Justinmind is a prototyping tool for web and mobile apps, letting teams test out the design of their projects before they ever start coding.
- Create detailed prototypes using a basic drag and drop wireframe interface
- Supported by a library of existing components and elements
- Easy to implement and highly versatile collaborative sharing
- Offers a free plan for casual users as well as a free trial for professionals
- Provides more detailed and meaningful mobile prototyping than many of its competitors
- The widget and features library is relatively small
- Lack of meaningful documentation
When creating a new application, the tension between designers and engineers can sometimes seem palpable. Communication is key, but the lack of technical expertise on the part of many designers and the need for programmers to have a more structured design to properly realize a vision can make things difficult. Justinmind allows designers to create interactive and meaningful prototypes of web and mobile apps so that their development teams have a concrete and visually appealing proof of concept for each project. Justinmind eschews the complications that come from learning how to write code with a more simplistic drag and drop interface. While the final product won't display all the bells and whistles your clients can expect from the finished product, it does allow you to create a pretty robust visualization of the application in action. The interface uses templates to speed up the process and give designers a place to start. These mimic many of the most popular UIs in existence, but the option is also there to create your own template from scratch. When dealing with a complicated application, this provides you with the means to establish variations on your central theme without having to restart from scratch. The existing templates are highly customizable, so you won't have to worry about your final results looking too close to a competing app. Thousands of existing elements are available, mimicking the style and aesthetic of iOS, Android, and web components, simplifying the process of mocking up multiple app variations for multiple devices, and users can create their own custom UI libraries from scratch. Justinmind integrates with a range of major design programs like Illustrator, Sketch, and Photoshop. The ability to create drag and drop screens is well implemented, but it's only a portion of what Justinmind does. Their objective is to create prototypes that accurately reflect the demands of your application, and they manage to accomplish this through the inclusion of a number of dynamic effects. A dynamic workflow structure allows you to create prototypes that are effectively linked, so your design team will be able to understand how each component of your app is supposed to interact with each others, and the whole package comes supported with an impressive depth of functions that simulate the effects of web and mobile apps. You have an immense amount of control over how your users will interact with your app by assigning specific responses to varieties of mobile gestures, and these can be altered for each component in your prototype's workflow. These are further complemented by the inclusion of web interactions and effects. Everything from outboard linking to zooming to variables are included, offering a range of functionality without having to know a single coding principle. Collaboration is also made simple with Justinmind. Your prototypes can be shared on any device or browser, and you can set rules for who can comment on or edit the existing content.