DesignM.ag » Resources http://designm.ag Articles and Resources for Web Designers Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:32:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Optimize Your Team Collaboration with These Top-Notch Tools for Creativeshttp://designm.ag/resources/optimize-your-team-collaboration-with-these-top-notch-tools-for-creatives/ http://designm.ag/resources/optimize-your-team-collaboration-with-these-top-notch-tools-for-creatives/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:10:21 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119324

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The best part about being a web designer or a web developer is that you make it your job to create something from scratch - which is more than most people can say. We relish in our creative freedom, that’s why at first we get the feeling that administrative tasks are toilsome and more than we signed up for.Still, in time we learn that project management and effective collaboration are vital to our practice, and so try to master them. Specialized software is here to save the day. I compiled a list of 15 solutions that were engineered with the needs of creative professionals in mind. You can read all about them, below.

Paymo

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The best part about being a web designer or a web developer is that you make it your job to create something from scratch – which is more than most people can say. We relish in our creative freedom, that’s why at first we get the feeling that administrative tasks are toilsome and more than we signed up for.

Still, in time we learn that project management and effective collaboration are vital to our practice, and so try to master them. Specialized software is here to save the day. I compiled a list of 15 solutions that were engineered with the needs of creative professionals in mind. You can read all about them, below.

Paymo

Paymo

The crowned leader among these 15 handpicked team collaboration tools is Paymo for web based project management. This task management and time tracking software is a great way to share files, keep in touch with your team, estimate expenses, plus send invoices to your clients.

You don’t have to waste your time trying to get your head around the best way to plan your project, visually: a series of sensible project templates await you at Paymo, so your job is much easier than you could have possibly imagined. Besides, you can customize the dashboard to show certain information, as well as tweak currency, billing rates, date format, etc.

All in all, Paymo is visual enough to take the scary parts out of project management. It’s also very much within reach, since it includes widgets for Windows and Mac, plus apps for Android and iOS. Speaking of far-reaching features, anyone in the world can use Paymo to keep their collaborative projects on the line, as this software supports 16 languages.

Creately Diagramming

Creately Diagramming

I bet not a project goes by that you don’t have to roll up your sleeves and create diagrams in illustration of your point of view, whether you want to decide how best to spend the budget, draw on available resources, or depict the functions that you’ve envisioned for your work in progress. Well, you, your team mates, and your clients have to be on the same page.

Why not hold live whiteboard sessions via Creately Diagramming? It would help you a great deal, especially if you’re about to diagram for a database, sitemap, UI mockup, or UML. Simply take your pick from Creately’s array of diagram templates, and alter them as you see fit – it’s easy. Furthermore, Smart Shapes help you cut down diagrams and convert text to graphics, so you end up saving a lot of energy.

TeamGantt

TeamGantt

When the time comes to schedule your project, do you think of it as an ordeal? Then, you just haven’t met the right tools, yet. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the amazing TeamGantt, which integrates with your desktop calendar and enables you to set task dependencies and project baselines. Not to mention, this tool is currently available to use for free, by 3 team players.

Perhaps you get started on a new project, and hence open a new spreadsheet, while leaving the tasks on the previous spreadsheet incomplete. When this realization dawns on you, you open the old spreadsheet once more, take care of what is left, and update your team/clients. Does this scenario have a familiar ring? Well, that’s all ancient history with TeamGantt, which grants a smooth path to monitoring task details in real time.

Crowdbase

Crowdbase

How well do you know your competition? Team collaboration and project control aside, if you don’t know the current state of the market, you won’t be able to out-collaborate your opponents.

Crowdbase helps you cross that bridge when you get to it. You can use it to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in your web design and development universe, on top of sharing files and reading activity stats and reports from specific user groups in your team.

Wrike

Wrike

My next suggestion in terms of project management and team collaboration is a clever solution named Wrike. It offers a transparent working environment, so that team players always know what everyone else is up to, and find it easier to synchronize.

Documents and task descriptions can be changed by more people at the same time. Finally, users can even operate Wrike over iOS/ Android devices, and monitor activity streams. Updates on your project simply show up in the newsfeed.

Notism

Notism

Feedback is the engine that drives your project closer and closer to perfection. If you’re engaged in creating a design or video, call on your team for brainstorming, and give your clients a simple way to review your progress.

