Learn how to get started with cloud documents in Adobe XD.

Saving your work as cloud documents helps you share, collaborate, and access your work from multiple devices. 

Access cloud documents from the XD home screen
Access cloud documents from the XD Home screen

Cloud documents ensure that your work is always updated, across every device, wherever you are, with full fidelity.

You can access cloud documents from the XD Home screen or the Cloud Document Organizer or from the Creative Cloud website.


Why cloud documents?

Access your files across device

Access files across devices
Save your XD design as a cloud document and access it at your desk, laptop, or mobile devices. It's in the cloud wherever you design.

Edit a secure or password protected PDF

Simple and efficient asset utilization
Use linked assets to share and reuse design elements across design systems, or ensure brand consistency across your designs. No boundaries for your documents or your creativity!

Work seamlessly across products

Work offline 
Download your cloud documents to work offline. Your offline version automatically syncs when you reconnect.


Collaborate and share designs
Coedit and share your project for quick iterations. Collaborate on your designs and share your prototypes on the go. 


Locate past versions
Manage your design revisions or view and open any version of your cloud document. Autosave keeps past versions ready at hand.


Retain high quality

Keep your files current
Keep your work up-to- date with the handy Autosave feature. You can pick up where you left off on any device. No more having to manually save your documents or losing unsaved worked.

Access cloud documents across mobile devices

Watch this tutorial to learn how cloud documents impact file management workflows in mobile devices.

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Your Creative Cloud plan includes different types of cloud storage—cloud documents, libraries, and Creative Cloud files (synced files). These have different uses and benefits.

cloud documents

Cloud documents

With cloud documents, your work is always updated wherever you are and saved to the cloud automatically in the background. The shared format for Photoshop, Photoshop on the iPad, and Adobe Fresco, lets you move seamlessly between them, while XD cloud documents allow real-time collaboration. You can manage and organize your cloud documents in  icon right in your app’s Home screen or in the Creative Cloud website.



Libraries let you collect and share design elements—graphics, images, character styles, brushes, and color palettes—specific to a project or client. Access these assets in your favorite Creative Cloud apps. Libraries help ensure you and your team are using the same elements across documents and projects.

Creative cloud files

Creative Cloud files

Creative Cloud files are saved to the cloud and are accessible from any connected device. Changes you make are synced automatically. You manage Creative Cloud files in the Creative Cloud website and can even upload other files related to a project, so all your assets are together. (Adobe Fresco and Adobe Aero don't support Creative Cloud files.) 

Have a question or an idea?


We've got you started with cloud documents to help you collaborate, co-own, and co-design. If you experience any issues with creating, saving, or opening a cloud document, check this article for a solution.

If you have a question to ask or an idea to share, come and participate in Adobe XD Community. We would love to hear from you and see your creations.