Best Prototyping Software

Prototyping software is used to create incomplete or preliminary versions of software and applications. The prototype simulates the final product in order to test, document errors, and deliver feedback. Development teams will use prototyping tools to increase the speed at which they build, test, and iterate their program without the need of developers. The two commonly accepted types of prototypes are horizontal and vertical. Horizontal prototypes are used mainly for user interface testing, while vertical prototypes are more complete and simulate a greater number offunctions. These tests will provide teams with feedback on a variety of components for development and product teams to utilize prior to an official launch. There is crossover between prototyping products and wireframing products, but wireframing tools produce preliminary outlines with significantly less fidelity and functionality.

To qualify for inclusion in the Prototyping category, a product must:

  • Provide tools for creating interactive models of final applications
  • Possess libraries with frameworks, workflow templates, and symbols
  • Provide interface creating and editing tools
  • Possess requirements management tools
  • Possess feedback and communication components

Prototyping Software Grid® Overview

The best Prototyping Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: InVision, Axure RP, and Adobe XD
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders High Performers include: Flinto, Fluid UI, Proto.io, POP, and Marvel
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution.
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: iRise, UXPin, Macaw, Framer Studio, and Pencil
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    InVision is the world's most powerful design prototyping tool. Just upload your designs and add hotspots to transform your static screens into clickable, interactive prototypes complete with gestures, transitions, and animations. InVision allows real-time design presentation & collaboration. Share a link for collaborators and clients to open on their desktop or mobile device. Or revolutionize your design meetings with LiveShare, our real-time presentation and whiteboarding tool. InVision facilitates seamless design communication. Simplify the feedback process by having clients and stakeholders comment directly on your designs. So long, confusing email chains and unrecorded input! InVision allows you to manage design projects like never before. InVision turns feedback into tidy to-do lists. Just mark comments and screens complete to keep everyone up to date—automatically. InVision has version control and sync for all your design files. With InVision Sync or Dropbox, your prototypes will automatically update—every time you save your source files. Plus, InVision automatically tracks version history, so you can check out previous designs anytime, complete with comments, and even revert with a single click. DESIGN BETTER. FASTER. TOGETHER.


    Design and Prototyping for everyone. No coding required. Sign up free!


    Adobe XD is built to meet the needs of today's UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that deliver breakthrough precision and performance and make everyday tasks feel effortless.


    Axure RP is a desktop application that gives business and UX professionals diagramming, documentation, and interactive tools to quickly design and share interactive prototypes and specifications. Building great business solutions, websites, and applications requires planning before going into production. With Axure RP, business and UX professionals can analyze problems, design solutions, and create interactive prototypes without code -- in one tool.


    With Proto.io you can create high-fidelity fully interactive prototypes in minutes.


    UXPin is the only full-stack UX design platform. Prototyping, design systems, automatic documentation, and developer handoffs. In one place. UXPin supports the complete end-to-end design process.


    Fluid UI is the world's #1 Online Prototyping and Wireframing tool - for Desktop and Mobile.


    POP has tons of features to build your prototype the way you want, including import tools, links, and transitions.


    Flinto for Mac is a comprehensive app prototyping tool that allows you to create anything from simple tap-through prototypes, to comprehensive prototypes with impressive interactions.


    iRise is the #1 wireframe and prototyping tool, plus integrated requirements management and ALM tool integrations. All in one simple, secure, integrated platform. The platform is easy to use, allows you to collaborate in real-time, and can cut the design/requirements phase by up to 50% and nearly eliminate change requests. Here’s a quick feature summary: Customizable libraries and interactive widgets speed the process. You can even drag your sketches or UI mockups into iRise and it will create pages to help jump-start your work. Build wireframes, mockups and prototypes for any device - mobile, desktop, or even watch apps. Capture requirements and comments for each screen and UI element directly within the prototype. Creating requirements “in-context” of the functionality they describe makes them much easier to understand and validate. The flexible RM tools can be configured to fit any process, Agile or more traditional. You can also create interactive diagrams to convey process flow and use cases. NO MORE SILOS! INTEGRATE YOUR SOFTWARE DELIVERY TOOLS Today there are tools for development, testing, requirements, design, product management and DevOps. You can dramatically improve the productivity of your software delivery teams by connecting these tools and giving everyone real-time updates as changes are made throughout the lifecycle. iRise integrates with all major SDLC platforms, including JIRA, HP ALM/QC, IBM Rational, Jama, Rally, VersionOne, Microsoft Visual Studio/TFS, and 20+ other tools. This means that everyone can see the same accurate information in real time. MAKE SURE YOU'RE BUILDING THE RIGHT THING Customers can rarely articulate their own needs. Rapid prototyping gives product managers, designers, and business analysts an effective way to explore and vet concepts with real customers, wherever they may be. Invest only in the ideas that work, and use the prototype to draft the product backlog.


    The design tool that does it all. Design. Prototype. Collaborate. Framer is an interactive design and prototyping tool


    An open-source GUI prototyping tool that's available for ALL platforms.


    Macaw provides the same flexibility as your favorite image editor but also writes semantic HTML and remarkably succinct CSS. It's time to expect more from a web design tool.


    Pidoco is a powerful prototyping software for rapidly creating clickable wireframes, mockups and interactive UX prototypes for web, mobile and enterprise applications.


    HotGloo is a UX, wireframe and prototyping tool designed to build wireframes for web, mobile and wearables. HotGloo helps to visualize planning processes, build and test drive interactions very easily. Create and share fully interactive prototypes with your team and clients and gather feedback on the process. From prototypes of the next award winning app to huge e-commerce wireframe shop solutions, HotGloo is the perfect match for every web worker.


    Antetype is an efficient way to design beautiful, responsive UIs for apps, websites and enterprise software


    Notism is a workflow app for creative teams to review & sign-off visual content, create prototypes and manage projects.


    CanvasFlip is a single interface for all your post design challenges - Prototyping. User testing. Design Hand-off - All in one place.


    Indigo Studio lets you create functional, animated UI prototypes while maintaining the focus on user experience at every step.


    Naview helps you create easier navigations through prototyping and testing.


    BUILD is an open-source, cloud-based and social platform that enables users, even those with no UI development knowledge, to easily create fully interactive prototypes with realistic data, share them with colleagues and consolidate this feedback without writing a line of code.


    With FileSquare convert designs into beautiful interactive mockups to impress your clients and gather their feedback.


    FlairBuilder is a tool that helps designers create interactive wireframes for websites and mobile apps.


    ProtoShare is a collaborative, web-based prototyping tool that reduces interactive project rework while increasing profits.


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    Composite is a brand new way of creating interactive prototypes. It automatically connects to your Photoshop documents and converts your mockups into interactive prototypes in seconds.


    Concept.ly is a web and mobile mockups tool. With Concept.ly convert wireframes and designs into interactive Apps.


    Handcraft: interactive HTML prototypes, the next step after wireframes and Photoshop


    Softerra focuses on the main problems of Identity Management and provide meaningful solutions for a reasonable price


    Ux-App is a browser based solution for enterprise mockup, prototyping, and presentation of designs, it has intuitive and fully featured prototpying language allowing users to create any sort of complex event quickly using a fun puzzle like interface


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