A solution like Notism invites all other people involved in an ongoing project to get the full measure of your work, and share constructive ideas. If you place your static designs in the hands of Notism, they will reach your colleagues and clients in the form of hi-fidelity prototypes for mobile or web.

Teamfocus

Teamfocus

Keeping your project plan in order is not such a difficult feat to accomplish, and you don’t have to be an acrobat to balance out the creative part of your job with its managerial aspects.

It’s enough to turn your attention to a team collaboration tool that adapts to your working style. Teamfocus is one of the most flexible alternatives at large. What is more, Teamfocus comes with the additional benefit of being able to track bugs and intercept customer support requests.

Mural.ly

Mural.ly

Communication is not a problem, if you have the right tools for it. Mural.ly can certainly make it work to everyone’s advantage. As you can probably gather from its brand name, Mural.ly enables creatives to plan out projects in a creative manner – by dropping their ideas in a canvas for all the other team members to see. You can take content from the wide expanse of the internet or from your personal folders, and submit them to Mural.ly.

Casual

Casual

Would you care to turn the rigid concept of project management into a playground that your creative mindset can relate to? Then, I strongly advise you to go forward with Casual.

This engaging tool will help you create a flowchart to plan your project, as well as make templates, and establish highly visual product roadmaps. With Casual, each of your completed project do not simply slip into oblivion. You can opt to save your hard work for later reference.

LayerVault

LayerVault

LayerVault brings a lot of comfort to web designers who have had the misfortune to lose important parts of their work in the past, because they forgot to save different version. Work with LayerVault to store, share, and manage files, and you can lay your mind at rest: everything is safeguarded, and people can leave feedback straight on the source files.

Kickoff

Kickoff

Some of us wish to stay in touch with our teams, regardless of where we are. Kickoff can help you achieve a direct communication line with your fellow creatives, too. It’s meant for Mac and iPhone, so you can use it on these devices in order to chat and check with the progress of various tasks’ completion.

Nozbe

Nozbe

If you want to make sure that everyone in your team is able to give 100% for your project, then you should choose a collaboration tool that is known to get along famously with all modern platforms. Nozbe, for instance, is an all-around-er, with apps for Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Wiggio

Wiggio

Wiggio is a simple group collaboration tool that doesn’t speak exclusively to creative professionals. Its 1.5 million-strong retinue stretches to include non-profit organizations, academic groups, small businesses, and whatnot. It will give you a common room to manage events and files within your team, assign tasks, send messages, and hold virtual meetings.

ViewFlux

ViewFlux

It is important for creative professionals to perceive project management and team collaboration tools as visual solutions to their problems. ViewFlux takes that demand seriously, and provides web designers with a way to gather feedback on prototype designs. Besides, it’s OK to use ViewFlux to store your source files.

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner

On a final note, I would like to bring to your attention a tool for project management that has so far been trusted by Purdue University and Leatherman. The special thing about LiquidPlanner is that it helps you make realistic calls based on your priorities, thanks to its best/worst case estimate feature.

Ending thoughts

In conclusion, either one of the tools I presented in this article is capable of creating ideal conditions that sustain team collaboration and consolidate project management. I leave it up to you to decide which makes a better case for you and your company.

If you look more closely, you will find that some of these solutions give out free trials, so you can get to know them and see if they have what it takes to help you and your team stay connected.


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Premium Plugins That Web Developers And Web Designers Would Find Usefulhttp://designm.ag/resources/premium-plugins-that-web-developers-and-web-designers-would-find-useful/ http://designm.ag/resources/premium-plugins-that-web-developers-and-web-designers-would-find-useful/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:53:58 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119302

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In the field of website creation, there is very little we can do nowadays without plugins. Web designers and web developers require the best resources if they are to reach the best outcomes in projects for their clients.While the markets are swarming with helping tools for many purposes, the measure of their efficacy lies in the eye of the beholder. In other words, premium plugins are perceived as useful by professionals who seek and testify to their unique blend of features. I called on a general search for outstanding plugins, and found that 16 solutions rise to the occasion. They are as follows.

LayerSlider Premium Multi-Purpose Slider Plugin


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In the field of website creation, there is very little we can do nowadays without plugins. Web designers and web developers require the best resources if they are to reach the best outcomes in projects for their clients.

