Mockup and Wireframing Design Tools Comparison

Business > IT development
2020-05-02 17:08:36

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.

AppCookerAxureBalsamiq MockupsCacoocodiqaConcept DrawDenimDesignerVistaFairBuilderFluid UIForeUIGliffyGUI Design Studio v5HotGlooIndigo StudioInpresoiPlotzJustinmindJustprotoLovely ChartsLucidChartLumzyMockFlowMocking BirdMockLinkrMockplusMockup BuilderMockupScreensNapkeeOmniGrafflePencil Firefox Add onPidocoPowerMockupPreview AppProcessOnProtoShareSavah AppUX-APPUXPinWireframeSketcheriDoc
Price$ 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 MINDMAP
  • $299 ConceptDraw PROJECT
  • $499 ConceptDraw OFFICE
  • 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 prices
  • 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
  • Free 14day trial
  • $14/month (Group)
  • $14/month (Team)
  • $48/month (Agency
Indigo Studio Essential: Free, unlimited, also includes 30-trial for Indigo Studio Professional Indigo Studio Professional: $249/year or $25/month Indigo Studio Enterprise: $399/year
  • $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
  • $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.
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
* 3 licenses for 1 year - $39
* 5 licenses for life (one time buy) - $79
  • Free fully functional trial
  • Starter - 12$ 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$23/month
Free planNo- 30 days (free trial)NoYesYes- 21 days (free trial)Yes- 20 days (free trial)No- 15 days (free trial)YesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYes Watermarked trialNo- 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 trialNoYes Yes
Overall rating4.8 6 ratings4.3 9 ratings3.6 9 ratings5.0 2 ratings0 no rating5.0 5 ratings0 no rating4.0 1 rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating4.5 4 ratings5.0 2 ratings0 no rating0 no rating4.0 5 ratings5.0 1 rating0 no rating5.0 2 ratings4.0 1 rating3.7 3 ratings5.0 1 rating0 no rating4.2 5 ratings5.0 2 ratings0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating3.3 3 ratings4.5 12 ratings0 no rating5.0 2 ratings0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating5.0 1 rating3.5 2 ratings5.0 3 ratings5.0 1 rating
Version4.2.5Axure RP Pro 6.0Balsamiq desktop
  • ConceptDraw OFFICE v4
  • ConceptDraw PRO v11
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9
  • ConceptDraw PROJECT v8 3.2.924.8652.0ProtoShare 52.0Always up-to-date with no additional costs
Offline modeYes iPad appYesYes able to continue editing even if the connection with the server has been disconnected - modifications will be saved when connected againYesYesYesYesYes Reviewing via HTMLYesYesNo 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, FlowChartsYesYesYes with GlooMapsYes 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 / SketchYesYesYesYes ScreenflowsYesYes yes
APIYesNoYes Offered as part of the enterprise packageYes Slack integrationYes File Format is XMLYesNoYesYes JSONYesNoYesNo-Yes Open XML formatYes
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 Share links, HTML export, Annotation notesYes Built-in Free Hosted Prototype Sharing and Exports, and unlimited remote usability studies with full video replays (both screen and user)YesYesYes 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.YesYesYesYes yes
AnnotationsYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes 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 WireframeSketcher has annotationsYes Developer Annotations & Reviewer Comments
Generate Documentation/SpecificationsYesYesYes ##Automatic generation of full specification documentationYesYes Generate Annotated Prototypes and PDFYesYesYes DOCX, RTF, PDF, HTMLYesYes *.png, *.pdf,*.pos...-Yes HTML
Master TemplatesYes Master pagesYesYes LayersYes Using PowerPoint Slide MastersYes Templates for different categories. BPMN, UML, mockups, ORG, Venn...YesYesYes Yes, enabled by the Smart Element featureYes yes
Master ControlsYes Use masters to create reusable design elements (headers, footers, etc.) Unlimited masters on a page and nesting is supported.YesYesYesYesYesYes Custom stencilsYesYes You can control & clone everythingYes Yes, enabled by the Smart Element feature
Predesigned Mockup Templates1000+ TemplatesYes there are templates in all librariesHuge predesigned UI mockup libraryComes with built-in viewports for common devices, and samples you can customize; others published on indigodesigned.comA 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: 150 basic icons included to get you started ##Popular image formats supported including BMP, GIF, JPEG and PNGmore than 5000 iconsMore than 1,000, searchable, categorized 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 LibraryYesYesYesYesYesYesYes You can create unlimited custom components
Widgets LibrariesYesYesYes 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: Over 120 Built-In Design ElementsYes Symbols, Pictures, TemplatesYes 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 Combine elements to create custom controls and further variants.Yes Custom Template LibraryYesYesYesYes 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 componentsYesYes In future releaseYesYesYesYesYes 3400 widgetsYesYesYesYes Also quick add in place (alt+click/drag).YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Amazing Shape library with shapes for drag and drop.YesYes Drag & Drop functional HTML5 componentsYesYes
Exports snapshotsYesYesYes Ctrl+R (single)YesYesYes PNG
Export filesYesYes 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, DHTMLYes *.pdf, *.png, HTMLYes 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 HTML + JSYes 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 libraryYesYes
Live PreviewYes on deviceYesYesYes web & mobileYesYes 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 via share linkYes Live/Dynamic Integration in Indigo Storyboards, with Real-World ScenesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes SupportedYesYesYes can embed mobile mockups in htmlYes Via Component widget
Mockups saved asRP-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 filesHTMLCustom 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.html filesCan 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
WindowsYes Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, or 7YesYesYesYes MS Windows® 7/8.1/10 (32-bit & 64-bit certified)Yes Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, or Vista, including the Tablet PCYesYesYesYes 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 OSYes Mac OS X 10.5+YesYesYesYes Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13Yes Mac OS X 10.2YesYesYesYesYesYesYes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etcYesYes web-basedYes Web (Flash)Yes Mac OS X 10.9+Yes Web and Silverlight basedYesYesYesNoYes Web-basedYesYesYes Cloud, browser-basedYes
LinuxNoYesYesYesNoYes Solaris, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systemsYesYesYesNo- Works fine if you use WINEYes with Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etcYesYes web-basedYes Web (Flash)Yes Web and Silverlight basedNoNoYesNoYes Web-basedYesYesYes Cloud, browser-basedYes
Online Collaboration online realtime collaborationYes, indigodesigned.comYes.
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    2020-05-02 17:08:36
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