Framer
Framer

88
8
24
Origami
Origami

25
0
7
Add tool

Framer vs Origami: What are the differences?

Framer: Turn static mockups into prototypes with animation & interaction. 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; Origami: A free design prototyping toolkit for Quartz Composer. 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.

Framer and Origami can be primarily classified as "Mobile Prototyping & Interaction Design" tools.

Some of the features offered by Framer are:

  • Generate assets out of Photoshop to set up new projects.
  • Animate any layer in 3D space with spring physics and bezier curves.
  • Hardware accelerated for high frame rates, based on CSS transforms.

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

  • Switch- Toggles between on and off and remembers its current state.
  • Scroll- Lets you allow the user to scroll an image.
  • Bouncy Animation- Animate a changing value with a bouncy spring.

"Great for prototyping" is the primary reason why developers consider Framer over the competitors, whereas "Free" was stated as the key factor in picking Origami.

Framer and Origami are both open source tools. Framer with 5.45K GitHub stars and 506 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Origami with 3.35K GitHub stars and 467 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Framer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 27 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Origami, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

What is Framer?

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.

What is 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.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Framer?
Why do developers choose Origami?
What are the cons of using Framer?
What are the cons of using Origami?
    Be the first to leave a con
      Be the first to leave a con
      What companies use Framer?
      What companies use Origami?
      What are some alternatives to Framer and Origami?
      Sketch
      Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
      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 lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
      Adobe XD
      A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
      Lottie
      Lottie is a mobile library for Android and iOS that parses Adobe After Effects animations exported as json with Bodymovin and renders them natively on mobile!
      See all alternatives
      What tools integrate with Framer?
      What tools integrate with Origami?
        No integrations found
          No integrations found
          Decisions about Framer and Origami
          No stack decisions found
          Interest over time
          Reviews of Framer and Origami
          No reviews found
          How developers use Framer and Origami
          Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
          AmericanBibleSociety uses FramerFramer

          [$99 One time purchase] We are currently learning Framer.js so that we can improve our rapid prototyping capabilites.

          How much does Framer cost?
          How much does Origami cost?
          Pricing unavailable
          Pricing unavailable
          News about Framer
          More news
          News about Origami
          More news