30+ Excellent Wireframing and Mockup Tools for Designers

It’s not easy to make a website layout that complements rich media. Professional designers need to take advantage of existing mockup or wireframing tools in order to make a great website. It’s a crucial step of app or web development process that opens up numerous useful options.

These tools allow you to make a blueprint that represents a skeleton framework of your website. It focuses on a range of functions, relative priority and the rules for displaying certain kinds of information. We’ve rounded up few Wireframing and Mockup tools (free as well as premium software) that will help you to make rapid prototype of pages while measuring the practicality of design.
The premium tool comes with a free-trial/demo version, so don’t hesitate to try them.  

34. Naview


Naview helps you create easier navigation through prototyping and testing. Create and visualize your elements in multiple ways. You can also test with remote users using surveys and analyze your survey results visually.
Price: Starts at $39 per month (free for personal use).

33. Caretta


Caretta is interface design and software prototyping tool for desktop, mobile and web apps. It is packed with more than 120 design elements, numerous templates, reusable modular design components, which you can use to storyboard your design in order to create dynamic prototype.
Price: Starts at $129 per license.

32. Responsive Wireframes

Responsive Wireframes

It’s a web-based tool for quickly creating framework for any project. It allows you to insert elements, resize or add text, color, opacity etc. The tool focuses on responsive layout and each element can be re-positioned with drag and drop.
Price: Free

31. Sqetch


Sqetch is an illustrator wireframe toolkit that includes several templates and elements. It was created with vectors in order to provide maximum flexibility. Furthermore, every single stroke can be edited separately and every element can be scaled without loss of quality.
Price: Free

30. Lovely Charts

Lovely Charts

It’s a diagramming application that allows you to create professional looking sitemaps, flowcharts, organization charts, business process, wireframes and more. You can also insert images and vector symbol to your work.
Price: Starts at $34 per year.

29. Solidify


Solidify offers a quick way to build prototypes for user testing. You can create designs for desktops, mobiles and tablets. It also helps you to conduct a user test and get unbiased results.
Price: Starts at $19 per month.

28. Wireframe.cc


It’s a tool with all necessary features to create a wireframe, nothing is added that would distract you. You can create multiple wireframes on the fly with the help of private dashboard, clickable elements, smooth transition and version control. When done, export your work in PNG or PDF format.
Price: Starts at $12 per month.

27. Frame Box

Frame Box

Frame Box is a simple frame sharing web application for creating resizable and easily adjustable wireframes on the fly. It features drag-drop system, collaboration link, read only capability, sketch, edit and preview modes.
Price: Free

26. Wires by QuirkTools

Wires by quirktools

Build wireframes for web right in your browser. It has everything you need to build great designs, including icons, widget library, comments and notations.
Price: Free

25. Serena Prototype Composer

Serena Prototype Composer

Serena Prototype Composer allows you to rapidly simulate how an application will look and function without writing any source code. You can build simple, high fidelity prototypes by using their built-in templates and layouts.
Price: $299 per year.

24. iPlotz


iPlotz allows you to rapidly create clickable, navigable wireframes for prototyping applications and websites. You can also invite others to comment on your work. Once your design is ready, you can then manage the tasks for designers and developers to build the project.
Price: Starts at $15 per month

23. Iphone Mockup

Iphone Mockup

As the name suggests, here you can make illustration or pencil mockup for your iPhone application. There are numerous elements or you can upload your own image. You can share your work by sharing the URL. Everyone who knows the URL can make changes.
Price: Free

22. Visio


Visio is a Microsoft product for creating professional diagrams to simplify complex information with data-linked diagrams, collaboration tools, and updated shapes. And of course, it is available for Windows only.
Price: $500 (one time purchase).

21. HotGloo


HotGloo combines collaborative prototyping and interactive wireframing, all in one tool. It is packed with over 2000 UI elements, pre-built UI stencils and supports real time collaboration and responsive wireframing.
Price: Starts at $14 per month.

20. FlairBuilder


FlairBuilder is a prototyping tool that helps you create interactive wireframes for mobile applications and websites. It is packed with over 60 inbuilt components, master pages & layers, extensible stencil library and advanced interaction features.
Price: $99 (one time purchase).

19. MockFlow


MockFlow is a full featured wireframe tool to design collaborative UI concepts for your websites and apps. It is packed with numerous interactive elements, built-in components, powerful editor, layout builder, whiteboard tool, image manager and more.
Price: Starts at $14 per month (full access).

18. Mockingbird


Mockingbird is an online tool for creating mockups of your website and application. It consists of all UI elements you need, grid system, smart text sizing, multiple pages and supports drag-drop linking and real time collaboration.
Price: Starts at $9 per month.

17. Protoshare


Protoshare is a collaborative prototyping tool that includes library of drag-drop elements, interaction elements, stencils and widgets. Overall, it helps you to share ideas, gather feedback and refine designs.
Price: Starts at $29 per month.

