Adobe today announced that the company’s Adobe XD app will be available for Windows 10 devices later this year. For those unfamiliar, Adobe XD is a software used by designers to design user interfaces for websites and apps. In a blog post today, Adobe’s Andrew Shorten stated that the Adobe XD App for Windows 10 will have feature parity with the Mac app which is really good to see. The company’s Windows 10 app is based on the Universal Windows App, which means it will be available via the Windows Store.
Adobe XD on Windows 10 will have a major feature that you can’t find on Mac: the ability to use pen and touch. This feature will mostly be useful for Surface owners, as you will be able to use the Surface Pen to design user interfaces. Andrew states:
While the core feature set will be the same across Mac and Windows, as will our focus on performance and stability, Adobe XD for Windows will be different than on Mac – the experience will be customized for the unique capabilities offered by Windows 10 hardware. For example, only on Windows 10 will Adobe XD offer full support for both pen and touch – meaning that you can fluidly zoom and pan your document, create vector artwork and connect wires between screens of your prototype by using touch-based input. Designing and creating prototypes using touch on Windows feels completely natural and will make Adobe XD feel even more special for Windows users.
Adobe XD isn’t ready for public release just yet, however. The company plans to release the app by the end of 2016 — however, if you are interested, you can sign-up for the pre-release version here.