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Balsamiq Wireframes is described as 'rapid low-fidelity UI wireframing tool that reproduces the experience of sketching on a notepad or whiteboard, but using a computer' and is a very popular Wireframing tool in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Pencil Project, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Balsamiq Wireframes are Figma, Penpot, Adobe XD and OmniGraffle.

Balsamiq Wireframes alternatives are mainly Prototyping Tools but may also be UI Design Tools or Wireframing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Balsamiq Wireframes.
This page was last updated Jun 8, 2022
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Balsamiq Wireframes is a rapid low-fidelity UI wireframing tool that reproduces the experience of sketching on a notepad or...

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  1. Pencil is a standalone app that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

    Discontinued

    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

    Pencil Project vs Balsamiq Wireframes opinions
    Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.

    It's ok as an alternative, but it fails in creating interactive wireframes

    Top positive comment  over 6 years ago
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    It's a simple cross-platform tool, but with minimal necessary set of features:

    • really cross-platform
    • good collections of shapes, which seems are extendable
    • export to various formats
    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    No possibility to export to html.

    Top negative comment  about 3 years ago
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    All needed in, easy to use, stabel.

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    Quite good and lots options, and still free

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  2. Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping tool which is primarily web-based, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications for macOS and Windows.

    Most users think Figma is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.


  3. Penpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

  4. Adobe XD (Experience Design) is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

    Adobe XD vs Balsamiq Wireframes opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Adobe XD is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.

    Only allows you to view prototypes not create them

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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  5. OmniGraffle

    • Mac
    • iPad

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click.



  6. Whimsical is a collaborative visual workspace for creating flowcharts, wireframes, virtual sticky notes, and more!.

  7. Axure RP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Sketch

    Axure RP is the leading tool for rapidly creating wireframes, prototypes and specifications for applications and web sites.

  8. Framer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    Framer combines the power of code with the ease of visual editing. Prototype beautiful microinteractions or realistic apps. It’s time to design with development in mind.

  9. Moqups

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Moqups is an all-in-one online design platform that's smart, simple and fast. Go from diagrams to wireframes and prototypes without switching apps or updating across platforms.

  10. Wireflow is free, online, real-time collaborative, open source tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.

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