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What Are the 5 Best Web-based UX Design Tools?

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In the fast-changing world of UX tools, only the time and ability of the tools to fit into these changes makes the tools proven and up-to-date. Here is our shortlist of the best web-based UX design tools both for beginners and seasoned designers.

If you are a beginner in UX design, it will be better for you to pick up the tools which libraries have many templates, so it is easy to create. No coding and no design from scratch are also the points to keep in mind when choosing a tool for a beginner UX designer.

Figma

  • Nice to the newbies
  • Native design
  • No useless tools for a junior UX designer

A user-friendly and native instrument that is very good to start with. Figma has a big library of templates, which is very comfortable to work with for a beginner. Also, you can share the whiteboard with your team or the superior.

Also, there are many tutorials on Figma:

Check on these courses to learn more.

Proto

  • Many integrations
  • Great design
  • Free trial
  • Good for beginners

Proto.io is a prototyping tool for a UX designer that doesn't require building designs from scratch. The drag and drop interface is very comfortable to use and understand for the newbies.

There is a wide range of effects, icons, pics, emojis in the libraries of Proto, as well as the templates and layouts. So, to understand how the mechanics of UX design works, it is a perfect pick for one more reason – a free version. Also, you can do wireframing with Proto, and many more to create a UX design. The service enables you to build prototypes with small user-interactions. It also has a handy feature of commenting and collaborative work.

Mockplus

  • Simple and understandable design
  • No need to code
  • Many integrations

This is the robust design system for designers' collaboration, prototyping, and designing. Mockplus has a wide range of services such as design systems, cloud, and management systems. Mockplus has many integrations with Sketch, Figma, PS/XD and many more which makes the process of designing pleasant and comfortable.

The tool enables a designer to create lo-fi prototypes. The great library of UI components allows you to create interactive prototypes. There you can test your idea with UX research, which is a handy way to spend time effectively.

Adobe XD

  • Good for pros
  • Has a wide range of useful tools
  • Has lots of integrations

Adobe XD is a very popular prototyping tool that allows a designer to create elements and animate transitions between them. There is an uncomfortable this about the tools is that you and your colleague can't work on one document simultaneously. Adobe XD has a free plan for the users who want to try the tool. If you've decided to make XD a part of your routine work, it costs $9.99 per month.

FlowMapp

  • Free plan
  • Native design
  • No useless tools and user-friendly toolbar
  • Lots of integrations

We believe that our tool is one of the best on the market. We are fans of UX design and made a tool that we use ourselves, that use our colleagues and competitors. Another 200,000 companies and designers around the world think the same!

Summary

To know how to utilize tools and create frameworks, a UX designer needs a user-friendly design instrument. When choosing one first think of what kind of user you are: beginner, middle, or an experienced designer.

The variety of the features will depend on it: from creating a design from scratch or coding to editing templates. Remember that each tool requires a certain amount of time to get used to it, so be patient and stay tuned!

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