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13 Best Free WireFrame Tools and Mockup Templates

Wireframe tools can be a boon to project managers who like to showcase their work before it even started. Showcasing a coded website or developed mobile app to your clients is literally not possible. A wireframing tool can help you design a mockup website theme in a matter of minutes with drag and drog of website elements to the application workspace. You even have control over the final export with exporting to pdf , png or sharing online is easily possible as well.

Online wireframe applications has become more powerful with great user interface allowing us to create a blueprint in no time. The features set doesn’t end there either as you can even find bootstrap libraries, basic shapes, website elements etc on almost all apps here. Stay tuned for more wireframe tools designed for online working which we will introduce here soon.

Showcasing a design in low fidelity wireframes to unique high fidelity prototypes is essential for impressing clients in any firm. With the power of modern day free online wireframe tools you can create prototypes utilizing the big set of web element libraries and clean user interface these online apps offer. Some online applications allow only a free trial recently but it is worth choosing them if you find them very useful.

Executing a design before live coding means having a clear picture of what we are aiming for at the end of that particular project. These tools are just designed to accomplish this thing so that we can focus on a specific task at hand. While adjustments are always required even for a well planned project you have complete control of your saved project so editing anytime is possible. Visual presentation of website pages will interest your employer or your clients. So take your time to check out these amazing wireframe tools.

Lovely Charts – Online Wireframe Tool

Lovely Charts is easy to use free online wireframing tool which can be accessed with free registration. The projects are saved online only but you can export the whole chart on to a png or jpg file to show the final wireframe design to your clients. This tool is built to create prototypes fast and nothing else. The library for wireframe may be very less when compared to other apps but you can utilize other library elements in the application which is available in symbols, flowcharts etc.

Import icons, your own symbols, images etc to this web app via import symbols option and i think its pretty cool to have this feature. One of the other feature is the tools option in the sidebar where you can choose two options one is to drag and drop elements, move objects around the chart and the other is to draw a connect line to the designed wireframe elements. Everything you need for a standard online and free wireframing application is integrated into lovely charts app. Try it today.

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NinjaMock

A completely free tool for personal use with all mockup  features you can get your hands on. You must subscribe to the application if you are doing commercial projects and its worth every penny. Project template can be chosen regarding the type of mockup you are trying to build. Everything from mobile app design to website design is possible with this online web application.

Beautiful hand drawn sketches of website elements can be found here as well. Sharing a link of the mockup or exporting to PDF and PNG from the project list page can be done easily. Once your wireframe design is complete you can prototype the whole thing as required in a suitable mobile device which i think will surely impress you.

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Gliffy

Register for free to start using this web application for creating cool mockups in any browser and share with anyone. Export to jpg, png and svg in seconds and create professional-quality flowcharts, Org charts, UML diagrams, Network diagrams, Wireframes, Technical drawings and more.

A 14 day free trail exist on this app which is a surprise. Either ways i found this tool very useful with large set of libraries for modern website design as well. Lets you Drag and drop the elements, use keyboard shortcuts like cut, copy, paste etc to speed up the work.

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UXPin

Too awesome web application which only has 30 day free trail but you will start using it since it has the best features for any wire framing tool available online today. Finalize the work at the end of the day with a high fidelity solid prototyping features on this web app.

The elements library has a huge set of ui elements to play around with. Starting with bootstrap widgets, flat ui kit, semantic ui, iPhone ui, Google glass ui etc there are even more libraries included with this online wireframe tool which looks like never ending saga.

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MockFlow – Online Wireframe Tool

Mockflow is a simple website wireframe tool which lets you create blueprints, mockups of websites like drupal, WordPress, mockup app wireframe, software GUI in a matter of minutes. Adding a new project in mockflow wireframe tool is pretty easy as you can choose between web, mobile and theme based options. Showcase your everyday mobile app wireframe projects now easily with mockflow.

Exporting the completed projects can be done in multiple formats starting with pdf, html, powerpoint, high quality png files etc. This tool has the largest library of  mock-up which can be useful for blueprint of your next project in style. Free version allows one project to be saved and edited.

