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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe XD

Adobe XD is a great software for individuals looking to create an interactive UI for digital platforms including smart device apps and web interfaces. Adobe XD relies heavily on graphic design rather than coding to create interfaces, which allows users unfamiliar with coding to jump in and start creating quickly and easily.
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Sketch

  • Prototyping - Easily create prototypes.
  • Designs - Well suited in case of visual designs.
  • Transitioning - If you had been using another software with clashes from your internal team on UI elements and frequent changes and need a fast pace designing it would be best tool to opt for this tool, and learn it in lesser time.
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Pros

  • Similar features and functionality as found in other Adobe applications allows for easy transition from other Adobe software.
  • Integration with other Adobe software (such as Adobe Illustrator)
  • Included with Adobe CC subscription (all apps option)
  • Plug-ins and Extensions available to integrate XD creations with other software / web utilities
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  • Use of extensions - Directly generate code from the sketch and paste it on for HTML/Swift/Objective-c/Kotlin/Java.
  • Exports - Directly export the design to other software like Zeplin.
  • Ease of use - The easiness that the tool carries is quite good as compared to other software in the same category, even a novice can start using it in very less time.
  • Community Support - The best part is that the software is used by a very large audience, and the community support is quite large and good.
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Cons

  • Unable to outright purchase Adobe XD software, or select a subscription option for only Adobe XD
  • Constant crashing
  • No image editing functionality, so XD still relies on a photo manipulation software (like Photoshop) for some aspects.
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  • Sketch can be a bit buggy when it comes to saving documents or working in the latest version. If you don't have the most up-to-date version, the app can crash frequently.
  • It's not great for transferring design assets quickly like it is with Adobe products.
  • Drilling down into specific layers can be a bit convoluted.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe XD9.0
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We utilize many of the applications in the Adobe CC suite and our usage of this application came about simply because it was the one that was already paid for. Bearing that in mind we will definitely be renewing the software upon the expiration of the licensing. I am not sure if this is the solution we would go with were it not already included, we would have to evaluate all other options
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Usability

Adobe XD8.0
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Very easy to use even for novice software users. A lot of the functionality is ubiquitous among the different software applications so the learning curve is relatively small. The biggest limitation may be someone's creativity or lack of it. There are some functional limitations but my understanding is that reviews come out fast and furious
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Support

Adobe XD5.0
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We have never used support for Adobe XD but I'm sure it would be as good as it is for the other Adobe Products
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Sketch4.0
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I had a few issues a long time ago and they took ages to answer.
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Implementation

Adobe XD10.0
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Implementation was a snap
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Alternatives Considered

In our program, we utilize both Mac and Windows workstations. We had attempted to use Sketch (another similar application to Adobe XD), but it is only available on Mac platforms which prohibits our students from accessing software at home (which is predominantly Windows PCs). Also, many of our students already have Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for access to Adobe Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and Photoshop, so access to Adobe XD is easier than alternative software that accomplishes similar results.
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Sketch is great. I "grew up" using Adobe products so it's been a bit of a learning curve, but Sketch is nice for quick designs and collaborative sharing.
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Return on Investment

  • With an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription, no additional purchase is required.
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  • Sketch saves me time because my designers can design one template for a graphic and I can easily go in and update text, images, or colors on the fly to create new graphics for clients.
  • The ability to name layers is super helpful and saves me time from searching for lots of different elements within a document.
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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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Sketch

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