What are the best prototyping tools?

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    #1Invision

    Invision
    Invision is a prototyping, collaboration, and workflow platform for designers, powering the future of digital product design through a deep understanding of the dynamics of collaboration. 
    Software

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- /month. Free trial available.

    Andrea Nichols
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "If you work with a team of people in the design world (such as apps, websites, etc.), you know it can be a real challenge to stay organized and manage a project within the constraints of standard business software. Invision provides prototyping tools so you can get the job done more easily and efficiently! You can work up a prototype in no time and it's not just a static design - it's actually a working model with clicky hotspots and the ability to add your own elements. Highly recommended!"
  2. 2

    #2Mockplus

    Mockplus
    Mockplus is a simple drag-and-drop tool that lets you build interactive prototypes easily. A set of pre-designed components, including Pop-up Panel, Stack Panel, Scroll Box, SlidingDrawer and Image Carousel enable you create full interactions faster and easier. 
    Software

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    $29- Free trial available

    Andy Ma
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Mockplus is the easiest prototyping tool I have used, and I have used about 5 or 6. Very user-friendly, good set of features. I would recommend to beginners and pros alike."
  3. 1

    #3Balsamiq

    Balsamiq
    Balsamiq is a prototyping tool that lets you build mockups with ease. Thanks to its drag & drop system, anyone can create a mockup from scratch without previous experience.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $12- Varies by plan

    Lauren Watson
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "I like this one the best so far, as it links to a useful site, not just steam or google play. the solution also describes what balsamiq does very well and provides a useful solution to finding prototype tools. "
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    #4Sketch

    Sketch

    Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork. It has useful features, an intuitive interface and powerful plugins built by a community of developers. The features are designed to helps you focus on what you do best.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Magdalena Arias
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This app is great. It really helps you from the very roughest of drafts all the way to your polished final product. It has it all packaged up neatly in one convenient place."
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    #5UXPin

    UXPin

    UXPin is the ultimate collaborative design platform, allowing entire teams to participate in the design process from start to finish.

    Software

    Windows

    $29- month

    Howard Banks
    Written on August 7, 2017
    "UXPin represents one of a relatively large number of Agile UX prototyping and software design tools currently available for rapid collaborative software and system design and collaborative software problem solving. I would not rank this particular application as the best in its class, however, specific to small and mid-sized teams and collaborative software problem solving. User reviews are good to above average, but are not excellent for this particular product."
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    #6ProtoPie

    ProtoPie

    ProtoPie is a software and app service that allows you to create the most detailed prototypes in a very easy way. You can build sensor-aided prototypes and share them instantly. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free

    Christian Reyes
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "ProtoPie is a powerful tool for any creator. I've been using it for several years for all different types of product ideas and I've never been disappointed with it."

Summary

Best What are the best prototyping tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1InvisionSoftware 9 Free
2MockplusSoftware 2 Paid
3BalsamiqSoftware 1 Paid
4SketchSoftware 0 Free
5UXPinSoftware 0 Paid
6ProtoPieSoftware 0 Free
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