Adobe brought its Experience Design (aka Adobe XD) software to Windows back in December. During the initial launch of Adobe XD, the app was quite simple and missed a lot of important features. Today, the company released the first update for Adobe XD on Windows with a couple of new features — but don’t get too excited yet.
With the January update, Adobe is adding the ability to import SVGs to Adobe XD on Windows. This new feature will allow you to drag and drop SVG images right into Adobe XD, and you will also be able to edit the SVG right from Adobe XD which is pretty neat. In addition to the support for SVGs, Adobe is also bringing the much-needed UI kits to the app which will let you easily access the UI components for Windows, Android, or iOS very easily.
And lastly, the company is also bringing the ability to add grids to artboards which will make aligning objects and text much easier. When you enable the grid on an artboard, new objects will automatically align to the grid.
Even after today’s update, Adobe XD on Windows isn’t powerful at all. The app is still missing support for layers, which is really the most important feature. There are a couple of other features missing in the app right now, but Adobe says it will add new features over the coming months — so hopefully the Windows app will have feature parity with the macOS app in the coming months.
If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud customer, you can get the Adobe XD app on Windows 10 from the Creative Cloud.