9 Best Free Tools for UI/UX Designers in 2022
If you are a UI/UX designer and want some best free tools for UI/UX designing work then don’t worry.
Because in this article I will share and discuss the #9 best free UI/UX design tool.
The UI/UX design field is one of the fastest-growing fields, this field has a growth rate of 18% last year in America and is in the 14th position in high-paying jobs in America as per CNNMoney report.
And this will tend to grow more every year, because as we all know that online business is growing rapidly.
Therefore people want to take their business online, and for that, they need a website to get their business online.
Also, they want there to stand out as unique from their competitors.
And for that, the website design also plays an important role in differentiating your business from its competitors/UX
It’s clear that UI/UX design field is really in demand right now, and will be more in near future.
So now let’s discuss that which are the best free tools for UI/UX design.
If you have some experience in the UI design field then you might have heard of this tool. This is one of the best and most used free tools in web and app designing.
Figma also has some pricing options, but believe me, the free plan is more than enough for you as a complete beginner or even if you are an intermediate.
You can use it for wireframing, prototyping, and collaborations. Also, many freelancers use this tool and many clients also ask their freelancers to work on Figma.
One of the best features of Figma is that you can use it on any desktop device as it is a website tool, so you just need to visit Figma to create a free account, and start creating your projects on it.
So, this is one of the options for you to create some interesting stuff in the UI/UX field.
Just like Figma or you can say the best alternative to Figma, Justinmind is also an amazing free tool for you to create awesome UI designs.
The only thing that you choose Figma over Justinmind is the software that you will need to download and install on your system.
But again it doesn’t matter as you are getting it free of cost. So you definitely give it a try and choose the best suitable option for you.
Miro is also a good option for you as it is also a free website tool just like Figma, so you don’t need to worry about downloading and installing it on your device.
It’s a really good tool for creating wireframing, prototyping, presentations, and collaborations with your client or team.
One of the good features I personally like about Miro is it also has a video chat option where you can easily connect with your clients or team members.
Just like the above two mentioned tools, InVison is again a free open-source tool that you can use for your UI/UX design projects.
It is also a website tool that can easily access on any browser, so you don’t need to worry about any downloading or installation too.
Just like the above-mentioned tools you can create wireframes, prototypes, collaborations, and other diagrams for free.
Webflow is also a good and free option available for you especially if you need to design a website.
It will help you in creating a custom design website with any coding, just like the above-mentioned tools you can also collaborate and share your projects with your clients and teams.
Framer is also a great online tool that you can use for your UI/UX work.
Same as Figma, InVision & Justinmind, you can use Framer on any browser and create online designs, prototypes, web frames, flow charts, and mind maps.
One of the best things I personally like about this tool is that it is best for creating great prototypes, one more thing you can do is create your designs on Figma and import it to Framer with the “Framer Copy Paste plugin” easily.
So till now, these were the best free tools that are available to use a free plan forever, but now we will see other well-known paid tools with free trial options.
You might have heard of this tool too, Sketch is also one of the most popular tools among UI/UX designers.
And I would say one of the best UI/UX tools as it has every features that a UI/UX designer needs like wireframing, prototyping, collaborating, and much more.
But it also has some limitations like it’s only available for MAC users, and also a paid tool that costs you $9/month or $99/year.
But it offers a 30-day free trial so you can definitely give it a try if you are a MAC user.
Well, talking about UI/UX design tools without saying anything about Adobe XD? sounds odd.
Obviously, this is my 1st priority for creating any UI wireframes, prototypes, or collaborations.
But the only thing that will resist you if you are a complete beginner in this field is its pricing which starts from $9.99/month.
While you can use its 30-days trial version too just like Sketch, and after that continue to use it if you can afford it.
Axure RP is again an amazing UI/UX tool, it’s also a paid tool same as Adobe XD and Sketch, but just like them, it offers a 30-days free trial for their new users.
You can create diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, web/app UI and share them with your teams/clients easily.
But the limitation is it is much more costly than other options, its basic plan starts from $29/month/user or $25 if you take an annual subscription plan.
Whereas Adobe XD and Sketch pricing starts from $9.99/month and $9/month respectively, which is quite affordable as compared to Axure RP.
But you can definitely try this and the other two tools for 30 days, and select the best option for you.
Best free tools for UI/UX Designing:
- Adobe XD
- Axure RP
Alright, these were the best free tools for UI/UX designing, I’m sharing these tools as per my own experience with these tools.
Talking about my recommendations, then I will recommend you to use Figma & Framer as these are free to use.
If you are new in this field, then it will help you to gain some great knowledge and expertise in it, and if you want to go for paid software then the best option is Adobe XD.
As it’s available for both Windows and MAC, also this is the most demanding software in UI/UX field, and if you have used Figma/Framer then you will easily understand how it works.
That’s all from my side I hope this article helped you somehow in solving your queries, don’t forget to share it with your fellow UI/UX designers.
Hi there, myself Shrey Kajaria, a Blogger, Graphic Designer, YouTuber, and Filmmaker. I share different growth strategies, and also help other people to make money online with my tactics and strategies.