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I know it's been talked about a lot on here already. I've done searches and read through the archives and found some good info, but the choices out there these days are overwhelming.
In short, I need to speed up my wireframing process. I currently use Photoshop because that's all I know, but it's not very efficient.
I'm looking for a simple wireframing tool/app that allows me to efficiently create layouts that can be exported and shared as jpgs or PDFs. No need for click-through interactivity or full-on prototyping. A limited scope of features would be ideal, because I don't need anything fancy and I want something with a quick learning curve.
I've heard really good things about Sketch. Should I switch to that for wireframing? I know it's not a wireframing tool, per se, but if it would speed up my process I'm game.
I've tried UXPin briefly, but I wasn't that into it. Maybe I need to give it more time?
Any other recommendations?
One thing I noticed... so many of these tools are web-based.
Does anyone use desktop software for this stuff anymore? I often do my best work when I turn off wifi and restrict myself from any distractions.
step away from the computer
Try Sketch or Omnigraffle.
using sketch and omni right now.
Sketch for my wire frames... omni for my user flow map.
Sketch gets better the more you learn it. The exporting options are the best, you can save entire artboards or individual page elements... and Saving elements as reusable symbols goes a long way. The text styling is precious too.
I've used UXpin and illustrator for wireframing, but I think Sketch has won me over.
Thanks guys. Giving Sketch a go this afternoon. So far I'm enjoying all of the auto-snapping and alignment that makes throwing together a wireframe faster and more accurate.
Any wireframe kits or template that you recommend?
Just wanted to update everyone...
I've been Sketching it up for about a month now and I'm not going back to Photoshop for this process any time soon. In fact, I'm probably going to wind up doing as much design work within Sketch that I can get away with.
The way it quickly aligns elements and it's multiple artboards are a real game changer, and the 2X export feature is great for taking retina into account. (I know PS has some of this stuff now, but I've been using CS6.)
It definitely feels like a faster and more nimble process than Photoshop.
I used to try out all the latest and greatest apps.. not anymore we use a wacom and illustrator to build out wireframes.
axure or bust