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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

It's great when you need to drive real decision making and action; the voting tool is particularly useful in this regard. It's a great tool to use when you want to hear all voices, and not just from the loudest individuals. I've used Mural extensively over the last two years, and I've developed an online course in how to use the tool. I've run hundreds of participative workshops with it too, it's my 'go to' for running engaging remote workshops.
Faye Sadler-Clark | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin
Mobile Access
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin
Search
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin
Visual planning tools
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin

Communication

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.6
Zeplin
Chat
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin
Notifications
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
Discussions
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin
Internal knowledgebase
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
Integrates with Outlook
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin

File Sharing & Management

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.9
Zeplin
Versioning
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
Video files
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
Document collaboration
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
Access control
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
Advanced security features
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin
Integrates with Google Drive
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
Device sync
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin

Pros

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • It allows you to build from independent work to group exercises and discussions and using brainstorming and the voting tool to drive decision making and action.
  • It has functionality that allows you to bring your audience to different areas of the whiteboard using the 'summon everyone' function, and move between delivering material with 'presentation mode' and interactive exercises where students contribute ideas or suggestions.
  • It offers an interactive and engaging platform for collaboration and costs can be kept low because people can join sessions as visitors.
Faye Sadler-Clark | 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

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • The only thing that used to bug me about Mural was the fact that you couldn’t identify participants who joined as visitors (one time collaborators appear as anonymous animals). I noticed recently that visitors can now add their name which is really useful. I expect this change came from Mural user feedback, they do seem to develop the features over time.
  • Sometimes participants can't see images that you add to the whiteboard. There's a way around it but it's a little frustrating and I'm not sure why it happens.
Faye Sadler-Clark | 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

Likelihood to Renew

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Chat support tends to get back to you within a few hours and are always helpful.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.4
Based on 5 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

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No answers on this topic

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

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • Mural supports my company to support our clients who are geographically dispersed. It has been key to delivering some client projects.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zeplin

  • Much smoother hand offs between UX design / content strategy / product and the devs, putting all necessary design info in the same place as specs and code snippets.
  • The Slack integration is really handy and makes it faster and easy to see updates / comments in real time.
  • Zeplin improves communication between the design and development teams, allowing them to more easily "speak the same language" when working on a new feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

General

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

Zeplin

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Zeplin
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Zeplin
8.2

Usability

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Zeplin
8.0

Support Rating

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Zeplin
8.4

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