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200px-Adobe_Systems_logo_and_wordmark_(2017).svgSan Jose, US, May 15, 2018 — Adobe XD now can be accessed with a free starter plan. The software solution from the creative giant Adobe is focused on user experience (UX) and supports both vector design and wireframing. Using Adobe XD, you can create click-through prototypes of websites and apps and integrate with other Adobe products if you wish to.

Adobe XD itself only got out of beta phase in October 2017, not too long ago. At that time it wasn’t clear if there was going to be a free plan to use it or not. Adobe does not have a reputation for offering free products. Trying these professional software products out without investing a whole lot of money, is especially interesting for students and beginners who are still learning the ropes and have no budget to purchase industry-grade solutions just for learning.

Scott Belsky, the chief product officer and executive vice president for Creative Cloud at Adobe states, “UX design is one of the fastest growing segments in design,” … “The new Starter plan for Adobe XD supports Adobe’s vision to give everyone—from emerging artists to enterprise brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences and explore the rapidly expanding field of UX design with no financial commitment.”

Comparing free and paid plans

So what are the restrictions in this start plan? When you compare it with the single app plan for individuals, which costs you $9.99 per month, you can have only one active shared prototype and one active shared design spec while the paid plan does not limit you for that. Instead of 100GB, the free starter plan gives you only 2GB cloud storage. The respective business plans offer a little more support, training material and better options for teams to work together on a project.

Jamie Myrold vice president of design discusses Adobe XD CC MAX 2017 Las Vegas Stage EventJamie Myrold, vice president of design at Adobe discusses XD CC at Adobe MAX 2017 in Las Vegas on October 18, 2017.

If you’re planning for something bigger, you can directly upgrade to the Creative Cloud All Apps plan which includes about everything know from Adobe and perhaps some more products that you haven’t heard of before. For $52.99 per month, you get more than twenty pieces of software, including Adobe XD, Adobe Illustrator, and of course, the famous Photoshop. When subscribing to any of these plans, you will pay a monthly price and will always be provided with the latest version of Adobe software.

     

You can use Adobe XD on Mac, Windows PC, Android or iOS devices. You will also be able to integrate with third-party apps such as Avocode, Dropbox, Kite, Sympli, Zeplin, and ProtoPie. For more information and a more detailed feature overview, you can visit the Adobe XD product page here.


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