The best free online wireframing and prototyping tools

Wireframes and prototypes are one of the most popular ways of communicating between team members or other stakeholders. Whatever is your role in the process of creating a digital product, you can use those methods to quickly visualise your ideas. But not always there’s an Axure or Visio license around and sometimes paper sketches are just not convenient enough to use remotely. How about some free online wireframing tools you can use in your browser and not worry about licenses or scanning sketches?

InVision

With InVision you can quickly turn your designs into interactive prototypes. The tools is focused on easy collaboration and getting feedback on your designs, whether from team members or from your respondents. Tons of great feeatures, including importing .psd, .ai. or .sketch files and integration with Dropbox, Basecamp, Trello, Slack, Flowdock or HipChat.

Moqups

A simple, intuitive HTML5-based app which allows you to build interactive prototypes by building them in the app or creating hotspots on predesigned projects. The free plan allows you to have 2 projects going at a time, limited to 300 objects.

Marvel

You can create a Marvel account using your dropbox and sync your PSD files in order to update them automatically. An awesome and convenient way to prototype your interfaces.

Wireframe.cc

A simple web-based tool allowing you to quickly express your design ideas using point-and-click interactions. Multiple device views and grid settings make prototyping in wireframe.cc much easier. Having your design stored in a unique URL, you can easily share it with your team.

Mockflow

Among other plans, the free one gives you a 1 GB storage space which is certainly enough, even if you plan to mock up a gallery. Numerous components and access to MockStore – their design library are certainly the strengths of Mockflow.

Almost free

When thinking of a tool you will use in your everyday work, an expense of 10-30$ doesn’t sound excessive. That’s why you might want to look at paid tools such as Proto.io, UXPin or Cacoo. Better keep an eye on UXPin, which has been gaining more and more traction recently, becoming a serious Axure alternative. Constantly upgraded, packed with features and reliable is what you can get for as little as $15/month. Of course the three paid tools I mentioned above allow you to test them for at least 15 days.

Now don’t waste your time! Go and design awesome interfaces!