Adobe XD hits Windows 10 as a public beta

It's long been expected, but Adobe Experience Design (Adobe XD) is now available for Windows 10, albeit as a public beta. Adobe announced the public beta release on its blog (opens in new tab), noting that all of the core features you'll need for prototyping websites and mobile apps are there.

Given the Windows 10 app has lagged behind the release of the macOS version, it is, as you'd expect, behind in feature parity. However, it won't remain that way for long. From Adobe:

After downloading Adobe XD for Windows 10, you'll find a core set of features for designing and prototyping websites and mobile apps, including XD's innovative repeat grid tool for speeding up layout of design elements, as well as the visual connectors for wiring up interactive prototypes. To get started using Adobe XD, be sure to check out the built-in tutorial file located in the Help menu. You can also watch these tutorials for an overview.

Interestingly, Adobe says that Adobe XD for Windows is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, but you don't download it form the Windows Store. Instead, the app is installed through Adobe's Creative Cloud app. It's unclear if Adobe XD will ever make its way to the Windows Store.

Adobe says that it plans to release monthly updates for XD as it works towards feature parity between macOS and Windows. Adobe says it also plans to add touch and pen features once the app has delivered on all of its core features. For now, you can check out a FAQ from Adobe (opens in new tab) to see a full breakdown of the features that are currently included or missing from the Windows app.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Lightroom and Photoshop next please :)
  • It's about time.
  • Strange title for the article, what's so funny about Adobe? Why the emoticon? XD
  • This guy's got dad jokes for daaaaaays XD
  • You know it... XD
  • I always wondered if that emoticon was only Spanish. But this program/app has finally illuminated me, in every article I've read about it someone brings a related joke.
  • I can't save any project i create in this beta. I have the popup message "Could not save the document" Anyone with the same issue ?
  • Finally!
  • Downloaded today, haven't had the time to explore it yet but the UI is unusual for an Adobe CC app.
  • Too bad the pan and zoom gesture are bad on the touchpad, even with a precision trackpad. I hope they will improve it when also bringing touch and pen support.
  • Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah! Now, it's time to remove JustInMind!