InVision

InVision

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Invision on the fly

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It is currently used in plenty of different ways, but the main focus it has within the product area is to provide support on how …
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Headed for Extinction

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InVision is used by our product, design, and engineering teams. It is also used by key stakeholders. InVision provides basic prototyping, …
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Invision helps your design team get faster

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InVision is used as a quick prototyping tool to demonstrate the user experience design to the development teams and help them understand. …
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What is InVision?

InVision is a Digital Product Design and Development platform used to make customer experiences. The vendor provides design tools and educational resources for teams to navigate every stage of the product design process, from ideation to development. They state that today, more than 7 million people use InVision to create a repeatable and streamlined design workflow; rapidly design and prototype products before writing code, and collaborate across their entire organization. That includes 100 percent of the Fortune 100, and organizations like Airbnb, Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Nike, Slack, Starbucks and Uber, who with it, they state are now able to design better products, faster. A free trial is available at invisionapp.com, to test streamlining a digital product workflow.

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Take designs from ideas to development in one unified platformCollaborate in real time on an endless digital whiteboard. Start fast with a blank canvas or pre-built templates.Create rich, interactive prototypes. Import from Sketch, then gather feedback from any device.Involve your developers early and often. Collect input and provide detailed specs to keep builds on track.

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What is InVision?

InVision is a collaborative design and prototyping platform with features such as freehand drafting mode and interactive mockups, collaboration, idea management, user testing, and integration with Slack and other collaboration tools. According to the vendor, 1 million designers are using the free version.

What are InVision's top competitors?

Miro, Figma, and Sketch are common alternatives for InVision.

What is InVision's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses InVision?

The most common users of InVision are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.