While the markets are swarming with helping tools for many purposes, the measure of their efficacy lies in the eye of the beholder. In other words, premium plugins are perceived as useful by professionals who seek and testify to their unique blend of features. I called on a general search for outstanding plugins, and found that 16 solutions rise to the occasion. They are as follows.

LayerSlider Premium Multi-Purpose Slider Plugin

My first thoughts go to LayerSlider. I have turned to this plugin during many client projects, and have never regretted my decision. You most likely used it, too, if not in its natural stand-alone form, then as part of some proficient theme or framework. This popular tool is SEO-ready, responsive, and helps professionals create slideshows, image galleries, and content sliders for their websites.

You start by taking your pick from 13 user skins, whichever makes you feel more comfortable. Then, you can proceed to the drag-and-drop builder, which is endowed with timeline view, and a live preview feature that you can use before you publish. Sliders can be customized in any direction suits your fancy. Either choose from 200 ready-made 2D and 3D slide transitions, or roll up your sleeves and use the transition builder to help make up custom animations. Finally, LayerSlider allows for any type of content: text, Google Fonts, images, HTML, and videos.

Multi Store Creator for Prestashop

Every so often, creative professionals are contracted to work for brick-and-mortar merchants in order to set up web shops for their rapidly blooming businesses. In some cases, it’s best to tackle e-commerce projects with Prestashop. Whatever the actual niche your client belongs to, you can always use a genial and mobile-responsive plugin named Multi Store Creator for Prestashop.

Indeed, the plugin is universal in meeting creatives’ demands. Besides, it proposes a semi-automated front-end office that is bound to help you accomplish your projects in a split-second. Multi Store Creator includes lofty capabilities like AJAX validation for existing store and user, Paypal integration, multi-language support, and a plan chooser.

Parallax Module for Joomla

It is now a unanimously accepted truth that the user experience of any website is leveled up by using parallax scrolling animations in the background, because visitors find them very engaging. As such, it makes sense to build some of your websites with the parallax scrolling technique. If the project in question is based on Joomla, then I suggest using a qualified module.

For example, I have only just discovered the Parallax Module for Joomla. Reach out for this plugin anytime, as it enables you to easily add an image and turn it into the parallax background that you crave for. The premium plugin includes a text area for adding content, and is responsive.

ImpactPageBuilder

What do you do when you want to work on every individual web page of your future website? You try to find the right tools for the job, of course. A premium plugin, for instance. ImpactPageBuilder sounds like a good idea, since it enables you to make landing pages, product pages, or squeeze pages – stand out. Either take your pick from 7 different pre-made templates, or simply create your own. The preview function is going to make your day.

Support Ticket System for Opencart

I bet some of your e-commerce projects happen to be based on OpenCart. Did you ever run into any problems while managing and monitoring online support requests? I know I have. And that setback motivated me to find a better way of running my help desk. So I found a great plugin: Support Ticket System for OpenCart. It provides a simple path to creating and searching through countless types of tickets. Admins are free to customize any number of departments, assign tickets to team members, and change the status of work-in-progress to resolving, resolved, and deleted.

Checkout Discount Code for Magento

When it comes to online shopping, everyone longs for comfort and speed. Otherwise, we’d just get out of the house to go to the mall whenever we want to purchase something, and forget all about web stores. If you create Magento websites, then I would like to tell you about a prime plugin that eliminates all potential issues related to the one-page checkout process. Use Checkout Discount Code for Magento to let your customers insert coupon and discount codes directly.

UserPro

It makes no difference if you’re busying yourself with an e-commerce website, a personal blog, or a wedding planner’s catalog. User experience and interaction comes first, so what you need is a plugin that helps you hone an ideal way for your site members to communicate. UserPro would be a first-hand choice in terms of profile management. You have an astonishing array of display options to use in creating site member directories, and you can also make registration forms with many roles, plus social network buttons.

Monarch

Since we’ve come to the subject of social network buttons, I absolutely need to mention a brand new plugin for social sharing on WordPress, which is presented by Elegant Themes. Monarch is brimming with valuable functionality, some of which you had no idea how much you needed. You don’t just get to display social sharing and following buttons for your readers in pop-ins, fly-ins, or in a floating sidebar, but you also get to keep track of their engagement over time.

