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

Cloud documents are Adobe's cloud-native document file type that can be accessed online or offline directly from within XD.
Saving your work as cloud documents helps you share, collaborate, and access your work from multiple devices.

Cloud docs

Why cloud documents?

Access your files across device

Access files across devices
Save your XD design as a cloud document, organize them as folders, and access it at your desk, laptop, or mobile devices.

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. 

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 Autosave feature and pick up where you left off on any device. No more manual saving or losing unsaved work!

Access and organize cloud documents

Cloud documents ensure that your work is always updated, across devices with full fidelity.

After your document is saved as a cloud document, you can access it from the Cloud documents tab in the XD Home screen or from the Creative Cloud website.

XD Home screen

organize cloud docs
  1. Navigate to Cloud documents.
  2. Click  to create a new folder.

Creative Cloud website

CC website
  1. Navigate to Files > Your work Cloud documents. 
  2. Click  to create a new folder.

You can also:

  • Enable the check box next to each cloud document to select multiple cloud documents.
  • Click list view () or grid view () icons to change the view.
  • Click the  button to open, rename, delete, and move your cloud documents to folders.

Difference between cloud documents and other Creative Cloud files

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 your cloud documents 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.) 

Learn more

To 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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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.

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