Best Wireframing Software

Wireframing software is used to diagram and create the blueprints of a website, web page, or application during the early stages of development. Wireframes range from simple sketches and page layouts to realistic and moderately responsive representations of a developing web page or application. Teams will develop and outline requirements with wireframing tools prior to construction. Development teams will collaborate to allocate resources and requirements as they design the look and feel of applications with wireframing tools. They will use wireframing products to determine locations of headers, text, and and other graphical elements. Then, development teams will turn this initial mockup into either a prototype or the final product. There is crossover between wireframing products and prototyping products, but wireframing tools produce preliminary outlines with significantly less fidelity and functionality.

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

  • Provide tools for outlining applications structure, and content
  • Possess element libraries with structures, outlines, and symbols
  • Produce only minimally interactive, low-fidelity mockups
  • Provide interface creating and editing tools
  • Possess requirements management tools
  • Possess tools for exporting or sharing wireframes

Wireframing Software Grid® Overview

The best Wireframing Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) 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: Gliffy, Balsamiq, Lucidchart, OmniGraffle, Axure RP, and Moqups
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the Leaders. High Performers include: Fluid UI,, and NinjaMock
  • 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. Contenders include: UXPin and Justinmind
  • 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: Mockingbird, Mockflow, and Wirify
G2 Crowd Grid® for Wireframing
High Performers
Axure rp
Fluid ui
Wireframe cc
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