What are the best UX prototyping apps ?

asked by Janet Bewell
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7 solutions
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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.

    Tyler Peters
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "Invision represents one of the top tier UX commercial software prototyping and system design tools currently available for rapid, flexible collaborative software and system design and collaborative software problem solving. This is one of the most highly rated application development tools in its class, and I recommend it for commercial software developers who need to manage the prototyping and design of both small and large projects. User reviews are well above average to excellent for this particular product."
  2. 7

    #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

    Christopher Hudson
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "Mockplus is a great prototyping solution and thankfully it runs on a variety of platforms so that it can accomodate developers on different systems. It comes with pre-built widgets which makes rapid prototyping fast and easy. I found it very simple and easy to use."
  3. 6

    #3Axure

    Axure
    Axure is a wireframing and prototyping tool specially designed for users who don't have any previous experience or coding knowledge, as it lets you create diagrams and dynamic prototypes with ease. 
    Software

    Mac, Windows, iOS, Android

    Free- $895 (Free trial available)

    Enrique Beltrán
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "Axure represents one of a relatively large number of UX prototyping and software design tools currently available for rapid collaborative software and system design and collaborative software problem solving for novice users. While this particular tool suite is a good choice, I would recommend using this tool in concert with other similarly targeted novice prototyping tools to obtain maximum benefit and results. User reviews are good to above average, but are not excellent for this particular product."
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    #4Proto.io

    Proto.io
    Proto is a prototyping tool that doesn't require any coding and lets you create high-fidelity prototypes. It's specially recommended if you want to prototype for mobile devices. 
    Software

    Mac, Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- $160 (Free trial available)

    Mary Carter
    Written on August 14, 2017
    "A perfect way to get your ideas flowing and test different things. You don't even have to have an understanding of coding. It makes it easy to draw up a few ideas and send them off to someone else to commission the app. There is a free trial if you're not sold on the idea. "
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    #5Origami

    Origami
    Origami is a free prototyping tool created and maintained by Facebook. It lets you high-fidelity prototypes and mock ups for your web site projects.
    Software

    Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Nicolás Lozano
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "This is one to stay away from. First, I had a devil of a time accessing it. Once I did, I found it extremely user unfriendly. I am not a computer programmer and really don't want something that makes me feel stupid because I am not. If you can get it to work, more power to you. I will pass on this one."
  3. 0

    #6Sketch

    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

    Henry Bradley
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Its hard to really tell what the product does, nor does it really explain how it helps you do your best work. As intuitive as it claims, it looks really confusing."
  4. 0

    #7ProtoPie

    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

    Vihaan Patil
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "The instant sharing feature is really awesome. I have found that to be very helpful. "

Summary

Best What are the best UX prototyping apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1InvisionSoftware 9 Free
2MockplusSoftware 7 Paid
3AxureSoftware 6 Free
4Proto.ioSoftware 4 Free
5OrigamiSoftware 3 Free
6SketchSoftware 0 Free
7ProtoPieSoftware 0 Free
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