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Adobe XD

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Justinmind

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Adobe XD

8 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

Justinmind

8 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Adobe XD

Adobe XD is excellent for designing apps, websites, any interface really. Not great for icon or logo design.
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Justinmind

JustInMind is absolutely great for complicated applications where you want to mockup the functionality of the application and then share that with your investors or just even your colleagues to give them a better idea on what exactly your vision is. Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and there's even more to say about a video. So it's a great application to be used by both enthusiasts who want to get into the app market with a new ideas as well as advanced users who have experience with mocking up functionality flow for internal teams or external users.
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Pros

  • Adobe XD keeps shapes aligned to a grid properly. Coming from Adobe Illustrator, this was very refreshing. This makes it much easier to get everything pixel perfect.
  • Adobe XD's file sizes are small! Illustrator has an unfortunate habit of creating files that are quite large. Adobe XD was built from the ground up to be light and streamlined. In addition to the interface, etc. they did a great job at making the saved files nice and light too.
  • It's easy to export designs, or even just design assets. In Illustrator, I had to separate assets from other design elements in order to export them. In Adobe XD, you can export something in isolation, just by having the item selected.
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  • Extensive tools for both novice & advanced users.
  • Easy to navigate. Once you get used to the app, its easy to find what you are looking for.
  • Great Layout of the web application.
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Cons

  • The area I usually run into problems with Adobe XD is when I'm trying to accomplish a complicated or intricate object alteration. This usually happens when I'm designing icons or logos. Logo design should be done in Illustrator and moved over to Adobe XD once it's finished.
  • There are a couple odd things here and there that make things tricky. In Illustrator, locked layers can't be selected. They're visible to you, but invisible to your mouse. In Adobe XD, locked layers are still selectable. This makes it harder to select a layer under another layer (example: a photo under a gradient layer).
  • Adobe XD has been a little slow in rolling out new features (such as underlined text). They're taking their time to get things right, but it can still be frustrating at times. There are still areas where we're waiting for additional functionality to be added such as better control over shadows, and the ability to have multiple shadows. Breaking the borders into individual sides would be great too. It's strange to have something easily accomplished in html/css, but not in the design program. Unfortunately, some of these things are typical of design programs, not just Adobe XD.
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  • More Tutorials : I looked at a few tutorial videos to get started, but there were areas where I needed more help.
  • More real client/ user work. It would be great to see what others are creating with the app.
  • Ready-made backgrounds. I would love some help with choosing popular backgrounds.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe XD has been a joy to use. It has this "Wow, it just works!" feel to it. Illustrator is more powerful, but it's quirky, complex, and unfortunately a bit outdated and buggy. These days you expect colors to update in realtime while you're working in the color selector.Sketch is a big contender in this area. A lot of designers used to design websites in Photoshop. Moving to Sketch was a huge improvement for them. When I tried to move to Sketch from Illustrator, it was a huge let down. Sketch has probably improved since I last used it, but given how much I enjoy Adobe XD, I have little desire to pursue Sketch.Figma is another great tool. Overall I've enjoyed using Figma, but with the free plan the versioning feature is severely limited. Two weeks ago, Figma released a new Smart Selection feature that looks quite good. I'll have to take that for a spin for sure. Interesting features of Figma: Designing in the browser, and share access with others so they can watch the design come together in real time.
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I've used Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator to give lots of high quality details and depth to the mockups in the past for client meetings, or I have used Balsamiq for rough drafts for internal teams to show them a working idea on what needs to go on a screen. However JustInMind combines both and gives me the ease of use like Balsamiq and details like color and texture like Adobe Photoshop & illustrator to mockup a mobile application, saving me time, but not compromising on quality.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe XD has reduced the amount of time I need to spend on mockup up designs.
  • I like to keep versions of the designs I work on. A single webpage design might have 15 versions. The greatly reduced file size of Adobe XD compared to Illustrator means I'm not burning through near as much harddrive space.
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  • Saves Time! Great time saving tool to mockup the application with two or three different versions.
  • High Quality Graphics : The quality of the mockups is very professional and shows the options in great detail.
  • No Training Required. I've had some interns use this application without much training.
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Pricing Details

Adobe XD

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Justinmind

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details