DevExpress Universal vs. Zeplin

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DevExpress Universal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
DevExpress Universal is a suite of all DevExpress .NET products and controls.N/A
Zeplin
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Zeplin, from the company of the same name, is a platform supporting collaboration in application development by engineers and designers by providing an API with popular collaboration, development and prototyping tools and creating a space where productions can be shared and reviewed.
$0
per user per month
Pricing
DevExpress UniversalZeplin
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
per user per month
Team
$6
per user per month
Organization
$12
per user per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DevExpress UniversalZeplin
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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DevExpress UniversalZeplin
Top Pros
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Features
DevExpress UniversalZeplin
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
DevExpress Universal
-
Ratings
Zeplin
7.0
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Search00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
DevExpress Universal
-
Ratings
Zeplin
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Notifications00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
DevExpress Universal
-
Ratings
Zeplin
8.0
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
DevExpress UniversalZeplin
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(5 ratings)
7.0
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DevExpress UniversalZeplin
Likelihood to Recommend
DevExpress
When you want to display spreadsheet based reports, it's really convenient as it has everything out of the box.
If you have very basic components like combo boxes or lists, there is hardly a point in using such a large component set.
In the end, it's a matter of finding a good balance between functionality and complexity.
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Zeplin
I still have some issues, especially with color integration between the style guide and also project. When we update the colors, it's not automatically sync to every project. Aside from that, zeplin solves my problem for hand-off design from design to developer. I set zeplin is source of truth design file
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Pros
DevExpress
  • Handle large and complex datasets using its table widget (DataGrid)
  • Handle large and complex hierarchical datasets using its tree table widget (TreeList)
  • Customize widget to fulfill advanced requirements such as adding a complex grid inside a grid cell
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Zeplin
  • Ease in automatically building design style guides, saving time that might be spent on building style guides in another tool (such as InDesign).
  • Users can use Mac, PC, or web versions of this app to collaborate on a single project, enabling us to work with a wider pool of contractors.
  • Accelerates the design-to-development workflow, as it’s very easy to import Sketch or Photoshop files through plug-ins, and HTML/CSS codes are automatically created based on designs.
  • Provides cross-platform specifications for web, iOS, and Android, which can save developers time in figuring out specifications beyond the “main platform" on their own.
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Cons
DevExpress
  • Documentation could be improved
  • Better examples of code in languages other than C
  • Better wizards for building applications
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Zeplin
  • The uploading and syncing of assets is great for sketch and photoshop but we use illustrator and that can be cumbersome/tedious at times.
  • There are certain elements that have been a bit confusing to navigate at times, but for the most part, it's pretty user-friendly
  • More integrations
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Likelihood to Renew
DevExpress
No answers on this topic
Zeplin
Great tool
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Usability
DevExpress
No answers on this topic
Zeplin
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.
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Support Rating
DevExpress
No answers on this topic
Zeplin
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.
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Alternatives Considered
DevExpress
DevExpress Universal controls are much simpler to use, implement and customized as compared to Kendo. Learning curve for telerik is high, though level of customization that can be achieved with telerik exceeds that of DevExpress Universal. Found DevExpress Universal community support to be better then its competitors. License cost is also a wining bar here.
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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.
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Return on Investment
DevExpress
  • It is good for asp.net application and it takes less time in development which we used two years back.
  • We have stopped with these tools when clients were asking applications to be built in angular or react. We have switched to Kendo.
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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.
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