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Free Balsamiq Wireframes Alternatives

The best free alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes is Pencil Project, which is also 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, Penpot, Wireflow and Framer.

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.
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    Pencil Project

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    • PortableApps.com
    79 alternatives to Pencil Project 

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

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    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

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    Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.
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    It's ok as an alternative, but it fails in creating interactive wireframes

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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
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    No possibility to export to html.

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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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    Figma

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    68 alternatives to Figma 

    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. The Figma Mirror companion apps for Android and iOS allow viewing Figma prototypes in real-time on mobile...

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    1.  Support for LayersFigma supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Transitions EffectsFigma allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    3.  File VersioningFigma has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Auto LayoutFigma supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFigma can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Figma
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Figma simultaneously.
    9.  Automatic AlignmentFigma lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
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    Penpot

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    • Self-Hosted
    104 alternatives to Penpot 

    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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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Wireflow

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    114 alternatives to Wireflow 

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

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wireflow simultaneously.
    2.  Kanban BoardWireflow allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
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    Framer

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    41 alternatives to Framer 

    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.

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    1.  Design handoffView and share snippets of generated code and design specs from your design in Framer
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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      mydraft.cc

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      67 alternatives to mydraft.cc 

      Open source wireframing tool written in typescript, react and redux.

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      Moqups

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      79 alternatives to Moqups 

      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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      1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Moqups simultaneously.
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        Penpot Desktop

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        19 alternatives to Penpot Desktop 

        A desktop Penpot app for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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        1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
        2.  Dark ModePenpot Desktop supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
        3.  Color PickerPenpot Desktop allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
        4.  Works OfflinePenpot Desktop can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
        5.  No Coding RequiredPenpot Desktop can be used without an coding or programming skills.
        6.  Ad-freePenpot Desktop doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
        7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot Desktop simultaneously.
        8.  Support for LayersPenpot Desktop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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          Origami Studio

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          48 alternatives to Origami Studio 

          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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          quickMockup

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          22 alternatives to quickMockup 

          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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