HI All. I'm keen to find recommendations on something quick and easy to pick up and get going with. Thanks in advance.
- Its simple and fast tool allows making prototypes using ready-made blocks and templates. + allows sharing your ideas with team members or clients to collect feedback right on the prototype! All the edits will be displayed online. Amazing tool. Love it
- Just switched from Sketch to Figma & developers seem to appreciate it. Quick protoyping and CSS info right in browser, so you never need to worry about a dev or another designer not having the most updated design file.
- Super light, the best option for individual use.Sketch is great! but I am mostly using windows, which AdobeXD is a great alternative.
- My team started using this recently to create flowcharts for complex software designs. I used to use Google Drawings but switched to Whimsical because it's really simple, well designed and easy to use.
- I've been loving Balsamiq because it forces you to use a lo-fi design. Thanks to that you can naturally focus on the workflows rather than spending too much time trying to make things look pretty. I think Figma is a great product too, but it's easy to get sucked into picking colors, fonts and spacing while working on prototypes. My usual workflow is to start in Balsamiq, and then move to Sketch/Figma once we're happy with the user flows.I've used Balsamiq on several projects. It's very easy to use and produces nice results.
- Lisa Dziuba made this productThis can be useful after the prototyping stage 😉 Flawless App can help any design team be sure that developers will deliver pixel-perfect mobile apps in a moment. Simply pass it to your development team :)
- 3AxureTried out many other prototypes, but I prefer this over anything else. Great flexibility although it has a bit of a learning curve. Supports mobile as well. You can even use it for finalized designs as well.Great app. I felt in love with it several years ago during big UX-research for new mobile app. And since then each time I need to bring live example — I'm opening Axure and do interactive prototypes. Many libs, axshare to spread the prototype and many more. Love it, really. But.. Maybe, if sketch will be a bit more full of features — I'll give him a chance. But right now Axure is definitely the best app for complex interactive prototypes filled with data and full of states.
- 1BackendLabChristopher Davies made this productFor the backend side of things, I just launched BackendLab, which lets you create/host a Postgres DB with REST API with user auth/permissions in a matter of minutes, without writing a single line of code. It provides a very quick way of creating a backend for your prototype apps
- 1MockingbirdIts simple and fast as you were drawing it with your hand. I find it useful since I don't like spending too much time drawing wireframes, I prefer seeing the whole picture and how funnels would work out. And that I can visualize with the black and white wireframes and simplicity of the tools.
- Haiku got updated recently and is quite the underestimated and underrecognized tool for now. from the plathora of animation apps that came out, it is the only tool that pivoted towards true developer hand-off to many frameworks and not just React. It's free, fully open-source, and really fast too
- I have been using Moqups for website wireframing for long. It is an online tool which allows for easy access everywhere. The website and design elements are all loaded very fast, which is a key feature I love most. I've compared it with other wireframing tools. Moqups seems to be the most affordable for individuals or small businesses.