Coming to Mockups or Prototypes or Wireframes, every User Interface designer or web designers or any designer you take will do visual representation of their thoughts in different ways from laying out their ideas on either in a blank paper or Photoshop or graph paper or any other tools or software’s which they are comfort with.
And it’s a good practice to start with low fidelity prototypes or wireframes or mockups as it will be easy and quick to update the mockups as per the changes suggested either in group discussion or with clients. I always start with a wireframes, I hope every designer from fashion to mechanical designers everyone starts with a low fidelity prototypes. It’s been long I have looked at the latest wireframing software’s or tools available in market, so I just had a glance and here are the few which I found to be very handy, useful, free and premium tools.
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Super-easy Wireframing Design, collaborate user interface concepts for your software and websites.
Moqups is a nifty HTML5 App used to create wireframes, mockups or UI concepts, prototypes depending on how you like to call them.
WireframeSketcher is a wireframing tool that helps product managers, designers and developers quickly create wireframes, mockups and prototypes for desktop, web and mobile applications. It’s a desktop app and a plug-in for any Eclipse IDE.
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Transform Your Designs Into Beautiful, Interactive Web & Mobile Mockups!
The best platform to define web and mobile apps with rich interactive wireframes
Balsamiq Mockups: Rapid Wireframing Tool, over 80,000 companies create their software with the help of Balsamiq Mockups
Interface 2 for iPhone & iPad
Use Interface 2 to create pixel perfect mockup screens using native iOS widgets, right on the iPhone or iPad.
Wireframing With JustProto Saves You AND Your Clients Time, Money & Headaches!
iMockups for iPad
iMockups for iPad is the premiere mobile wireframing and mockup app for your web, iPhone and iPad projects.
Silly-fast mobile prototyping – Create fully-interactive high-fidelity prototypes in minutes that look and work exactly like your app should.
Mockingbird is an online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application.
MockupBuilder is a new look to solve old problem with prototyping and sharing sketches with customers.
HotGloo will change the way you create and experience wireframes.
An open-source GUI prototyping tool that’s available for ALL platforms. Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.
The Better Way to Wireframe Websites and Mobile Apps. FlairBuilder is a prototyping tool that lets you create interactive wireframes for websites and mobile applications. It’s easy to learn and use, and comes with lots of options.
Design Interactive HTML Prototypes for Web & Apps with Axure RP.
If you ask me which is my favorite among these for quick mockup preparation and sharing the same online – then I would consider Moqups :)
Friends any good tool I am missing here? If so please share, it would be helpful for me and I will even update this article with that prototyping tool. Will keep update this post going forward with new tools. And hope you found these Mockups or Prototypes or Wireframes Tools or Softwares list to be very useful.