Icons and Symbols

An Adobe XD plugin for easy icon placement

Icons and Symbols is a plugin that makes placing icons into your Adobe XD projects a joy, based on a large and growing collection of icons and symbols.

Support

Bug reports and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated to xdsupport@emsoftware.com.

Directions

Type to search icons by name or by related keyword. (For example, try searching for arrow to see all the arrow variants and related icons.)

If icon names aren’t showing, then hover over any icon to see its name and any related keywords.

Click any icon button shown to place the icon as a path, ready to edit. (Go ahead and click on one of the icons below, to see how it works.)

With nothing selected, icons are placed with height 72 at some default location, 100% black, no stroke.

If you have a selected canvas item, places will happen to the right of that item and will take on all its properties (height, fill, stroke, shadow, etc). This makes it easy to bring in a series of icons with the same settings and at the same size: place one, make all the adjustments you need to this first icon (leaving it selected), and then place all the others without changing the selection.

Screenshot

Here’s a screenshot of Icons and Symbols in operation. We’ve done just as the “bring in a series of icons” paragraph above recommends, using a custom size, color and drop shadow, and then clicking on the “dog”, “hot dog” (in a previous search not shown here), and four “arrow”-variant buttons from the current search for “arrow” (shown).

Known issues

If you actively select an artboard before inserting an icon, the plugin does something odd with the properties.

Futures

We will be adding for support for other widely-appreciated, large icon sets.

We also plan to add SF Symbols support for all the new symbols from Apple.

Credits

The core value of this plugin comes from the various icon collections around the web, with their freely-available SVG definitions which we use to create the icons in XD. Thanks to them all!

All rights reserved to the respective icon collection authors.

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