A wireframe helps the designer to think and ideate user experience design before creating a high fidelity design for the user when thinking any digital product e.g, website design or Mobile Application design or software. It’s important for any startup to well-established companies like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, or Adobe to put all observation and user research in ideal shape to validate designs before spending time on creating high fidelity designs.
A wireframe should be very simple so it can easily walk through with users to identify any product experience issues. Earlier wireframes were building on paper through a pencil but it is always difficult to make any change in pencil sketch wireframes but with the popularity of UX design wireframing is getting earlier because of new Wireframe software and tools.
We have shortlisted the best 5 wireframe design tools using by Unqode’s design team itself because of its simple use which makes wireframes easy to iterate that saves lots of designers working in design agencies.
While every wireframe software has special and unique features to improve the design experience, they all share the common goal of empowering people to plan more complicated designs.
Balsamiq Wireframes is a small graphical tool to sketch out user interfaces, for websites and web/desktop / mobile applications. It focuses on the ideation phase, providing you with a clean tool that lets you get in the flow and stay focused on structure rather than colors and icons. Wireframes provide enough interactivity to replace prototypes most of the time and make it easy to collaborate and get feedback on your wireframes. Wireframes are sold as a web application (Balsamiq Cloud), a Desktop application, and integrated with different wikis and bug trackers (compare all versions). You can try out Balsamiq Cloud for free, or download a free desktop trial. You can also easily access older versions.
Adobe has recently created a new UX design app Adobe XD. It allows you to create products from the design stage to the prototype stage and can do everything from wireframing to basic prototyping. Its interface has a minimalist feel in comparison to other Adobe tools and new-user onboarding is relatively straightforward.
Share your story with designs that look and feel like the real thing. Wireframe, animate, prototype, collaborate, and more — it’s a all in one UI/UX design tool.
Sketch App was founded by Pieter Omvlee and Emanuel Sá in 2010 because they believed that designers deserved a better set of tools. The sketch started with a truly native Mac app, built specifically for UI design.
Today, Sketch is a fully-featured design platform that combines award-winning Mac app with powerful, browser-based collaboration tools. It helps to create, prototype, collaborate and bring your ideas to life with the design platform used by over one million people — from freelancers to the world’s largest teams.
Figma is known for real-time collaboration and packed with design features you already love plus unique inventions like the Arc tool and Vector Networks, Figma helps you keep the ideas flowing. No need to stop to install, save, or export. It’s what any good cloud software should be.
Figma is known for real-time collaboration. It’s a robust, cloud-based tool that rivals Sketch, Adobe XD, Studio, and others on this list of wireframe tools. Although comparatively inexpensive, its features were designed to work efficiently whether you’re working alone or as part of a design team.
Figma’s free offering can be used for three projects and two editors, and you’ll get unlimited cloud storage with it.
InVision Studio is a new product of the Invision App. Invision App company started with an online Prototyping tool and is compatible Sketch App. It seems now the company doesn’t want to share its user base with Sketch anymore and launched its own wireframing design tool. InVision Studio is the world’s most powerful screen design tool. Designers are rapidly evolving in the world we live in by determining how humans interact with technology. Using InVision Studio, frictionless rapid prototyping and advanced animation help you unlock new dimensions of screen design.
The free version of InVision Studio allows up to three active users and three documents and works best for individuals and small design teams.