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Balsamiq Mockups – Offline and Online Tool

Balsamiq wireframe tool is available for download to all operating systems. It also provides a web mockup application for online wireframe project creation provided by Balsamic team. A trial version is available for 7 days to test this software by yourself.

This tool is much more focused on website mockup with good features ranging from charts to accordion tabs and much more. Export file as PDF, PNG or clipboard element.

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MockingBird Wireframe Online Tool

This online application allows a free plan with 1 project and 10 pages. A website wireframe tool essential for creating mock-ups for website with all web elements in one place. Share your mocks with your friends and export them to psd or png files as you like.

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Minimal Wireframe Tool _ Online Tool

This wireframe tool is build for super fast mockup creation online. Start creating your simple projects with this online tool for desktop browser, mobiles, tablet with pre defined templates.  The final output is also saved online and you will end up with a link of your project which you can share with your colleagues.

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WireframeSketcher

This is a mobile app wireframe tool that is designed to help manage projects for developers, designers or project managers. It can be downloaded for desktop as this software is available for all operating system and for a trial period of 14 days.

Supports Android, ios, windows and even web wireframe templates to be created very easily. Drag and drop web elements to the workspace to create your own custom mock-up design. Exporting templates is possible in multiple formats like pdf, images or even online sharing has been made much easier with these software.

So far my favorite wireframing tool as creating complex sketches is possible with ease in this application. Download free stencils provided by the creator which allows even more elements to play around with mobile apps.

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Justinmind – Free WireFraming Prototyper

As it claims this wireframe prototyper is rich in features and provides a completely free lite edition for project management. Create unlimited projects, pages and this offline tool provides interactive widget selection for android, ios and ipad apps along with web apps.

Export to PDF and images with options for online storage of 10MB. Emulate mobile devices depending on your prototype requirements. Software is supported for all windows and mac OS.

Impressive stimulation of mobile – ipad applications, online store for websites and much more is possible making this tool a heavy arsenal for wireframe prototype users. Definitely a must have as it is free.

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Axure – Wireframe Software Tool

Wireframing, prototyping options to create your designs before making live code is possible with Axure. With wireframe support for mobiles, websites, tablets this tool can be perfect for project management of your latest projects. The tutorials for Axure are very precise and you will be able to master the whole tool in no time.

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JumpChart

Manage Design, content, notes or any resources project with ease with jumpchart online tool.

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FrameBox – Online WireFrame Tool

A minmail wireframe tool with little features which might catch your interest. The project  is saved online and a link is provided to view the project next time.

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Let us know if you have used any of these and recommend any other great free wireframe tools for our subscribers.

About Allie Kingsley

Allie Kingsley is a social media manager for designscrazed. She is crazy about new gadgets and up to date with latest technology trends. Use comments to notify any issues you are facing.

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23 comments

  1. Marcy White

    Lucidchart is a great option! Their wireframe design tool is awesome! You can check it out at https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/wireframe-design-tool

  2. Clemence

    Hello, if you want to make a wireframe offline with your favorite tools discoures http://say-ui.com It’s an ultimate add-on library for any UI/UX interface designer, ai or project manager. Available on Adobe Indesign CS5.5/CC, Illustrator CS5.5/CC, Photoshop CS5.5/CC (Mac & PC) & Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2011 (Mac & PC). Best regards. Clemence.

  3. Andrew Micallef

    If you want to start free and an easy to use wireframe tool try SnapUp by http://www.QuickFocus.com

    • pravinkumar

      Your link is not available. Is it working or not ?

  4. Corbin Links

    Excellent — and timely — article. Nicely layout, really useful comparisons. Thank you!

    You covered a number of “non-usual” suspects, many such as Axure and Framework I hadn’t seen before. Based on your suggestions, I ended up with Mockflow. It was wicked fast to set up, easy to use, and had me mocking up a new project within 20 minutes.


