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
2 – Mockingbird
3 – Wireframe CC
4 – Frame Box
5 – Lucidchart
6 – Fluid UI
7 – Pencil Project
8 – Lumzy
9 – Mydraft.cc
10 – FlairBuilder
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. It comes with a 15 day free trial. After the trial ends you are not be able to save your projects but can be saved on your computer.
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.
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.
3 – 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.
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.
6 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
11 – 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.
13 – NinjaMock
NinjaMock includes all of the typical stencils (hand-drawn) for Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Microsoft Surface, websites and freehand. Hand-drawn stencils helps people to concentrate only on the interaction and content in wireframes rather than on colors, style, detailed layout and other high-fidelity aspects.
14 – MockupTiger
MockupTiger provides widgets for building quick website wireframes, mobile stencils and dashboard charts. Wireframes can also be used to make secondary and global navigations and ensure that the structure and terminology used for a website will be able to meet user expectations.
15 – ProtoShare
16 – WireframeSketcher
WireframeSketcher is a wireframing tool that helps designers, developers and product managers 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.
17 – Mockups.Me
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.