16. Pencil Project

Pencil Project

Pencil Project is a GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and create mockups without facing much difficulty. It provides you numerous built-in shapes, clipart from the internet, inner page linking and diagram drawing support.
Price: Free/Open Source

15. OmniGraffle


OmniGraffle enables you to quickly bash website diagrams, layout, process charts and wireframe. It includes a wide option for templates, canvases, stencils and objects, which you can set out to design precise, beautiful graphics. The tool is available for Mac and iPad only.
Price: Starts at $99.99 for Mac and $49.99 for iPad (one time purchase).

14. Pidoco


Pidoco is rapid prototyping software where you can create rich interaction, a smart template system, design collaboratively and test on the fly. It is suitable for web, mobile and enterprise application. All your work will be stored in secure German data centers.
Price: Starts at $12 per month.

13. Jumpchart


Jumpchart can be used to quickly plan your website. You can create content, notes mockups, attachments, all in one place. It also lets you gather comments, feedback and there is an option to export your work to WordPress.
Price: Starts at $5 per month.

12. Balsamiq


Balsamiq is a rapid wireframing tool that improves your design by getting immediate and meaningful feedback. It is filled with tons of UI elements that help you build a user interface at the speed of thought. Furthermore, it supports real time collaboration, 3rd party extensions and custom icons.
Price: Get the software for $79 or subscribe web app at $12 per month.

11. Gliffy


Gliffy allows you to create professional looking flowcharts, UML diagrams, Org charts, network diagrams, sitemaps, Venn diagrams, technical drawing, mockups and more, direct from your browser.
Price: $4.95 per month.

10. Axure


Axure allows you to create interactive HTML mockups for websites and apps. Here you can quickly create wireframe with boxes, shapes, placeholders and text. You can also add colors, gradients, import images, semitransparent fills, and many other tools to work at the right fidelity for your website/application.
Price: Starts at $289 per license.

9. Appery


Appery is the first mobile platform that offers a cloud based rapid enterprise mobile app development environment. It comes with integrated back-end services, rich catalog of API plugins, drag-drop visual UI builder, powerful source code editor, instant app testing feature and much more.
Price: Starts at $25 dollar per month.

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8. Cacoo


Cacoo is a user friendly online tool that lets you create mind map, flowcharts, wireframes, network and UML diagrams. It supports real time collaboration, multiple sheet work as backgrounds & layers and unlimited undo(s).
Price: Starts at $4.95 per month.

7. Moqups


Moqups is a web app for creating wireframes, mockups and interactive prototypes. It is packed with 60+ handcrafted SVG stencils, comprehensive icon library, SSL communication and allows you to share your project via email, Google drive and Dropbox.
Price: Starts at $9 per month.

6. WireframeSketcher


WireframeSketcher allows you to quickly mockup your website, desktop and mobile application. Here you can create your own templates, icons and widgets. Every element is vector and looks great at any resolution. You can also use version control to work with your team and manage big prototypes.
Price: Starts at $89 per license.

5. Justinmind


Justinmind is all-in-one prototyping tool for web, mobile and Google glass apps. Here you can create your own widget, low fidelity wireframe and run different scenarios to verify and validate enterprise processes. It includes a handy collection of chart, menu, button and more.
Price: Starts at $29 per month or pay $228 for a year.

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4. Proto


Proto allows you to create fully interactive high fidelity prototypes for mobile app screen. Here you will find everything that you need to build a modern app. It includes numerous interaction, animations, UI libraries, touch & mouse event and multi-device testing feature.
Price: Starts at $24 per month.

3. UxPin


UxPin offers a complete tool kit of useful UI elements and patterns. It features an optimized workbench, version control & iteration, real time collaboration, editing & chat, inline annotations, responsive previews, intuitive interface rollouts, backup facility and much more.
Price: Starts at $12 per month.

2. InVision


InVision is a prototyping, collaboration and workflow platform. Here, you can quickly convert your design into beautiful, interactive prototype with transitions, gestures and animation for web, Android and iOS. Furthermore, it supports real time collaboration, seamless design communication, version control and synchronization of all your design files.
Price: Starts at $15 per month.

1. Creately


Creately is a fully featured desktop app for creating beautiful diagrams in no time. It allows you to design more than 50 types of diagram (with specialized features) with your colleagues or clients. Thousands of examples and libraries are already there to help you get started.
Price: Starts at $5 per month.

One more thing: Do not forget the traditional approach: Pen and Paper. Although there is no built-in element, but is there anything cheaper and quicker than this?

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Varun Kumar

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  • I’d like to add fluidui.com to the list, It’s a good tool for quickly making high or low fidelity prototypes for Android, iOS and desktop, it also has custom built libraries for wearables. Let us know how you get on.

    Eileen (from fluidui)