Best 15 Software for UI UX Design

Best 15 Software for UI UX Design


December, 14 2021

Today we will go into together to learn the best free UI design softwareused by designers and programmers in web design and development!


UX Design Tools for Beginners

Figma

Figma is a platform that brings together many powerful features for designers and increases productivity for designers. It makes easy for you to create website templates by providing many useful tools such as enabling user-interactive UIs, creating UI animations, adding visual effects, etc. Respond when user hovers or clicks on an element in a web page, automatically optimizes web design on mobile screens...

There are also some points that I really like about this design tool, which is that I can immediately share the web design template through the sharing link, allowing to create comments (comments) on the prototype (web design template). ), can be integrated with other design tools... For the free version you can:

  • Used for 3 design projects
  • Allow 2 designers to use it
  • Unlimited storage
  • unlimited views

 Figma

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AdobeXD

AdobeXD is a tool that makes it easy for UX designers to create interactive user experiences for websites and mobile apps. It allows you to divide your web design pattern into smaller components that can be used for different projects (to reduce repetition). In addition, it also offers more than 200 plugins to help you automate your design and increase your productivity many times over. Some notable strengths of this tool are that it can be combined well with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, allowing to create components to apply many different projects, create 3D transforms for objects, controllable Check and preview prototypes on iOS and Android...

For personal use, you can download it completely free for computers with macOS and Windows operating systems. However, there are some inconveniences that the tool does not support Vietnamese (the default version will be English), for windows operating systems, it must be Windows 10 (64-bit) versions - Version 1803 ( build 10.0.17134) or later, for macOS it's macOS X v10.14 or later!

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Lorem Picsum

In the process of web design, we often use lorem ipsum as a kind of illustrative text (replacing content not yet in the website) to build and display better layouts. So for images, is there a way to use illustrations like lorem ipsum?

That is the Lorem Picsum tool. With the main task is to help you create illustrations> random for the site using the link:
https://picsum.photos/200/300.
Also it has some other useful features. such as blur mode, grayscale for images, provide API for image information...

 Lorem Picsum

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MockPlus

MockPlus is a tool that helps you create prototypes for websites in a simple, fast and smart way that includes many features such as:

  • Built-in icons and components: Provides over 200 pre-designed component templates, 3000+ Vector icons for web, android, and IOS make it faster to build designs.
  • Easily set up your own UI component libraries. Also you can create interactions for component through using and modifying some of the built-in components such as checkboxes, pop-ups, scroll boxes…
  • Set state for components like hover, focus, active, click, selected…
  • Always can preview your website design while designing, can test prototype on various devices such as iPhone, iPad and Android.
  • Can export (export) HTML file with all effects based on your web design.

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Webflow

Webflow is a tool to help designers build and edit websites professionally through visualizing HTML, CSS3 and Javascript features. In addition, a strong point that I like about it is that it allows to create complex animation effects with many features without having to care about code. Allows you to manually add data to your web page, either from a CSV or an API.

With the free version you can:

  • Build 2 projects
  • Full set of features for web design
  • 100 hours for online courses
  • Publishable on webflow.io

 Webflow

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Smartmockups

Usually, when you finish designing a website, it is not easy for customers to see it as responsive on many different device screens. Therefore, mockups were born with the main task of bringing the image of the web prototype to be displayed on different device screens. With Smartmockups tool, You just need to download the image of the web design template or provide the URL of the website, and this tool will immediately create a mockup based on the data you provide. To understand better, see the mockup image of my web version:

 Smartmockups

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Pixlr

Pixlr is a fast and easy free online image editing tool right in the browser. In addition, it also provides many more AI tools to help reduce your design and work process significantly. It also supports exporting many popular files such as PSD, PXD, JPEG, PNG, Webp, SVG… Some of the highlights that I quite like about this tool are removing the background for images with just one click of the mouse...

 Pixlr

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CleverBrush

CleverBrush is an online tool that allows you to quickly and easily edit vectors right in your web browser. It also supports most browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. One thing I especially like about this tool is that it has sample libraries for social media posts, greetings, greeting cards...

 CleverBrush

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MindMup

MindMup helps you create amazing mind maps while also increasing the focus on design ideas, eliminating other annoying components through the use of the minimalist interface of the company. tool. In addition, it also has some features that I find quite cool and useful:

  • There are many shortcuts to increase work efficiency
  • Convert easily to PDF, Powerpoint...
  • Can be stored online on Google Drive and managed by Google App.
  • Can be published and shared online.

 MindMup

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Gravit Designer

Gravit Designer is a full-featured free tool for app design that works on all platforms today, such as Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS. In my opinion, its features are quite easy to learn for beginners and it also provides many free online materials for us to more easily access. What I like most about this tool is the service that allows to store design projects directly in the cloud with about 500Mb for the free version. In addition, it allows you to export projects in many formats such as PNG, JPG, PDF, SVG and PDF (72 to 150 DPI).

 Gravit Designer

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Whimsical

Whimsical is a tool to help you design websites and apps faster and better by providing many accompanying libraries to set up elements in web pages such as buttons, input, check boxes... Design templates on many different device screens (desktop, tablet, iPhone, Android), can set up many members to work on a project and the edits will be changed in real time. In addition, it also has a huge amount of icons to help you easily choose the right one for your website project. For the free version, you will be allowed to create 4 projects, if you want to create unlimited, you can subscribe to the premium version for $ 12 / month.

 Whimsical

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Zeplin

Zeplin is a tool to help increase cooperation between programmers (developer) and designers (designer) in the process of building and developing websites and apps. Its strength in design is that you can transfer your website's template to many programs like Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop CC without changing anything on the design template. As for programming, Zeplin will automatically generate the corresponding HTML and CSS codes based on the provided web and app design templates. What I like most about it is that it can be combined with many popular tools such as Slack, Trello, Jira... With the free version, you will be able to create a project, and if you want to upgrade, you can consider the Starter version for about $ 17 / month.

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Cloudconvert

Cloudconvert is an online tool that helps you to quickly and easily convert file formats such as images, video, audio, CAD, vector, document... The web version is completely free, and if you want to apply the tool to your web or app project, you can use its API for about $8/month.

 Cloudconvert

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Invision

Invision is a powerful tool for creating prototypes for websites and apps. Some of its outstanding features are allowing you to animate and interact with components without having to add any lines of code, being able to get direct feedback from users, building links with other components. More design tools... With the free version, you will be able to create up to 3 projects with unlimited public space, if you want to create more projects, you can use the pro plan for about $7.95/month.

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Octopus

Octopus is a tool that helps you build a website structure (sitemap) in the form of a visualization that makes it easy for customers to understand the flow of your website. In addition, it also provides export feature to many different formats such as PDF, PNG, TXT, XML. Support quick file sharing for customers and team members. With the free version, you will be able to create up to 1 project, if you want to create more projects, you can use the pro plan for about 7$/month.

 Octopus

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