Adobe InDesign vs Adobe XD

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Adobe InDesign vs Adobe XD: What are the differences?

What is Adobe InDesign? The next step in layouts design. The industry's leading page layout and design software enables you to create, proof and publish documents for print and digital media. Ir has everything to create posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs and more.

What is Adobe XD? UX/UI design and collaboration tool. A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

Adobe InDesign and Adobe XD can be categorized as "Graphic Design" tools.

Avocode, Sofit Software, and SPOTTT are some of the popular companies that use Adobe XD, whereas Adobe InDesign is used by Koch Essen Kommunikation + Design GmbH, 2e Systems, and UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Adobe XD has a broader approval, being mentioned in 54 company stacks & 95 developers stacks; compared to Adobe InDesign, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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      Free
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      Reusable elements/components
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      Vector
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      Interactive Prototypes
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      Clean Design
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      Imports Sketch files

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    Cons of Adobe InDesign
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        No dark theme

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      What is Adobe InDesign?

      The industry's leading page layout and design software enables you to create, proof and publish documents for print and digital media. Ir has everything to create posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs and more.

      What is Adobe XD?

      A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

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      What are some alternatives to Adobe InDesign and Adobe XD?
      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.
      Apache Spark
      Spark is a fast and general processing engine compatible with Hadoop data. It can run in Hadoop clusters through YARN or Spark's standalone mode, and it can process data in HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, and any Hadoop InputFormat. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning.
      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.
      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.
      Sketch
      Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
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