Mockup and Wireframing Design Tools Comparison

Business > IT development
2019-07-11 16:02:23

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
Aloukahttp://www.alouka.comYesFree 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 EUR5.0 1 ratingBetaYesYesYesYesYesYes PDF, PNGYesfileYesYesYes
AppCooker$ 29.994.8 6 ratings4.2.5Yes iPad appYes via AppTaster appYesYesYesYesYes fully interactiveYes on deviceYes
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
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 Plan
  • $4.95/Month (Plan for single user)
  • $24.50/month (10 users)
  • $49/month (30 users)
  • $99/month (100 users)
5.0 2 ratingsYes able to continue editing even if the connection with the server has been disconnected - modifications will be saved when connected againYesYes many stencils including ones for iPhones and AndroidsYesYes PDF, PS, SVG, PNGYesYesYesYes
  • Free Plan
  • Basic: Starting at $16/Month
  • Pro: Starting at $33/Month
  • Team: Starting at $30/Month
0 no ratingYes HTML, CSS, jQuery in a .zip fileYesYesHTML5YesYesYes
Concept Draw 21 days (free trial)
  • Free 21 days Trial
  • $199 ConceptDraw PRO
  • $199 ConceptDraw MINDMAP
  • $299 ConceptDraw PROJECT
  • $499 ConceptDraw OFFICE
5.0 5 ratings
  • ConceptDraw OFFICE v4
  • ConceptDraw PRO v11
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9
  • ConceptDraw PROJECT v8
YesYes ERD, UML, ORM, FlowChartsYesYes PDF, SVG, PNG, JPG, PPT, VDX, and many morePDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio XML, and many other graphic formatsYes MS Windows® 7/8.1/10 (32-bit & 64-bit certified)Yes Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13NoYes
Denim no rating2.1Yes Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, or Vista, including the Tablet PCYes Mac OS X 10.2Yes Solaris, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems
DesignerVista 20 days (free trial)
  • 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
4.0 1 rating4.0YesYesYes1000+ Templates5000+ IconsYesYesYesYesYes HTML,Adobe PDF, Image (PNG, GIF, JPEG)YesYes
  • HTML
  • Adobe PDF
  • Images (PNG, GIF, JPEG)
  • $99 unit price
0 no rating
Fluid UIhttp://www.fluidui.comFree (up to 10 pages and 1 project) Lite ($12 / Month) Standard ($29 / Month) Professional ($49 / Month)5.0 1 ratingYesYes Offered as part of the enterprise packageYesYesYes there are templates in all librariesFull list available here: Desktop, Tablet, Wireframe, iOS8,Android 5,Windows 8, Apple Watch,Google Glass,Android Wear,Galaxy Glass,PebbleYes Yes ability to customize and save your own widgetsYes 3400 widgetsYes Print full size screens and screenflows, .png, .svg, HTML prototypeYes yesYesPreview, can send link to preview or link to entire project to anyone with a Fluid UI accountYesYesYes
ForeUI 15 days (free trial)
  • $150 single user
5.0 1 rating4.0YesYesYesYes Resource: Custom Element (*.fce) & Library (*.fcl)YesYes PDF, PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, DHTMLYesYes.4ui filesYesYesYes
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
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
  • Free 14day trial
  • $14/month (Group)
  • $14/month (Team)
  • $48/month (Agency
