The Best Wireframe Tools of 2021

Best Wireframe Tools BadgeWe selected Miro as the top overall wireframe tool because its mobile app offers a variety of useful features, including editable digital notes, share boards, and comments. But if Miro is not a good fit for your needs, we’ve also reviewed nine other strong wireframe tool options for you to check out.

Top 10 Wireframe Tools to Try

How We Chose the Best Wireframe Apps

To determine the top 10 wireframe tools, we looked for useful features such as custom styling and built-in sharing. While this guide is a good place to start, you must consider what you specifically need from a wireframe mobile app in order to make the best decision.

Choose the wireframe app that’s right for you

There’s no one-size-fits-all wireframing solution. Each of the apps listed below in this guide will be a better fit for some users than others. While reading these reviews and making your decision, keep personal factors such as your budget and desired features in mind.

Creating wireframes on the go

Do you want to be able to create wireframes with your mobile device, or is that feature not important to you? Many mobile apps for wireframing will only allow you to preview or share designs that you created on your desktop, while others will allow you to draw new designs directly on your smartphone or tablet.

Our Wireframe Tool Reviews

Miro — Top Pick

Miro App feature

Download: Android | iOS

As mentioned above, many of the mobile apps offered by wireframe tool providers only allow you to preview designs that you created with the desktop version of their program. That’s far from the case with Miro. On smartphones, you can use Miro to scan post-it notes and convert them into editable digital notes, share boards publicly, or invite others to edit, and add or resolve comments. And with the tablet version of Miro, you can even create and edit wireframes directly in the app with a stylus.

Notable features:

  • Free mobile app
  • Support available: Help Center, Forum, Live Support, Tickets
Miro Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Feature-rich wireframe tool Smartphone version is somewhat limited
All mobile features included for free  

Adobe XD — Best Support

Adobe XD App feature

Download: Android | iOS

In addition to wireframing, Adobe XD offers features for animation and prototyping. This solution is an especially good option for those who are planning to collaborate with others, as it includes features such as comments, document history, private invites, and password protection. With this free app for Android and iOS, you can review what your Adobe XD designs look like on mobile devices. All users can upload designs from the cloud, while iOS users can also review design changes in real-time via USB. Also, the iOS version allows you to purchase 20 GB of additional storage space for $1.99.

Notable features:

  • Free version available
  • In-app purchases: $1.99
  • Support available: Chat, Forum, Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk
Adobe XD Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Variety of support options Mobile app only offers preview feature

UXPin Mirror — Best Performance

UXPin Mirror App feature

Download: Android | iOS

UXPin allows you to create prototypes with advanced interactions and animations, and it also includes features such as version history, stakeholder approval, and password-protected preview. The UXPin Mirror app, available on both Android and iOS, makes it easy to experience your design on mobile devices. Instead of connecting via USB or using a wireless network, you simply need to scan the QR code that’s displayed on the desktop version of UXPin to see the design on your mobile device. It’s also notable that UXPin Mirror is a relatively lightweight app, and their previews load exceptionally fast.

Notable features:

  • Free mobile app
  • Support available: Chat, Email, Training
UXPin Mirror Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Exceptional performance Mobile app only offers preview feature
All mobile features included for free  

Justinmind — Best for Offline Previews

Justinmind App feature

Download: Android | iOS

Some of the biggest tech companies in the world use Justinmind for their wireframing needs, including Google, Cisco, Verizon, and Adobe. Their drag-and-drop editor and library of interactive UI elements makes it easy to create custom wireframes from scratch with no coding required. Justinmind’s mobile app allows you to test fully functional prototypes and share prototypes over the cloud. And one of the biggest benefits of the Justinmind mobile app is that it works offline, so you’ll never need to worry about a sudden loss of connectivity ruining a prototype demonstration.

Notable features:

  • Free mobile app
  • Support available: Email, Tickets, Help Center
Justinmind Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Mobile app works offline Can’t draw wireframes in mobile app
All mobile features included for free  

Figma Mirror — Best for Reviewing Changes in Real-Time

Figma Mirror App feature

Download: Android | iOS

With Figma, you can turn static design files into interactive experiences. Their Smart Animate feature allows you to easily animate objects and create detailed transitions. You can also use animated GIFs to represent motion designs and video elements. And the Figma app allows you to check out live previews of the designs you create on the desktop version of Figma. There’s no need to connect via USB or use a particular Wi-Fi network, just log in to your Figma account and you’ll be able to see every edit made in real-time on your mobile device.

