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Alternatives to Balsamiq

Sketch, Adobe XD, UXPin, Pencil, and Evolus Pencil are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Balsamiq.
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What is Balsamiq and what are its top alternatives?

Balsamiq Mockups is a web tool that allows users to mock up different designs and ideas quickly and easily. Balsamic Mockups is similar to drawing mockups, but it is digital
Balsamiq is a tool in the Wireframing category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Balsamiq

  • Sketch
    Sketch

    Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles. ...

  • Adobe XD
    Adobe XD

    A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps. ...

  • UXPin
    UXPin

    It is a code-based design tool that merges design and engineering into one unified process. Thanks to conditional interactions, variables, state-based animations, and powerful expressions, you can build prototypes that feel like the real thing. In other words, anything that's on the web can be accurately prototyped in UXPin. ...

  • Pencil
    Pencil

    A web application microframework for Rust

  • Evolus Pencil
    Evolus Pencil

    It is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms. ...

  • Moqups
    Moqups

    Achieve flow with our web app for creating mockups, wireframes and interactive prototypes that look great onscreen and on paper thanks to the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) technology. ...

  • Figma
    Figma

    Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools. ...

  • InVision
    InVision

    InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision. ...

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Sketch

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PROS OF SKETCH
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    Lightweight alternative to Photoshop
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    Mirror designs on mobile devices
  • 9
    Reusable elements/components
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    Vector
  • 5
    Plugins for everything
  • 2
    Real-time design preview on iOS devices
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    Constant updates
  • 1
    Thought for UI design
CONS OF SKETCH
  • 4
    Not for Windows
  • 3
    Horrible for slide presentations

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Priit Kaasik
Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 479.5K views

How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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Adobe XD

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UX/UI design and collaboration tool
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PROS OF ADOBE XD
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    Free
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    Interactive Prototypes
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    Reusable elements/components
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    Clean Design
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    Vector
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    Imports Sketch files
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    Repeat Grid
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    Import Adobe files
CONS OF ADOBE XD
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    No dark theme

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Howard Kiewe
Senior Director of UX at ValGenesis · | 6 upvotes · 13.3K views

Our UX designers currently use Adobe XD and we are considering moving to UXPin with Merge. Our UI developers are transitioning to React and perhaps React Native, so I'm intrigued by UXPin/Merge abilities to leverage React components, both for improved design fidelity and easier integration with production components. If you use or have evaluated UXPin and/or Merge, I'm interested to know your observations on UXPin/Merge as a design tool compared to any alternative, as well as to what extent Merge delivers on its promise of seamless integration between designers and front-end developers.

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Nadia Matveyeva
UI Designer at freelancer · | 5 upvotes · 54.5K views
Shared insights
on
InVisionInVisionAdobe XDAdobe XD

I am working on a project for a client, I need to provide them with ideas and prototypes. They all have Adobe XD, but not InVision - I am the only one who will have that if purchased. I am trying to decide what would be the best tool to hand off the work to a developer who in terms will be working in PySide (Qt related) or Tkinter. Is there any benefits to me or the developer to work in Adobe XD or InVision. I am just trying to use the best tool to get the job done between the two.

Thank you in advance! Nadia

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UXPin logo

UXPin

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The Full-Stack UX Design Platform
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PROS OF UXPIN
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    Semantic UI support
  • 5
    Can make unique interactions
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    Jira Integration
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    Prototyping
  • 2
    Design Systems
  • 1
    Co-Design together real-time with designers on my team
  • 1
    Design Libraries Auto-Generated
  • 1
    Animated Gif Support
  • 1
    Unlimited Previews (no charge for reviewers)
  • 1
    Document and Annotate Designs
  • 1
    Unlimited Storage for all file types
  • 1
    Sketch Integration
  • 1
    Photoshop Integration
  • 1
    Sharing prototypes on mobile device
  • 1
    Prebuilt & Customizable UI Patterns
CONS OF UXPIN
  • 1
    No free tier

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Howard Kiewe
Senior Director of UX at ValGenesis · | 6 upvotes · 13.3K views

Our UX designers currently use Adobe XD and we are considering moving to UXPin with Merge. Our UI developers are transitioning to React and perhaps React Native, so I'm intrigued by UXPin/Merge abilities to leverage React components, both for improved design fidelity and easier integration with production components. If you use or have evaluated UXPin and/or Merge, I'm interested to know your observations on UXPin/Merge as a design tool compared to any alternative, as well as to what extent Merge delivers on its promise of seamless integration between designers and front-end developers.

