Mockup and Wireframing Design Tools Comparison

Business > IT development
2017-03-31 14:06:22

If you need to draw a diagram, a website wireframe, sketch an interface or create prototype quickly, you have now a lot of choices in web apps or software.

This list compares App Sketcher vs Axure vs Balsamiq Desktop vs Cacoo vs Concept Draw vs Denim vs Designer Vista vs FairBuilder vs ForeUI vs HotGloo vs Inpreso vs iPlotz vs Justinmind vs Justproto vs Lovely Charts vs LucidChart vs Lumzy vs MockFlow vs Mocking Bird vs MockLinkr vs Mockup Builder vs Mockplus vs Napkee vs OmniGraffe vs Pencil vs ProtoShare vs Simulify vs Website Wireframe vs WireframeSketcher

It is a collaborative comparison chart that you can edit and improve.

AloukaAppCookerAxureBalsamiq MockupsCacoocodiqaConcept DrawDenimDesignerVistaFairBuilderFluid UIForeUIGliffyGOOGLE DOCSGUI Design Studio v5HotGlooIndigo StudioInpresoiPlotzJustinmindJustprotoLovely ChartsLucidChartLumzyMockFlowMocking BirdMockLinkrMockplusMockup BuilderMockupScreensMoqupsNapkeeOmniGrafflePencil Firefox Add onPidocoPowerMockupPreview AppProcessOnProtoShareSavah AppUX-APPUXPinWireframeSketcher
Free planYesNo- 30 days (free trial)NoYesYes- 21 days (free trial)Yes- 20 days (free trial)No- 15 days (free trial)YesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYes Watermarked trialYesNo- 14 days (free trial)- 31 days (free trial)NoYes 1 project, 10 users, 100 Mb file storageYes Free- 15 days (free trial)YesYesYes Up to 30 days fully functional trialNo
PriceFree Plan Number of documents  Unlimited Save documents : Web app: 10 versions max, Desktop: No save Price : Free Pro Plan Number of documents  Unlimited Save documents :Web app:  Unlimited, Desktop:  Unlimited Price 1 month: 6.00 EUR 1 year: 24.00 EUR$ 29.99
  • Free 30 day trial
  • $589 Perpetual Single User License (PC + Mac) with support and 12 months of updates.
  • $539 per license when you purchase 5 or more at one time
  • Optional $149 per license for existing customers renewing their maintenance agreement for another 12 months of updates.
  • Desktop:
    • $79 Single user
    • Volume discounts available
  • Hosted:
    • $12/mo for 3 Active Projects
    • $24/mo for 10 Active Projects
    • $49/mo for 20 Active Projects
    • $99/mo for 50 Active Projects
    • $249/mo for 100 Active Projects
  • Free Plan
  • $4.95/Month (Plan for single user)
  • $24.50/month (10 users)
  • $49/month (30 users)
  • $99/month (100 users)
  • Free Plan
  • Basic: Starting at $16/Month
  • Pro: Starting at $33/Month
  • Team: Starting at $30/Month
  • Free 21 days Trial
  • $199 ConceptDraw PRO
  • $199 ConceptDraw Project
