About Adobe XD

Category: Web Design Software
Designing and prototyping websites, mobile apps, and other digital experiences is easy with Adobe XD (Adobe Experience Design). In Adobe XD, you can easily design, test, and share your ideas without writing any code. It is ideal for designers, product managers, and developers.

Company: Adobe

Adobe is the world's leading digital media and marketing company. Bringing digital creations to life and delivering immersive, compelling experiences to the right person at the right time is one of our core strengths - from emerging artists to global brands. Essentially, Adobe is everywhere, changing the world through digital experiences.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 4.0
Performance 5.0
Ease Of Use 5.0
Features 4.0
Support 5.0

Pros

  • The most widely used design software
  • Prototyping capabilities
  • Integration with other Adobe products

Cons

  • Limited coding capabilities

Adobe XD Comparisons

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Plans & Pricing

Adobe XD offers several plans and pricing options to suit the needs of different users. Here is a summary of their main options:

Individual plan: This plan is designed for individual users and includes all the features of Adobe XD. It is available as a monthly or annual subscription, and you can choose between a Creative Cloud membership, which includes access to all of Adobe’s creative tools, or a standalone XD subscription.

Business plan: This plan is designed for teams and includes all the features of Adobe XD, as well as additional collaboration and deployment tools. It is available as a monthly or annual subscription, and prices start at $33.99 per user per month for the annual subscription.

Enterprise plan: This plan is designed for large organizations and includes all the features of Adobe XD, as well as additional collaboration and deployment tools, as well as customization and support options. It is available as a monthly or annual subscription, and pricing is based on the number of users and the specific features and support options you need.

Individual
$9.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
  • XD as part of a creative cloud
Students & Teachers
$19.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
All Cloud Apps
  • Everything in the Individual plan
  • 20+ Creative Cloud apps
Business
$33.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
Single App
  • Admin Console for managing licenses
  • Advanced 24/7 tech support
  • Two 1:1 expert sessions per user per year
  • Unlimited job posts using Adobe Talent
  • Slack and Microsoft Teams app integration
Business
$79.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
All Apps (Per License)
  • 20+ Creative Cloud apps
  • Admin Console for managing licenses
  • Advanced 24/7 tech support
  • Two 1:1 expert sessions per user per year
  • Unlimited job posts using Adobe Talent
  • Slack and Microsoft Teams app integration

 

Performance

Performance

Overall performance was excellent, and I did not experience any lag within the Editor or when switching between design features. All functions within the app were responsive, including table design, prototyping, and animations. For a live demo, check out the Editing walk-through video in the ease of use section below.

Collaboration

Adobe XD’s collaboration function is integrated with the Adobe Creative Cloud. This allows users to access their projects from any device and collaborate with team members. The only drawback is that users need to be within the desktop app for real-time collaboration.

Uniqueness

Adobe XD is known for its focus on usability, collaboration, and prototyping, making it a popular choice among designers and UX professionals. Integration with other Adobe products: Adobe XD integrates seamlessly with other Adobe products, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, making it easy for designers to use their preferred tools within a single workflow.

Ease of Use

Initial Sign-Up

Initial sign-up was simple and required the creation of an Adobe Creative Cloud account and then downloading the XD app to my Mac. The entire process took just a couple of minutes. Click the video to see the entire sign-up process:

Templates

The Adobe XD Library includes a small selection of templates to help get you started on your design. For a closer look, check out the Editor video below.

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Adobe XD’s drag-and-drop editor is one of its key features, which allows designers to quickly create and rearrange elements. With the drag and drop editor, designers can simply select an element, such as a text box or image, and move it to a new location on the canvas by clicking and holding the mouse button.

Adding elements to the canvas and making quick changes to the layout and design of a project is easy with Adobe XD’s drag-and-drop editor. Watch the video to see how it works:

Prototyping

XD is known for its ability to quickly create and share prototypes for any level of design complexity. Click the video for details:

Customer Support

Customer support for XD is provided through a variety of channels, including online resources such as documentation, tutorials, and forums, as well as through Adobe Virtual Assistant chatbot and email support. Adobe XD also has a dedicated YouTube channel with easy-to-search tutorials.

For a quick rundown of Dreamweaver’s learning resources, check out this video:

Chat Support

XD has helpful chatbot support through Adobe. The Adobe Virtual Assistant is available throughout the platform for easy access.

Email Support

Dreamweaver has a proactive approach to email support and has reached out directly to me twice since opening my Creative Cloud account. The account manager assigned to me was quick to respond and knowledgeable.

Phone Support

Adobe has a phone 24/7 phone support on weekdays and limited weekend hours. After a short hold time of 4 minutes, I was able to speak to a knowledgeable agent who was able to assist me with all Creative Cloud products.

Community

There are several online forums and communities where Adobe XD users can ask questions, share their work, and collaborate with others. These include the Adobe Creative Cloud Community, the Adobe User-to-User forums, and other online communities focused on web design and development.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
Adobe Virtual Assistant online chat
Phone Support
Phone Support
Mon—Fri, 24 hours a day & Sun 6pm to Friday 7pm Pacific Time
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
There is a live chat
Email
Email
Via Online Contact Form & Account Manager Outreach
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Separated into “Beginner” & “Experienced” categories
FAQ
FAQ
Updated regularly in the Help Section
Blog
Blog
Adobe XD’s blog has product updates, design tips & case studies.
Features & Functionality
Design Features

Adobe XD is a powerful and user-friendly tool that offers a range of features and functionalities to help designers create and prototype user experiences. It is widely used and supported in the design industry and is regularly updated with new features and improvements. Aside from prototyping, it also supports animations, transitions, and 3D transforms. The XD App itself, however, is lacking in features such as marketing, eCommerce integrations, hosting, and others that are standard on web builders. Some of these functions are handled through other apps in the Creative Cloud.

Features
  • Pre-Built Templates
  • Mockup Templates
  • Customization Ability
  • Customized Branding
  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Collaborative Editing
Content Features
Features
  • Media Management
  • Content/Media Library
  • Content Management System
  • Scheduling Tool
  • User Management
  • Rich Text Editor
Marketing Features
Features
  • E-Commerce
  • Hosting
  • Domain Name
  • Marketing Tools
  • SEO Tools
  • Site Analytics
Integrations & Addons
Features
  • Plug-ins/Widgets
  • Email Integration
  • WordPress Integration
  • Marketing Integration
  • Social Media Integration
Coding Features
Features
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Syntax Highlighting
Verdict

Adobe XD offers a range of features and functionalities to help designers create and prototype user experiences. If you are a designer or UX professional looking for a tool to help you create and prototype designs, Adobe XD is definitely worth considering. It does, however, have a bit of a learning curve.  With the backing of Adobe Creative Cloud, XD is the most versatile design tool around.

Lee Payton
Author: Lee Payton
Lee Payton is a Marine Corps veteran, private investigator, 501(c)(3) vice president, marketing director, and entrepreneur. During his government years, he worked at the White House, deployed following the 9/11 terror attacks, and rose through the ranks to several managerial positions. He founded four successful businesses in the private sector, including a private investigative agency, a non-profit organization to conduct human trafficking rescues, a medical concierge service, and a digital marketing agency. He specializes in the formation, marketing, and growth of new businesses.
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