Notable features:

  • Free mobile app
  • Support available: Help Center, Forum, Online Chat, Email, Tickets
Figma Mirror Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
All mobile features included for free Mobile app only offers preview feature
Edits displayed in real-time  

Marvel — Best for Scanning Sketches

Marvel App feature

Download: Android | iOS

Do you prefer to create your first drafts of wireframes using pen and paper? If so, you should strongly consider Marvel. This app allows you to take pictures of multiple sketches drawn on a whiteboard, notebook paper, a napkin, or any other surface and link them together digitally. From the app, you can also share your prototypes over email, SMS, or Twitter. And everything is automatically backed up with a sync to Dropbox, so you won’t need to worry about losing any work.

Notable features:

  • Free mobile app
  • Support available: Help Center, Tickets, Online Chat
Marvel Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Scanning feature Can’t draw wireframes in mobile app
Collaboration tools  
All mobile features included for free  

OmniGraffle — Best Interface

OmniGraffle App feature

Download: iOS

OmniGraffle allows you to create mockups from scratch using a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. It’s not always easy to design a wireframe using the small screen of a mobile device, but OmniGraffle’s interface is especially intuitive. The app offers thousands of searchable objects for you to drag and drop into place, and there are built-in guides that make it easy to lay out the objects exactly how you want them. The only downside is that Android users will need to find another option.

Notable features:

  • 14-day free trial
  • In-app purchases: $12.49 – $119.99 per item
  • Support available: Email, Phone, Help, Downloads & Manuals, Videos
OmniGraffle Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Easy-to-use interface Not available on Android
Can create wireframes in the app  

Proto.io — Best for Recording Prototype Tests

Proto.io App feature

Download: Android | iOS

With 250+ UI components, 1,000+ templates, and 6,000+ digital assets (animated icons, stock images, sound effects, etc.), Proto.io certainly gives you everything you need to create custom wireframes. The Proto.io mobile app allows you to log in and access all the projects in your Proto.io account, and you can preview projects that are shared with you by others as well. Whenever you preview a design, the app will save the project to your device’s cache. This makes it possible to access the preview in the future even when you don’t have an internet connection. Proto.io also allows you to record and share your interactions with a prototype, which should improve collaboration.

Notable features:

  • Free mobile app
  • Support available: Online Chat, Help Center, Tickets, User Guide & Video Tutorials
Proto.io Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Ability to record interactions with prototypes Can’t draw wireframes in mobile app
All mobile features included for free  

Canva App feature

Download: Android | iOS

With over 100 million downloads on Android devices alone, Canva stands out as the most popular wireframe tool covered in this guide. This is the best option for users who plan to tackle other design projects in addition to wireframing. The features of this mobile app include photo editing, video editing, transition effects, a GIF maker, and a logo maker. You can also upgrade to a premium version of Canva to access even more features, such as a background remover, one-click graphics resize, and much more.

Notable features:

  • Free version available
  • In-app purchases: $1.49 – $119.99 per item
  • Support available: Help Center
Canva Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Wide range of design capabilities Some features cost extra

Microsoft Visio Viewer — Best for Office 365 Users

Microsoft Visio App feature

Download: iOS

Office 365’s Microsoft Visio is one of the most popular diagramming applications, and the Microsoft Visio Viewer app is a must-have for users of this platform. The mobile features include layers (revealing different visualizations of the same diagram), search (easily locates text within shapes), and share (sends diagrams to others as a link or an attachment). But it should be noted that this app is only available on iOS, so Android users will need to find another option.

Notable features:

  • Free mobile app
  • Support available: Phone, FAQs, Forum, Training, Chat, Knowledge Base
Microsoft Visio Viewer Pros & Cons
What we like What we don’t like
Variety of useful diagramming features Not available on Android

Wireframe Tools: Feature Summary Table

Wireframe Tools Comparison Table
App Mobile App Price Desktop Features
Miro — Top Pick Free X Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
X Auto Animation
✓ Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
Adobe XD — Best Support In-app purchases: $1.99 ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
✓ Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
UXPin Mirror — Best Performance Free ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
X Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
Justinmind — Best for Offline Previews Free ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
X Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
Figma Mirror — Best for Reviewing Changes in Real-Time Free ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
X Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
Marvel — Best for Scanning Sketches Free ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
X Auto Animation
X Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
OmniGraffle — Best Interface In-app purchases: $12.49 – $119.99 per item ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
X Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
Proto.io — Best for Recording Prototype Tests Free ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
✓ Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
Canva — Most Popular In-app purchases: $1.49 – $119.99 per item ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
✓ Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing
Microsoft Visio Viewer — Best for Office 365 Users Free ✓ Repeat Tool for Fast Design
✓ Custom Styling
✓ Auto Animation
X Creative Cloud Integration
✓ Built-In Sharing