Top Ten Wireframe Tools
If you’ve been through the process of designing a website then you’ll know how much easier life is when wireframes are involved. They give every member of the team a vision of how the finished product will look and are a great way to get feedback and make tweaks to the design, meaning there are less edits to juggle when the website heads into development.
There are hundreds of wireframe tools online and, like everything, some are better than others, so in today’s post we’re going to share ten of our favourite wireframe tools to suit all budgets and business types.
Balsamiq Mockups was created to give designers a simple tool to create beautiful wireframes without any distractions. No pop-ups, no dialogue boxes, just you and your design.
Penultimate for iPadFree
Penultimate, part of the Evernote suite of products, allows you to sketch simple wireframes with just a stylus and your iPad. It’s a particularly helpful tool for early stage wireframes, and the fact it runs on your iPad means you can work on the go.
Billed as the world’s #1 wire framing and prototyping tool, Fluid UI uses built-in libraries for both iOS and web designs, as well as letting you upload your existing designs.
Moqups was designed with collaboration in mind, so this is a great option for designers who work as part of a team or benefit from colleague feedback as they shape initial designs.
Created for small teams of up to three designers, UXPin is fully cloud-based so you can work on your designs and collaborations wherever you are. The tool also features multi-device functionality, so you can design for any device, or multiple devices at once.
Just in Mind$19/mo
Justinmind allows designers to create prototypes for web or mobile apps by using the intuitive drag and drop design tool, so there’s no need for code. Designers can also begin with an integrated template as a starting point, or start with a blank slate if inspiration has already hit.
Almost every designer under the sun will be a dab hand at Photoshop, which is why it’s such a popular choice for creating wireframes. Though it’s more synonymous with image editing, it’s also a great tool to bring your designs to life. Plus, there’s likely to be less of a learning curve than with some other options on our list.
Used by brands like T-Mobile and Finnlabs, Pidoco is a globally-used piece of design software that allows you to quickly and easily create the design for your next project. Mobile simulation is just one of the helpful features included, which lets you check the user experience on a variety of mobile screens, as well as desktops.
Perfect for those who get easily distracted, wireframe.cc provides a stripped back approach to designing and removes any potential distractions from your set up, allowing you to focus wholly on your creative process.
Last but not least, Frame Box is a lightweight, free wireframe design tool that provides an easy drag and drop design interface to help you sketch out effective designs.