Chimpy – MailChimp WordPress Plugin

For some websites, e-mail marketing is a pitfall. Don’t let it be yours. Keep your site members tuned in for more, and use effective techniques to ensnare passing guests. For these purposes, you need to devise a valid MailChimp WordPress integration. This is where Chimpy steps in. You can really benefit from this plugin, as it lets you synchronize all WordPressusers, and create dashing sign-up forms, then serve them in pop-ups. You are also free to show comment forms, and only render some content visible to subscribed members.

Lizatom Shortcodes Plugin

Nothing compares to shortcodes. I can’t imagine working on any website building project without the precious assistance that they provide. If you’re currently absorbed with WordPress projects, then use Lizatom Shortcodes Plugin. You’ll be glad you had, because it had more than 5K shortcodes. You can give images a 3D shadow effect, reveal text in accordion, insert pricing tables, and customize order lists – with unprecedented ease. Lizatom includes features like CSS3 buttons, info boxes, and tooltips.

Subscriptio – WooCommerce Subscriptions

A great part of WooCommerce websites sell subscriptions. In any such instance, you would benefit greatly from a tool that lets you configure and monitor specific details of how you offer your subscriptions. Consider using the Subscriptio extension for WooCommerce subscriptions. It would make it very easy to establish the frequency when sending reminders, as well as the duration of suspension periods. Subscriptio is also known to sport a developer-friendly interface, complete with loads of hooks and filters.

Content Timeline

The audience of a website could get bored with its content if it appears to be complicated for some reason. Maybe a change in layout would do you good. I recommend using a timeline, as it would offer a complete make-over. Content Timeline can breathe fresh life into your website. This is a premium plugin, which offers 11 different customizing options. It is responsive all around, enables the addition of any number of groups and numbers, and the possibility to activate as many as 30 element places to the right and left of the timeline.

FrontEnd Page Builder

I will always prefer a front-end office, and I know I’m not alone in this. Sometimes it’s best to steer clear of coding and just focus on delivering neat projects, on time. If you’re basing them on a platform like WordPress, then you can enlist a WP plugin to work straight from your browser, which saves time. Check out FrontEnd Page Builder, which has tons of pre-established elements for creative professionals to play with. In addition, the client support service is downright spotless.

iMapper

How do you feel about pins placed on an image. I reckon that they can be aesthetic and eye-catching, provided that they’re set up in the right manner. iMapper can help you with that, and is all the more commendable for product images of an online marketplace. Potential customers would be pleased to get intelligence about a product in such a straightforward way. Map out your images with as many pins as you wish, by shaping them up yourself, or choosing from presets.

Live Broadcast Countdown Module

Ever had to deal with Joomla websites that are supposed to herald some upcoming event or another? If you need to include a real -time countdown for live broadcasts (like Boiler Room events), then by all means, get your hands on the Live Broadcast Countdown Module, and you’ll see how simple it is to announce events.

Chat X

Communication-boosting plugins are quite useful. For WordPress websites, you can always use Chat X to back your sales and support processes. The plugin has SSL integration, so all messages are encrypted, not to mention that you can keep chat logs. The higher limit is set at 40 visitors and 10 admins who can chat at the same time, with more than one admin able to converse with a certain solicitor.

Conclusion

In truth, the selection of premium plugins doesn’t have to stop here. I’m sure that there are many other competent resources out there for digital creatives like us, and you probably have some favorite premium plugins of your own. Can you find any of them on this list? If so, would you care to share some glimpses into your previous experience with them? You are most welcome to comment on this article.


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20 Free Device PSD Mockups for Mobile Apps & Websiteshttp://designm.ag/resources/20-free-device-psd-mockups/ http://designm.ag/resources/20-free-device-psd-mockups/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:52:30 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119088

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Presentation is a big part of the artistic process and this is especially true of freelance work. Mockups have become much more common to showcase what a project will look like once it's running on a device. These mockups are just photos with a layer mask to superimpose a completed interface onto a smartphone or computer screen.

A few years ago this would have required purchasing stock photography or taking your own photos. Thankfully some wonderful designers have released their own device mockups free of charge. Each set in this gallery is dedicated to a certain device like smartphones, tablets, laptops, or even desktop monitors. Check out these free device mockups to see if they could be of use in future project work.

