20+ Wireframe Tools for Designers

Creating wireframes or mockup is a great way to test an early version of your app and also helps developers when it comes to coding. But there are a ton of wireframing tools available to do it with. There comes free and paid versions also. To know which one suits you more, just try the free – trial period offered for each. Here is a list of 20+ wireframe tools for designers.

Free Wireframe Tools

1 – Moqups


Moqups is a streamlined and intuitive web app that helps you create and collaborate on wireframes, mockups, diagrams and prototypes – for any type of project.
 Goto Moqups

2 – Mockingbird


Mockingbird is an online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application.
Goto Mockingbird

3 – Wireframe CC


A simple wireframing tool that doesn’t get in your way. Create and share simple wireframes of websites and mobile apps. It offers a clutter free environment instead of countless toolbars and icons.
 Goto Wireframe.CC

4 – Frame Box


Lightweight online tool for creating and sharing mockups (wireframes). It is easy, fast and free in use.
 Goto Frame Box

5 – Lucidchart


Lucidchart provides an intuitive and collaborative diagramming solution for your entire organization. They focus on quality, security, and affordability.
Goto Lucidchart

6 – Fluid UI


Fluid UI is a browser-based wireframing and prototyping tool developed by Fluid Software and used to design mobile touch interfaces. Developed by Fluid Software.
Goto Fluid UI

7 – Pencil Project


An open-source GUI prototyping tool that’s available for ALL platforms. Easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.
Goto Pencil Project

8 – Lumzy


Lumzy is a quick prototyping and mockup tool. It has a real image editor in-built. You can share a project with others by simply sending them a URL.
Goto Lumzy

9 – Mydraft.cc


Open source free wireframing tool written in typescript, react and redux. The documents are stored in the Google Cloud storage.
Goto Mydraft.cc

 

Premium Wireframe Tools

1 – Proto.io


Create fully-interactive high-fidelity prototypes that look and work exactly like your app should. Use the beautifully crafted UI components for iOS and Android. Also import designs from sketch and photoshop.
Goto Proto.io

2 – Gliffy


A necessary blueprint for development projects, a wireframe can be used for a website, home page, mobile app or video game. Wireframe shapes and templates make it easy to create professional wireframes.
Goto Gliffy

3 – Mockflow


MockFlow provides a full stack UX solution for design teams that includes wireframing, sitemaps, UI spec systems, design workflow and more. This service is offered by ‘A Produle Systems (P) Limited’.
Goto Mockflow

4 – Cacoo


Online diagram software to create and securely share flowcharts, wireframes, UML models, network diagram and more. You can embed your diagrams in a wiki, website, or blog, and they will automatically update when edited in Cacoo.
Goto Cacoo

5 – Balsamiq


Balsamiq is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you work Faster and Smarter. It offers 3 versions namely: Web App (Balsamiq Cloud), Desktop App (Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Desktop), Google Drive Add-On (Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive). In Web App data is saved in the cloud, files saved on your hard drive in Desktop App, data saved in Google Drive in the third version.
Goto Balsamiq

6 – HotGloo


HotGloo is a UX, wireframe and prototyping tool designed to build wireframes for web, mobile and wearables. It helps to visualize planning processes, build and test drive interactions very easily.
Goto HotGloo

7 – UXPin


UXPin is a product design platform. It allows to design, collaborate, and present wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. It allows product teams and designers to build low and high-fidelity, interactive, realistic web and mobile wireframes and prototypes.
Goto UXPin

8 – Pidoco


Pidoco is a collaborative online wireframing and prototyping tool, which works entirely in your web browser. With Pidoco you can easily create clickable mockups, wireframes and GUI prototypes without programming.
Goto Pidoco

9 – Justinmind


Free UI prototyping tool to design hi-fi prototypes and wireframes for your websites, web and mobile apps. Frequently updates UI libraries to jumpstart your wireframes and create beautiful designs. Also offers pre-built UI libraries specifically designed for iOS, Android and other mobile devices.
Goto Justinmind

10 – Axure RP


Axure RP Pro is a wireframing, rapid prototyping, documentation and specification software tool aimed at web and desktop applications. It offers drag and drop placement, resizing, and formatting of widgets.
Goto Axure RP

11 – PowerMockup


PowerPoint toolkit for creating wireframes and mockups of mobile, web, and desktop applications.
Goto PowerMockup

12 – Whimsical


Whimsical includes a rich library of configurable elements like buttons, inputs, checkboxes, and more for designing wireframes, flowcharts and sticky notes. Quick lookup and keyboard shorcuts makes wireframing faster than ever before.
Goto Whimsical


Are you currently using any of these tools? If so, please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Also if you think there are any others we’ve missed, please let us know on comments below.
There are many apps and software out there to wireframe your ideas to clients but cannot forget about basic pen and paper! It’s quick, easy and cheap.

Agila is a professional blogger, web design & development enthusiast and she is the editorial staff of Web3Canvas