What to use instead of Axure?March 5, 2018 at 2:29pm
Most of the time I use Sketch + InVision to create prototypes, but sometimes I need more, like keyboard input, dynamic text and variables to store user actions. Axure was my tool of choice for that, but it's like their feature set hasn't changed in years. Other tools have made huge steps to support a component-based approach and creating specs from designs (Sketch + Zeplin <3 ). It seems like a waste of time to use Axure now as a primary tool for defining a design.
What has come in its place?
April 16, 2018 at 2:29pm
April 18, 2018 at 3:21pm
I use Figma it has integration with framer as well but I am not sure it records/ stores user interactions.( If you want that for presentation purposes you can always record the whole design using screen recording) Another shoutout to https://www.sketchapp.com.
April 20, 2018 at 3:04am
October 12, 2019 at 3:31am
Months later… Atomic.io is now an exclusive beta (I think it was available a year ago, not sure though). Figma: recently tried it, didn't appear to offer variables or complex interactions. Sketch Cloud: Also doesn't offer variables. Key benefit is that it simplifies simple prototype workflow, updating elements is easier than exporting to another tool.
October 16, 2019 at 4:53pm
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March 13, 2020 at 1:57am
I work primarily with Figma, but advanced prototypes simply are painful to try to recreate. Take a look to UXPin it's a great product, has conditional behavior, states, text inputs, components, real time collaboration and cross platform support.