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October 31, 2021

Invision on the fly

Score 7 out of 10
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It is currently used in plenty of different ways, but the main focus it has within the product area is to provide support on how discoveries are performed and translated into actual flows and wireframes. That support comes from its different tools to diagram ideas on the fly, as well as it provides a set of multiple focused shapes that are a great match to draw wireframes and validate ideas
  • Provides quick tools for wireframe drawing
  • tools for flow mapping/drawing
  • Easy connection with third party applications, via links or direct connections
  • would be nice to have commands for quick access to shapes from the keyboard
  • Quicker integrations with Notion and lucid chart to have a slick experience
  • The auto organize option should have multiple frame selection, sometimes is not the arranged expected for the wireframe
When the main focus is to provide support on how discoveries are performed and translated into actual raw flows and wireframes, that is a great experience and really quick when needed to be performed on the fly and helps to validate ideas quite quickly. On the other hand, when it comes to final flows, based on its lack of shapes, I reckon other tools perform better
Charles Fashana, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use InVision to house so much of our creative process and assets. This is done at various steps throughout the internal creative process. We use the freehand function for ideation and sketching out plans and then the boards and prototypes are used to house more work in process and finished products. We also use it to manage work internal as well as sharing with our clients. Finally, it also serves as a repository for all final, approved assets across a number of different clients and projects.
  • Simple and intuitive interface, very easy to use and share.
  • Great for collaboration with multiple users and stakeholders.
  • A very professional and manageable way to house multiple assets, across clients and projects.
  • Housing video files doesn't allow for easy preview or playing.
  • Navigating around a large freehand board can be cumbersome and difficult to find your way to specific areas of interest without some nuancing.
All in all it is a really good tool for creatives and marketers. It can be used to get in the weeds and do all of the work that needs to get done across all phases of the work, but also to share the work and solicit feedback across internal and external teams.
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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We use InVision on occasion to share mockups and prototypes with clients, as well as to review and provide comments and feedback on design mockups. Our design team often uses it to share wireframes with the rest of the team and include comments about their thought process. We will go back and forth in an internal round of feedback this way before sharing with client. We can easily choose to hide comments before sharing so that our internal discussion is not visible to outside parties.
  • Prototyping
  • Sharing feedback internally
  • Collaboration for remote teams
  • Client presentations
  • The product is a bit disjointed, whereas competitor products have a more all-in-one feel
  • More difficult UI than other tools
  • Sharing settings and toolbar are not always intuitive
Figma is currently the leader in collaborative designing and prototyping, in my opinion. InVision, Sketch, and other tools can get the job done but are lagging behind in terms of ease of use and capabilities. InVision works well for sharing links to mockups with clients without internal conversation and comments being visible.
Score 3 out of 10
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InVision is used by our product, design, and engineering teams. It is also used by key stakeholders. InVision provides basic prototyping, project communication, collaboration (Freehand), and handoff (Inspect) capabilities. It fills the communication gaps at the project level between designers and stakeholders. It also extends the capabilities of product mangers and promotes real-time collaboration.
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Archival design artifacts
  • Low-friction access
  • Clarity in user access/billing
  • Branching/versioning
  • Prototyping
InVision has low-friction and easy-to-use features for basic design workflows. Most teams could get up to speed with InVision quite easily, but the problems start when the features run out and you realize you're paying for more users than you had budgeted for. InVision's access and billing structure makes it hard to get out of if you decide to use other tools instead. After basic usage, you will be wanting more, but InVision's product has had slow release over the last six years. New products are promised and rarely delivered. The people at InVision are great and the tool is good enough, but you end up filling the gaps with other paid-for tools.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use InVision with Sketch to prototype the software we are developing. We use it to share with different stakeholders across many different teams across the whole company. The development team also uses the InVision inspect feature to get design details and content of the design when they are writing the code.
  • Allow for sharing across multiple teams.
  • Sync with Sketch to upload screens and prototype.
  • Ability to star most used projects.
  • The order in which projects are in can be confusing.
  • We can't create custom or different links to prototypes when sharing with external people.
  • Sometimes there are syncing issues.
It's great for when you need to share a design vision with a large group of individuals and it makes collaborating virtually a lot easier. It is also good for user testing prototypes in person and virtually. I have not used the InVision freehand feature often but it seems more limited than other platforms like it.
Score 9 out of 10
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InVision is positioned to be a main tool for wireframes and final designs of the features that we develop. As a product manager, it is key to have an easy to use tool that enables you to communicate with engineering and collaborate with design easily.
  • Integration with Sketch serves as a full suite for designers.
  • Easy prototyping and actionable wireframing help PMs to create mock ups of the ideas.
  • Have sharable URLs and integrations with project management tool that increase speed and reduce misalignment on changes of design.
