What are the best prototyping tools?

Best overall which uses different file types have more than just prototype software, able to collaborate with others. Also which allows designers to design as well as have full preparation for developers to do their work?
24 recommended
  1. 39

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    Stefan Theofilos
    Stefan TheofilosProduct Designer, Entrepreneur · Written
    Invision is a fantastic prototyping tool that I'd recommend to anyone.
    Veronica Belmont
    Veronica BelmontPM & Evangelist at Adobe · Written
    One of my favorite tools, and a huge plus is getting emails from Clark (obviously)!
  2. 33

    Turbo prototyping tool for websites 🚀

    Yara Nevmerzhitskaya
    Yara NevmerzhitskayaLead seo specialist, marketer · Written
    Like this tool. Easy for using. Allows sharing your ideas with team members or clients to collect feedback right on the prototype! All the edits will be displayed online. Really a lot of ready-made blocks and prototype templates. Draftium is free (with amazing PRO package). The best prototyping tool I've used for web.
    Denis Plugatar
    Denis PlugatarFounder at uScore.me · Written
    It really helps me to save a lot of time and mental resources at the beginning of the development process. Less pointless discussions I have with a customer, more time for real meaningful work. That's a dream!
  3. 59
    ProtoPie 4.0

    Change the way you prototype on macOS & Windows

    Fredo Tan
    Fredo TanGrowth & Customer Success at ProtoPie · Edited
    Fredo Tan made this product
    In our opinion, a prototype without hi-fi interactions is rather useless. For anyone. Hence, we built ProtoPie, the hi-fi prototyping tool that enables designers to create superior prototypes containing the most sophisticated interactions you could imagine as easy as pie without having to get your hands dirty with code. The gradual learning curve of ProtoPie is due to its intuitive UI which is based on the concept model and philosophy behind the product. This concept model entails that an interaction consists of an object, a trigger and a response, simplifying the whole process of prototyping. Other strong suits: - Fully utilize sensors in your smart devices for your prototypes easily. - Share and deploy your prototypes anywhere and anytime using the ProtoPie Player app or simply any web browser. - Seamless integration with Sketch and Adobe XD CC allowing you to go back and forth between design and prototyping hassle-free. More features (e.g. collaboration) and other cool stuff are on the way at this moment ;) If you have any questions, fire away :)
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    Byungwoo Yoon
    Byungwoo Yoonart director, graphic designer · Written
    I use Protopie and this application is excellent. Easy to use and make a interaction. I can share the project's prototype to our client, and they easily image the interaction. Really helpful
  4. 16
    Framer for Web

    The best prototyping tool for teams, available for free

    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    Oh and take a look at Framer - design and development combined.
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    David Adamu
    David Adamudesigner of the future 🦄✨ · Written
    As a Product designer, Framer does it for me.
    Cody S
    Cody SProduct & Design · Written
    Requires a minimal amount of coding, but it's powerful.
  5. 10

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    Amazing Sketch (and now Photoshop?) Plugin which brings your designs into InVision
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  6. 9

    Animate your ideas, design better apps

    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    Great for animating your designs - early or later in the process
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    Mammad Emin
    Mammad EminFounder and Designer · Written
    It's best tool for prototyping I guess
    I use Invision and Principle, but it will depend on the platform and how complex your prototype will be. Principle allows you to do custom animation without code. Here is a good list of prototype tools depending on learning curve, platforms and complexity. https://www.cooper.com/prototypi...
  7. 8
    Figma 1.0

    The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration

    Karthik Mahadevan
    Karthik MahadevanFounder and Designer at Envision · Written
    I used to mostly rely on Sketch, Marvel and Keynote for prototyping, but very recently I tried Figma and found it to be a breeze. I especially loved how easy it was for me to handover to the programmer. It's all online so sharing and collaborating was pretty easy as well.
    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    Figma is dynamite, especially now it has prototyping baked in. I wish Figma would integrate with some of the animation tools (Principal et al), as sometimes the prototyping functionality just isn't enough.
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    Marvel 2.0