6 iPhone 6 Mockups

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Presentation is a big part of the artistic process and this is especially true of freelance work. Mockups have become much more common to showcase what a project will look like once it’s running on a device. These mockups are just photos with a layer mask to superimpose a completed interface onto a smartphone or computer screen.

A few years ago this would have required purchasing stock photography or taking your own photos. Thankfully some wonderful designers have released their own device mockups free of charge. Each set in this gallery is dedicated to a certain device like smartphones, tablets, laptops, or even desktop monitors. Check out these free device mockups to see if they could be of use in future project work.

6 iPhone 6 Mockups

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6 iPhone 5 Mockups

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Apple Devices

iphone ipad device mockups psd

Nexus 5

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Nexus 5 Skewed

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iPhone 5c

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Handheld iPhone

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12 iPhone 6 Mockups

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MacBook Air

macbook air psd freebie device mockup template

iMac

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MacBook Laptop

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Web Display

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Vector Display

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iMac + MacBook

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Retina MBP

retina macbook pro device screen mockup

Flat Devices

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iPad Mockup

ipad device screen mockup

iPad Air

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MacBook Air

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The Desk

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Need Tools To Create An App? Check Out These Prototyping and Building Oneshttp://designm.ag/resources/need-tools-to-create-an-app-check-out-these-prototyping-and-building-ones/ http://designm.ag/resources/need-tools-to-create-an-app-check-out-these-prototyping-and-building-ones/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:32:02 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119023

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 Wireframing for websites, web apps, and mobile apps that you make is as vital as laying the foundations of a tall building before moving on to its walls and roof. Web designers and web developers really need to pay attention during this stage, and perfect the user experience of your app/website with thorough prototype testing tools. I put together a list of cutting edge resources for prototyping and app creation in general, that might come in handy.  

Apper

Apper

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Wireframing for websites, web apps, and mobile apps that you make is as vital as laying the foundations of a tall building before moving on to its walls and roof. Web designers and web developers really need to pay attention during this stage, and perfect the user experience of your app/website with thorough prototype testing tools. I put together a list of cutting edge resources for prototyping and app creation in general, that might come in handy.

 

 

Apper

Apper

IGenApps Inc. released a stellar app building platform, Apper, which ranks highest in my personal preferences; because I believe it fits like a glove. This is a web-based do-it-yourself platform where designers can easily give shape to flawless apps, share them with others (colleagues, customers), and publish on stores. Overall, it’s the number one tool for ‘appers’, or creative individuals who prefer to steer clear of coding.

Apper is the real deal, and it has a unique feature that goes a long way. The mobile apps made here tend to be very similar to native apps. In addition, the above-mentioned URL  feature molds the interface of your app, and calibrates its user experience to achieve the best results on whichever device it’s meant for: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or Amazon Fire. The pricing associated with using Apper to keep hosting and to maintain your app’s responsive quality, is only $4.99/month.

 

Siberian CMS

Siberian CMS

Going forward with open-source tools has its benefits, and Siberian CMS would be a first-rate choice. My first impression when using this resource was that of working in a familiar setting, and then it hit me: the user interface from Siberian CMS reminded me of WordPress. If you, like me, build WordPress websites frequently, then you’ll get along just fine with this code-free tool, and have a great time moving modules in place to create fantastic apps for your clients.

It’s important to understand that this is not an average online app builder. In fact, you can install Siberian CMS on your own server. Choose one of the two commercial versions from Siberian CMS. They both enable resellers to keep a wicked awesome app business, in exchange for a one-time payment of $250, more or less.

 

InVision

InVision

I wonder what my practice would have been like, if I didn’t come across InVision. To my mind, the first and foremost feature that sets InVision apart from other fine prototyping resources, is the integration with designers’ software like Sketch and Photoshop.  This small detail is a big step, because it means that your prototypes won’t just be easy to make, but you will also be able to give them precisely the shape that you want them to have. Run repeated tests on your prototype to purge its UX of errors, and share links with your progress.

A whole army of 400K members has elected InVision as their primary prototyping platform. What’s holding you back from giving it a try, and following in the footsteps of Adobe, Evernote, or LinkedIn?