  • It does not support online screen design with tools. It makes a bit hard to create new screens for the ideas.
  • Integrations with project management tools do not have direct mechanism for tracking changes.
  • Comments may be highlighted a bit more for ease of use.
Rapid prototyping and user testing for ideas are so easy things with InVision. You may speed up discovery process with the prototyping while use the same tool for finalized designs an design specs to guide engineering team. It enables team to scale asynchronous communication through instant collaboration on the designs and prototypes.
Score 4 out of 10
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InVision is used to design websites and other digital marketing materials by the graphic design team.
It simplifies the upload process for clients to review and for developers to pull chunks of code from for the development phases.
  • Upload to other 3rd party platforms such as Zeplin.
  • Easy to use design interface.
  • Lots of 3rd party plugins to simplify you life, Unsplash for stock photos for example.
  • Limited in platforms it can upload to.
  • 3rd party plugins don't often get updated and then break/don't function.
  • Slow to develop some features, example animation for showing user experiences.
  • Can be glitchy/buggy and updates sometimes makes things worse.
When two designers are working on the same project InVision is less suited than other design programs.
When there are heavy illustration elements needed InVision is less suited than other design programs.
For simpler design projects InVision is great.
Score 10 out of 10
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InVision is a key piece of software for our marketing agency and is used for any visual work we produce. We use InVision to present creative to clients that includes websites, marketing collateral, digital advertising. It's an essential tool for any service offering where creative needs to be shown to the team and clients for approval. We also use InVision to house brand assets like logos, colors, fonts, etc.
  • Easy to Use
  • Commenting within Creative
  • Clean user interface
  • Good resources
  • Notifications
InVision is a great tool for marketing agencies that need a robust tool that is easier for the team and client to use. It's great for showing work, especially for complex projects like building websites. It uses boards to keep work organized across multiple projects and clients. It's an incredibly helpful tools for teams that work collaboratively on projects.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use it to wireframe and to demo already built prototypes
  • Framing
  • Uses the link share to present
  • Uses craft plugin to transfer prototype from Sketch
  • It is not as robust as Figma, you can’t animate use certain settings.
  • Ability to explore to other tools
  • Animation improvements
I think it’s easy to learn and onboard I’d recommend it for users new to design tools
Score 9 out of 10
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InVision has been a great tool for our company. It has allowed our UI/UX team to quickly translate designs for concepts to usable prototypes. Being able to build clickable designs that envision user experiences has helped us create beautiful interfaces for our users while easily collaborating within our team to collect feedback and improve upon every iteration of the created designs.
  • Allows seamless collaboration within a team on design.
  • Helps us build clickable prototypes of our designs.
  • Makes envisioning user experiences simple and uncomplicated.
  • The web application is quite heavy and tends to lag from time to time.
  • Same with the mobile app. It's not the quickest and easiest experience.
  • Navigating through several designs can be difficult and confusing at times.
InVision is great if you have a relatively small design team. It can get quite expensive with larger teams as there is a monthly plan with a limit on team members. However, the tool is definitely worth it. In addition to this, InVision has a great design blog that provides helpful tips to teams with any kind of expertise.
Score 8 out of 10
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InVision is used as a quick prototyping tool to demonstrate the user experience design to the development teams and help them understand. We usually create the InVision prototypes to also use as a part of usability testing with users on new features for the software. This helps us get early feedback on the design and correct them before spending too many resources on developing bad products. In terms of business value, it saves us a lot of money to use InVision over developing the entire application, then realizing that the design was not the most optimal. Its very simple interface allows anyone to use it with minimal learning.
  • Simple and to the point UI is easy to use.
  • Ability to use anywhere; mobile, web, apps etc.
  • Basic animation features could use some improvement to support advanced users.
  • Only one project allowed per account on the free tier.
Useful to demonstrate the flows and how the user interacts with an interface. Quickly design either wireframes or high fidelity designs and import them into InVision and share with others. It helps the entire team play with it and feel the experience rather than listening to a designer narrating the experience.
Their FAQ and business support teams are very helpful.
Dmitry Pashkevich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Designers at Calendly use InVision to hand off feature designs to developers. User stories that are defined and ready for implementation typically include InVision links. They also use InVision to share early prototypes/sketches with product leadership.
  • Simplicity. As a developer, I only use InVision to reference the mocks that the designer/UX person created. InVision lets me easily accomplish that.
  • Inspect mode is very useful for developers: instead of just looking at a static image, I can inspect individual elements to see their dimensions and styles like font size and color.
  • Sometimes I can't inspect the right element because some other transparent element is blocking it. Invision should handle this better and allow me to ignore certain elements or cycle through different elements at the mouse cursor.
  • No support for reusable styles (e.g. color variables).
  • No support for building an entire library of reusable components that all designers would then use. This results in frequent discrepancies between what's in the mocks and common styles of UI components (e.g. buttons, dialogs) in the actual product.
  • The Jira plugin is slow, allows only 1 attachment per issue, and is cumbersome to use (you need to generate a special share link to embed an Invision mock). So we just put the old-fashioned links in the issue description.
