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Likelihood to Recommend

Marvel

Marvel is a very strong tool in scenarios where designers seek to quickly create simple prototypes on their desktops using a simple, intuitive interface. It offers “just enough” functionality to create somewhat realistic designs to present to stakeholders and other designers. However, there’s a limit to how “realistic” those designs can be, given that Marvel has somewhat limited functionality around animations. Marvel is not a strong option for those who want to create very complex prototypes with many animations, or for those who want to edit prototypes on their tablet or phone. Marvel is a jewel for simplicity but starts to be difficult to use when creating complicated designs. For creating more complicated prototypes, I would recommend a more robust tool, such as Axure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proto.io

Proto.io is the perfect solution for UX/UI designers that need to create and share interactive prototypes. Proto excels at the interactive part. There are so many different ways to make elements change or interact, whether you're viewing the prototype on a computer (mouse clicks) or on a phone (screen touches). We could build and prototype our entire mobile app on here if we wanted to because Proto.io has the customization that we need to make the app look and feel like ours. If you're looking for a software to create wireframes and static mockups, Proto.io is probably overkill for you.
Jordan Harpst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Marvel

  • Easy to use with a fast learning curve
  • The handoff option allows developers to extract CSS code to copy design styles
Ronald Melendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proto.io

  • Easy to use
  • Great interface
  • Integrated icons and easy management of images
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Marvel

  • Not really many fancy animations which makes it quite limited but its great for simple stuff.
  • You do have to pay if your making multiple designs and you want to take the marvel branding off your designs.
  • To actually use it for businesses it can be quite expensive so you want to be able to password protect the designs to share externally and also to get support.
  • You can have some trouble resizing prototypes sometimes because of the basic interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proto.io

  • complex transition animations
  • robust interactions
Matt Railey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Marvel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proto.io

Proto.io 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I never had to use Proto.io support.
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Marvel

Ultimately, InVision was just a better fit for our company's needs. It's probably faster to create prototypes using Marvel, but InVision's collaboration features (comments, notes, etc.) are much more robust, which was helpful for our large team spread across multiple continents. InVision also offers more advanced features, and Marvel felt a little too limited for our overall business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proto.io

Proto.io is definitely the premier mockup and wireframe application. Lucidchart shares some of the capability but can be a bit clunky. Proto.io is interactive and smooth and helps you to see exactly how your UI will look and behave before the development stage. Additionally, it's library of native components is robust.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Marvel

  • It helped me improve my productivity. It took me lot of time to manually design mockups earlier when I used Adobe Photoshop to do it.
  • Because of quickly creating mockups, now I provide my clients with more than 4-5 options which is welcomed by clients and make them happy.
  • Definitely the ROI and improved, because of time saved and happy clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proto.io

  • It helped us rebrand a company to have a better strategy for the target audience
  • It helped a small company new to UX and UI understand it a little more
  • It was easy to teach new people minimizing on boarding time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Marvel

General

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

Proto.io

General

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

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