User Experience Design · User Interface Design

Is there a shared UI/UX design software platform for those working remotely?

Alison Lewis CEO/Creative Director

February 21st, 2016

I there. I am using Illustrator right now to design of our UI/UX. I am working with someone remotely and wondered if there is an online or web app to make this easier and sharable so we are not passing a file back and forth. Any suggestions? 
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Sabin Hertanu Founder at Headed Ltd

February 21st, 2016

I always find the Sketch + InVision being the perfect combination for UI design and prototyping, where I use Balsamiq for quick wireframing.

Helen Adeosun

February 21st, 2016

Yes Alison best that I've found is Balsamiq a great Italian startup. I am sure those who are technical may have other ideas but we scoped out our platform with a staff working coast to coast.

Jackson Powell UI/UX Designer & Front End Developer

February 21st, 2016

UXPin is another solid prototyping tool. Great customer support.

Daniel Turner Interaction Designer, Xerox PARC

February 21st, 2016

Zeplin is good in conjunction with Sketch (which is rapidly displacing Illustrator). Though Balsamiq has myBalsamiq, which is a browser-based implementation -- and if you haven't fully tested your user experience, it's better to work with low-fidelity wireframes (easier to throw away bad ideas, when you realize actual users don't think the same as your do).

But the question is not which tool to use for sketching UX ideas, but if there's a way to collaborate better, without tossing files (and avoiding the file_final.sketch and file_final_finalthistime.sketch problem). You can prototype in InVision, but you can't create mockups in it. Axure has a steep learning curve and high price, but okay collaboration; on the other end, a browser-based tool like Cacoo can do basic wireframes in the browser and allows remote team members to view and edit the same thing in real time, collaboratively. 

Alison Lewis CEO/Creative Director

February 21st, 2016

Just as I wrote this my partner came over and said he found InVision. http://www.invisionapp.com/

Any other suggestions are helpful. Thanks!

Mona Patel CEO at Motivate Design and UXHires

February 22nd, 2016

Invision is awesome. We use Adobe Creative Cloud and Slack and it works great (with plugins like Hangout). 

Nikol Stein Product Builder (UX, AD, Design)

February 21st, 2016

I second Axure and UXPin. I don't like Invision mostly b/c I work in games and you are forced to have the status bar on mobile prototypes, which is a deal-breaker for me. 

Pranshu Sharma CTO at Care24

February 21st, 2016

Zepplin.io is a great platform for developers and designers to collaborate remotely.

Victor Shnayder Product Owner at edX

February 22nd, 2016

I'd suggest Invisionapp for review and discussion, shared Dropbox folder for the source files if multiple people need to edit them. I'm sure there are other good options out there too. Victor

Josh Kunin Founder at Waitlistr

February 22nd, 2016

We use Sketch saved to a shared Dropbox folder. Easy collaboration and keeps a history of changes.