If you are an app designer and are looking for UI and UX features and tools to make your design team work faster than ever, this list is for you. The tools listed here combine recently released software and classic tools that have undergone significant improvements or upgrades:
1. Vonn Mobile Design Kit and UI
When you create your first Android application with Vonn’s mobile design kit and UI, you will be amazed by how quickly you can get great results. Creating an app with this kit is a swift and straight forward process as Vonn is compatible with the Google Materials Design Guide. Thanks to its ability to create stunning applications, full of bright colors and intelligent animations, the Vonn kit is one of the best design creation materials currently available in the market.
The first design steps in the tool are easy. You have over 100 drag-and- drop objects at your disposal and several models that can be opened with Adobe Photoshop. From that point on, creating your application is very easy.
UserTesting provides an innovative testing approach for your website, application or prototype. It includes videos of people viewing or using what you created. You can use UserTesting to test your prototypes or applications on iOS and Android devices using one or more of the pre-configured tests, or do so by creating your own tests. Metrics are provided to help you evaluate your progress or the performance of your end product.
Ceros is a powerful content creation tool for designers and marketers. It enables easy creation of content such as infographics, e-books, microsites, magazines, banners and other media. Even with Ceros performance metrics, you can analyze how viewers engage with your content on a granular level.
4. Kit Ace iOS 8 Mobile UI
The Ace iOS Mobile UI Kit is highly organized and comes ready to use in the form of eight mock ups for iOS application projects to show off to customers. No need to spend half a day trying to figure out how the kit works; the learning curve of the kit is so smooth that you will be up and running in no time. The toolkit allows you to create more than 1,000 different applications.
PickFu is a scrapbooking service. You create questions with a set of possible responses and send it to selected users who will answer the survey. You can use this service to get comments and suggestions from users about anything from prototype and application quality to content use and documentation. PickFu provides unbiased and detailed data about the audience and demographic that answered, giving you an objective viewpoint that will help you take the right decisions for your business.
Picktorial is an image editor that guarantees professional, clear and intuitive quality. Available for Mac, the program has some interesting features like conversion in RAW and a real-time editor.
7. Omni Group
OmniGroup is a set of tools for iOS development. It includes OmniGraffle, which is a powerful tool for creating anything from sketches to wireframes. If you are a professional application developer, the Pro version of OmniGraffle will be what you want, it adds animation and automated features to your design. OmniFocus and OmniPlan are great tools for task management and planning larger projects, and both are also part of this toolkit.
Marvel provides a quick and easy way to create interactive prototypes, and it is free! All you need to get started is a Dropbox account, then log in, and start building your prototype, while using Dropbox Sync to iterate your design. Your Dropbox account is the ideal source for sharing your ideas and projects with other users. You have nothing to lose so give Marvel a try if you are looking for an easy approach to prototyping.
Firefly is a UX tool that may well fit into the toolbox of any app developer. It does everything you would expect a collaborative tool to do, but also includes several additional features that really make this tool stand out. It is easy to lose control of the configuration when designing a product through rapid prototyping. Firefly’s design management function prevents this from happening. With Firefly, you can upload the information you want to share, receive feedback and edit in real-time, maintaining version control in the process which makes it an ideal tool for large teams.
InVision’s basic functions and capabilities are not very different from many other UI and UX tools on the market. What sets it apart is its ease of use. You cannot sit back and let it do all the work, but turning static screens into clickable, interactive prototypes, by dragging and dropping makes InVision extremely easy and frees you from problems. The task management and collaboration capabilities built into this tool are equally impressive.