2017 UX prototyping tools comparison

Petr Augustin
May 30, 2017 · 11 min read
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🍼 Clickers —Connecting screens prototyping

Adobe XD ⭐️

Sure, it imported from Sketch just fine, but couldn’t hold any layer and group data and broke my icon font into random icons. What?

InVision ⭐️⭐️

InVision is nice and shiny, but doesn’t do a whole lot except for connecting the screens.

Sketch + InVision Craft ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Prototyping in Sketch feels great!

POP (by Marvel) ⭐️⭐️

This is how cool POP used to be

💪 Heavy-duty— Prototyping complex interactions

Axure RP ⭐️⭐️

At the face value, Axure look great. Nice UI, widgets, symbols, javascript capabilities. Try prototyping an app or two though and you’ll soon realize that it’s pretty outdated.

Indigo Studio ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Animations, symbols AND connecting through screenflow? Awesome!

Marvel ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Great linking and design features, but repeaters, symbols and responsive design is what I’m missing.

Principle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Might look like a lot of mess, but Principle will grow on you fast.

Origami ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Origami is a free, fresh, interesting take on prototyping. Creating a simple flow takes a lot of time though and can be tedious.

Framer Studio ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Framer Studio. Because you will need to learn to code one day anyway, right?

Left on a cutting floor

Petr Augustin

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Currently Melbourne nomad, Product Designer @KenticoCloud.com, Portfolist @ www.PetrAugustin.com

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