InVision seems to be an industry standard and works reasonably well. It's at least worth evaluating during your research for that reason. I haven't searched the landscape, but there are plenty of ways the interaction between designers and developers can be improved, and InVision doesn't seem to be taking advantage of them. I'd love to see if there's a better tool out there.
I never had to contact InVision's support.
Wojciech Szafalowicz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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InVision is my favorite tool for building software prototypes, designs, and sharing them within and across organizations. I can easily and quickly access all my projects, those created by myself as well as those shared by my peers. There is no need for registration, although you might limit access to your projects to invited, registered users only. It is very handy when you are working under NDA agreements. The app is also mobile friendly and will work on most mobile phones and tablets. There are some small cons as well. I would hope to find dynamic transitions between screens (like Balsamiq mockups can do), but this is a graphics/design tool, so you can't really have everything. I would still highly recommend using InVision if you are a designer, UI/UX specialist or project manager/product owner!
  • Easily sharing designs and mockups.
  • Creating folders and separate projects for easy handling of multiple projects.
  • Great interface and ease of use.
  • Lack of dynamic transitions between screens (ie. "mocked buttons").
Useful for creating a design and sharing them with peers, creating several different projects with sets of designs, and quickly accessing your projects archive. Less useful for showing the functionality of several screens with heavy connection and particular actions needed to transition from one to another.
Wilbert Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The web software is mainly used by our Digital Media department, which is part of the larger IT organization. We operate globally and use InVision to make clickable prototypes of our app concepts. It allows us to operate efficiently and create testable prototypes fast, thus saving us a lot of time compared to not having this tool. All in all, we are very positive about having this!
  • Clickable prototypes with multiple screens.
  • Easy upload, due to the integration with software like Sketch.
  • Easy-to-animate prototypes, with highly customizable options.
  • Easy to access basic CSS code from graphic elements, making it easy to communicate to developers.
  • Better integration between their different products. I don't know how to distinguish them based on the names.
  • Better integration with Microsoft Teams (they have Freehand, but that's it). Option to share a prototype directly on teams.
  • Options for testing InVision better. Currently, the limit is 1 prototype per free account.
One of the best tools around for prototyping for non-technical users. Designers love InVision, especially those who design for screens. A responsive (web) app or website can be easily demoed by a graphic designer in InVision. It makes it possible to gather feedback quickly from managers and improve on that after that.
I didn't need to contact InVision support, as I've never needed it. They have an intuitive UI, and most of the questions are answered in their help portal or in tutorials online. Since many people use it, there a great resources available on for example YouTube. No problems so far with InVision.
Prashant Mahajan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Invision is currently being used for various use cases in our team. Top one being prototype, it helps to share a prototype with potential stakeholders and get feedback. It also helps in sharing design specs with developers, which reduces to and fro between developers and designers and thus increasing productivity.
  • Really good for prototyping.
  • Superb collaboration between teams.
  • Integration with Sketch is very useful.
  • Inspect product is another great resource.
  • The craft plugin for Sketch helps in speeding up design process.
  • I guess with so many features I think team management needs improvement.
  • Notifications and updates are not well executed.
  • Pricing, I think bit expensive for starters.
It is very well suited for design sharing, prototyping, feedback collection, design spec sharing.
Albert Ellenich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The UX department uses InVision to share every wireframe and visual comp we create. InVision allows all stakeholders and technologists to review work in progress and conduct reviews of work with a commenting feature. Design and UX use sync connections from Slack and Adobe Photoshop to seamlessly post comps to InVision and quickly sync changes on the fly.
  • InVision works well with Sketch for the syncing of comps with a few clicks. This saves a lot of time in having to export JPGs and manually upload to InVision projects.
  • InVision's commenting system makes it very easy for stakeholders to comment with markers directly on objects related to their comment. By tagging users in the comment, the users then get an email with a small screen capture of the doc and the commenter's comment. This makes it really simple for discussions to be tracked.
  • It's a simple thing, but the ability to use the keyboard arrows to navigate back and forth through page views in InVision is very handy when presenting.
  • The technology running InVision doesn't allow you to be signed in and open multiple documents at once. If you're in a project and want to present 2 different pages in the project, opening them in different browser tabs ultimate causes the InVision interface to crash, etc.
  • It might have been thought of as a benefit, but I find that the ability to rename a screen once uploaded to InVision is confusing. Creators will have a naming convention for their files, and changing a files name in InVision for display makes it challenging to find the creator's original file by the name they used.
  • Sharing a document with others not part of your organization is a clunky experience requiring the creation of a shareable link. There are a few options, and it's not always clear to people how they should generate the share. And then it's not clear to the person being shared with how to interact with InVision.
InVision is a terrific tool for syncing design work to a central location where other colleagues in your organization can view it. The commenting system works very well at allowing people to comment directly on a page and for recipients of those comments to easily see and respond to a comment.

