Learn how to add more capability to Adobe XD. Find the latest free plugins and automate repeat operations or parts of designer workflows that are tedious, complex, or repetitive.
Plugin

Plugins

Adobe XD features plugins and app-integrations from Adobe and third-party developers that enhances your design workflow by automating complex and repeat tasks, and enabling deep integrations with external tools and services. For example, if you have a need to use Google Maps, you can install and use a third-party plugin to bring them into your XD project. Check out this Adobe Community post to know more about using Google Maps in XD projects.

XD also supports external integrations such as JIRA and in-app extensions to provide a complete solution for designers and stakeholders. 

To view the list of plugins available for XD, Visit the Adobe XD resources page.

System requirements to get started with plugins

You need XD version 13.0 to view, manage, and build plugins. Plugin development and management are supported on both Windows and MacOS platforms.

View and install plugins

View and install Plugins
View and install Plugins

Use any of the following options to view and install plugins:

  • In the home screen, select Add-ons > Plugins to launch the Plugin panel. 
  • Click the Plugins icon on the Toolbar, and select Discover Plugins, or  click the + icon to launch the Plugin panel.

From the Plugin panel, you can view, launch, install, and update plugins.

Plugin panel
Plugin panel

Discover  You can find the featured collections, essential plugins, and categories of XD such as collaboration, tools. Collections are the curated plugins that are categorized based on certain themes such as connecting your tools, designing with real data.

Browse You can browse and filter plugins by Category, Most Recent, Top Rated, and Most Popular. You can rate a plugin only when you install one. 

Manage You can view the list of all plugins that are installed in your system. Sort the plugins based on Name or Last Updated options. Click the ellipsis (...) icon on a plugin to disable or uninstall. 

Create plugins

Create plugins
Create plugins

To get started with plugins, select Plugins > DevelopmentCreate a Plugin that leads you to the Adobe I/O developer console. 

For information on how to get started with building, testing, and submitting plugins for an in-app listing, see Adobe XD developer documentation.

Troubleshooting plugin-related issues

To resolve troubleshooting issues, use the Get Support option within plugins to reach out to the plugin developer.

To verify if the troubleshooting issues are exclusively related to plugins:

  • Use the Disable option in the Plugin panel to manually disable each installed plugin, or
  •  Hold down the Shift key when launching XD to temporarily disable all plugins.

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