David Standen
David StandenCo-founder, Loveflutter

What collaborative design tools do you use?

I came across a new app a while ago which was all about collaborative designing, thought it was really good but can't remember the name of it. I'm sure there's plenty more you all use so it would be great to discover some of these tools you're using. Please post recommendations!
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  1. 41

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    I've been a huge fan and advocate of using InVision on design and product teams for years now. You can drop in Sketch and Photoshop comps super quickly, and their interactive prototyping tools make it easy to stitch together a bunch of UIs for an experience that can get pretty close to a real product. Also leaving feedback on Boards is great, we collect feedback and it itemizes them into a list of change requests.
    Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦
    Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦Building a tools for Food Tech projects · Written
    If your designer don't use InVision...(it's bad) If your project manager ask questions about design in Skype or email...
    Abhilash Jain
    Abhilash Jain5Customer Success / Growth · Written
    I've used InVision to create mockups and prototypes. It is super simple to use and its great for team collaboration as well.
    • Dennis Weinhardt
      Dennis WeinhardtDigital Designer (UI/UX/Web)

      I love everything about InVision.

      Since I started using it 3-4 years ago they improved so many things and added really useful features. They collaborate with so many top designers of the industry that they always know what we want. I really appreciate the effort, time and love they put into their products and it's always fun to use them.

      The tools I use on a weekly basis are:

      InVision (Webapp); Freehand; Craft; Designbetter.co

    • Elena Avramenko
      Elena AvramenkoCo-Founder at PopAppFactory

      All my designers loves the service, but I am struggling to use it, I find its UI/UX uncomfortable and not obvious. The most terrible is a mobile version of the web-site, extremely slow.

  2. 24
    Figma 1.0

    The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration

    Stefan Theofilos
    Stefan Theofilos8Product Designer, Entrepreneur · Written
    Figma is a great collaborative design tool that my team and I currently use.
  3. 13

    Collect and share media visually

    Anas Alshanti
    Anas AlshantiMember & Judge at the The Webby Awards. · Written
    They are growing fast! check them out.
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  4. 4

    The notes app for creative work

    Great for collaborating on Design documentation, wireframes and just about everything else pre-interactive prototypes.
    • Sandra Niehues Guerra
      Sandra Niehues GuerraCo-Founder, PlanHappyAdvertising

      I'm a non-technical co-founder of an app to help small business plan and track all their advertising. I wear a lot of hats. I'm also a visual thinker.

      I need to spread things out and see how they all fit together. I need to be able to see the big picture and then dive into the details and I need to be able to do that fluidly and frequently on a variety of subjects. I really wanted to be able to use my entire screen real estate for this purpose.

      I remembered seeing Milanote on Product Hunt when it was an idea and not yet available. I signed up for it and happily paid for the upgrade. It's the perfect app for me and I use it every day.

      The feature I like best is being able to upload links for the content I curate. When I'm ready to learn about a subject, I have great content to choose from and a place to write down my thoughts. I can add images and notes and go from subject to subject. I can clear out my email fast and that is worth the money alone.

      I would suggest you try Milanote because it can make your life so much easier.

    • Johny vino
      Johny vinoHumanizing User Experience

      Love it in one day use, it give me everything. I m a designer i usually take lot of inspiration it helps me to put together all the inspiration and setup a mood board

  5. 3
    RealtimeBoard 2.0

    Web-based whiteboarding & team collaboration tool

    When I want to generate a range of service design artefacts like journey maps, or other canvases, I tend to use real-time board as a home for the digital copies.
    • FerminRP
      FerminRPGrowth Hacker

      Definitelly the best product I've used in the last couple of months. I'd love to add it to my daily routine as I did with trello and slack. Too bad that to really use it you need to pay $10 a month :(

    • Marian Kanev
      Marian KanevEntrepreneurship, growth hacking, drones

      I advise anyone who prioritise visual representation of anything give it a try.

      There are multiple templates to chose from as a starting point and also you can always create your own.

      The biggest benefit is that you have unlimited space to add all elements of your visualisation.

  6. 2
    Atomic.io 2.0

    Ultra fast, scalable and fully collaborative prototyping

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia51Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I love Atomic for collaborative prototypIng. It helps me evaluate my design ideas quickly and effectively. I can't say enough great things about their platform. When you get as many wins / quick failures I've had, you'll see why I think this highly of Atomic.
    • Kunal Bhatia
      Kunal BhatiaCo-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp

      Atomic is my go-to solution for ideating, creating something to test with customers, and communicating with developers. You can get an idea of how I use prototyping tools in general here. It includes an overview of many tools in this space.

  7. 2

    Organizational Knowledge Sharing Platform

    RozBahramiDigital Media Manager, Skyprep · Written
    Great for collaborating whether it's for your design team, marketing team, finance or corporate wide!
    • Ehsan Memari
      Ehsan MemariMarketing Director

      BoostHQ could be used as a single online platform for all the files/videos or links of a team or organization.

  8. 2

    Online whiteboard for visual collaboration

    Mural is also a great 'online whiteboard' option which has a wide number of 'canvases' for journey mapping, empathy mapping, lean canvas development and the likes.
    • Pascal Wicht
      Pascal WichtFutures + Design + Strategy / CH

      I have used Mural for many years, but simply failed at onboarding any collaborators due to its high price.

      All the people I tried to invite to Mural left for Realtime Board. On RTB there is no friction to add an occasional friend or teammate into a project. The psychology of price and team increase is not well thought. I just generates frustrations.

  9. Nandini Sharma
    Nandini SharmaMarketing Engineer · Written
    ProofHub’s online proofing software helps teams save a lot of time during the review and feedback sharing process. Online proofing system in ProofHub allows managers, clients and decision makers to share feedback in a concise and hassle-free manner with the help of markup tools, and threaded comments on the files that need to be reviewed.
  10. 1

    Turn your to-do list into a real work plan

    Filipa Nascimento made this product
    Outplanr was designed to makes manager life’s easier. By turning a to do list into a work plan, it’s easier to manage people time and balance their work-life. Keep projects on track and easily check how much time was spent on each task against your estimates.
  11. Neha Sharma
    Neha SharmaDigital Marketing Executive · Written
    QuickReviewer is a cloud-based collaborative review tool for the creative team, agencies and designers. You can get the faster review and approval form your clients.