  • $199 ConceptDraw Mindmap V8
  • $499 ConceptDraw Office 3
  • Price: $79.99
  • 20-days Free Trial
  • Desktop, Web, Mobile and Sketch Mockups
  • Windows, .NET, Java Swing, SWT, Office Ribbon Mockups
  • Websites, Silverlight, Sharepoint, YUI Mockups
  • iPhone, Phone 7, Android Mockups
  • Desktop and Web Sketch GUI Mockups
  • $99 unit price
Free (up to 10 pages and 1 project) Lite ($12 / Month) Standard ($29 / Month) Professional ($49 / Month)
  • $150 single user
1 USER PRICES: FREE: $0/MO, 1 diagram, 2 MB storage STANDARD: $4.95/MOBilled Monthly, 200 diagrams; 200 MB storage BUSINESS: $9.95/MO Billed Monthly; UNLIMITED diagrams; UNLIMITED storage. See for multiuser pricesFree
  • GUI Design Studio Express V5 $129
  • GUI Design Studio Professional V5 $499
  • 3 - 4 User Licenses at $333.00 each (save 33%) : - 3 Licenses for $999
  • 5 - 9 User Licenses at $299.00 each (save 40%) : - 5 Licenses for $1495
  • 10 - 19 User Licenses at $249.00 each (save 50%) : 10 Licenses for $2490
  • 20 or more User Licenses at $199.00 each (save 60%) : 20 Licenses for $3980
  • $7/month (Single)
  • $14/month (Team)
  • $48/month (Enterprise)
  • 1 project (FREE Plan)
V1 Totally Free Forever; V2+ on Yearly Subscription Basis (TBA)
  • $29/year
Free online version
$75 desktop version
  • Free Edition
  • $19 / Month Pro Edition Subscription
  • $495 Pro Edition Perpetual license
  • $14/month (Standard)
  • $35/month (Plus)
  • $69/month (Unlimited)
  • 29€/year (online edition)
  • 59€ (desktop edition)
  • Free (max 60 objects)
  • $4.95/month: Personal
  • $9.95/month: Professional
  • $25/month: Team
FreeFree (1 mockup with 4 pages) 59$/Year : Premium Version (unlimited)
  • $9/month - Personal
  • $20/month - Team
  • $40/month - Pro
  • $85/month - Unlimited
Free (up to 10 images)
$19/month (unlimited images)
  • Free Edition
  • $399 / Perpetual License
  • $180 / Year Pro Edition Subscrition
Free Online version, Desktop version installs from Online version
  • $99 Single
  • $249 3x
  • $599 10x
$49 to convert Balsamiq mockups to one of either HTML or Flex; $79 to convert to both
  • 14 days free trial
  • $99.99 individual license
  • $199.99 individual pro license
  • $149.99 family license
  • $299.99 family pro license
  • 31-day free trial!
  • Starter $12/mo
  • Standard $25/mo
  • Premium $55/mo
  • Platinum $175/mo
  • Single License: $39.95
  • Small Team License: $119.95
  • Team License: $199.95
  • Free project !
  • Freelance 29€/mo
  • Start-up 49€/mo
  • Business 99€/mo
  • Company 189€/mo
  • Free 15-day Trial on All Plans
  • Starting at $29/month
* basic plan with all features - $5

