Which is the best tool out there for creating prototypes and wireframes ? I am going to purchase a new computer and was wondering whether i should choose the Windows OS or iOS - given the fact that there are many tools that work seamlessly with Mac.
Currently I am using the trial version of UXPin and Balsamiq. Thanks!
When I started learning how to do wire-framing to one of the app that I was designing " Healthy eating for diabetic patients" I tried several application. I am using windows and I can summarize my experience as follow :
You can use [Balsamique] for Low-Fid wirframe or sketching out an Idea of the app. 1
Photoshop CC for High-Fid, mockup of the app. I love Photoshop since they have already added artboard feature which is meant for App/web Designers. Also Photoshop cc helps you to export your final work to Invision to do your Usability testing and share your prototype with users.
illustrator : You can use it to create User-Flow and Tasks-Flow of your app.
By the end of this year, Adobe will release a new tool called " Adobe Experience Design CC" They have already released A beta-version on Mac-OS.
I am not a Mac-OS user, thus I will share what I did. I installed Mac-OS on virtual box so that I can use Sketch 3. It's great application made easy for non-designers and you can get your Low-Fid and High-Fid design in matter of days. It also helps you to create your own custom icons and many more. I love the community this software has and in there you can find alot of free resources and create idea of different application.
Every tool has its advantages and disadvantages. I suggest you visit this site, and choose from there. There you can choose your tool depending on your project needs, and it has great reviews of the wireframe tools.