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Alternatives to Framer

Sketch, Figma, InVision, Adobe XD, and Origami are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Framer.
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What is Framer and what are its top alternatives?

Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation.
Framer is a tool in the Mobile Prototyping & Interaction Design Tools category of a tech stack.
Framer is an open source tool with 5.6K GitHub stars and 513 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Framer's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Framer

  • Sketch

    Sketch

    Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles. ...

  • Figma

    Figma

    Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools. ...

  • InVision

    InVision

    InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision. ...

  • Adobe XD

    Adobe XD

    A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps. ...

  • Origami

    Origami

    Origami is a free toolkit for Quartz Composer—created by the Facebook Design team—that makes interactive design prototyping easy and doesn’t require programming. ...

  • ProtoPie

    ProtoPie

    It is the easiest tool used to turn your UI/UX design ideas into highly interactive prototypes for mobile, desktop, web, all the way to IoT. ProtoPie runs on macOS & Windows and the player app is on iOS and Android. ...

  • Principle

    Principle

    It makes it easy to design animated and interactive user interfaces. Whether you're designing the flow of a multi-screen app, or new interactions and animations, it helps you create designs that look and feel amazing. ...

  • Webflow

    Webflow

    Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included! ...

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Sketch

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PROS OF SKETCH
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    Lightweight alternative to Photoshop
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    Mirror designs on mobile devices
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    Reusable elements/components
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    Vector
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    Plugins for everything
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    Real-time design preview on iOS devices
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    Constant updates
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    Thought for UI design
CONS OF SKETCH
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    Not for Windows
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    Horrible for slide presentations

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Priit Kaasik
Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 416K views

How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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Figma

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The collaborative interface design tool.
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PROS OF FIGMA
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    Web-based application
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    Intuitive interface and perfect collaboration
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    Works on both Mac and Windows
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    Free software
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    Works on multiple OS's
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    Interactive, event-based prototypes
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    Great plugins, easy to extend
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    Imports Sketch files
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    Large community, tutorials, documentation
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    Hands done the best design tool for collaboration!
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    Highly Collaborative
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    No more syncing between Sketch and InVision
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    Prototyping, design files and comments all in one place
CONS OF FIGMA
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    Limited Export options

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The tool we use for editing UI is React Storybook. It is the perfect place to make sure your work aligns with designs to the pixel across breakpoints. You get fast hot module reloading and a couple checkboxes to enable/disable browser features like Flexbox.

The only tricks I apply to Storybook are loading the stories with the mock data we’ve extracted from the API. If your mock data really covers all the various various possible states for your UI, you are good to go. Beyond that, if you have alternative states you want to account for, perhaps loading or error states, you can add them in manually.

This is the crux of the matter for Storybook. This file is entirely generated from Yeoman (discussed below), and it delivers the examples from the Alps Journey by default. getSectionsFromJourney() just filters the sections.

One other hack you’ll notice is that I added a pair of divs to bookend my component vertically, since Storybook renders with whitespace around the component. That is fine for buttons or UI with borders, but it’s hard to tell precisely where your component starts and ends, so I hacked them in there.

Since we are talking about how all these fabulous tools work so well together to help you be productive, can I just say what a delight it is to work on UI with Zeplin or Figma side by side with Storybook. Digging into UI in this abstract way takes all the chaos of this madcap world away one breakpoint at a time, and in that quiet realm, you are good down to the pixel every time.

To supply Storybook and our unit tests with realistic mock data, we want to extract the mock data directly from our Shared Development Environment. As with codegen, even a small change in a query fragment should also trigger many small changes in mock data. And here, similarly, the hard part is tackled entirely by Apollo CLI, and you can stitch it together with your own code in no time.

Coming back to Zeplin and Figma briefly, they're both built to allow engineers to extract content directly to facilitate product development.

Extracting the copy for an entire paragraph is as simple as selecting the content in Zeplin and clicking the “copy” icon in the Content section of the sidebar. In the case of Zeplin, images can be extracted by selecting and clicking the “download” icon in the Assets section of the sidebar.

