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What industry standard tools are there for UI designers?


Tegra - February 13, 2020 - 0 comments

What industry standard tools are there for UI designers?

🎮 What industry standard tools are there for UI designers?

Courtesy of @millionframes

Let me answer this question for you!

Choosing right tools for UI design. It doesn’t matter if you’re a windows user or a mac user.

This post targets all those confused minds and young designers. I just wanted to show them how many different options are there. Also windows users sometimes feel little intimidated when asked about what tool do they use to design. I want them to know that if they use Adobe 😆 then that is also great. Your skill defines your designs not the tools. I achieve my desired results by using different tools and I am set to master one for each task rather using every tool. Hope this list saves them time and reasearch 🙂

1️⃣ Design Tools
2️⃣ Userflow Tools
3️⃣ Rapid Prototyping Tools
4️⃣ Interaction/Animation Tools
5️⃣ Collaboration & Handoff Tools

What tools do I use?

Design in Sketch
Prototype & Interaction in Principle for Mac
Animation in After Effects
Collaboration in Invision
Handoff in Zeplin

Will I be changing anything? Yes, I might shift to handing off designs from Invision directly.

Let me know if you have questions about design, animation or interactions in the comments below and don’t forget to share this post with others.

Important Tips!  Tools doesn't define your ability to be a great designer, your dedication does. 
It doesn't matter whether you're a windows user 
or a mac user. 
Mastering one tool is enough to conquer the world. Don't run behind each and every tool.

Important Tips!

  • Tools doesn’t define your ability to be a great designer, your dedication does.
  • It doesn’t matter whether you’re a windows user or a mac user.
  • Mastering one tool is enough to conquer the world. Don’t run behind each and every tool.
What type of tools do you need?  There are tools for designing interfaces, creating a user flow, rapid prototyping, interactions & animations and collaboration. 
Design Userflows Rapid Prototype 
Animations Collaboration  Developer Handoff

What type of tools do you need?

There are tools for designing interfaces, creating a user flow, rapid prototyping, interactions & animations and collaboration.
Design Userflows Rapid Prototype
Animations Collaboration Developer Handoff

Let's talk about Design Tools  Win User 
Adobe XD Invision Studio Figma 
Aashish Kumar millionframes.com  Mac User 
Sketch App Invision Studio Framer

Let’s talk about Design Tools

Win User

  • Adobe XD
  • Invision Studio
  • Figma

Mac User

  • Sketch App
  • Invision Studio
  • Framer
Let's talk about User flow Tools  Win User 
*Overflow for windows will be out soon. 
Mac User 
Overflow  Overflow is a tool to create an app flow using diagrams. It is very easy and quick to use compared to other design tools.

Let’s talk about User flow Tools

Win User
*Overflow for windows will be out soon.

Mac User
Overflow

Overflow is a tool to create an app flow using diagrams. It is very easy and quick to use compared to other design tools.

Let's talk about Rapid Prototyping Tools  Win User 
Adobe XD Invision Studio Figma Protopie 
Aashish Kumar millionframes.com 
Mac User 
Invision Studio Principle Framer Protopie Tools sorted by ease of usage from low to high

Let’s talk about Rapid Prototyping Tools

Win User

  • Adobe XD
  • Invision
  • Studio
  • Figma
  • Protopie


Mac User

  • Invision Studio
  • Principle
  • Framer
  • Protopie

Tools sorted by ease of usage from low to high

Let's talk about Animation Tools  Win User 
Adobe XD Invision Studio Adobe After Effects Figma Protopie  Mac User 
Principle Invision Studio Adobe After Effects Framer Protopie  Tools sorted by ease of usage from low to high

Let’s talk about Animation Tools

Win User

  • Adobe XD
  • Invision Studio
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Figma
  • Protopie

Mac User

  • Principle
  • Invision Studio
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Framer
  • Protopie

Tools sorted by ease of usage from low to high

Let's talk about Collaboration & Handoff Tools  Win User  Zeplin Adobe XD Invision Studio Figma  Mac User  Zeplin Invision Studio Figma Sketch for Teams (Beta)

Let’s talk about Collaboration & Handoff Tools

Win User

  • Zeplin
  • Adobe XD
  • Invision Studio
  • Figma

Mac User

  • Zeplin
  • Invision Studio
  • Figma
  • Sketch for Teams (Beta)
Let's talk about What to use finally?  Win User  Mac User  Design in Adobe XD or Invision Sketch or Invision Prototype in Adobe XD Principle or Invision Animation in Invision or AE AE Handoff in Zeplin or Invision Zeplin or Invision One Tool for all Invision or Figma Invision or Figma

Let’s talk about What to use finally?

Win User

Design in Adobe XD or Invision
Prototype in Adobe XD
Animation in Invision or AE
Handoff in Zeplin or Invision
One Tool for all Invision or Figma

Mac User

Design in Sketch or Invision
Prototype in Principle or Invision
Animation in AE
Handoff in Zeplin or Invision
One Tool for all Invision or Figma

Bonus — 4 tools that may be useful in your designer way:

Crello — the simplest online image editor. A simple but powerful tool to create awesome designs for any social media format — posts, covers, graphics, and posters using the best software on the web. It’s easy! A lot of animated designs.
Webflow — all-in-one web design tool that allows users to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually.
Funnelytics — an incredible tool that helps you build the best marketing funnel mapping.
Flowkit — allows designers to create frighteningly fast user flows within Sketch and Figma.

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