Adobe XD design app for Windows 10 to launch first beta by end of 2016

Adobe has announced it will launch a Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform) version of its Adobe XD design app. The first public beta is slated for release by the end of 2016.

Adobe XD was first released for the Mac earlier this year. In a blog post, the company stated:

UWP represents the future of the Windows platform, opening up opportunities for us to leverage the latest touch-enabled hardware and to deliver Adobe XD to a future generation of Windows-based devices.

The Windows 10 UWP version will also have some differences compared to the current Mac version:

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 added that the first public beta of Adobe XD for Windows 10 won't have all of the features of the Mac version at first:

That first release will not have feature parity with the Mac version, but you'll see rapid progress with each of the subsequent monthly releases, getting to an aligned set of capabilities across Mac and Windows versions of Adobe XD before you know it.

If developers want to check out a pre-release version of the app, they can sign up to get access at Adobe's website.

John Callaham