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Lisarna Wynyard
Lisarna WynyardFounder of BullRush #kickdowndoors

What are your favourite prototype and wireframe tools?

HI All. I'm keen to find recommendations on something quick and easy to pick up and get going with. Thanks in advance.
20 recommended
  1. 93
    Sketch for Teams

    Take design collaboration to the next level in the cloud

    Yulia Semenova
    Yulia SemenovaProduct manager, user researcher, Sydney Β· Written
    It's an easy and powerful tool for prototyping. Love it.
  2. 59

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    Becoming an industry standard.
  3. 41
    Framer for Web

    The best prototyping tool for teams, available for free

    Gives you all the traditional prototyping and wire framing tools in an amazing package plus React
  4. 31

    Turbo prototyping tool for websites πŸš€

    Yara Nevmerzhitskaya
    Yara NevmerzhitskayaLead seo specialist, marketer Β· Written
    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
  5. 23
    Figma 1.0

    The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration

    Free, easy to learn, and does what you want
    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.
    Josh McCray
    Josh McCrayLead Web Designer @ Jockey Β· Written
    Free, in the browser if you want, and does the work of multiple apps in one (ie Sketch, Invision, Zeplin).
  6. 15
    Adobe Spark

    Create social graphics, web stories and animated videos

    Anthony Thong Do
    Anthony Thong DoEntrepreneur, Product Manager Β· Written
    Super light, the best option for individual use.
    Sketch is great! but I am mostly using windows, which AdobeXD is a great alternative.
    raghu thricovil
    raghu thricovilGroup Product Manager @ Adobe XD Β· Written
    I am biased but do give XD a try. A simple yet powerful end to end tool for design, prototyping and feedback. And its free to start using.
  7. 7
    Whimsical Mind Maps

    Fast & beautiful mind maps with real-time collaboration

    Forrest Scofield
    Forrest ScofieldBuilding @wingsflightclub πŸš€ Β· Written
    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.
    Dan Edwards
    Dan EdwardsDesigner @ Snyk - Ex Product Hunt Β· Written
    Great for wireframing! Highly recommend it, and there's a free plan for you to try :)
  8. 7
    Balsamiq Mockups 3

    New public beta for the popular prototyping tool

    StenCo-founder @ Tability Β· Written
    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.
    F Dumoulin
    F DumoulinSoftware Developer & Product Manager Β· Written
    I've used Balsamiq on several projects. It's very easy to use and produces nice results.
    Kurt Aaron
    Kurt AaronMarketing Manager Β· Written
    Easy to use and quick.
  9. 3
    Reduce by Flawless App

    Compress huge Sketch files in an instant

    Lisa Dziuba
    Lisa DziubaMaker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup πŸ¦„ Β· Written
    Lisa Dziuba made this product
    This can be useful after the prototyping stage πŸ˜‰ 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 :)
  10. 3
    Remote Tools

    A repository of handpicked tools for remote teams

    Suvansh Bansal made this product
    A fine repository of curated tools. You can check out design collaboration, idea management and visual collaboration categories to get to know about some other tools that other folks haven't yet recommended.
  11. 3
    Samesh Wijeweera
    Samesh WijeweeraSpokk - Founder Β· Written
    Tried 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.
    Serge Beresnev
    Serge BeresnevCreative empathic expert in Dev/UX/UI/BA Β· Written
    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 β€” 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 β€” 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.
  12. 2

    Fast, fully-interactive, high-fidelity mobile prototypes

    Suzanne Barker
    Suzanne BarkerCo-founder of When I Shop Β· Written
    I use Proto - I picked it up and ran with it pretty quickly. I'm really happy with it. They also do web, not just mobile.
  13. 2

    Create and share diagrams easily

    Armin Nikdel
    Armin Nikdelfounder, developer Β· Written
    Simple to use, easily accessible using a browser.
  14. 1
    Christopher Davies
    Christopher DaviesFull stack Django/Node developer Β· Written
    Christopher Davies made this product
    For 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
  15. 1
    Marvel 2.0

    Super simple design, prototyping and collaboration

    Jose Fermin
    Jose FerminTech Obsessed Product Manager Β· Written
    Intuitive and simple to use.
  16. 1
    ProtoPie 4.0

    Change the way you prototype on macOS & Windows

    Jesse Payne
    Jesse PayneProduct Designer Β· Written
    Easily the best prototyping tool for prototyping apps I've ever used, and I've tried almost everything available. It has a bit of a learning curve but it's not much steeper than learning Flinto or Principle.
  17. 1
    Natalia Diacono
    Natalia DiaconoGrowth Hacking Manager @Prestashop Β· Written
    Its 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.
  18. 1
    Haiku Animator

    Create powerful animations for any app or website

    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
  19. 1

    Mockup and wireframing tool; better than Balsamiq!

    SimCamFuturist of AI Smart Home Β· Written
    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.
  20. 1
    Notion Beta

    An expressive and collaborative document editor

    Game-changing prototyping with Notion!