Free Balsamiq Wireframes Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes is Pencil Project, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes are Figma (Freemium), Penpot (Free, Open Source), Moqups (Freemium) and Mockup Designer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 21, 2021

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


      It's Discontinued and no longer maintained.

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      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  almost 6 years ago

      All needed in, easy to use, stabel.
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

      No possibility to export to html.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      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
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      vikram_sjn Quite good and lots options, and still free
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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

    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Mockup Designer, built with Backbone, Backbone-LocalStorage and Html2Canvas, is a super-easy-to-use mockup tool that uses the local storage of your browser as its backend. However the data layer is loosely coupled, so you can integrate with any RESTful API or any Backend service.
      Most users think Mockup Designer is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.

    5. Origami Studio is a free design tool built by Facebook designers for creating interactive UI prototypes. An elegant, layer-based interface allows designers to repaidly create prototypes with layers, build interactions and then share them with others.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Apple TV
      • Apple Messages
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      With the Marvel design platform, access all the core functionality you need to build digital products - wireframe, prototype and generate design specs in one place. Design anything, anywhere.
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      Marvel vs Balsamiq Wireframes opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Marvel is still a legitimate alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      No an alternative. Marvel is made for making prototypes interactive. Hence it's complementary but not an alternative
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      These are completely different apps. You need to upload designs into Marvel and then make them interactive while in Balsamiq you create mockups from existing components.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

    6. STUDIO lets you easily design & publish websites from scratch without writing any code. With the option of starting from a blank canvas, wireframe or template, you are free to unleash your creativity.
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    7. Wireflow is free, online, open source, real-time collaborative tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Online tool for creating mockups in the browser. Use your browser’s save function to save the file (just html for view only, complete save for an editable version) or export to codepen for others to view.
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