* team plan with all features - $15
  • Free fully functional trial
  • Starter - 12$ per month
  • Freelancer - 29$ per month
  • Team Effort (most popular) - 49$ monthly
  • Company Wide - 89$ per month

Depending on the number of projects and users you wish to have.
$99 single user
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VersionBeta4.2.5Axure RP Pro 6.0Balsamiq desktopConceptDraw Office 3 ConceptDraw PRO 10 ConceptDraw MindMap 8 ConceptDraw Project 2.3.724.8652.0ProtoShare 52.0Always up-to-date with no additional costs
Offline modeYesYes iPad appYesYes able to continue editing even if the connection with the server has been disconnected - modifications will be saved when connected againYesYesYesYes using chrome browserYesYesYesNo It's an online application.Yes LucidChart Chrome app allows for offline modeNoYesYes Export .exe demo packege & HTML to simulate prototypes. HTML demo: FreewareYesYesYes HTML Export to simulate prototypes offlineYesYes Diagram drawing can be automatically saved at offline mode.NoYesYes Data potection against sudden internet connection lossYes
Flow DiagramsYesNoYesYes ERD, UML, ORM, FlowChartsYesYesYesYes Storyboards, In-Screen Interaction Flow, and Project FlowYesYesNoYesNo Note yet plannedYesYes Many diagram types supported, real time collaborate with others.NoYesYes You can design flow diagrams in UXPin as they were wireframes easily. You can also upload a file with a diagram done with any software and include it in your project documentation.No Planned for near future
StoryBoard / SketchYes sketch upYesYes ScreenflowsYes
APIYesNoYes Offered as part of the enterprise packageYesYes File Format is XMLYesNoYesYes JSONYesNoYesNo-Yes Open XML format
Sharing/FeedbackYes via AppTaster appYes (Beta) Secure sharing for discussions and gathering feedback by uploading to ##Create a single distribution file containing all of the referenced files no matter where they are storedYes Built-in Free Hosted Prototype Sharing and ExportsYesYesYes Considerate customer service via Feedback via PowerPoint's review features; sharing possible via SkyDrive or SharePointYes TicketsYes Diagrams can be shared to other sites and embed to blogs.YesYesYes
AnnotationsYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Notes - also delivered via emailYesYesYes pins and notes + chat with smart conversation historyYesYes annotations, chat, commentsYesYes Available in review / presentation modeYesYesYesYesYes Comments and inline chating supported in diagraming.Yes Developer Annotations & Reviewer CommentsYesYesYesNo
Generate Documentation/SpecificationsYesYesYes link to MS visual studio or other code creation toolsYes ##Automatic generation of full specification documentationYes Generate Annotated Prototypes Today; PDF Coming/In ProgressYesYesYes DOCX, RTF, PDF, HTMLYesYes *.png, *.pdf,*.pos...-
Master TemplatesYesYes Implied Masters in Screens; Cross-Screen Masters PlannedYesYesYesYes Master pagesYesYes LayersYes Using PowerPoint Slide MastersYes Templates for different categories. BPMN, UML, mockups, ORG, Venn...YesYesYes Yes, enabled by the Smart Element feature
Master ControlsYes Use masters to create reusable design elements (headers, footers, etc.) Unlimited masters on a page and nesting is supported.YesYes Create a template. Save it. Use again and save it under a different name. Standard templates pre written- Coming in V2 TimeframeYesYesYes Custom stencilsYesYes You can control & clone everythingYes Yes, enabled by the Smart Element feature
Predesigned Mockup Templates1000+ TemplatesYes there are templates in all librarieshundred of pre designed templatesComes with built-in samples you can customize; others published on blog ( and in help topics.A complete set of examples is available at: gallery is presented and sharedTemplates provided . Massive diagram resources shared in the diagram library.
Predesigned Icons bundledYes5000+ IconsFull list available here: icons and other free groupings by industry or use case##Over 150 basic icons included to get you started ##Popular image formats supported including BMP, GIF, JPEG and PNGMore than 300, searchable, categorized vector-based icons.Icons for iPhone, iPad and AndroidPredesigned 3,000 icons150+ iconsBeta: Fontawesome iconsYesMore than 100 wireframe icons includedbunches of icons to be choosed, also support to insert from local.full icon library for desktop + mobile, all icons are completely resizable and always maintain aspect ratioYes, including Font Awesome (old and new), Pixle Icons.
Favorites Controls LibraryYesYesYesYesYes You can create unlimited custom components
Widgets LibrariesYesYesYesYes 75 built-in user interface components, 187 icons, plus a whole lot of community-generated componentsYes many stencils including ones for iPhones and AndroidsYes Desktop, Tablet, Wireframe, iOS8,Android 5,Windows 8, Apple Watch,Google Glass,Android Wear,Galaxy Glass,PebbleYes Resource: for use with APIYes Over 120 Built-In Design ElementsYes Symbols, Pictures, Templates (tbc)Yes Many built-in, interactive controls, stencils, and shapes, plus custom shapes.Yes Yes, also able to develop custom widgetsYesYes Currently 63 built-in components, over 200 iconsYes 200 pre-made user interface components, 400 classic icons + 2,600 vector iconsYes drag & dropYesYesYesYes Drag & Drop ComponentsYes All common desktop + mobile components. they add component based on request!Yes Yes, 22 drag & drop librariesYes