InVision allows for a simple prototype creation, but I find it easier and more robust using other tools. The InVision features are limited for prototype work, but it excels in sharing docs for feedback.
Mitchell Clements | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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InVision is used by our UX team in order to stitch together prototypes. Often we create mockups and wireframes in Sketch, import them into InVision, add hotspots and scroll zones to the screens, and link the screens together in a clickable prototype that can then be shared with customers externally, or our developers internally.
  • InVision is great for putting together prototypes because it's fast and simple.
  • InVision is great for giving specs to your developers that they can inspect because it gives them the information they need to build it.
  • Large InVision prototypes can often be slow on mobile phones because they have to download so many screens.
  • InVision prototypes are pretty limited in terms of functionality.
InVision is great for app flows and simple screens stitched together. It's also great when you have pixel-perfect mockups for your developers to inspect. Where InVision struggles is in making advanced prototypes with custom animations, interactions, and dynamic content. In addition, InVision prototypes don't allow you to use keyboard input from a user, making it difficult to truly test usability with forms and other input-heavy applications.
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use InVision as a clickable prototyping software for helping developers understand the flow and implementation of designs from our designer. It helps bridge the gap in communication between designers and developers and free up both of their time to focus on what they're good at instead of constantly going back and forth on small details of how to implement the designs.
  • The ability to leave comments on specific parts of the screen to add details or feedback for the developers. This removes the pain of trying to explain which screen/part of the screen you're referring to.
  • InVision makes it extremely easy to create a clickable prototype and test the flow of your software.
  • The design and user experience of InVision makes it very pleasant and extremely easy to use.
  • InVision doesn't integrate with Illustrator to automatically upload new updates to designs. You have to go back in and re-upload the file which means also changing the flow of the clickable hot spots. But it does have that capability for Sketch and Photoshop.
  • Because it's integrating with other platforms, it isn't as seamless of an experience as Adobe XD is at building and may be difficult to compete with Adobe over the long term because they have such a stronghold in the creative space.
  • Other than that it has worked very well for us!
As mentioned above, InVision is great for those who are using it to work in Sketch, providing solid integrations that make the process more seamless. However, it doesn't have any integration for Illustrator, making it a more difficult and a very laborious process to update designs. For heavy Adobe users I believe XD will be a better product in the future, but for Sketch users, I believe InVision is a great product.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are a small team but we work in different locations and different times. Invision is the place where our designer uploads his assets. He also uses it demonstrate screen transitions. We then have a back and forth communication on the UI and UX to see that it meets our business goals which are usually aimed at making the end user happy.
  • The "Inspect" feature is terrific. The designer doesn't need to come up with css mapping guide. It's automatic!
  • Commenting on top of the assets is super easy and looks good.
  • Working on prototypes saves a lot of development time.
  • You need to upload complete assets as a page. You can't drag and drop elements to create screens.
  • InVision is focused on designers. That's good, but some focus on non designers (developers, product) would be nice.
If your have designers working with product or do the product from the start of each feature InVision is great for you.
If your product does a lot of work prior to the designer coming in Proto.io would be a better solution.
InVision is great for communications so it's great for big teams. Even more when working on different times and locations. Products that don't have many pages and interactions don't have much to benefit for InVision.
December 03, 2018

