Dominant in the graphic design industry with tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, Adobe is not as successful with its web designing tools. Apps like Sketch or InVision are very popular among people who design for the web, which is not what Adobe wants. The company decided that its XD CC software wasn’t getting enough attention, so they changed their model to make it more accessible. It’s worth noting that you will still need to pay to get the full experience, as only the starter edition is free.
Adobe XD is a comprehensive solution for going to concept to a working prototype very quickly, the type of tool that all UX/UI designers need to be more productive. With the free version, you even get access to great icon sets you can use in your designs. Once ready, your designs can be previewed with Android or iOS transitions, then easily shared.
Are you a developer? Create plugins for XD. Adobe has even created a $10 million fund to invest in new features proposed by developers. This great announcement and the whole excitement around XD shows that Adobe is looking to make their UX/UI tool one of their flagship product. Scott Belsky, who is no less than the Chief Product Officer & Executive Vice President at Adobe, was quoted saying that XD may even become bigger than Photoshop.