4.5 4 ratings5.0Yes Reviewing via HTMLYes with GlooMapsYesYes Slack integrationYes Share links, HTML export, Annotation notesYes Notes - also delivered via emailYesYesYesHuge predesigned UI mockup librarymore than 5000 iconsYesYes Symbols, Pictures, TemplatesYes Custom Template LibraryYesYesYes *.pdf, *.png, HTMLYesYes web & mobileYes via share linkHTMLYesYesYesYes online realtime collaboration
Indigo Studio Studio Essential: Free, unlimited, also includes 30-trial for Indigo Studio Professional Indigo Studio Professional: $249/year or $25/month Indigo Studio Enterprise: $399/year5.0 2 ratings10.0YesYes Storyboards, In-Screen Interaction Flow, and Project FlowYesYes File Format is XMLYes Built-in Free Hosted Prototype Sharing and Exports, and unlimited remote usability studies with full video replays (both screen and user)YesYes Generate Annotated Prototypes and PDFYesYesComes with built-in viewports for common devices, and samples you can customize; others published on indigodesigned.comMore than 1,000, searchable, categorized icons.YesYes Many built-in, interactive controls, stencils, and shapes, plus custom shapes.YesYes Also quick add in place (alt+click/drag).Yes Ctrl+R (single)Yes PNG; HTML Prototype Generation in Beta; PDF Coming SoonYes Simple as pie; and easily add rich animations if you like.YesYes Live/Dynamic Integration in Indigo Storyboards, with Real-World ScenesCustom XML SchemasYesYes,
  • $29/year
0 no ratingYesYesNo
iPlotz online version
$75 desktop version
0 no ratingYes HTML, PDF, JPG, PNGYes
  • 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
  • $14/month (Standard)
  • $35/month (Plus)
  • $69/month (Unlimited)
5.0 1 ratingNo It's an online application.Yes pins and notes + chat with smart conversation historyYesYesYesYes Fully interactive and clickable projects.Yesonline + HTMLYes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etc.Yes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etcYes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etc
Lovely Charts
  • 29€/year (online edition)
  • 59€ (desktop edition)
0 no rating
  • Free (max 60 objects)
  • $4.95/month: Personal
  • $9.95/month: Professional
  • $25/month: Team
5.0 2 ratingsYes LucidChart Chrome app allows for offline modeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes PDF, PNG, JPG, VDXYesYesYesYes
Lumzy 1 ratingNoNoNoYes annotations, chat, commentsYes Currently 63 built-in components, over 200 iconsYesYes Export to PDF or JPG, plus export summary of annotationsYes Fully interactive and clickable prototypesonline, or export to PDF or JPGYes web-basedYes web-basedYes web-based
MockFlow (1 mockup with 4 pages) 59$/Year : Premium Version (unlimited)3.7 3 ratingsYesYesYes PNG, PDF, PPT and HTML5Yes Web (Flash)Yes Web (Flash)Yes Web (Flash)
Mocking Bird
  • $9/month - Personal
  • $20/month - Team
  • $40/month - Pro
  • $85/month - Unlimited
5.0 1 rating
MockLinkr (up to 10 images)
$19/month (unlimited images)
0 no rating
  • Free Edition
  • $399 / Perpetual License
  • $199 / Year Pro Edition Subscrition
  • Group buying for both Year Edition & Perpetual License:
  • 10% off if you purchase 3-5 copies.
  • 15% off if you purchase 6-10 copies.
  • 25% off if you purchase 11-29 copies.
  • 30% off if you purchase more than 30 copies.
