Wireframing and Design Collaboration Tools
09 Dec 2016

Wireframing and Design Collaboration Tools

Here is a collection of the most recommended design collaboration tools that will help you to work with your team or client together.

09 Dec 2016

Here is a collection of the most recommended collaboration tools that will help you to work with your team or client.

Proto.io

Proto.io is an application prototype platform provided to users for making a prototype for nearly everything and it is very simple to use. There is no coding and everything is based on “drag & drop”. Proto.io can simulate everything like a real app can do. That includes interactive touch gestures, screen transitions and animations. It is perhaps the only mobile prototyping tool that allows users to create realistic prototypes that work as a real app should and experience their prototype on the actual device.

Pros

  • Realistic prototype
  • There is no coding
  • Drag&Drop UI Interface
  • Touch gestures
  • Screen transition and animations
  • For iOS & Android

Cons

  • No live preview – every time you need see click “Save Project” and then “Preview”
  • No 3D animation possible
  • All prototypes are saved on their web platform

Here is proto.io for

* iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/hr/app/proto.io/id854504039?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

* Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.proto.player

Link of website

*https://proto.io/

Sketch

The sketch is the tool for designing user interfaces, websites and icons.

Pros

  • Everything is vector
  • Smart guides
  • Built in grids
  • Multiple artboards
  • Font is more accurate looking
  • Easier exporting
  • Faster program

Cons

  • Buggy
  • Color management
  • Not a replacement for all programs
  • Learning curve

Link of website

*https://www.sketchapp.com/

 

Invision

Invision is one of the leading free web and app prototype and workflow platform. It is platform who provide users with the possibility to add animations, gestures and transitions that they transform screens into clickable & interactive prototypes.  

It is a great tool where you can collaborate with coworkers in real time, manage projects from one single location, provide with spaces to store, share and talk about design ideas.

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Pros

  • Good support system on collecting feedback
  • Clean interface for real-time sharing and commenting on prototypes
  • Intuitive web display of prototypes
  • Version history available
  • Easy to mark screens

Cons

  • Limited customer support service
  • No responsive features
  • Nonsupport for wireframe creation or elements modification, only suitable for ready-made designs

 

Link to website

*https://www.invisionapp.com/

Zeplin

Zeplin is designed tool for effective collaboration between designers and developers. This tool is quite great because it is trying to make developers and designer corporate together and how they say “that we live in harmony”.

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fast documentation
  • Easy export for assets
  • Saves a time

Cons

  • Currently no support for manual asset management

Link of website

*https://zeplin.io/

Material.io

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Pros

  • It is clean and attractive
  • Responsive
  • Consistency of design across multiple platforms

Cons

  • Clever design over usability
  • Real estate over clarity
  • Not yet on the market released

Link to website:

* https://material.io/

More links:

https://medium.com/@PatrykZabielski/core-tools-of-a-startup-ui-ux-designer-84c0bc708da#.kt6fm3ifg

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