue pencils, Rapidograph pens) to computer in 1986, I worked on both a Mac Plus and an 8Mhz PC, pre-Windows. Mac Draw and SuperPaint. Cricket Draw. I subsequently used the first version of Illustrator 88 and Photoshop on the Mac. Mac was the better machine for graphics.

    Well, guess what the folks from Adobe use – – – Macs!!!! Why in the world would they ever want to design for Windows first??? And why would you ever be surprised??? 🙂

    Life in the corporate Enterprise world has for the most part forced me to work on a PC. I was a beta tester for the first version of Illustrator for Windows. Interesting experience – they never fixed the flaws I found. Still there. But their products on Windows now are awesome – thank you, Adobe!

    Don’t be surprised with the bait-and-switch with Comet/XD. They got us Windows users hooked: 20 years ago, when they rolled out PageMill, had a big conferences, free software for every attendee, and only after you paid for the conference and attended did you find out: “Mac only. PC coming later this year…” We were angry, but the Windows version finally arrives, we salivate all over the new product, get all happy again, and wait for the next generation at Adobe to do it to us Windows users again.

    Living proof to the adage: History repeats itself.

  • By Cheyenne - 9:12 AM on March 23, 2016  

    Not gonna lie; this product is too green to be unleashed on the public. Very, very basic features that a working designer would NEED to get the job done — not just nice-to-have bells and whistles, but essential stuff, like the ability to reposition an image within a vector mask it’s been dropped upon — are in the backlog. I’m not going to waste my time trying to figure out how to use software when half of it isn’t there yet. It’s ridiculous that anyone would.

  • By Pen - 8:33 PM on March 24, 2016  

    Played around with XD for a couple hours seeing if it would be useful in an upcoming project. At this point unfortunately I think the answer is no. It’s just too limited. So many basic features are missing I’m not sure how to use it in such a way to provide valid feedback. Things like layers, masking, import tools etc. are fundamental. The prototyping stuff is fun to play with but again having that without something like guides is just, meh.

    • By Elaine Finnell - 10:37 AM on April 11, 2016  

      I’d love to hear more about what you think you’re missing! While layers is missing, we do have masking and import tools. Please do head on over to the forums and let us know what you think.


  • By Mark - 2:38 PM on March 29, 2016  

    There’s a fine line between minimal viable product and a product that’s so minimal it’s not viable. Unfortunately, this is where XD sits at the moment from my perspective. There’s just too many features missing. The only interesting feature is the repeatable grids. As a UX designer I need to move quickly from sketching, to wire to prototype. I would have thought integration with custom and updatable assets libraries, drag and drop interface design components would be a must for rapid prototyping. There’s just to much I have to do manually for this to be a quicker option compared to other competing software.

    • By Elaine Finnell - 10:39 AM on April 11, 2016  

      We’re definitely heading in the right direction. Part of the reason we’re a Preview is that we haven’t quite hit MVP yet. Once we get there, we’ll declare 1.0 and move from there. The question we’re posing to our community is: what defines MVP for you? That’s where UserVoice comes in, and we’re hoping that you’ll go to to comment and upvote.


  • By Mel - 4:35 AM on April 3, 2016  

    I would LOVE to test this but every time I try and download it keeps trying to say it only works on Mac but I’m on my Mac trying to do it!! So frustrating!

    • By Elaine Finnell - 10:36 AM on April 11, 2016  

      That’s disappointing! Are you on 10.10 and above? You should head on over to the public forums to ask your question, and a staff member will help you out!

  • By Corinne - 5:51 AM on April 6, 2016  

    If Adobe can somehow combine the design capabilities of Sketch and the animation capabilities of Principle, you’d have an amazing program on your hands!

    • By Tyler - 2:54 PM on April 12, 2016  

      I’m sure they will try. Unfortunately for Adobe, I think at this point it’s also about trying to regain the trust and respect of the customers they have lost. Duplicating apps doesn’t really help them in the credibility department. Show us something new (and original) again Adobe.

  • By shawn starr - 9:23 AM on April 12, 2016  

    please add a feature for animation control similar to the “Principle” software…it will offer even higher fidelity.

  • By shawn starr - 9:25 AM on April 12, 2016  

    oh, actual working form fields would be sweet too…kind of like the ones used by Adobe Muse. Thanks guys…awesome stuff…I’m excited to see 1.0