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Alternatives to Adobe XD

Sketch, InVision, UXPin, Figma, and Affinity Designer are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Adobe XD.
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What is Adobe XD and what are its top alternatives?

A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
Adobe XD is a tool in the Graphic Design category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Adobe XD

  • Sketch
    Sketch

    Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles. ...

  • InVision
    InVision

    InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision. ...

  • UXPin
    UXPin

    It is a code-based design tool that merges design and engineering into one unified process. Thanks to conditional interactions, variables, state-based animations, and powerful expressions, you can build prototypes that feel like the real thing. In other words, anything that's on the web can be accurately prototyped in UXPin. ...

  • Figma
    Figma

    Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools. ...

  • Affinity Designer
    Affinity Designer

    No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use. ...

  • Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Photoshop

    It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects. ...

  • Webflow
    Webflow

    Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included! ...

  • Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Illustrator

    The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile. ...

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Sketch

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PROS OF SKETCH
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    Lightweight alternative to Photoshop
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    Mirror designs on mobile devices
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    Reusable elements/components
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    Vector
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    Plugins for everything
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    Real-time design preview on iOS devices
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    Constant updates
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    Thought for UI design
CONS OF SKETCH
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    Not for Windows
  • 3
    Horrible for slide presentations

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Priit Kaasik
Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 467.7K views

How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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InVision

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Prototyping & Collaboration For Design Teams
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PROS OF INVISION
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    Collaborative
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    Simple
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    Pretty
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    Quick
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    Works with lots of devices
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    Free
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    Cool for remote team prototyping
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    It revolutionized the way I share work with clients
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    Legendary customer support
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    Dropbox Integration
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    Collaboration
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    Easy
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    Rapid Prototyping
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    LiveShare
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    They are always improving the product suite
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    Allows for a comprehensive workflow
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    Annotation
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    Beautiful UI
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    Brings mockups to life
CONS OF INVISION
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    Priit Kaasik
    Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 467.7K views

    How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

    It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

    This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

    Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

    We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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    Nadia Matveyeva
    UI Designer at freelancer · | 5 upvotes · 41.9K views
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    I am working on a project for a client, I need to provide them with ideas and prototypes. They all have Adobe XD, but not InVision - I am the only one who will have that if purchased. I am trying to decide what would be the best tool to hand off the work to a developer who in terms will be working in PySide (Qt related) or Tkinter. Is there any benefits to me or the developer to work in Adobe XD or InVision. I am just trying to use the best tool to get the job done between the two.

    Thank you in advance! Nadia

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    UXPin logo

    UXPin

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    The Full-Stack UX Design Platform
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    PROS OF UXPIN
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      Semantic UI support
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      Can make unique interactions
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      Jira Integration
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      Prototyping
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      Design Systems
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      Co-Design together real-time with designers on my team
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      Design Libraries Auto-Generated
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      Animated Gif Support
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      Unlimited Previews (no charge for reviewers)
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      Document and Annotate Designs
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      Unlimited Storage for all file types
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      Sketch Integration
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      Photoshop Integration
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      Sharing prototypes on mobile device
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      Prebuilt & Customizable UI Patterns
    CONS OF UXPIN
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      No free tier

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    Howard Kiewe
    Senior Director of UX at ValGenesis · | 6 upvotes · 4.7K views

    Our UX designers currently use Adobe XD and we are considering moving to UXPin with Merge. Our UI developers are transitioning to React and perhaps React Native, so I'm intrigued by UXPin/Merge abilities to leverage React components, both for improved design fidelity and easier integration with production components. If you use or have evaluated UXPin and/or Merge, I'm interested to know your observations on UXPin/Merge as a design tool compared to any alternative, as well as to what extent Merge delivers on its promise of seamless integration between designers and front-end developers.

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    Figma logo

    Figma

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    The collaborative interface design tool.
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    PROS OF FIGMA
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      Web-based application
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      Intuitive interface and perfect collaboration
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      Works on both Mac and Windows
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      Free software
    • 6
      Highly Collaborative
    • 5
      Great plugins, easy to extend
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      Large community, tutorials, documentation
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      Hands done the best design tool for collaboration!
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      Works on multiple OS's
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      Imports Sketch files
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      Interactive, event-based prototypes
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      Prototyping, design files and comments all in one place
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      No more syncing between Sketch and InVision
    CONS OF FIGMA
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      Limited Export options

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    Adam Neary

    The tool we use for editing UI is React Storybook. It is the perfect place to make sure your work aligns with designs to the pixel across breakpoints. You get fast hot module reloading and a couple checkboxes to enable/disable browser features like Flexbox.

