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Balsamiq vs InVision: What are the differences?

Developers describe Balsamiq as "Rapid wireframing tool that helps you work faster & smarter". Balsamiq Mockups is a web tool that allows users to mock up different designs and ideas quickly and easily. Balsamic Mockups is similar to drawing mockups, but it is digital. On the other hand, InVision is detailed as "Prototyping & Collaboration For Design Teams". InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.

Balsamiq can be classified as a tool in the "Wireframing" category, while InVision is grouped under "Interactive Mockups".

Some of the features offered by Balsamiq are:

  • Low-Fi Sketch Wireframes
  • Click-Through Prototypes
  • UI Components & Icons

On the other hand, InVision provides the following key features:

  • Quickly link up your UX sketches, digital wireframes and even high-fidelity designs to share with your team.
  • Send out a link to load your project in a browser, present it in-person, or sms your project direct to a mobile device for an instant touchable demo.
  • Threaded comments connect to a specific point on-screen and double up as to-dos.

"Useful mockups", "Easy to use" and "Very useful & simple" are the key factors why developers consider Balsamiq; whereas "Collaborative", "Simple" and "Pretty" are the primary reasons why InVision is favored.

StackShare, Salesforce, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use InVision, whereas Balsamiq is used by Salesforce, SendGrid, and Tesla Motors. InVision has a broader approval, being mentioned in 979 company stacks & 353 developers stacks; compared to Balsamiq, which is listed in 177 company stacks and 63 developer stacks.

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What is Balsamiq?

Balsamiq Mockups is a web tool that allows users to mock up different designs and ideas quickly and easily. Balsamic Mockups is similar to drawing mockups, but it is digital

What is InVision?

InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
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      Reviews of Balsamiq and InVision
      Review ofInVisionInVision

      I really like InVision. They're great for dumping a bunch of sketches on and showing someone else your ideas super easily. I highly recommend them for prototyping apps (plus they work on mobile!).

      How developers use Balsamiq and InVision
      Avatar of Sparks42 GmbH
      Sparks42 GmbH uses InVisionInVision

      We use zeplin as an interface between designers, developers and stakeholders for sharing, improving and discussing designs

      Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
      AmericanBibleSociety uses BalsamiqBalsamiq

      [One time purchase] Sketch and Invision have taken this slot but this is a nice down and dirty wireframing tool.

      Avatar of Antoine Praet
      Antoine Praet uses InVisionInVision

      Mainly for the Mobile Application. Invision is an awesome tool for fast prototyping, especially on mobile devices.

      Avatar of INDAGO Project
      INDAGO Project uses InVisionInVision

      Since we are fully distributed team, we must use these kinds of tools for collaboration. This one is used for UI/UX

      Avatar of Markus Gebka
      Markus Gebka uses InVisionInVision

      I used the free version some time ago since the paid version is barely affordable as a business in germany.

      Avatar of TruFlow Design
      TruFlow Design uses InVisionInVision

      Another way we help show you from the very beginning what things may look like, and make changes accordingly.

      Avatar of TruFlow Design
      TruFlow Design uses BalsamiqBalsamiq

      One of the ways we help bring your vision together, and stay on the same page from the very beginning.

      Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
      Ana Phi Sancho uses BalsamiqBalsamiq

      Fast, cross-platform software for wireframes, mockups and prototypes.

      Avatar of douglasresende
      douglasresende uses BalsamiqBalsamiq

      To create mockups and organize my ideas.

      Avatar of Shi Minjie
      Shi Minjie uses BalsamiqBalsamiq

      Quick wire-framing without (any) details

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