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5 Best UX/UI Design Prototyping Tools for Windows

Nov 29, 2017

Looking for the Best Prototyping Tool for Windows?

Still, looking for the best prototyping tool that can turn your ideas into visual prototypes to the fullest as an experienced product interaction UI/UX designer on your Windows 7/8/10 computer? Or still, searching for a top Windows prototyping program for practicing and improving yourself as a beginner? No worry! In order to solve such problems, 5 best prototyping tools for Windows users will be introduced here and hope you can find the one that suits you the best here:

1. Axure RP

Compatibility: Windows and Mac


Free Trial - 30 days 

Pro - $29/month, Team -$49/month, Enterprise -$99/month

Axure RP is a professional and all-in-one windows prototyping tool often recommended and used by most experienced UX designers thanks to its powerful functions, like exporting visualized conditional flow, adding vivid animations and data-driven interactions, and completing a team project, etc. And it can help edit a project to the very super details.

However, with a very professional interface, it is also a little bit tricky for people who are not familiar with its over professional features and complicated operations.

So, it is more suitable for an experienced UX designer, not a beginner, to design and create a sophisticated and professional prototype with Axure.

2. Mockplus

Compatibility: Windows and Mac


Basic- free forever

Pro- $119/year 

Perpetual - $239/year (Pay once for a lifetime deal and no additional fees charged)

Mockplus is a free, easy, and fast prototyping tool that especially offers a windows version for Windows 7, 8, 10, and Vista users. With over 200 components, 3000 icons, 8 previewing and sharing ways, and other powerful functions, this windows version bring every user a much easier and faster experience to create and edit an interactive prototype project.

Moreover, recently, its newly released version with Team Collaboration, Repeater, Auto Data Fill, Mind Map Design Mode, and far more features, also offer users a much easier, smoother, and more pleasant experience.

Hence, Mockplus is much better for a beginner or experienced UI/UX designer who wants to transform his ideas into visual, beautiful and interactive prototypes with ease and fast speed.

3. Justinmind

Compatibility: Windows and Mac


Free Trial -30 days

Pro -$19/month

Justinmind is an easy-to-use windows prototyping tool for a mobile phone app. With this desktop tool installed on a Windows PC, a UX/UI designer can freely and easily make a special Android or iOS mobile phone application prototype without any coding.

So, this desktop prototyping tool is a nice choice for a designer who wants to edit and finish a mobile phone app prototyping project.

4. Balsamiq

Compatibility: Windows and Mac


Free Trial - 30 days 

A Solo User License for 2 projects -$9/month

Multi-User License -start at $49/month for 20 projects

As a simple and fast wireframing tool, Balsamiq allows UX/UI designers to reproduce the experiences ofsketching on a whiteboard by using a computer, and its Quick Add function also allows you to drag and drop acomponent with ease.

However, it is much better for a designer to sketch a draft out according to his flashing ideas quickly, not making a vivid, beautiful and pleasant prototyping project.


Compatibility: online

Price: A Single User License for 5 projects- $24/month

Unlike all prototyping tools mentioned above, is a cloud-based online tool and can help complete all prototyping processes online without any downloading and installing. And, in this aspect, it is workable both on a Windows and Mac OS.

If you do have such needs and do not want to download or install any software on your Windows 7/8/10 computer/desktop, this also could be worth trying.


Therefore, if you are a beginner who has learned UX/UI design for a really short time, while trying to choose a proper windows prototyping tool, the easy and fast Mockplus would be better for you. If you are an experienced UI/UX designer, Axure or Mockplus would be a good choice. If you are trying to complete a special mobile phone app prototype, you can give Justinmind a chance. If you need to catch your flashing ideas and want to draw the prototype draft quickly, Balsamiq would offer you a pleasant experience. Of course, if you only want to complete designing and editing a prototyping project online, would be nice. In short, hope you can find the best one for your windows computer after reading this article.

Snow Hu

In-house writer, who loves reading and is enthusiastic about web design. She is always cheerful and never gives up.