Adobe XD review

Adobe XD Review

Before the conception of Adobe XD, UI/UX designers turned to programs like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator in designing. While this did get the job done, there lacked many specific features and tools that are useful specifically for UI/UX design. Adobe XD is the solution to that. Adobe XD is a vector-based UI/UX design software for web and mobile application development.

It combines the vector-based editing of Adobe Illustrator with features and tools that are made specifically with UI/UX designers in mind. Adobe XD and all of its tools and features are free to use and are more than enough for most people. However, a paid plan is available for those that need collaboration features. Adobe XD is very easy to learn and is being continuously updated with new features and bug fixes to ensure that the software is always relevant for its purpose.

The main features that set Adobe XD apart from Photoshop and Illustrator are its prototyping feature, ability to install third-party plugins, automatic resizing of content to fit different screen sizes, and the ability to save document assets. The prototyping feature is the main feature that makes Adobe XD stand out. Designers can create animations that can bring a design to life and can also allow users to interact with the design.

The ability to install third-party plugins is useful in automating tasks and bringing increased functionality to your UI/UX design. Automatic resizing of content makes life easier by adapting the content to the size of the screen that is being used for the UI/UX design. Lastly, the ability to save document assets is very useful in saving colors and character styles which you can apply to other elements for consistency in the UI/UX design, more specifically in creating design systems. These assets can be saved in a library which can be shared with other people as well.

Using Adobe XD is very easy.

The interface is very responsive and fast. There are many resources online that are available for you to learn how to make the most out of the tools in Adobe XD which makes it effortless to pick up. Creating UI/UX designs in Adobe XD is rewarding because of the multitude of features that are available and tailor-made for UI/UX design. Pair that with the collaboration features in the paid plan and you can easily work in teams to be able to efficiently create a multitude of web and mobile applications.

Adobe XD is available on Mac OS and Windows and should be the premier tool any UI/UX designer should be using. Gone are the days of using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator in creating UI/UX designs. Adobe XD is the single best free software solution for those looking to get into UI/UX design and for those who are already well versed in UI/UX design. It is made specifically for the purpose of UI/UX design and contains features and tools which are all useful in making UI/UX design as effortless and seamless as possible.