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Prototyping Tools by Mind Map: Prototyping Tools
5.0 stars - 9 reviews range from 0 to 5

Prototyping Tools

Low Fidelity

Wireframes

Desktop/Online Tools, Meetup Group Focused, Balsamiq, Tutorials, iOS6 tutorials - 6 - Balsamiq (Mockups & Sketches), How to wireframe using Balsamiq Mockups, Linking Mockups Together, Mockups Tips and Trick, Chapter 1: Working with Controls, Nakee, Video, Others Recommended from the Web, WireframeSketcher, SOFTANDGUI (Hybrid), Moqups, Pencil Project, Mockingbird, Mockups.me, iPhonemockup, Mockup Builder, Samples, Pidoco, ForeUI, ClickDummy, Website Specific, MockFlow, HotGloo, JumpChart, UXPin, Free (Very Simple), Wireframe.cc, RWD Wireframes, Framebox (Very Simple), Microsoft Powerpoint, Tutorials (Coming Soon), Adobe Fireworks, Tutorials (Coming Soon)

Mobile/Tablet Tools, iOS, Blueprint, AppCooker, Mockups.me, Android, Mockups.me

Wireframes, as the lowest fidelity prototype, allow you to create a blueprint, a starting point - a kind of outline for the design and development of your mobile app or web solution.

Mid Fidelity

Mockups

Tools, Meetup Group Focused, Adobe Photoshop, UI Kits, TitanUI (Free UI Kits), Flat UI, 70 Beautiful Free PSD UI Kits of 2013, UI-Cloud, Free UI Kits, Web UI Kits (Can be used for Mobile as Well), PixelKit (Premium), Tutorials (Coming Soon), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, Fireworks wireframe templates for iPad & iPhone

Mockups are mid-fidelity prototypes that illustrate more detailed representations of your mobile app or web solution. Mockups can be a standalone illustration, layered or other type of image; or mockups could be combined as a series of image, bundled together to represent a set of screens, features and/or functions.

High Fidelity Prototypes

Let's Call Them Prototypes

Tools, Meetup Group Focused, Proto.io, Axure, AppGyver, Invision, Framer, Divshot, Other Online Tools, codiqa, Interesting, Solidify, Concept.ly, Indigo Studio, Realizer (Hybrid), eightshapes, Website Specific, Protytype (Beta)

High-fidelity prototypes, for a better name, are the ultimate graphical and interactive representation of a mobile app or web solution. These types of prototypes have all the details of mockups, but combine interactivity, like wireframes. This allows for walking through and testing a prototype that looks and feels like a real mobile app or website.

Distinguishing between mockups, wireframes, and prototypes can tough because they have been identified as each other many times over. From the most basic form of prototyping, sketches, to using the latest digital tools, the detail, quality and interaction is measured by it's fidelity. Fidelity comes in three flavors -low, medium, and high. Distinguishing between mockups, wireframes, and prototypes can tough because they have been identified as each other many times over. From the most basic form of prototyping, sketches, to using the latest digital tools, the detail, quality and interaction is measured by it's fidelity. Fidelity comes in three flavors -low, medium, and high.

Flowcharts

Lovely Charts

Checkout the iPad version

Lucid Chart

Inspiration

PTTNS.com

Beautiful Pixels

Articles

Wireframe tool comparison: MockFlow vs Axure vs Balsamiq

Inspiring UI Wireframe Sketches

Other Tools

Paper Templates

Free, iPhone 3-up Wireframe 8X11, iPad Template, iPhone & iPad printable sketching templates, Free Printable Sketching, Wireframing and Note-Taking PDF Templates

Premium, iOS, iPhone Sketch Pad, iPhone Sticky Pad, Great for Wireframing on a Dry Erase Board or Wall., iPad Sketchbook, Android, Android Phone Sketch Pad, Android Tablet Sketch Pad, Windows, Windows Phone Sketch Pad, Windows 8 Sketch Pad, Browser, Browser Sketch Pad, Browser Sticky Pad, Great for Wireframing on a Dry Erase Board or Wall.

Stencils

iOS, iPhone, iPad

Android, Android Phone, Android Stencil Kit, Android Stencil Kit - Donut, Android Tablet, Android Tablet Stencil Kit

Windows, Windows Phone Stencil Kit, Windows 8 Stencil Kit

Browser, Website Stencil Kit, Browser Whiteboard Stencil

Quick Framer Stencil Kit

User Flow Stencil Kit

Google Chrome Stencil

T-Shirts

Adobe Fireworks wireframe templates for iPad & iPhone