Prototyping Tools

Prototyping Tools With Features That UI/UX Designers Will Love

Prototyping is a major aspect of any digital solution design process which allows the design and development team

Prototyping is a major aspect of any digital solution design process which allows the design and development team to simulate designs, figure out optimal user experiences, test project outflows etc. To do this efficiently, app development companies use prototyping tools, and the current market has a lot of them.

In this blog, we offer you a curated list of a few of the most useful prototyping features that will make life easier for UI/UX designers.

Marvel

Not the comics franchise but a widely-preferred, browser-based prototyping tool that can easily streamline the prototyping process. With the Marvel app, you can upload image files, add gestures, transitions etc.

Key features:

  • Enables users to create beautiful interfaces and wireframes in a matter of minutes without code
  • Facilitates user testing
  • Supports image uploads (JPG, GIF, and PSD)

Flinto

You may not have heard of Flinto before but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth checking out. Flinto comes in two versions – for iOS and web apps. With Flinto, designers can build both simple and complex prototypes without the need for coding.

Key features:

  • Great control over all layers and complexity
  • Drag-and-drop functionality
  • Easier navigation of the prototype using swipes, taps and other gestures

Origami Studio

Origami Studio was developed by Facebook. Designed to make it easier for teams to build and design interactive, visually-engaging products, Origami also allows users to import Photoshop and Sketch into it.

Key features:

  • Custom backgrounds, full-screen view and mobile device simulation
  • Allows stakeholders and team members to post remarks directly on the project or versioning history
  • Easy export of prototype components

Fluid UI

Fluid UI is a simple prototyping tool that makes it notably easier to build high fidelity and low fidelity prototypes and offer large component libraries in addition to facilitating live team collaboration, rich video presentations etc.

Key features:

  • Rapid prototyping
  • Built-in libraries with over 2000 components
  • Upload existing assets

Wireframe.cc

Wireframe.cc is a free platform that can help build the ideal prototype for a business on a clutter-free environment. The highlight is a minimal interface that doesn’t have a crowded toolbar and lots of icons.

Key features:

  • Rapid prototyping with simple wireframes
  • Context-sensitive UI
  • Wireframe annotations

UXPin

UXPin have helped many designers build prototypes that closely resemble the finished product in terms of looks and functionality. Most functional and interactive elements can be tested out on the prototype with UXPin.

Key features:

  • Import existing web page to UXPin to import the prototype itself
  • Interactive text fields, checkboxes and radio buttons

Sketch

Sketch is a popular prototyping tool that’s generally preferred by modern web designers. It includes a great set of plugins that will make prototyping with Sketch another walk in the park.

Key features:

  • Flexibility when it comes to functionality
  • Easier prototyping and sharing
  • Build symbols and reusable assets

Adobe XD

With Adobe XD, designers can draw, reuse and remix vectors to build prototypes, wireframes, screen layouts etc.

Key features:

  • Import from Adobe tools without hassle
  • View designs in real-time on actual devices
  • Integrations with popular Adobe products including Photoshop
  • Make comments when sharing prototypes directly

Conclusion

Prototyping tools are vital factors that influence an app’s chance of success once it hits the market. Without proper prototyping, the app stands a good chance of failing to impress its audience and perform its duties. The tools in this list not only make it easier for developers and designers but also ensure that the app’s quality will not be compromised.

Get in touch AOT’s mobile app development experts to understand how we handle prototyping and app development.