Justinmind Prototyper 2.6

August 4th, 2009


Justinmind Prototyper is a standalone prototyping environment which allows designers to prototype, simulate and collaborate. Currently two products are offered which include the Prototyper and Server. The Prototyper, as the name indicates, is the core tool for creating interfaces representations at a wireframe level of detail. Some of the features include: the ability to drag and drop interface elements, easily change and reuse components with masters, define scenarios and flow, define events and interactions, as well as inject real data into the prototypes. Justinmind Prototyper also supports capturing requirements in text form, exports to HTML, and allows for inserting external native widgets in the form of HTML or Flash objects.

Then comes Justinmind Server. It is a separate product which allows numerous people to join in and collaborate around the created prototypes. Here users can comment and annotate the work. A dashboard overview is also available which shows the latest discussions for each project.

Give it a try right here.

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15 Responses to “Justinmind Prototyper 2.6”

  1. Holger Says:

    Looks promising but unfortunately it is as expensive as Axure. Do you know of any cheaper prototyping tools?

    I found two web-apps so far:

    balsamiq mockups
    sponsoring this site as i see in the right column ;)

    pidoco
    http://pidoco.com

    Any other suggestions for cheaper prototyping tools?

  2. Alex Luna Says:

    Hi Holger,

    I believe Justinmind Prototyper and Axure are different tools than the ones you metioned. If you simply want to draw the wireframe layouts and add some links and a few interactions, it may work. With Prototyper, you can create practically the whole user-experience, including data manipulation. Besides, you can handle requirements inside the app, share and control versions/modifications.

    We are doing some tutorials on Justinmind's blog, to show some features, and hope Jakub tell us more impressions about the tool.

    Of course, some apps costs more because you can do more with it, but every project has it's specific tools.

  3. Holger Says:

    Thanks for your feedback, I've just installed the trail version.

    I'm interested in rapidly producing click dummies I can run usability tests with. I've heard some use Adobe fireworks for that, others use pidoco or balsamiq.

    More suggestions are welcome!

  4. Henry Says:

    Holger, I think you should try ForeUI ( Rose Haensse Says:

    You can take a look at http://www.foreui.com/

  5. Holger Says:

    Thanks, I'll try that.

  6. Kerry Says:

    Anyone have experience integrating this with Basecamp? proofHQ?

  7. kookai Says:

    Just in mind is an nice try but unfortunetly the software is very buggy, badly documentet and the support is something what you dont really want experiment..
    The guys at JIM should understand that the rest of the world does not work with
    Mañaja attitude like in spain. Sorry guys..

  8. kookai Says:

    Just in mind is an nice try but unfortunetly the software is very buggy, badly documented and the support is something what you dont really want experiment..
    The guys at JIM should understand that the rest of the world does not work with
    Mañana attitude like in spain. Sorry guys..

  9. victor_conesa Says:

    Hi,

    I'm really sorry about your experience with Justinmind Prototyper. From Justinmind we are making efforts to resolve the bugs and we have been able to make a quite stable version (2.6.4) in just a couple of months. That's not an excuse, of course, but we want to make a good product and we apologize if it has caused you any kind of problem. By the way, it would help us a lot if you send us what bugs have you discovered to jim.support@justinmind.com.

    And thanks for the comment, we love the good comments but the bad ones helps us to improve the product.

  10. victor_conesa Says:

    Hi,

    I'm really sorry about your experience with Justinmind Prototyper. From Justinmind we are making efforts to resolve the bugs and we have been able to make a quite stable version (2.6.4) in just a couple of months. That's not an excuse, of course, but we want to make a good product and we apologize if it has caused you any kind of problem. By the way, it would help us a lot if you send us what bugs have you discovered to jim.support@justinmind.com.

    And thanks for the comment, we love the good comments but the bad ones helps us to improve the product.

  11. Subhajit Says:

    Hello!
    I am just going to start a dynamic web page design for my 1st client. I don’t know any scripting language, But I want to make a full feature site for my clients, like –
    Guest Book, Login Page, Multi Page Form, Searching etc.
    and in future want to create some application software also.
    Which software or tool is best for me?
    Please help me.

  12. victor_conesa Says:

    Hi Subhajit,

    In my opinion the choose will depend on the level of detail you want to acquire with that tool. If the only thing you want to do is to scketch some screens and define the navigation then I think the best option is Balsamiq (you have a banner in this blog by the way). If you want to be able to have a detailed prototype (or at least you want to have the option to do so) with all the interactions and even some design I will recommend you Justinmind Protoytper or Axure RP. I strongly recommend you Justinmind Prototyper or at least give it a try.

    Regards.

  13. designerguy Says:

    Also have a look at iPlotz, Protoshare, HotGloo and mockflow

  14. Dave Says:

    I've been evaluating & using all the wireframe/prototype tools, and JustInMind is by far the best. Make sure you're using 4.0 or better. Very professional feeling IDE. Very easy to create simulations & incorporate data & API content. As both a designer and developer, I really like the ability to define "scenarios" and generate pro-quality specification documentation that really communicates the details needed for a developer to turn the prototype into a working app with minimal designer/developer iterations.

    Also very easy to import new widgets and create your own

    Really don't like any of the browser-based tools like iPlotz, etc.