Custom LibrariesYesYesYesYesYes Yes ability to customize and save your own widgetsYes Custom Element (*.fce) & Library (*.fcl)Yes Using API anyone can make their own libraries and share itYes Combine elements to create custom controls and further variants.Yes Custom Template Library (tbc)YesYesYes Customized templatesNo Not supportedYes Custom templatesYesYes Add Mini-Masters or Custom Widgets thru HTML, CSS & JavascriptYes Yes, users can make use of the Smart elements feature, wich enables them to make custom, reusable across whole account elementsYes Extensible palette. Downloadable stencils for Android, iPhone and more.
Drag and Drop componentsYesYesYes In future releaseYesYesYesYesYes 3400 widgetsYesYesYesYesYes Also quick add in place (alt+click/drag).YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Amazing Shape library with shapes for drag and drop.YesYesYesYes
Exports snapshotsYesYesYesYes Everything is exportable to png
Export filesYes PDF, PNGYesYes PDF, HTML, DOCX, PNGYes PNG, PDFYes PDF, PS, SVG, PNGYes HTML, CSS, jQuery in a .zip fileYes PDF, SVG, PNG, JPG, PPT, VDX, and many moreYes HTML,Adobe PDF, Image (PNG, GIF, JPEG)Yes Print full size screens and screenflows, .png, .svg, HTML prototypeYes PDF, PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, DHTMLYesYes *.pdf, *.pngYes PNG; HTML Prototype Generation in Beta; PDF Coming SoonYes HTML, PDF, JPG, PNGYes HTML+javascript, PDF, imageYesYes PDF, PNG, JPG, VDXYes Export to PDF or JPG, plus export summary of annotationsYes PNG, PDF, PPT and HTML5Yes HTML,image, demo packageYes PDF, PNG, ZIP of PNG(many screens)YesYesYes PDF, XPS, PNG, JPG, WMF, EPS, WMV, ...YesYes PDF, PNG, POS.Yes Export to HTML archive, Web URL, or Word Doc SpecYesYes JPG, PNG, PDF, HTMLYes Vector PDF, PNG.
Click-Through PrototypesYes fully interactiveYesYesYesYesYes yesYesYes Enhanced Interactivity (New since 4.0, Professional edition only)YesYes Simple as pie; and easily add rich animations if you like.YesYes Fully interactive and clickable projects.YesYes Fully interactive and clickable prototypesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes very comprehensive event library, you can do everything a front end dev canYesYes
Live PreviewYesYes on deviceYesYesYes Test projects on Mockplus mobile app, HTML preview on browserYes Via presentation modeYesYesYes DefinitelyYesYes share, device preview, presentation modeYes With additional feature to set a password for access via link.
Embeddable WireframeYesYesYesYes Live/Dynamic Integration in Indigo Storyboards, with Real-World ScenesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes SupportedYesYesYes Via Component widget
Mockups saved asfileRP-filesBMML filesHTML5PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio XML, and many other graphic formats
  • HTML
  • Adobe PDF
  • Images (PNG, GIF, JPEG)
Preview, can send link to preview or link to entire project to anyone with a Fluid UI account.4ui filesAll google apps integrate. Sketch or pencil can open to Openoffice word etcCustom XML Schemasfile, html or imageonline + HTMLonline, or export to PDF or JPG.exe,html,image(JPG,PNG), also support to upload to cloud.JSON / XMLOnline (cloud service)PowerPoint file (.pptx, .ppt)Interactive online prototype, interactive offline prototype, or Word spec.Can be exported as JPG, PNG, PDF and HTML. The work done in the app is saved automatically online (UXPin is a cloud service).XML files
WindowsYesYes Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, or 7YesYesYesYes MS Windows® 10, MS Windows® 8, MS Windows® 7Yes Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, or Vista, including the Tablet PCYesYesYesYes in cloudYes Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / NT / 2000YesYesYesYesYes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etc.YesYes web-basedYes Web (Flash)Yes windows 7,8,10Yes Web and Silverlight basedYesNoYesYesYes Add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010Yes Web app.Yes Web-basedYesYes web based toolYes Cloud, browser-basedYes
Mac OSYesYes Mac OS X 10.5+YesYesYesYes Mac OS X v10.10, Mac OS X v10.9Yes Mac OS X 10.2YesYesYes in the cloudYesYesYesYesYes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etcYesYes web-basedYes Web (Flash)Yes Mac OS X 10.9+Yes Web and Silverlight basedYesYesYesNoYes Web-basedYesYes Cloud, browser-basedYes
LinuxYesNoYesYesYesNoYes Solaris, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systemsYesYesYes in the cloudYesNo- Works fine if you use WINEYes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etcYesYes web-basedYes Web (Flash)YesYes Web and Silverlight basedNoNoYesNoYes Web-basedYesYes Cloud, browser-basedYes
iPadYesYesYes in the cloud
Online Collaborationtrue online collaboration
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