4 Helpful Tools for UX & UI Designers

Nicole Krosnowski

Senior Designer

Imagine being a UI/UX designer without any tools. It would be like expecting an artist to paint without a paintbrush! Designers possess many skills and qualities, but they also rely on the right tools to do their jobs better.

The need for skilled designers is always growing. Part of being a skilled professional is knowing which tools and resources are available and how to efficiently use them. Below we share four helpful tools that UI/UX designers should understand to aid them in their projects.

1. Mason

Mason is a tool that allows you to create, change, and execute web and mobile features without having to mess with code. You can design software and digital features without having to work with prototypes or mockups.

Prototypes have their advantages, but not everything is favorable. For example, prototyping does not guarantee developer-ready designs and can result in costly overhead expenses. Between inspections, documentation, modifications, and maintenance, building digital product solutions can take months.

Thanks to Mason, you can create the experiences you want in minutes. Choose a pre-packaged solution and get things done quickly, whether it’s user registration, navigation, or content feeds. You can even edit directly in the Mason builder and publish changes in real time.

2. Visual Inspector

Visual Inspector lets you investigate and resolve website UI problems. Not only can you assess the issues but also discuss the findings with stakeholders in real time. No coding is required to make the changes, so try new styles or fix design problems immediately.

Another neat feature to Visual Inspector is that you can chat with stakeholders remotely. They can suggest new changes, reply to questions, or add new comments. This allows quick, efficient decisions to be made without disrupting the user experience. Plus, you can get lifetime access for just $49 for a limited time!

3. Creately

Creately is a diagram maker that offers more than 50 diagrams with specialized features. With thousands of examples and libraries, UX designers can go about their projects more efficiently. Using 1-click create, you may draw shapes for diagrams, flowcharts, wireframes, and more. The connectors and color themes are also pre-selected for beautiful, compelling designs. Additional features include real time communication, a full revision history, and online/offline usage.

4. PowerMockup

The last tool we want to share is PowerMockup. This mockup and wireframe tool kit works with PowerPoint. Although PowerPoint is capable of creating captivating presentations, interactive prototypes are not the same. Fortunately, you can use PowerMockup to introduce over 800 user interface elements to create screen prototypes of mobile, web and desktop apps.

Using PowerMockup is a breeze. The tool is added onto the library pane in your PowerPoint window. Click on it for access to hundreds of mockup shapes. You can find the ones that fit your presentation by doing a search and dragging and dropping them onto the slide. Custom shapes can also be created and shared with others.

These valuable tools will make your jobs as a UI/UX designer faster, easier, and more efficient. Try them out today if you haven’t already!

 
About the Author: Nicole Krosnowski

Nicole is a Designer at SEMGeeks. She is a Jersey girl who loves to “go down the shore” and spend her time at the beach. Nicole is a creative thinker, fueled by iced coffee and innovation. She loves to stay up to date with the latest trends in fashion and technology and uses this as design inspiration. With experience in web design, digital design and advertising, she approaches each project with a designer’s careful eye and a marketer’s strategic thought process.

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