35 Mockup and Wireframing Tools For Developers


If you are a developer, a designer or a product manager you can understand the need of mockup and wireframing tools. These are the most crucial tools especially when it comes to communicating a prototype’s usability and functionality to clients. In other words, these tools help you sell your product to potential client and therefore we can all agree on the importance of these tools. Obviously, people in these professions don’t always have time to research the best tools available to them (free and premium) so we took the liberty to do it for them. You don’t need to waste time looking for top quality mockup and wireframing tools any further.

We have listed a total of thirty five different mockup and wireframing tools for your convenience. This list contains both free and premium tools to give you a comparison of how both of them work in their own domain. With these particular tools available to you, you can provide your clients a streamlined and uncluttered visual as they assist you and complement whatever you are saying (your ideas and designs). Check the following out and let us know which one was your favorite as your opinion matters to us.

36. Gomockingbird

Mockingbird is an online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application.

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35. Framebox

If you are looking for an online tool to create and share mockups with other people this is the tool for you. It is very easy to use and learn. More than that it is fast and free to use.

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34. Xmind

If you think you are the only one opting this tool to think, manage complex information that you have gathered and brainstorming and organizing your work, you are wrong. This tool is used by millions out there.

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33. Appery

This is a cloud-based platform and probably the only one at that too. This tool includes visual development tools and integrated backend services to help you along the way. Can’t get any better than this.

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32. Lumzy

If you are looking for a tool to make quick mockups and getting prototypes ready look no further. This particular tool will run on your browser for free and save you the time to download and install it too. it is also free to use.

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31. Iphone Mockup

You know all those beautiful mockups that the tech blogs use. Well, you can use this particular tool to make one of your very own. Either pick ‘illustration’ or ‘pencil’ and start mocking up your iPhone.

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30. Pencil Project

This is a free tool and provides an open-source GUI for prototyping. You can easily install it and learn to use it to create mockups. This particular tool is very popular with desktop users. Download it and you will know exactly why.

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29. Cog Tool

You must have come across many different prototyping tools along your way but this one is a little different than all the others. This one automatically evaluates your design with a predictive human performance model. There you go!

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28. Iplotz

You can use this tool to quickly create mockups that you can even click upon and navigate through. You can make wireframes for prototyping websites and different software applications.

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27. Cacoo

This is a very user-friendly drawing tool that urns online and allows you to create a wide variety of diagrams such as site-maps, flowcharts, mind maps, wireframes and UML diagrams. It can be used totally for free.

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26. Denim

This particular system helps website designers in the early stages of their design. This tools supports sketching input which means you can design at many different levels and then refine and unify them.

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25. Pidoco

This particular tool runs on the browser so you don’t need to download it. You can quickly create clickable wireframes and UI prototypes for web or mobile devices. It is very easy to use with sharing options included.

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24. Wireframes.org

You can use this particular took to link different sketches you make to build prototypes. You have access to dashboards to help you navigate easily and you have chart builders to help you organize your work.

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23. Creately

Use Creately to easy draw diagrams. The tool works online which means it saves you the time of downloading it and setting it up. The tool is packed with several templates and various features to help you along the way.

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22. Mocknow

This tool is perhaps the easiest one. You have drag-and-drop facilities available which means it is lightning fast and relatively easy to use. The tool is totally free for online Mockups or wireframes. You can even share your creations.

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21. Flair Builder

You can use this particular took to create prototypes that you can interact with for different websites or one of your own and even a mobile device. It is very easy to learn and use and comes packed with many features.

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20. Uxpin

This tool allows you to design and wireframe. It is very easy and fast to use. It is bound to cut your costs and save you time and avoid confusion. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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19. Omni Graffle

If you are looking to make awesome graphic documents, and quickly at that, give this tool a spin. It provides powerful styling tools and helps your organize all your diagrams with just one click.; superfast and easy to use.

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18. Gliffy

If you are looking to make professional flowcharts, UML diagrams, network diagrams, wireframes, technical drawings etc. look no further. This tool is there to help you out with your stuff and it is a neat one too.

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17. Proto

As the name suggests this particular tool si used for prototyping. You can create interactive and high-fidelity prototypes in just a few minutes. They will look and work just like you would want your application to.

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16. Mockup Builder

This particular took will help you save time and cost. All you need to do is identify your requirements and the tool will do the rest. This is probably the best prototyping solution out there to help designers. Please not that it is not free.

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15. Wireframesketcher

All you designers, developers and product managers can use this premium tool to help you create wireframes, mockups and prototypes for desktop and mobile applications. It is easy to use and learn.

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14. Solidifyapp

This is perhaps the quickest way to prototype interface screens in order to help you have your product tested with feedbacks. Multi-device prototyping is supported and it is very easy to learn. It is a premium tool.

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13. Easel

This is an in-browser web design tool that will help you create mockups and collaborate and implement ideas with a lot of ease. It is for all the designers, product managers and developers out there. Please note that the tool is premium.

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12. Wireframe

This is a fast tool. The palette is limited, you can click and drag to draw, you can create wireframes for websites and mobile applications, the interface is minimal keeping it easy to use and the final product is easy to share and modify.

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10. Mockup Designer

This is an online tool with a very minimal design that you can use to create wireframes. It is very simple to use and fast. You can even export your work if you wanted to.

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9. Mockflow

You can use this tool to build wireframes and can download it on your desktop to use if offline. You can also build websites, banners and brochures with this tool. You can share and collaborate with other designers after you are done.

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8. Moqups

According to the website ‘Moqups is a nifty HTML5 App used to create wireframes, mockups or UI concepts, prototypes depending on how you like to call them.’ You are going to have to give this one a try but please know that the tool is premium.

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7. Framerjs

Framerjs is a prototyping tool for animation and interaction on desktop and mobile. It can help you build interactions and animations. It is built for designers and integrates with Photoshop which is an added plus. The tool is premium.

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6. Conceptdraw

Create flow charts, network diagrams, mind maps (to help you brainstorm), make presentations which you can then export to PowerPoint. It includes everything to put your mind at ease so give it a spin and let us know what you think.

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5. Justinmind

Whatever is in your mind goes to reality. This is a platform for web and mobile with responsive design when it comes to prototyping. It even supports gestures if you are using a touch screen and mobile device emulators. You can also create your own widgets and define styles.

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4. Intuitionhq

You can use this tool to create and share prototypes that are hosted with HTML, CSS, Javascript, Less, Markdown and Coffeescript. You can download the tool on your iPhone but we would prefer it if you would use it on an iPad instead of a phone to get a good idea of how it works.

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3. Verify App

This application lets you test screenshots of your design work. You can gain insights on your users’ expectations and also reactions. The app is very easy to use and runs on the browser. You will need to make an account though.

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2. Concept Feedback

This particular tool provides you with increased website performance, quick results, a very fresh perspective and efficiency. You can also share your results if you feel like. It is one of the better ways to increase conversion rate.

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1. Polldaddy

Polldaddy, as the name suggests will help you create different surveys and polls and then float them to get answers. This works in accordance with your brand, budget and vision. Enjoy.

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