InVision is solid!

Pedram Mizani, MD, MHSA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to share new web development, design and prototyping.
  • InVision is a solid platform.
  • I was introduced to it by some of my European web developers, and quickly fell in love with it.
  • It also has a great mobile app, and the entire app is quite user friendly. Definitely recommend it.
  • I think its solid! Not sure how else they could improve!
Web development and prototyping. You can easily make comments on each page, and share requested updates with developers.
Elizabeth Coppinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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My digital agency's design team uses Invision to present designs to clients. The development team occasionally uses "Invision Inspect" to build templates. In the past, we presented designs to clients in one of two ways:

  1. A physical print out
  2. A PDF sent over email
Both of these methods are terrible ways to present a design to a client. The physical print out is obviously awful because it is presenting a responsive, digital design as something static. Digital designs should never be shown on paper. PDFs are problematic because even if a client views the PDF in a "natural" digital environment (i.e. their laptop or desktop computer), they're still looking at a static design. We have no control over the sizing or the grid.

Using Invision allows us to have more control over the client's viewing experience. It allows us to present our digital designs on a digital medium.
  • Comments: Invision allows your clients to make comments on a design template. Gone are the days of trying to decipher a client's red-sharpie markup on a printed design. Invision comments are neat and organized, and closely tied to on-page elements. Read comments individually or answer several at once in the "comments" pane. Clients receive responses to their comments via email.
  • Invision Inspect: Invision Inspect is amazing. If you are synching designs to Invision using the Craft or Sketch integrations (which I recommend), all of the CSS and HTML code will be auto-generated by Invision Inspect. Developers can use the Inspect pane to accelerate development
  • Hotspots: With invision, you can create "hotspots" on your design, allowing you to create a very realistic-feeling experience for your clients. Select a button as a hotspot to link it to another page of your design. You can also assign hot spots to anchor link to another position on the existing page. The end result is immersive and allows the client to better understand the relationship between pages of your design. It offers functionality to an otherwise static thing.
  • Mobile: Invision displays mobile mocks inside of a mobile phone template. This adds to the realism and creates a more professional, polished look. You can also lock the header nav or footer on mobile devices to simulate "sticky" elements, which again, really adds a realistic quality.
  • Integrations: Automatically synch your designs directly from Sketch to Invision using the Craft plugin. This is fantastic because it allows your clients to view changes, practically in real-time, without requiring you to login to multiple platforms to make updates
  • Drains resources: Invision is HEAVY. I can't pull up more than one Invision tab on my laptop or else it will start to crawl. It drains my computer's resources.
  • Ordering screens: While the auto-synch from Craft and/or Sketch is amazing, it's not as good as it could be. I am working on a 200+ screen project with a client. Every time my designer synchs using the Craft plugin, I need to search through Invision to see where it dropped the new or updated screens. It is seemingly random, and very hard to keep track of. I need to audit the organization of screens weekly to make sure everything is where it should be. This is extremely hard to do on a small laptop with a touchpad, since it relies on a drag-and-drop interface, but it's no problem with a mouse.
  • Email overload: The default notification settings will send you an email each time someone leaves a comment on a mock. This is a nightmare for my zen at work - be sure to change the setting to receive a daily or weekly digest instead
  • Responsiveness: Invision hasn't really cracked the secret of displaying responsive designs through a static medium. We typically create desktop and mobile mocks for our website projects. You can't load mocks with different canvas sizes to the same project - they must be uploaded to two separate projects. This is a pain to manage. Ideally, I'd love to be able to resize my screen and show my client how the design "jumps" from desktop to mobile at a particular breakpoint. This is not possible.
  • Intuitiveness: There are some parts of Invision that are incredibly intuitive, and some that aren't. Maybe this is just me, but it took me a year to realizze you could shift+click to select multiple screens for the purposes of re-ordering. There are a few things like that that just didn't feel "natural" to me.
I don't think there are any other tools out there that are as successful as Invision when it comes to presenting designs to clients. I think this tool is a must for any organization that frequently presents digital designs to clients. It's simply not tenable to present a digital design on a printed medium. Invision can be a little pricey, so if you produce less than 5 projects per year it may not be necessary, but any more than that I would say it's a must.