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Pencil

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A Microframework Inspired by Flask for Rust
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PROS OF PENCIL
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      Evolus Pencil

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      An open-source GUI prototyping tool that's available for all platforms
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          Moqups

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          Online mockups and wireframes made easy
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              Figma

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              The collaborative interface design tool.
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              PROS OF FIGMA
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                Web-based application
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                Intuitive interface and perfect collaboration
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                Works on both Mac and Windows
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                Free software
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                Highly Collaborative
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                Large community, tutorials, documentation
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                Hands done the best design tool for collaboration!
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                Great plugins, easy to extend
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                Works on multiple OS's
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                Prototyping, design files and comments all in one place
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                Interactive, event-based prototypes
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                Imports Sketch files
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                No more syncing between Sketch and InVision
              CONS OF FIGMA
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                Limited Export options

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              Adam Neary

              The tool we use for editing UI is React Storybook. It is the perfect place to make sure your work aligns with designs to the pixel across breakpoints. You get fast hot module reloading and a couple checkboxes to enable/disable browser features like Flexbox.

              The only tricks I apply to Storybook are loading the stories with the mock data we’ve extracted from the API. If your mock data really covers all the various various possible states for your UI, you are good to go. Beyond that, if you have alternative states you want to account for, perhaps loading or error states, you can add them in manually.

              This is the crux of the matter for Storybook. This file is entirely generated from Yeoman (discussed below), and it delivers the examples from the Alps Journey by default. getSectionsFromJourney() just filters the sections.

              One other hack you’ll notice is that I added a pair of divs to bookend my component vertically, since Storybook renders with whitespace around the component. That is fine for buttons or UI with borders, but it’s hard to tell precisely where your component starts and ends, so I hacked them in there.

              Since we are talking about how all these fabulous tools work so well together to help you be productive, can I just say what a delight it is to work on UI with Zeplin or Figma side by side with Storybook. Digging into UI in this abstract way takes all the chaos of this madcap world away one breakpoint at a time, and in that quiet realm, you are good down to the pixel every time.

              To supply Storybook and our unit tests with realistic mock data, we want to extract the mock data directly from our Shared Development Environment. As with codegen, even a small change in a query fragment should also trigger many small changes in mock data. And here, similarly, the hard part is tackled entirely by Apollo CLI, and you can stitch it together with your own code in no time.

              Coming back to Zeplin and Figma briefly, they're both built to allow engineers to extract content directly to facilitate product development.

              Extracting the copy for an entire paragraph is as simple as selecting the content in Zeplin and clicking the “copy” icon in the Content section of the sidebar. In the case of Zeplin, images can be extracted by selecting and clicking the “download” icon in the Assets section of the sidebar.

              ReactDesignStack #StorybookStack #StorybookDesignStack
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              Lucas Litton
              Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 2 upvotes · 201.4K views

              We chose Figma because of the collaboration aspect of it. We are able to work as a team to create designs for web apps, mobile apps, and alike. After creating our designs in Figma we start exporting the assets and designs over to Webflow and Supernova.

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              InVision

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              PROS OF INVISION
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                Collaborative
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                Simple
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                Pretty
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                Quick
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                Works with lots of devices
              • 33
                Free
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                Cool for remote team prototyping
              • 17
                It revolutionized the way I share work with clients
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                Legendary customer support
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                Dropbox Integration
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                Collaboration
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                Easy
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                Rapid Prototyping
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                LiveShare
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                They are always improving the product suite
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                Allows for a comprehensive workflow
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                Annotation
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                Beautiful UI
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                Brings mockups to life
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                Priit Kaasik
                Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 479.5K views

                How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

                It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

                This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

                Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

                We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

                See more
                Nadia Matveyeva
                UI Designer at freelancer · | 5 upvotes · 54.5K views
                Shared insights
                on
                InVisionInVisionAdobe XDAdobe XD

                I am working on a project for a client, I need to provide them with ideas and prototypes. They all have Adobe XD, but not InVision - I am the only one who will have that if purchased. I am trying to decide what would be the best tool to hand off the work to a developer who in terms will be working in PySide (Qt related) or Tkinter. Is there any benefits to me or the developer to work in Adobe XD or InVision. I am just trying to use the best tool to get the job done between the two.

                Thank you in advance! Nadia

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