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Lucas Litton
Director of Strategy at DigitalSignal · | 1 upvote · 76.7K views

We chose Figma because of the collaboration aspect of it. We are able to work as a team to create designs for web apps, mobile apps, and alike. After creating our designs in Figma we start exporting the assets and designs over to Webflow and Supernova.

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InVision

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Prototyping & Collaboration For Design Teams
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PROS OF INVISION
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    Collaborative
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    Simple
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    Pretty
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    Quick
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    Works with lots of devices
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    Free
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    Cool for remote team prototyping
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    It revolutionized the way I share work with clients
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    Legendary customer support
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    Dropbox Integration
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    Collaboration
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    Easy
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    Rapid Prototyping
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    LiveShare
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    They are always improving the product suite
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    Allows for a comprehensive workflow
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    Annotation
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    Beautiful UI
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    Brings mockups to life
CONS OF INVISION
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    Priit Kaasik
    Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 416K views

    How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

    It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

    This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

    Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

    We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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    Adobe XD

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    UX/UI design and collaboration tool
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    PROS OF ADOBE XD
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      Free
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      Reusable elements/components
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      Vector
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      Interactive Prototypes
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      Clean Design
    • 4
      Imports Sketch files
    CONS OF ADOBE XD
    • 2
      No dark theme

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    Hi, I'm a web designer. I need to convert files to HTML5 to transfer them to a developer. I know the Adobe XD software really well, I also heard about Zeplin. What software do you recommend working with? Is Zeplin better than XD?

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    Adobe XD

    I want to create a prototype for a location-based AR. Mobile app. Is Adobe XD a good place to start, then build in ProtoPie - will this allow the AR integration? I am a bit lost. Please help.

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    Origami

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    A free design prototyping toolkit for Quartz Composer
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    PROS OF ORIGAMI
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      Free
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      Visualize animations and transitions
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      The Awesomeness
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      ProtoPie

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        Prototypes are very interactive, realistic and advanced
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        Very easy to learn and use
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        I want to create a prototype for a location-based AR. Mobile app. Is Adobe XD a good place to start, then build in ProtoPie - will this allow the AR integration? I am a bit lost. Please help.

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        Principle

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            Webflow

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            PROS OF WEBFLOW
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              Interactions and Animations
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              Builds clean code in the background
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              Free plan
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              Simple
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              Prototype
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              Built on web standards
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              I would like to build a community-based customer review platform for a niche industry where users can sign up for a forum, as well as post detailed reviews of their experience with a company/product, including a rating system for pre-selected features. Something like niche.com or areavibes.com with curated information/data, ratings, reviews, and comparison functionalities.

              Is this possible to build using no-code tools? I have read about the possibility of using Webflow with Memberstack, Airtable, and Elfsight through Zapier / Integromat, which may allow for good design and functionality. Is it possible with Bubble or Bildr?

              I have no problems with a bit of a learning curve as long as what I want is possible. Since I have 0 coding experience, I am not sure how to go about it.

              Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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              Khalid Joharji
              Business Developer at Joharji MVPs · | 6 upvotes · 104.6K views
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              So I've been working as a freelancer building websites using Wordpress, limiting myself to available templates and customizing it (drag and drop no code involvement) and blending between plugins to get the requirements as much as possible. and I have spent my day job doing everything related to web portals (business case, business plans, marketing, back-office operations, project management, product management) but never got my hands into code yet. I heard of zero-code solutions such as Bubble and Webflow and I would like to be able to develop an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) to launch those ideas quickly to make sure that I make some sales before we invest into building a state of the art app.

              Those MVPs are a struggle since most of it has its own unique processes therefore WordPress doesn't come in handy most of the time. This is where Bubble and Webflow come to the fore. Before I start my journey to learn one of these tools, where I imagine I will spend weeks to months learning, I need to know which road I should take while I am standing at the crossroads.

              Objective: 1- Build MVPs with unique workflows to secure sales and transactions to confirm the product is viable

              Requirements: 1- No coding knowledge required 2- Drag and drop workflows 3- Can use RTL (right to left) and build websites in Arabic 4- Cost-effective 5- High-quality online courses (free/paid) are available

              Your advice is much appreciated.

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