    Best regards,
    Corbin

  5. Sarah N.

    Has anyone used Lumzy.com? I’ve been using it for the last couple weeks, and what seems to set it apart is the simulation (where my users can actually click on buttons and dropdowns and change values) – it’s very cool!!!

  6. Shalin

    I think http://creately.com should be on this list as well. its a online diagram and collaboration software that supports some awesome looking wireframes. Thanks

  7. Vish

    Does any one has comparison of Axure, InDesign & Justinmind?

    I am not sure…. which one to go for…

    My choices are 1- Axure 2- Justinmind and 3 indesign….

    But at work place my manager need comparison… between these three.

    Pls help.

  8. Jeff Williams

    Good info. However, a free trial for X days is not free software.

  9. eileen

    Hi, I’d like to suggest adding FluidUI.com to the list as a great mobile wireframing tool with comprehensive widget libraries for all of the major platforms, it’s easy to learn and you can make low and high fidelity mockups then share or test on your own device.

    Here’s a link to the editor where you can try it out for free: https://www.fluidui.com/editor/live/

  10. Julien

    Hi,

    I would like to suggest alouka.com (https://www.alouka.com) as well. I am the author of this mockup and wireframing tool and it is available as an online or offline tool.

    Feedback welcome.

  11. Jongde

    Hello, guys!
    As for the wireframe design tool, I would like strongly to recommend you to consider a new one just came into being recent days. Yes, it is MOCKPLUS, an adequate all-in-one tool which allows you to create prototypes for any mobile apps, desktop apps and web apps. In addition, free version is also available. Just try it out and give your feedback kindly:http://www.mockplus.com/

  12. Jenny P

    Hi Allie!
    My favorite mockup tools in your list are “Axure – Wireframe Software Tool” and “Balsamiq Mockups – Offline and Online Tool” – I use them both. Another thing to try is Mobrise http://mobirise.com/ – great for rapid website prototyping and free.

  13. Grace

    Yes, Mockplus is really a cool prototyping tool that allows you design in a creative way. It’s adoring features such as easy, simple, no coding, no programming, and lots of built-in components and icons did help me a lot! It let me finish my work before the deadline and inspire me many creative ideas. Sincerely recommend you guys to try it out. By the way, it’s free to try.

    Visit here for more details: http://www.mockplus.com/

    • Helen

      I have already try Mockplus about 2 weeks ago. It works fine and I like it. Good job.

  14. Preston Pierce

    I personally prefer Wireframe.cc since it offers a really great mockups of minimalistic designs. This one is best for iOS8 app development as iOS8 mostly has flat minimal designs. Although it’s shame wireframe does not support online collaboration. It would have really helped me and my team.

    http://www.logoping.co.uk/
    Preston

  15. Jay

    Thanks a lot for sharing this useful collection. While, I would like to suggest another simple yet powerful wireframe design tool: http://www.mockplus.com/event/upgrade. You guys could kindly give it a try to see if it is suitable for you.

  16. anthony

    very useful thanks

  17. Shibu

    Hello All,
    I just started working with Visio to make my first wireframes.

    I was looking for a wireframe tool to:
    – Install on my Mac OS X machine, make my wireframes on the Mac and then move them to my office computer which is a Windows 7 Enterprise.

    – Draw wireframes for both Desktop and mobile applications

    A free tool would be great, but I wouldn’t mind paying for the tool if it satisfies at least the first criterion above (portability between Mac OS X and Windows 7 Enterprise).

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    ~Shibu.

  18. Micheal D

    I have worded on Fireworks and my experience was really amazing Shibu. You should go for it, it’s simple, creative and easy to work.

    http://www.thelogonow.com/

  19. Amir

    Thanks for the detailed post.
    I have been using several tools for some years now as part of my product manager tasks to clarify features and requirements with clients, designers and developers.

    I personally like the simplicity and power of using Pencil tool. I’ve even created a Udemy course on how to use it. For those interested use the following link for a discount coupon to the course:

    https://www.udemy.com/wireframing/?couponCode=DEVS10

  20. Anne

    I think Mockplus should be on the list as well. A very easy to use prototyping tool: http://www.mockplus.com/features

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