If you are looking for the best wireframing design tools then we would like to guide for their selection. You would find several wireframing tools as freeware, shareware, desktop-based and online. The main problem is to select the best one according to your requirements. Here we have five best wireframing design tools. You would definitely like to use any one of them.
LucidChart is one of the mockup and wireframe creating tool that has tones of features. Not only can you create your custom design, but you can drag and drop some of the pre-defined layouts like video player, tabs, date pickers, and so on. This tool apart from letting you do wireframes, let you create flowcharts, UML, iOS and android mockups, ER diagrams, mind maps and more. You can interact real time with your team or clients. This also lets you integrations with Google Drive, Confluence, JIRA, and Jive and export and import documents from Microsoft Visio.
This is an online wireframing and mockup creating tool which lets your create, link together, preview and share your creations. It lets you easily collaborate with your team and clients by sharing the link and editing it in real time. With mockingbird, you can easily drag and drop items and resize them accordingly. It also lets you link your mockups to one another so you can get a flow your your application or project.
Mockingbird is made to create wireframes for websites and webapps and has a lot of inbuilt UI elements. You can export your documents in PNG and PDF
With Invision you can upload working designs with the help of this tool. The creation of interaction by using hotspots is also possible with this tool. It makes an easy communication for journeys between screens and design transitions with all of the corporate team members. An outstanding feature of this wireframing tool is the sharing of designs through sms. An app for this tool is also available only for the android users.
With “UxPin” you can use interactive prototypes and create wireframes that would be a helpful experience for a user. This application provides you a collection of tool that will be filled with several common designs. This application gives you best output results of wireframes. It contains many advanced features so that an expert designer can easily create colorful wireframes.
With Balsamiq You can create an app or any mock web page with quick prototype enabling by just a drag and drop. You would find this application user-friendly than other applications. The available controls in this app are outstanding. You can create best designs with less consumption of time and more output. As a user-friendly interface, you would not need to read some guidelines to use this app. It is as easy as to just open and use. A little drawback of this application is the look of wireframes. You would find unfinished and childlike wireframes in this app that definitely needs to be improved. But all in all, it is best to link up your computer with sketch pad.
The old fashioned way
One of the way is “The old fashioned way”. To draw the wireframes by hands are still the most suitable way to show in business meetings and presentations. The handmade sketches are undoubtedly cheap, quick and fast but it is not easy to share them. It is the best way to draw a wireframe by hand and move them in to the digital wireframing software. You can find it easier to share and edit handmade wireframes by transfer them in the digital form.
Apart from the tools that I have mentioned, there are a lot of other wireframe and mockup drawing tools out there. These are just a few popular ones. I personally have been using Lucidchart and I like it. Do you all know of any other good tools that you want to recommend, share your views!
by Urvi Patel