    Super simple design, prototyping and collaboration

    Dhruv Agrawal
    Dhruv AgrawalCo-founder, Shipsy · Written
    It's pretty good too, close to Invision
    Rajat Patel
    Rajat PatelFront End Developer · Written
    Super simple Prototyping tool. I use it and have no issues with it so far. Must try for all the designers.
  9. 9

    Rapid Prototyping for Mobile Apps

    Davide Petrillo
    Davide PetrilloLead Product Manager at Goodpatch · Written
    Rapid tool to create interactive prototypes starting from your hand sketches, visuals from Sketch (there's a direct integration) and others, or wireframes created with the Prott editor. Ready to then be shared with the team or user tested on web or on the Prott mobile apps. Disclaimer: I'm the Prott PM:)
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  10. 6

    Quickly Create iOS Prototypes

    Fast and easy animations based on Sketch designs. Frequent updates.
  11. 5

    Fast, fully-interactive, high-fidelity mobile prototypes

    Brandon Elwood
    Brandon ElwoodOwner, AppJester · Written
    Feels like the real thing. Before we build an app, we build it from the ground up using proto.io.
  12. 5

    Next generation design tool for digital products

    Yutaka Ishii
    Yutaka IshiiCEO & Design Chief, STUDIO · Written
    Yutaka Ishii made this product
    STUDIO has whole new way of designing and prototyping with using real code.
  13. 5
    Fluid UI

    The World's #1 Wireframing & Prototyping Tool

    Jevin Sew
    Jevin SewMaker of SubscriptionZero · Written
    You could try this one!
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  14. 5
    Supernova Studio

    Convert Sketch into iOS, Android and React apps in minutes

    Kyle W. Ludwig
    Kyle W. LudwigCo-founder, Looma 🍐 · Written
    Wait! There's more. Use Sketch to make the prototypes, then put them into Craft by Invision to make clickable prototypes you can share on the web to get localized comments from collaborators on your design. You can also use Inspect by Invision to hand off the fonts, color palettes, and assets from designers to the developers. I've tried Adobe XD for over a year but for over $20/mo, the features haven't caught up to the value this Sketch stack gets me for a single $100 payment plus freemium Invision subscription - and Adobe still has a long way to go.
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  15. 4
    Product Design Weekly

    Digital product design newsletter

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatiadesign @mercury · Written
    I'm in love with Atomic and the team. They are very forward-thinking and build some great features that will help you communicate your intent with your team. Especially since you are new to UX Design, Atomic has both the tools and a newsletter (Product Design Weekly) to help you get better. You can read my Medium articles about prototyping tools to see Atomic in action compared to a few others.
  16. 4
    UXPin 2.0

    A collaborative cloud-based design and prototyping tool

    Maurice Koks
    Maurice KoksPresident of http://intercigar.com · Written
    I use this almost every day, This is absolutely a must have tool for and not only Mock Up's but real Prototyping and much, much more
  17. 3
    Justinmind 7.0

    New interactions + experiences mean better prototypes!

    Sabes™IOS Developer, Attorney · Written
    I used Justinmind in the past (just use Xcode and Sketch now) but I thought it was a solid mock-up builder 👍
  18. 2
    Origami Studio by Facebook

    Explore, iterate, and test your ideas

    Jenil Gogari
    Jenil GogariDesigner. Explorer. Geek. · Written
    I started using Origami recently and it's pretty neat!
  19. 2
    POP - Prototyping on Paper
    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    I love paper & pen to digital prototype flows! Fast and dirty - ideal for early stages!
  20. 2
    Craft 2.0

    A collaborative platform for product creation

    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    I believe one of the best prototyping tools we have available to us are stories. Craft allows you to collaboratively develop, prioritise and order user stories, and acts as a boundary object between Devs and designers.