4.2 5 ratingsMockplus 3.2.9Yes 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+
Mockup Builderhttp://www.mockupbuilder.comNoFree Online version, Desktop version installs from Online version5.0 2 ratings2Yes FreewareNo Note yet plannedYes JSONYesYes Available in review / presentation modeYes Master pagesHuge gallery is presented and shared150+ iconsYes drag & dropNo Not supportedYesYes PDF, PNG, ZIP of PNG(many screens)YesYes Via presentation modeJSON / XMLYes Web and Silverlight basedYes Web and Silverlight basedYes Web and Silverlight based
MockupScreenshttp://mockupscreens.comYes Watermarked trial
  • $99 Single
  • $249 3x
  • $599 10x
0 no rating4.86YesYesYes DOCX, RTF, PDF, HTMLYesBeta: Fontawesome iconsYesYesYesYesYesNo
Moqupshttp://moqups.comYes0 no rating
Napkee$49 to convert Balsamiq mockups to one of either HTML or Flex; $79 to convert to both0 no rating
OmniGraffle 14 days (free trial)
  • 14 days free trial
  • $99.99 individual license
  • $199.99 individual pro license
  • $149.99 family license
  • $299.99 family pro license
0 no rating5NoYesNo
Pencil Firefox Add on 3 ratingsYesYesYesYesYes
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
  • Single License: $39.95
  • Small Team License: $119.95
  • Team License: $199.95
0 no ratingYesNoYes Feedback via PowerPoint's review features; sharing possible via SkyDrive or SharePointYesYes Using PowerPoint Slide MastersMore than 100 wireframe icons includedYesYesYesYes PDF, XPS, PNG, JPG, WMF, EPS, WMV, ...YesYesPowerPoint file (.pptx, .ppt)Yes Add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010NoNo
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
ProcessOn FreeFreeware0 no rating2.0Yes Diagram drawing can be automatically saved at offline mode.Yes Many diagram types supported, real time collaborate with others.Yes Diagrams can be shared to other sites and embed to blogs.Yes Comments and inline chating supported in diagraming.Yes *.png, *.pdf,*.pos...Yes Templates for different categories. BPMN, UML, mockups, ORG, Venn...Templates provided . Massive diagram resources shared in the diagram library.bunches of icons to be choosed, also support to insert from local.Yes Amazing Shape library with shapes for drag and drop.Yes PDF, PNG, POS.Yes DefinitelyYes SupportedYes Web app.
ProtoShare 15 days (free trial)
  • Free 15-day Trial on All Plans
  • Starting at $29/month
0 no ratingProtoShare 5NoNoNoYes Developer Annotations & Reviewer CommentsYes Drag & Drop ComponentsYes Add Mini-Masters or Custom Widgets thru HTML, CSS & JavascriptYesYes Export to HTML archive, Web URL, or Word Doc SpecYesYesInteractive online prototype, interactive offline prototype, or Word spec.Yes Web-basedYes Web-basedYes Web-based
Savah App 1 rating2.0YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
* 3 licenses for 1 year - $39
* 5 licenses for life (one time buy) - $79
5.0 1 ratingYesYesYesYesYesYesYes You can control & clone everythingfull icon library for desktop + mobile, all icons are completely resizable and always maintain aspect ratioYes You can create unlimited custom componentsYes All common desktop + mobile components. they add component based on request!Yes Drag & Drop functional HTML5 componentsYes PNGYes HTML + JSYes very comprehensive event libraryYes share, device preview, presentation modeYes can embed mobile mockups in htmlhtml filesYes web based toolYesYes
UXPin Up to 30 days fully functional trial
  • Free fully functional trial
  • Starter - 12$ 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.
3.5 2 ratingsAlways up-to-date with no additional costsYes Data potection against sudden internet connection lossYes 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.-YesYes-Yes Yes, enabled by the Smart Element featureYes Yes, enabled by the Smart Element featureYes, including Font Awesome (old and new), Pixle Icons.Yes Yes, 22 drag & drop librariesYes Yes, users can make use of the Smart elements feature, wich enables them to make custom, reusable across whole account elementsYesYes JPG, PNG, PDF, HTMLYesYes With additional feature to set a password for access via link.Can be exported as JPG, PNG, PDF and HTML. The work done in the app is saved automatically online (UXPin is a cloud service).Yes Cloud, browser-basedYes Cloud, browser-basedYes Cloud, browser-based
WireframeSketcherhttp://wireframesketcher.comNo$99 single user5.0 3 ratingsYesNo Planned for near futureYes Open XML formatNo WireframeSketcher has annotationsYesYes Extensible palette. Downloadable stencils for Android, iPhone and more.YesYes Vector PDF, PNG.YesYes Via Component widgetXML filesYesYesYes
iDoc Yes$23/month5.0 1 ratingYes yesYesYes yesYes Developer Annotations & Reviewer CommentsYes HTMLYes yes
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