Best Mockup applications list

January 06, 2015
Wireframes or mockups: This is where a bit more of your time will be spent, but it sure is time worth investing. Pictures always get your message across better than words. Don’t fret though, if you don’t know how to design or draw. There are plenty of mockup tools available on the internet (many free) that will help you create mockups of your app idea, screen by screen, graphically showing the developer how the app flows. This gives them a better idea of what’s on your mind. Send the mockups along with the detailed requiremen document.
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Invision app

Invision boasts a network of more than 30,000 designers, including some big-name companies. Subscription plans range from free (for up to two projects) to $75 per month for up to 20 active projects. There's also a 30-day free trial on all accounts. Invision is another online tool aimed at helping you design, share and test your user experience. More than just wireframes, Invision lets you create fully featured and highly interactive mockups with as much polish as you want to put into them. Great collaboration tools make it easy to share projects and work together as a team, and mobile support is quite good. Whether you're creating high-fidelity prototypes or interactive wireframes, Invision makes authoring and sharing projects easy. The wireframing tools include a large element library, and more detailed mockups give you complete control over images, colors and layout via a streamlined and clean editing environment.

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Balasmaiq app

Pricing for the desktop application starts at $79 for a single-user license, but a 50% discount is available when you sign up for a monthly subscription to myBalsamiq (plans start at $12 per month). Perhaps one of the more well-known and popular mockup tools, Balsamiq Mockups is a cloud-based mockup service (with accompanying desktop application) that enables you to quickly and easily create fun and interactive website mockups. With its trademark sketchy, hand-drawn look, Balsamiq Mockups lets you focus on solving larger UI problems rather than obsessing over the details. The application comes with a huge collection of drop-in components and reusable libraries, and an easy drag-and-drop interface. Since it is cross-platform and has full offline support, you can create mockups anywhere.

Mocking bird app

Mockingbird subscription plans start at just $9 per month for a personal account (which allows you to have two active projects), and team plans ranging from $20 to $85 per month, depending on the number of projects. Mockingbird is another popular web-based wireframing application, with some great functionality baked in for linking and sharing your mockups. Designed for rapid prototyping, Mockingbird lets you create interfaces quickly with the drag-and-drop editor, either alone or in collaboration with a team. By linking pages together, you can then create interactive mockups and wireframes — perfect for sharing with your clients, reviewing workflow and streamlining your user experience.

Mockup builder app

Mockup Builder is a free web application built in Microsoft Silverlight that is designed to let you create software and website mockups, then easily share them with clients or coworkers. Min of $7.00 /month

MockFlow app

MockFlow has two pricing options — a free plan that gets you one small project (four pages) with two collaborators, and a Premium package at $99 per year for unlimited projects, several add-ons and a few additional perks. With a price point at under $100 annually for the premium account, Mockflow is one of the more affordable professional solutions. MockFlow is a "super-easy wireframing" service that enables you to create and collaborate on complex interactive wireframes and UI prototypes for your web sites and applications. As with Balsamiq, MockFlow includes a cross-platform desktop application (powered by Adobe Air), so you can build your UI concepts in a streamlined, clutter-free environment with full offline support. MockFlow also includes a free mobile application that is perfect for presenting prototypes to clients and accessing your mockups on the fly. A number of other add-ons are also available.

HotGloo app

HotGloo's pricing plans range from $14 to $54 per month, with a 15-day free trial for new accounts. With more than 26,000 projects created, HotGloo is another wireframing and website mockup tool that's been around for quite a while. This web application sports a large library of components, a feature-rich, drag-and-drop interface and tools for both collaboration and review. The service has one of the more polished web-based authoring environments we've seen, making this application a pleasure to use. With HotGloo, you'll be able to create entire user interactions — you can design, test, revise and review your complete application workflow. Other tools include the ability to create master templates (which can be applied across an entire project), smart element stacks for organizing your UI and role-based access for authors and clients.


JustProto plans range from $19 to $99 per month, with custom packages available for large-scale and enterprise customers. A free 15-day trial period is provided, and there's no credit card required to sign-up. JustProto is a wireframing web application with a few features we haven't seen in other products. Like many similar offerings, JustProto has a large library of wireframe elements and widgets, accessible via a simple drag-and-drop interface. However, there are a few other key features that set JustProto apart from the crowd. Not only can you share projects via a single share link, JustProto also enables you to collaborate in real-time with other designers, chat with clients and collaborators, and keep a history of all chat communication. With JustProto, you can create fully featured, interactive wireframes in real-time and then gather instant feedback.

There's a free plan available, which is good for one small (five screen) project, and paid subscriptions are $24 and $49 per month, with fairly generous offerings on disk quota, screens, collaborators and other resources. is an application prototyping platform designed specifically for prototyping mobile applications. This web app helps you to create mobile mockups with ease for iPhone, iPad, Android and a number of other devices. gives you full control over colors, fonts and layout, and it comes with a large element library to make building rich prototypes easier. also lets you share projects and collaborate with other designers. mockups can be viewed directly on your mobile device, giving you a better feel for how your application will look and function in a real-world setting, or you can view projects via the web player.

InPreso app

The desktop application itself is cross-platform and annual subscriptions are only $29 per year.

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