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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Communication

    Axure RP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Zeplin

    70%
    Zeplin ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    File Sharing & Management

    Axure RP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Zeplin

    85%
    Zeplin ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Zeplin is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Axure RP and Zeplin are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    Axure RP

    70%
    24 Ratings
    8.3

    Zeplin

    83%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Axure RP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Zeplin

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Axure RP

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Zeplin

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Axure RP

    83%
    4 Ratings
    9.1

    Zeplin

    91%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Axure RP

    Axure is a robust tool for teams who seek a reliable, proven, and powerful prototyping tool (and have the budget for it!). Because it has been around for a longer time than some similar products, it includes a ton of features to make incredibly realistic and interactive prototypes. Teams who use Axure will likely benefit from how the tool enables users to create master designs that designers can share and reuse, saving time that may otherwise have been spent building a design from the ground up. However, this tool can be very difficult for new users to learn, so it’s not a great solution for teams who don’t have a lot of wiggle room between adopting the tool and using it to create designs on a deadline. Also, the tool is less intuitive than some of its other competitors, which can make it more time-consuming to whip up a design. For teams who often need to iterate on prototypes quickly, Axure is likely not to be the most efficient solution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zeplin

    Zeplin is, overall, really great for what it’s known for: design handoffs to development teams. Thus, it’s an excellent tool for scenarios in which the design and development teams do not work very closely. Because it allows users to use the tool on various platforms, it’s also great for teams in which there are in-house and remote (or contract) staff working on a single project. The tool is pretty lightweight once users are on-boarded, so it’s also great for larger teams. However, it can take significant time to onboard people to it, so it might not be great for more rushed projects. It also doesn’t have a ton of functionality beyond supporting design handoffs, so one might choose a more inclusive tool, such as Figma, to support more steps in the design process. Finally, Zeplin is costly and its rates are pretty inflexible, so this might not be the most ideal tool for more cash-strapped teams who want to use Zeplin for more than one project at a time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Axure RP

    • Axure RP allows you to use adaptive views which is great for responsive design and development.
    • Axure RP is a very robust prototyping tool that has the ability to add realistic interactions.
    • There are numerous templates and formats available for wires, user flows, etc.
    • Master styles make it easy to update design features across numerous project pages, taking out the monotonous work.
    Kevin J. Hauger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zeplin

    • Provides dimensions across iOS, Android and Web which saves developers from a lot of guess and check when implementing designs
    • Allows for easy download of digital design assets for developers to easily organize and implement
    • Great user experience in terms of the product itself and a great value for your money
    • Automatically generates CSS for web designs which is AMAZING!
    Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Axure RP

    • Sharing and versioning of the prototypes when working with multiple designers. It uses Subversion to checkout pages and components while they are being worked on, but issues and errors occur frequently.
    • The functions that allow interactions can be basic and cumbersome so when it comes to complex animations or transitions, Axure could really use improvements. . Collision can happen with interactions causing unintended results. Workarounds have to be made to create a complex interaction to describe how the interaction should function.
    • Too many interactions or a large prototype can cause slow performance. So its better to keep the prototype small. However, a larger project would need a different solution or approach to manage features. Can be difficult when aiming for consistency within the interactive wire.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zeplin

    • It would be better if it has a dedicated web application
    • It's not the easiest tool to learn and start working with
    • It would be awesome if it had more features turning it into an all-around tool for mockups and prototypes
    Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Axure RP

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Axure RP Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Zeplin

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0 per user per month

    Zeplin Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Free$01
    Organization$121
    EnterpriseContact sales team
    Team$63
    1. per user per month
    2. none
    3. per user per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Axure RP

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zeplin

    Zeplin 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Axure RP

    Axure RP 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Axure feels like a tool that started with a simple interface that wasn't redesigned over time. Simple tasks sometimes require clicking through multiple layers. Crucial pieces of functionality are hidden under text links, or just flatly aren't discoverable. Much of the quirks of the interface only come from having screwed up numerous times, and knowing that certain things are just difficult to accomplish.
    Lucas Roe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zeplin

    Zeplin 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Zeplin is not a fully functional prototyping software system, but having the ability to add notes to help explain what actions are expected allows me to rate it high.
    Ray Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Axure RP

    Axure RP 8.3
    Based on 4 answers
    I've never used the support for Axure but they do have an online community that can be helpful when you're unsure how to accomplish a specific bit of interactivity. Overall the community for Axure is a great benefit for the software. There are also a lot of shared library assets which can help reduce the time you spend on projects.
    Josh Peichoto | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zeplin

    Zeplin 9.1
    Based on 7 answers
    Zeplin has classic support with a chat from the website. It's working fine, and we're also getting the support needed when needed. However, Zeplin is very good at closing the incidents and moving on. It was a while ago we had a case with their support so that it might have improved since then.
    Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Axure RP

    Axure is more full features than most of its competitors. We needed the interactivity that Axure provides and that others were lacking in. We also had some individuals on the team that were familiar with Axure from their prior experience and we wanted to take advantage of that knowledge to quickly roll it out.
    Michael Al-Megdad | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zeplin

    Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like InVision and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does.So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
    Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Axure RP

    • Putting designs to paper makes it easier for those on the business side to evaluate the cost of the project beyond just looking at written requirements.
    • Axure licenses are very expensive and may not be well suited for small businesses or individuals.
    • Axure licenses are permanent rather than being subscription based which saves money in the long run.
    Samantha Bollmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zeplin

    • Development time has reduced as the design updates are communicated in real time to developers and they don't have to write the boilerplate code as it's already generated.
    • Employee engagement has improved as every stakeholder is aware about the design changes from the beginning and can give their inputs.
    • Designers save a lot of time as they don't to explicitly communicate when the update or publish their designs and also it just takes a couple of clicks to publish their designs. Also, lot of rework is saved as every stakeholder is involved right from the beginning.
    Annie Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

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