Trent Sherrell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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At CareerBuilder, we use Invision to build and share prototypes between the UX department and dev and product. Within Invision, stakeholders are able to make comments and track how work is progressing. The new freehand tool allows us to do real-time "whiteboard" sketching as well. This has increased our ability to work as a distributed team across several physical locations.
  • Ease of prototype building. It is great to be able to quickly show stakeholders how a series of screens function together rather than relying solely on flat images.
  • Shared links and comments. Invision allows team members and stakeholders to collaborate no matter the location or time zone.
  • Freehand sketching is a powerful tool that allows real-time collaboration across multiple locations.
  • Invision is great for linear prototyping. When it comes to more complicated needs, Invision becomes less valuable.
  • Invision's pricing model can become expensive quickly - beware of having too many reviewers.
InVision has been a great tool for producing and sharing quick, linear, prototypes. It has allowed us to collaborate in a productive manner across multiple locations and time zones. Built-in commenting and redlining has caused devs and product owners to insist on being able to access work within InVision. When prototyping needs become more complicated and usability testing more accurate - we have had to move to different tools.
Kirk Brote | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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InVision is used across all of our design teams: marketing, innovation, and product experience, to rapidly prototype functionality for users or to be used as an example of what a specific customer need or solution experience would be. It is very easy to use and ramp up new designers on, unlike other far more complex prototyping tools.
  • Standard prototyping using images and hot spots to control interactions.
  • The ability to add .gif elements to prototype micro-interactions.
  • The ability to organize workflow and review steps across teams.
  • The ability to use inspect to communicate with developers instead of creating hundreds of 'red-line' images to explain spacing, etc...
  • There is no ability to add dynamic data, from a json or other data file.
  • Large prototypes can get somewhat flaky with hot spots not rendering or not functioning.
  • There is no ability to add dynamic navigation to user paths.
InVision excels on simple prototypes. Basic functionality, mobile or web, is easy to mock up and easy for users to interact with. The projects are easy to share and distribute, even for offline usage. For simple through complex end user testing or validation of functionality InVision is an excellent fit for the task.
Stephanie Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Everyone on my team (of UI designers) used InVision to create high-fidelity working prototypes, as well as many of those who are working in the UX department. It's the easiest and best way we have found to present to our clients how their finished product or products will look once going live. It also solves the problem of making edits when you are working with remote employees. Since InVision has the ability to leave comments, we know longer have to sift through emails about different changes to make, everything is done smoothly and in once place.
  • Version control is very simple to use and well laid out, and you don't need multiple files.
  • You can show your clients how their product will look on a variety of different devices, such as mobile.
  • Besides just moving between pages, there are options for things like a fixed navbar and linking to hotspots within the current page.
  • You can automatically upload screens from both Photoshop and Sketch.
  • There could be a few more options for interactions, such as image carousels, link/image hovering, and page transitions.
  • It would be nice to be able to upload from Illustrator, or other Adobe software.
InVision is great for communicating UX/UI design ideas to team members and especially to clients. It's really great working remotely; my UI team was able to show a clickable prototype to a client who was on vacation in another state using InVision.
David Fein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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InVision is being used by the product team to help build interactive prototyping for certain design flows. We also hope to use it going forward for user testing to get feedback on potential designs. It helps to address problems faced when presenting complex design flows and interactions that otherwise would be difficult to understand with just static pages.
  • InVision integrates with a lot of tools like Sketch where you can just drop the file in and have screens to work with.
  • InVision has lots of customization so you can set up flows for different devices.
  • It's relatively easy to use.
  • The hotspot templates are a bit hit or miss - sometimes the spot will be linked across all my pages while other times it will appear in bizarre areas of the page - I tend to have to manually make custom hotspots instead.
  • Some of the advanced prototyping features are a bit overwhelming to use, like adding forms, it would be nice to have some tutorials on those.
It's well suited to create clickable prototypes using design files you've already made. It's not well suited to make new designs. It's also good for sharing out the prototype using a link, but not necessarily a standalone fix for gathering feedback from users and internal stakeholders.