 

Proto.io

Proto.io

Proto.io helps deliver highly interactive insights to your clients, because it includes a set of riveting animations. You don’t need to engage your programming skills at all, because you would be able to come up with apps that are just as real, and import your own data, or take your pick from preset icons and iOS, Android, or Windows phone-specific elements. Besides, it’s never been easier to share your visually catching designs with clients, either by short URLs, or through the native player apps of their iOS and Android devices.

 

AppMachine

AppMachine

I wonder if you ever had the pleasure of working with AppMachine. If you did, then we both know that it turned out to be an astute platform for when you’re building both native and web apps. There is total number of 35 pre-coded blocks just within your reach when you begin, not to mention that you are also free to import your own design elements, as well as connect to web services. Furthermore, AppMachine lets you use CustomJS to add other code and features, and you don’t pay anything until your app is completed.

 

HotGloo

HotGloo

HotGloo has an award to show off for being an outstanding tool for ‘wireframe UX prototyping’. My first impression was a positive one, as HotGloo has an extra friendly user interface, and it doesn’t take too much of our valuable time to forge amazing apps through this platform. You and your colleagues can work together to build prototypes for any sort of mobile devices, then save in any version, and feel free to use anything from the built-in library, rich with wireframe widgets.

 

Hybrica

Hybrica

Hybrica is a great mobile app building lab. This excellent online platform offers no less than 25 components that you can use to get started on your project,not to mention that you are allowed to import external assets, as well as edit the code. In addition, any app that you may create is going to be rooted in the rock-solid jQuery Mobile Framework.

 

PowerMockup

PowerMockup

Sometimes, the biggest issue is to get your point across to your team members, and especially to your clients. The presentation of your wireframe has to speak the same language as everyone viewing it, which is why a simple add-on like PowerMockup can make a big difference in your PowerPoint slideshow. This add-on lets you access a sizable library with wireframe stencils and icons, and use anything you find there to create a descriptive presentation of your wireframe. Additionally, you can use plain PowerPoint shapes in order to invent new stencils.

 

MockFlow

MockFlow

Every creative professional secretly knows that the key to productivity lies in time management. MockFlow is one of the fastest and easiest ways of creating a blueprint for an app or a website. Even further, you don’t even need to have an online connection all the time. With MockFlow, you can step off the grid for a while, and still be able to carry on with your work.

 

Como

Como

Have you ever heard of Como? If your answer is no, then please allow me to impart some information related to this online platform. First off, you don’t have to invest a lot of energy in crafting wonderful mobile apps for existing online businesses, because Como’s auto-discovery feature will track and gather their available online content.

 

Solidify

Solidify

Solidify currently entertains a lush 30-day free trial, and I strongly advise you to give it a shot. You will soon discover that this platform helps you strike up clickable prototypes. In addition, you would also be able to subject your prototypes to a large number of rigorous, device-specific tests.

 

AppMakr

AppMakr

AppMakr’s middle name is Simplicity. Given that you use this app building platform at least once, you are going to be amazed at how fast it helps you get things done. In less than 20 minutes, you will have finished a beautiful app, and you won’t be charged any extra fees when it comes to publishing it.

 

Marvel

Marvel

While I’m still exploring the universe of prototyping tools with a fast turnaround, I need to bring a handy platform named Marvel to your attention. It’s free to use, and presently caters to 51K users. You can rely on this tool to convert your PSD sketches into exquisite mobile and web prototypes.

 

AppsBuilder

AppsBuilder

AppsBuilder also enjoys a great reputation, and it’s supported by a staggering number of 1000K members. Almost everyone I asked hurried to confirm it as a superb resource. And the best part is that you can see it for yourself, by taking 14 trial days to build glorious mobile apps for free.

 

UXPin

UXPin

UXPin is the final solution that I’m going to include in this extended list of compelling wireframing, prototyping and app making tools. Right now, it sports a free trial that spans over 30 days. Apart from that, anyone can take up a subscription for as little as $14.99/month, knowing that subscriptions can be canceled anytime.

So, what did you think about my selection of tools for prototyping and app building? Have you had the chance to try any of them, and how well did they meet your expectations? You can share your views about any resource presented in this article, so that everybody else can learn from your experience.


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