Ali R. Tariq
Ali R. TariqProduct Designer, Axonify

What are the best tools for prototyping chatbots?

I'm looking to put together high-level mockups or concepts of a chatbot for easy testing. Don't want to get tangled in any technical stuff for now.
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    Typeform Chat

    Convert your typeforms into Facebook Messenger conversations

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover83Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    It depends on how complicated you want to get but you can hack a chatbot experience using Typeform, which supports multiple input types (text, multiple choice, yes/no) and "jump to" logic. They recently launched a tool to export forms to Facebook Messenger, which might be all you need without touching a line of code.
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    ChatBot

    Build your chatbot without coding

    Daria Zwierz
    Daria Zwierz10Online Community Enthusiast · Written
    Try ChatBot. It’s a bot building framework that allows drafting bot scenarios as a tree with logical dependencies and without coding. You can also test them easily. Worth checking!
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  3. 9
    Botframe

    A playground to design & validate bots

    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me · Written
    Botframe allows you to easily create conversational mockups. You can find more tools like this in my Build Your Own Bot collection.
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    Botsociety

    The fastest way to create a bot experience preview

    Timothy Graham
    Timothy GrahamDirector Digital Strategy & Innovation · Written
    Let's you export to video and export flow. Very easy for anyone to build.
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    • Danny Gold
      Danny GoldCofounder vspr.ai

      I was going to build this if it didn't exist. Our app's primary interface is a Slack bot. We need a way to rapidly prototype interactions and test them with users so we can tweak before implementing. Exactly what I was looking for.

    • Sneaky marketing. Instagram shows picture of book and then Download. Email then say: “Dear reader, We are thrilled to welcome you to the early access of our Conversation Design Guide. We will send you the first chapter as soon as it's ready - sometime around the first week of March. You will get both a PDF and a Google Doc version, where you and the rest of the community will leave us comments, feedback, and contributions. We can't wait to show you the first chapter! In the meantime, if you did not check it out already, you should sign up for Botsociety. It's a conversation design tool - think of it like Adobe for chatbots and voice. Creatives worldwide already designed more than 2 million messages on Botsociety. I can't wait to you see there as well! You can sign up for free here: botsociety.io In the meanwhile, thanks for your interest! If you have any question, just reply to this email. Vittorio & the Botsociety team”

  5. 5
    Landbot.io - Conversational Landing Page

    Lead generation landing page as chatbot

    Ernesto Cohnen
    Ernesto CohnenCo-Founder, triporate.com · Written
    With just a couple of clicks you can create a landing page in the form of a bot. It's great to develop and test bots without coding. For us this approach was working like a charm to capture more leads on mkt landing pages. And they have a great support team also. I think you can plug the created not to other distribution channels like Facebook messenger, but I don't remember if that was still a beta feature.
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    • Arti Villa
      Arti VillaProduct Engineer - also a generalist. TM

      Landbot.io is an all encompassing highly configurable landing page, survey, feedback and customer service toolkit so if your core product is not the landing page itself such as a SAAS product, or something you're selling on Shopify, I highly recommend this. You can also pick other tools along with this. Focus on what matters more. The product you're building. My experience using this has been pretty amazing and the team and customer support is stellar.

    • I will need to go through the product again.. at least multiple times to find details of how exactly the application will differ based on companies/sites that can be plugged in.

  6. 5
    Chatfuel

    Create chatbots to engage with your audience on messengers

    Becky Pallack
    Becky Pallackproduct manager, Arizona Daily Star · Written
    I second Chatfuel. I've used it on two chatbot products now. You can do live demos and tests using Chatfuel before you make the bot live to the world.
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    Alexandre Mouriec
    Alexandre MouriecFront End Dev & Growth Intern @ Monday · Written
    IMO Chatfuel is so easy to make prototypes that you may not need to do mockups :)
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    Bots UI Kit

    Fully customizable Sketch UI Kit for Messenger Platform

    David Heimann
    David HeimannCo-Founder, Purple · Written
    I've used this Sketch UI kit when prototyping before (only really applies if your target platform is Messenger).
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  8. 3
    Octane AI

    The easiest way to create a chatbot

    They show you a nice preview of your convo ui real time.
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    Botmock

    Effortlessly design your Facebook chatbots

    Adam Teece
    Adam TeeceMarketing Scientist, MarketingLabs.co · Written
    Botmock is great, easy to use and can see the visual flow of planned conversations etc...
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    • Peter Preston
      Peter PrestonInbound Bots

      Using BotMock to draft demos and proposals for clients has been easy to get started and as they keep adding features it's becoming more of a go-to development and sales tool.

    • Hitesh Varma
      Hitesh VarmaInterested in tech :D

      The entire user experience is flawed. The flowchart maker is flawed as well. every new box that we create gets created at the top of the page and then we have to drag it down every time. The conversation ui is also flawed. Doesn't quite give the exact field. Switching off to botsociety

  10. Vishnuᅟ ᅠ
    Vishnuᅟ ᅠEngineer,Developer,Traveller · Written
    10 tools to prototype your facebook bot!
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    Engati chatbot platform

    Build your personalized bot in minutes

    Ashish Jain
    Ashish JainDigital Marketer @ Coviam Technologies · Written
    Ashish Jain made this product
    I recommend Engati (www.engati.com/?utm_source=produ...) which is a Machine Learning (ML) driven chatbot platform to assist you in creating your own personalized bot on multiple platforms like Messenger, Slack, Skype, Kik, Telegram, Line, Viber. It just takes 5 minutes to create your account with NO PRIOR CODING experience required, and add interactive ML-based chat for different messaging platforms. After this, you can enjoy the analytics and relax! Their features include: -Detailed analytics of users’ interactions -Bot training - Web widget integration -Multi-platform support (Messenger, Slack, Skype, Kik, Telegram, Line, Viber) -Customise bot responses - Conversation flow definition and many more
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    • Deepak Nachnani
      Deepak NachnaniCEO, Coviam Technologies

      very fast grower and good interface - flexbility of setup and workflow, multi bots and analytics has improved a lot...very good viable choice to other bot platforms

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    Collect.chat - Chatbot for websites

    An interactive chatbot widget for your website

    Shyjal
    ShyjalFounder, Collect.chat · Written
    Shyjal made this product
    Simple clean interface. Easy to build and deploy. Best for collecting leads, feedbacks, orders or any data on a website. Try it out :)
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    • Jordan Clifton
      Jordan CliftonProduct Lover

      I am very excited to see what this company develops in the future, I just wish they had a chat integration with freshdesk as well as trial access to the logical rules and other features.

    • Moulik Jain
      Moulik JainCEO, DesignPitchDeck & 3MindsDigital

      I am using collect chat premium version for around 6 month. Really happy with tool.

      I just feel UX need to improve before it reach to mass audience.