Mockup and Wireframing Design Tools Comparison

Business > IT development
2017-02-16 11:12:17

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.

WebsiteFree planPriceOverall ratingVersionFeaturesOffline modeFlow DiagramsStoryBoard / SketchAPISharing/FeedbackAnnotationsGenerate Documentation/SpecificationsMaster TemplatesMaster ControlsPredesigned Mockup TemplatesPredesigned Icons bundledFavorites Controls LibraryWidgets LibrariesCustom LibrariesDrag and Drop componentsExports snapshotsExport filesClick-Through PrototypesLive PreviewEmbeddable WireframeMockups saved asPlatformsWindowsMac OSLinuxiPadLinksWebsiteOnline Collaboration
  • Free Edition
  • $399 / Perpetual License
  • $180 / Year Pro Edition Subscrition
4.2 5 ratingsMockplus 2.3.7Yes Export .exe demo packege & HTML to simulate prototypes. HTML demo: Considerate customer service via 3,000 iconsYesYes 200 pre-made user interface components, 400 classic icons + 2,600 vector iconsYes Customized templatesYesYesYes HTML,image, demo packageYesYes Test projects on Mockplus mobile app, HTML preview on browserYes.exe,html,image(JPG,PNG), also support to upload to cloud.Yes windows 7,8,10Yes Mac OS X 10.9+Yes
* basic plan with all features - $5

