Adobe XD vs Affinity Designer

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Adobe XD

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Adobe XD vs Affinity Designer: What are the differences?

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; Affinity Designer: A vector graphics editor developed for macOS, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.

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

According to the StackShare community, Adobe XD has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 44 developers stacks; compared to Affinity Designer, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Adobe XD
Pros of Affinity Designer
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    Free
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    Reusable elements/components
  • 6
    Vector
  • 6
    Interactive Prototypes
  • 5
    Clean Design
  • 4
    Imports Sketch files
  • 3
    Easy of use
  • 2
    No subscription
  • 2
    Feels like Illustrator
  • 2
    Love the UI
  • 1
    Export options
  • 1
    Customizable layouts
  • 0
    Feels like Photoshop

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Cons of Adobe XD
Cons of Affinity Designer
  • 2
    No dark theme
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    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.

    What is Affinity Designer?

    No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.

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    What tools integrate with Adobe XD?
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      What are some alternatives to Adobe XD and Affinity Designer?
      Sketch
      Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
      InVision
      InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
      UXPin
      It is a code-based design tool that merges design and engineering into one unified process. Thanks to conditional interactions, variables, state-based animations, and powerful expressions, you can build prototypes that feel like the real thing. In other words, anything that's on the web can be accurately prototyped in UXPin.
      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.
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