Tools for Design & Prototyping
Hey Folks, I’m Rawal John,UI/UX Designer From Pakistan. I’m going to share complete list of Prototyping , Design & collaboration Tools all over the Web for 2017
Adobe Illustrator is used for making art that needs to be produced at a variety of sizes. Logos and branding are to most common uses for Illustrator, because they need to be scaled up and down to fit the size of the product. Logos can appear on objects as small as business cards and as large as billboards on the highway.
Photoshop is used by several distinctly different groups of people including photographers and interface designers. Unfortunately, all the beginner tutorials are for photographers. I want to help you skip past all the tools you won’t use and jump straight into the tools and techniques actually used to design interfaces. The possibilities for editing and manipulating photos are endless
Sketch is a powerful design tool designed entirely to do UI. Sketch made me obsess over the numbers. And that’s a good thing. Having guidelines and making sure that the dimensions, ratios, positioning make sense is a crucial part of being a good designer. Sketch is focused solely on creating a streamlined place to work on UI/UX design. And with its sister Sketch Mirror app for iOS, you can see live previews of your apps as you design them. Don’t just drag things around and apply filters, then call it a day. Be obsessive with the numbers
The preview app is divided into two modes: Design and Prototype. Each has strengths and weaknesses. But overall, XD needs a lot more features to make it fully useful. The only good feature so far is that it’s free with your Creative cloud membership. What follows is my first impression with Xd and it’s a bit of a ramble as I went from one tool to another. I fully recognize that Xd is a Preview app and may not be ready for primetime, however a little discussion about what we want as designers is probably helpful.
Affinity Designer incorporates some familiar aspects of Illustrator’s user interface while adding its own touches and approach to vector design. Affinity Designer is something that draws together some nice aspects from Photoshop and Illustrator, since it offers an extensive set of vector drawing tools with some basic pixel-based manipulation. Sketch made me obsess over the numbers. And that’s a good thing. Having guidelines and making sure that the dimensions, ratios, positioning make sense is a crucial part of being a good designer. Don’t just drag things around and apply filters, then call it a day. Be obsessive with the numbers
Balsamiq is an amazing quick prototyping tool that can be used to create wireframes and mockups of various applications. Balsamiq is an amazing quick prototyping tool that can be used to create wireframes and mockups of various applications. It is an amazing quick prototyping tool that can be used to create wireframes and mockups of various applications
InVision App is great for collaborating on design drafts and collecting feedback from colleagues and clients. It’s definitely better than discussing design drafts via email or phone and we’ve integrated InVision in our web dev workflow and find it super-useful. But we definitely use additional tools which come in handy for other process steps.
We created Origami to help us design and build many of our products like Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. We’re excited to see what you make in Origami. Building prototypes in Origami Studio involves the use of the patch editor to build the logic behind your app. There is quite an impressive library of patches at your disposal, including switches, animations, boolean operators and even readouts from a phone’s sensors.
Marvelapp simple editor allows you to link all your designs together in a jiffy, then add gestures and transitions to make your prototype feel just like a real app or website. Create prototypes for the iPhone, iPad, Desktop, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Android, easy to share your projects and get real-time feedback on your designs. Clients and colleagues can comment directly on each screen or drop annotations
Figma is the first interface design tool based in the browser, making it easier for teams to create software. For many teams ,this is a game-changer. Being able to design with a fellow designer, engineer or client in real-time will save a ton of time in both execution and communication. Although not every project needs collaboration, it’s good that the possibility is there. The advantage of a browser-based tool is that the recipients won’t need to install anything at all, or even own a Mac to participate. Figma works on Mac, Windows, Linux and on mobile devices
Axure RP Pro is a wire framing, rapid prototyping, documentation and specification software tool aimed at web and desktop applications. It offers drag and drop placement, resizing, and formatting of widgets. It is a robust UX prototyping tool and allows designers to create both static, low-fidelity prototypes and very advanced interactive prototypes, but it requires some time to master
UXPin is ideal for prototyping web or desktop apps that require lightweight interactions, but has libraries to support mobile apps and wireframes as well. Prototypes can be created from existing mocks, Photoshop files, Sketch files or by building screens out within UXPin using extensive UI libraries
Principle makes it easy to design animated and interactive user interfaces. Whether you’re designing the flow of a multi-screen app, or new interactions and animations, Principle lets you create designs that look and feel amazing.
Framer is a tool for drawing, prototyping and sharing projects across teams. It combines the familiarity of visual editing with the flexibility of code. An entire design workflow, now in one smart interface. Draw with pixel perfect precision on device-specific artboards, then turn on targeting to animate. A design tool engineered for interaction work.
Atomic has the perfect combination of prototyping and design tools that help you quickly explore everything from rough concepts to high-fidelity prototypes. Atomic is an ideal tool for prototyping animations or interactions for mobile or desktop applications. What separates Atomic from other prototyping tools is its focus on motion design, giving designers the ability create more robust animated prototypes
Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that let you view your prototypes in the most realistic manner possible. What that means for end users is that you can quickly make changes to your prototype.
CanvasFlip, the tool takes wireframed apps and tracks how we use them. As someone migrates their way between views, CanvasFlip tracks what actions they take. Prototyping tool with Free User Testing & design hand-off make him a unique tool to undearth the design market s
Moqups is a streamlined web app that helps you create and collaborate on wireframes, mockups, diagrams and prototypes, explore and iterate as your team builds momentum — moving seamlessly from lo-fi to hi-fi as your project evolves
Flinto for Mac is fast becoming the go-to design tool for top design companies around the world. Use Flinto to create single screens full of micro-interactions or a comprehensive prototypes with dozens of screens. With its Mac-like interface, and easy animation tools that don’t require programming, Flinto for Mac is the perfect app for designing apps.
MockFlow. is a web tool that makes the process really easy and there is no installation. The application has a clean interface and editing feature-set is minimalistic and well organized. Simply drag and drop ‘shapes and elements’ onto the whiteboard and then customize them by resizing and moving around. Is much faster than drawing designs manually, hence all possible custom components are already there.
Justinmind is the best solution to prototype any web or mobile app you can think of. You can define websites and apps for Web, iOS, and Android with our intuitive drag-and-drop interface. No code involved. As a flexible prototyping tool, Justinmind supports for Mac & Windows, and works well for simple click-through prototypes or more complex interactions.
Antetype is the best, most productive tool for UI design I have ever used. It does everything, from websites to mobile apps, and it’s just unbelievable how much time it saves me,t’s especially useful in large, long-running projects, where I can build up a comprehensive collection of widgets that can be used, reused and refined over time.
Craft Prototype, you can build and sync interactive prototypes in Sketch via Craft Sync. Once you’ve created an interactive experience, you can sync your designs straight to InVision in a click to start sharing your ideas and capture feedback within minutes.
Frontify Workspace Simplified design collaboration and prototyping Tool. Just like figma its has user testing & usability features. Ongoing activities and conversations, including involved stakeholders. Gate keep your brand through one dashboard. It automatically manage all revisions of your assets and get quick access to all iterations.
HotGloo is a UX, wireframe and prototyping tool designed to build wireframes for web, mobile and wearables. HotGloo helps to visualize planning processes, build and test drive interactions very easily. Create and share fully interactive prototypes with your team and clients and gather feedback on the process. From prototypes of the next award winning app to huge e-commerce wireframe shop solutions.
ProtoPie is a prototyping tool for smart devices. ProtoPie makes elaborate prototypes possible without any coding, and these prototypes can be tested on actual devices, Its help to create a variety of interactions without the help of developers.
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