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Frontitude Team
August 5, 2020
6 min read

Manage your designs’ UX copy in one place: Frontitude for Adobe XD is now available!

With the Frontitude for Adobe XD plugin, you can iterate on your UX copy quickly, without losing control of it

August 5, 2020
6 min read

We’re excited to announce that Frontitude for Adobe XD is live!

Meet Frontitude 👋

After speaking to over 100 teams of designers and UX writers, we put together guidelines to help you streamline the approval process, so you can take your copy from rough draft to final version with minimal back and forth.

Frontitude provides a single source for UX and product teams to create and collaborate on their UX copy, from design to production.

With Frontitude, teams can collaborate on UX copy without letting feedback fall through the cracks, understand what is the latest revision of each copy and what led to it, streamline the copy review process, and seamlessly sync content with other tools. Just like design systems help designers create a consistent design, Frontitude also makes it easier for teams to keep a consistent voice and tone throughout their product.

Frontitude for Adobe XD is now available!
Edit copy on Frontitude, then sync it effortlessly with your XD designs

Eliminating the designer-writer back and forth

Today, writers edit UX copy using spreadsheets, documents, and sometimes do it right on the design, inside the design tool. Apparently, none of these tools are ideal for UX copywriting. In spreadsheets and documents it’s hard to reflect the latest design, and design tools — they weren’t really built for text editing.

Frontitude lets writers test their copy right on the design in a text-first environment, with a clear separation from the design tool. This means that if some phrasing breaks the design, they know about it before handing it over to designers, and on the other end, designers can effortlessly sync their designs with the latest copy. In this new reality, the designers-writers ping-pong game doesn’t exist!

Frontitude for Adobe XD

The plugin creates seamless integration with Frontitude’s platform. Easily sync your designs with the latest copy, effectively collaborate with other peers, and make sure that copy always fits the design.

Let’s drill down to see what you can do with Frontitude for Adobe XD:

Manage your UX copy in one place

The plugin allows you to easily share XD content with Frontitude, by selecting any layer in the design (Artboard, text node, groups, etc.), then clicking Export content. This will extract texts, visuals, styles, and typeface and send it over to Frontitude. After the export is complete, other team members can use Frontitude to collaborate on UX copy in a text-first environment, ensure a consistent voice throughout the product, and iterate on new copy right on the design, without interfering with designers!

Export content from Adobe XD to Frontitude
Export content to Frontitude

Always work with the latest copy

Once the editing over Frontitude is complete, designers can pull changes back with a single click. This will ensure that designs are always up to date with the latest copy without even having a single copy & paste involved!

Make sure that copy always fits

Not only does the plugin allow you to effortlessly sync your design mockups with the latest copy, but it also gives you warnings if the new copy might break the design. Once you get that warning, you can adjust the design to fit the new copy or ask the writer to rephrase. This way, you can make sure that copy always fits the design!

Pull changes from Frontitude to keep your designs with the latest copy
Pull changes from Frontitude to keep your designs with the latest copy

And it’s only the beginning…

New features are added on a weekly basis, on the mission to reduce the designers-writers friction to the bare minimum. Features to come: Switch between a few copy suggestions to test it on the design with a click, add comments for copy changes from within Adobe XD, and more.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any features that you find useful. We’re always happy to hear your thoughts :)

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