    The only tricks I apply to Storybook are loading the stories with the mock data we’ve extracted from the API. If your mock data really covers all the various various possible states for your UI, you are good to go. Beyond that, if you have alternative states you want to account for, perhaps loading or error states, you can add them in manually.

    This is the crux of the matter for Storybook. This file is entirely generated from Yeoman (discussed below), and it delivers the examples from the Alps Journey by default. getSectionsFromJourney() just filters the sections.

    One other hack you’ll notice is that I added a pair of divs to bookend my component vertically, since Storybook renders with whitespace around the component. That is fine for buttons or UI with borders, but it’s hard to tell precisely where your component starts and ends, so I hacked them in there.

    Since we are talking about how all these fabulous tools work so well together to help you be productive, can I just say what a delight it is to work on UI with Zeplin or Figma side by side with Storybook. Digging into UI in this abstract way takes all the chaos of this madcap world away one breakpoint at a time, and in that quiet realm, you are good down to the pixel every time.

    To supply Storybook and our unit tests with realistic mock data, we want to extract the mock data directly from our Shared Development Environment. As with codegen, even a small change in a query fragment should also trigger many small changes in mock data. And here, similarly, the hard part is tackled entirely by Apollo CLI, and you can stitch it together with your own code in no time.

    Coming back to Zeplin and Figma briefly, they're both built to allow engineers to extract content directly to facilitate product development.

    Extracting the copy for an entire paragraph is as simple as selecting the content in Zeplin and clicking the “copy” icon in the Content section of the sidebar. In the case of Zeplin, images can be extracted by selecting and clicking the “download” icon in the Assets section of the sidebar.

    ReactDesignStack #StorybookStack #StorybookDesignStack
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    Lucas Litton
    Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 2 upvotes · 175.9K views

    We chose Figma because of the collaboration aspect of it. We are able to work as a team to create designs for web apps, mobile apps, and alike. After creating our designs in Figma we start exporting the assets and designs over to Webflow and Supernova.

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    Affinity Designer logo

    Affinity Designer

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    A vector graphics editor developed for macOS, iOS, and Microsoft Windows
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    PROS OF AFFINITY DESIGNER
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      Easy of use
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      No subscription
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      Feels like Illustrator
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      Love the UI
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      Export options
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      Customizable layouts
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      Feels like Photoshop
    CONS OF AFFINITY DESIGNER
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      Adobe Photoshop

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      PROS OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
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        Powerful
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        Photo editing
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        Layers
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        You can use it for anything related to graphics
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        Magic wand
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        Easy to crack
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        Raster-based Image Editing Software
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        Pen Tool
      CONS OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
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        Heavyweight
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        Memory hungry
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        Steep learning curve

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      Webflow

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        Interactions and Animations
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        Free plan
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        Builds clean code in the background
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        Fast development of html and css layouts/design
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        Fully Customizable
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        Simple
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        Prototype
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        Built on web standards
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        Next Gen
      CONS OF WEBFLOW
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      Is this possible to build using no-code tools? I have read about the possibility of using Webflow with Memberstack, Airtable, and Elfsight through Zapier / Integromat, which may allow for good design and functionality. Is it possible with Bubble or Bildr?

      I have no problems with a bit of a learning curve as long as what I want is possible. Since I have 0 coding experience, I am not sure how to go about it.

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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      Khalid Joharji
      Business Developer at Joharji MVPs · | 6 upvotes · 191.1K views
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      So I've been working as a freelancer building websites using Wordpress, limiting myself to available templates and customizing it (drag and drop no code involvement) and blending between plugins to get the requirements as much as possible. and I have spent my day job doing everything related to web portals (business case, business plans, marketing, back-office operations, project management, product management) but never got my hands into code yet. I heard of zero-code solutions such as Bubble and Webflow and I would like to be able to develop an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) to launch those ideas quickly to make sure that I make some sales before we invest into building a state of the art app.

      Those MVPs are a struggle since most of it has its own unique processes therefore WordPress doesn't come in handy most of the time. This is where Bubble and Webflow come to the fore. Before I start my journey to learn one of these tools, where I imagine I will spend weeks to months learning, I need to know which road I should take while I am standing at the crossroads.

      Objective: 1- Build MVPs with unique workflows to secure sales and transactions to confirm the product is viable

      Requirements: 1- No coding knowledge required 2- Drag and drop workflows 3- Can use RTL (right to left) and build websites in Arabic 4- Cost-effective 5- High-quality online courses (free/paid) are available

      Your advice is much appreciated.

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      Adobe Illustrator logo

      Adobe Illustrator

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      Create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations
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      PROS OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
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        Vector Creation
      CONS OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
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