Scott Stephens
Scott StephensProduct Designer, The App Business

What's the best tool for UI animations and prototyping?

There are so many tools now to produce UI animations and prototypes which range from basic click through prototyping (Marvel) to more complex prototyping with fancy animations (Framer), Which tool have you been using the most and why?
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    Animation Desk

    Frame-to-frame animation app for beginners and professionals

    I actually really enjoy using Animation Desk for some light prototyping and animation. I find the software easy to use on my iPad, it's responsive and everything you create is easy to share with your co-workers/clients. I personally use it for creating animations on the go since I always have my iPad with me and I like the ease and convinience of this app. Highly recommend it
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    I actually use Animation Desk for prototyping (just the very basics), and I teach an animation class at my local Boys and Girls club as well, so I use this software for showing the animation basics to kids. Easy to use and to learn.
    Noel Smith
    Noel SmithMarketing Specialist · Written
    Animation Desk, in my opinion, is a software that's a good choice for both UI animaiton and prototyping. I use it for both of these things, and although it's not the main software I use for prototyping, it still gets the job done and it's definitely fun to use.
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    Product Design Weekly

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    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal BhatiaDesign @ Mercury · Written
    I'm constantly impressed with the team at Atomic. I'm able to scale the fidelity of my prototypes really easily from low to high. Their recent additions like components, data, and team collaboration tools make it really powerful. You can see a more in-depth review in my Medium articles on "The New Generation of Prototyping Tools" Part 1 and Part 2.
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    Kite Compositor

    A UI animation and prototyping application for Mac & iOS

    Kyle Hess
    Kyle HessFintech Product Manager · Written
    Just featured today. It seems really sweet, although I haven't used it too much yet.
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    Framer for Web

    The best prototyping tool for teams, available for free

    Might be a bit hard to start if you are non-coder but it's the best one out there as there is no limit on what you can do.
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    Animate your ideas, design better apps

    It's super simple and easily customisable. There's also quite a few resources available for it.
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    A free design prototyping toolkit for Quartz Composer

    Jason Coudriet
    Jason CoudrietDesign Leader, @blackboard @troweprice · Written
    Though with a bit of a learning curve, extremely powerful with outstanding support from Facebook and the community.