* team plan with all features - $15
5.0 1 ratingYesYesYesYesYesYesYes You can control & clone everythingfull icon library for desktop + mobile, all icons are completely resizable and always maintain aspect ratioYes You can create unlimited custom componentsYes All common desktop + mobile components. they add component based on request!YesYes Everything is exportable to pngYes very comprehensive event library, you can do everything a front end dev canYes share, device preview, presentation modeYes web based tool
Axure 30 days (free trial)
  • 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.
4.3 9 ratingsAxure RP Pro 6.0YesYesYes (Beta) Secure sharing for discussions and gathering feedback by uploading to Use masters to create reusable design elements (headers, footers, etc.) Unlimited masters on a page and nesting is supported.YesYesYes In future releaseYes PDF, HTML, DOCX, PNGYesRP-filesYes Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, or 7Yes Mac OS X 10.5+No
Pidoco 31 days (free trial)
  • 31-day free trial!
  • Starter $12/mo
  • Standard $25/mo
  • Premium $55/mo
  • Platinum $175/mo
4.5 12 ratingsYes HTML Export to simulate prototypes offlineYesYes ScreenflowsYesYesYesYesYes LayersYes Custom stencilsYesYesYes Custom templatesYesYesYesYesYesOnline (cloud service)YesYesYes
Balsamiq Mockups
  • 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
3.6 9 ratingsBalsamiq desktopYesNoNoNoYes 75 built-in user interface components, 187 icons, plus a whole lot of community-generated componentsYesYesYes PNG, PDFYesBMML filesYesYesYes
  • Free Edition
  • $19 / Month Pro Edition Subscription
  • $495 Pro Edition Perpetual license
4.0 5 ratings5.5YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesA complete set of examples is available at: for iPhone, iPad and AndroidYesYes Yes, also able to develop custom widgetsYesYesYes HTML+javascript, PDF, imageYesYesfile, html or imageYesYes- Works fine if you use WINE
Gliffy 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 prices0 no rating
Moqupshttp://moqups.comYes0 no rating
GOOGLE DOCS no ratingYes using chrome browserYesYes sketch upYesYesYesYes link to MS visual studio or other code creation toolsYesYes Create a template. Save it. Use again and save it under a different name. Standard templates pre writtenhundred of pre designed templatesopenoffice icons and other free groupings by industry or use caseYes for use with APIYes Using API anyone can make their own libraries and share itYesYesAll google apps integrate. Sketch or pencil can open to Openoffice word etcYes in cloudYes in the cloudYes in the cloudYes in the cloud online collaboration
Pencil Firefox Add on 3 ratingsYesYesYesYesYes
GUI Design Studio v5
  • 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
0 no rating5.0YesYesYes ##Create a single distribution file containing all of the referenced files no matter where they are storedYesYes ##Automatic generation of full specification documentation##Over 150 basic icons included to get you started ##Popular image formats supported including BMP, GIF, JPEG and PNGYes Over 120 Built-In Design ElementsYes Combine elements to create custom controls and further variants.YesYesYes Enhanced Interactivity (New since 4.0, Professional edition only)Yes Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / NT / 2000
Preview Apphttps://preview.teamYes 1 project, 10 users, 100 Mb file storage
  • Free project !
  • Freelance 29€/mo
  • Start-up 49€/mo
  • Business 99€/mo
  • Company 189€/mo
5.0 2 ratingsYesYes TicketsYesYesYesYesYesYes
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  • Mockup and Wireframing Design Tools Comparison : this chart compares prototyping tools.
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  • Posted 2016-07-24 14:51:17 by smtp32
  • suggested on Mockplus to set Linux to yes
    Français Posted 2016-06-20 14:27:10 by ALIOU1982
  • perfect !
    Posted 2016-06-09 11:44:20 by Augustin de P
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  • Posted 2016-05-26 16:18:22 by fidesio
  • Suggestion: <- tested. Awesome
    Posted 2016-04-07 20:15:56 by cmpremrk
  • suggested on Mockplus to set Version to Mockplus
    Posted 2016-03-25 06:33:19 by Grace
  • Posted 2016-03-23 15:47:57 by Kwen Wan
  • Was good when it used to run on Linux.
    Posted 2016-02-22 14:12:48 by craig100
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    Posted 2016-01-05 09:33:31 by Pascal Kotté
  • suggested on Mockplus to set Widgets Libraries to yes 200 pre-made user interface components, 400+ icons (with even more coming soon) 
    Posted 2015-12-17 08:46:12 by Grace
  • Mockplus is really good at prototyping work, and it helps to save me lots of time and budget. I love it's simple drag-and-drop, that helps me to link the interactive pages easily and elegantly.
    Posted 2015-12-03 03:22:44 by Grace
  • Thanks for sharing. Very useful info. I love Mockplus on the first try. It is really simple and clean.
    Posted 2015-12-03 03:06:08 by Becky Horn
  • Posted 2015-12-03 03:03:18 by 季毅
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    Posted 2015-12-03 03:02:38 by 季毅
  • Thank you for sharing. It looks promising. I will try it out.
    Posted 2015-12-03 03:00:45 by Becky Horn
  • Posted 2015-12-03 02:50:20 by Vi-
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    I like Mockplus, it looks very great.
    Posted 2015-12-02 11:17:18 by Vi-
  • Hi, could you add a comparison at self-hosted package level (download & install)? This is important towards privacy. Thx. Daniel
    Posted 2015-11-18 20:26:46 by danvid
  • Very quick to learn. Love the collaboration features.
    Posted 2015-11-11 21:16:34 by jimm
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    Posted 2015-11-10 16:00:26 by jimm
  • Love it!
    Posted 2015-11-10 12:24:00 by ashleyvatten
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    Posted 2015-11-10 12:23:18 by ashleyvatten
  • Posted 2015-11-09 12:39:57 by Saskia
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    Posted 2015-11-08 23:50:25 by rick666
  • Posted 2015-11-08 23:49:58 by rick666
  • Very easy to get started!
    Posted 2015-11-06 12:02:33 by ms1981
  • Posted 2015-11-06 12:00:09 by ms1981
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    Posted 2015-11-06 11:58:17 by ms1981
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    Posted 2015-11-04 22:36:08 by maxlende
  • Posted 2015-11-04 22:34:06 by maxlende
  • Very fast wireframe creation tool with great sharing features.
    Posted 2015-10-31 15:57:05 by Tino Truppel
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    Posted 2015-10-30 23:44:39 by Social
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    Posted 2015-10-30 23:36:45 by danlist
  • Love its ease to use, its sharing possibilities and the layers - they make working with prototypes so much easier!
    Posted 2015-10-29 13:59:48 by tec
  • Posted 2015-10-29 10:19:10 by tester
  • Posted 2015-10-29 10:16:26 by cbou
  • Love this tool!
    Posted 2015-10-06 13:32:07 by Social
  • voted for Pidoco (Like)
    Posted 2015-10-06 13:31:45 by Social
  • Hi, I would suggest adding to the list as a faster way to create hi and low fidelity mobile app and wearable prototypes using just a drag and drop tool. You can share with your team and clients for fast feedback or try it on your own phone. It has custom built libraries for most platforms and has extensive libraries for wearable app design. Thanks, Eileen (from fluidui)
    Posted 2015-03-09 14:12:18 by eileen
  • voted for Pidoco (Like)
    Pidoco is awsome
    Posted 2015-02-26 16:35:14 by cbou
  • I have used Balsamiq extensively. I think it is an awesome tool. It lets you create mockups quickly, has a lot of supporting widgets and a nice online collaboration platform.
    Posted 2014-08-27 17:15:38 by natiyer
  • I recently discovered a great wire-framing tool called Visual Spec. I really think it should be included in your line up. It absolutely free at
    Posted 2014-08-12 16:55:21 by imane
  • voted for Justinmind (Like)
    Posted 2014-07-31 04:02:56 by Dave
  • Very good, especially compared to UXPin. About Justinmind: • Excellent layer/group management. Clearly aiming at Photoshop in this regard. • Fast. • Stable: no crashes, and so far, only one weird little bug encountered (the order of elements in a group sometimes gets reversed, but fixes itself after putting the "last" element at the top, where it belongs.) • Comparable commenting system to UXPin. About UXPin • Near feature-parity with Justinind. • Very unstable (bugs, bugs, and more bugs: new ones every day!) I have had many hours' work destroyed by "smart elements" suddenly "exploding" all over the page. Copies of mock-ups lose grouping, making the groups useless. • Because it's cloud-based, very sluggish: uploading a small icon graphic can take several *minutes* before the image is usable in a mockup. • Terrible layers implementation: All but impossible to select items that are behind other items without moving the "upper" items out of the way. ZERO layer management. None.
    Posted 2014-07-31 04:01:48 by Dave
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