Adobe XD public beta is now available for Windows 10

Last month, we reported that Adobe's Experience Design (XD) app was in private beta, and the company was taking sign-ups, accepting 50 new testers per-month. It's only been two weeks, but Adobe announced today that XD is now available in public beta for Windows 10.

As stated when the company said that the app would come to Windows 10 by the end of 2016, it doesn't have feature parity with the macOS version. In fact, the ninth beta for macOS is being released today as well.

According to Adobe:

The first release of XD for Windows includes core design and prototyping features, and will be updated every month with additional features. Eventually the core feature set across both Windows and Mac versions of Adobe XD will be consistent, with each version being optimized for performance and stability.

One feature that's not supported yet is sharing designs through Creative Cloud. You'll be able to export your files as PNG images, and "experience your prototype on either your desktop or through the XD mobile app". The ability to share through CC will be coming in a future release.

For a full breakdown of the feature disparity between macOS and Windows 10, check out Adobe's FAQ.

Adobe XD is a UWP app; however, this public beta is not being made available through the Windows Store. Instead, it installs through the Creative Cloud app. We've reached out to Adobe to ask if it plans to offer XD through the Store in the future, but if it continues with this distribution method, it seems that this UWP app will not be adapted for Windows 10 Mobile.

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