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Marvel is a prototyping and wireframing app.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/T6/cN/GGIQ70L2J8BA.PNGMarvel App -- Prototypes Well DevelopedMarvel is a very good application that allows you to assemble designs for web in a very fast and efficient way. It is a great help, since web designers can assemble their models of front-end interfaces and give logical sense to navigation. This lets developers have a log of ordered development. It also provides tools to see the CSS styles that use that interface, which facilitates the construction of HTML. From there, the designs can be approved by a client, and on the development side you can quickly implement those designs in an exact way per the design parameters already approved by the design department. To me, this seems like a logical order of development, since it allows no errors of design or navigation within an application. It's also a great help to the developers, since the CSS code will have already been handed to them through Marvel.,Easy to use with a fast learning curve The handoff option allows developers to extract CSS code to copy design styles,In some cases, the connection will be limited by a project When the projects are very large, the loading and deployment of options is very slow;You must have a good internet bandwidth In addition to showing CSS code with the option to handoff, it should also show the HTML code associated with that CSS,8,In establishing application prototypes, it gives a considerable return on investment, since it saves effort and time. That means that it can have economic gains, because the client is presented with this prototype and an estimate can then be made based on a scrum of how long it will take to develop, how much it will cost to develop, and how much manpower it will require. Sometimes, clients will get applications that are not what they expected, visually. With Marvel, though, the prototypes are accurate and you can create exact mockups of what your application will be. This way, the development team can go straight to that goal, instead of spending more time thinking about what to do and how to present a prototype. Investing in this type of applications allows the company to save a lot of personal time, as it avoids unnecessary work. Marvel allows you to figure out if you are able to cover the development of that application and what staff you will need to do it.,InVision,InVision, SketchUpHas become my new go-to for high-fidelity prototypingI use this to mock up web and mobile websites for my freelance clients. It allows them a sense of how their website will look on different platforms, and gives the design a greater sense of realness as they can interact with the mockup on a range of devices, rather than simply viewing a series of image files on their desktop screen.,Though I do not work with other designers often, when I do Marvel makes it easy to collaborate on a project and for each individual to make changes of the product and to make note of those changes for the other designers Gives you design specs, making it easier to create a style guide for developers A wider range of interactions than other apps such as InVision Easy integration with Sketch,Would never hurt to have a greater range of micro-interactions! A greater range of project frames/devices I would like to see an easier way to demonstrate responsiveness to clients, rather than having to have separate mockup files,8,Clients will always prefer seeing actual mockups to flat screens, and Marvel is a very affordable way to provide that.,InVision, Balsamiq and Axure,Balsamiq, Axure, InVisionA nice little find which is worth a try!I previously supported users using Marvel through my role as a specialist. I have found myself not even as a designer that Marvel is really easy to use. It is a tool for all. The interface is pretty easy to figure out if you are used to similar software. Sharing prototypes both internally and externally have proven immensely useful and being able to link all your designs together in a jiffy, then add gestures and transitions to make your prototype feel like a real app or website is just great. .,Being a web based tool is great as there is no need to download it and it is accessible from anywhere. It is mainly free which is amazing for those designers just starting out or on a tight budget. It lets you make prototypes really quickly with a few clicks and then share them around. Really easy to learn and very self-intuitive.,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.,10,It has helped save a lot of time when creating and then sharing prototypes around the organisation. For tweaking after completing the design it has reduced time so much. Time is money so by saving time using this tool has meant that designers can work on more projects and save money by doing more work. Version history is available on it which has saved plenty of problems during when changing your mind and wanting to go back.,InVision,InVision, MS SharePoint, SharePoint DesignerDesign for freeMarvel is used as a designing product in the organisation. It is great as it has a notepad feature which allows you to draw your product. It is great for first draft designs for the product designers.,Hot spotting Notepad Duplicates,Lack of Navigation Slow flows Basic animations,7,Innovative ideas Good quality designs Free No need to download as it’s web-based,InVision and Justinmind,InVision, JustinmindOne of the best free Prototyping toolsI use Marvel for freelance web development tasks. I work as freelancer on upwork and freelancer.com and work as web designer and developer. I use Marvel for designing the wire-frames for the websites or the blogs. It helps me create the website design mockup very quickly as compared to Adobe Photoshop which I used earlier for these tasks.,Designing Mockups for the websites: Its very simple and quick to do, earlier I created not more than 2-3 mockups for the clients for particular websites and client chose the one, but using Marvel, the process became so fast that now I give them 5-6 mockups to chose the best one. Option to make the website for particular targeted device. Earlier I only made websites for desktop/laptop or mobiles/tablet, I made my very first web app for ios for my client using marvel. Now I dont just create mockup for the desktop version for my client but for all the devices which for sure makes my client more happy and gives a clear idea that what their web app or website is going to look like in iphone, or iwatch.,We cannot modify the existing elements in the tool which is a drawback. Little difficult to understand the complete features of the application.,8,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.,Proto.io, Vectr and Webflow,Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BI, Mixpanel
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August 28, 2018

Review: "Marvel App -- Prototypes Well Developed"

Score 8 out of 10
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Marvel is a very good application that allows you to assemble designs for web in a very fast and efficient way. It is a great help, since web designers can assemble their models of front-end interfaces and give logical sense to navigation. This lets developers have a log of ordered development. It also provides tools to see the CSS styles that use that interface, which facilitates the construction of HTML. From there, the designs can be approved by a client, and on the development side you can quickly implement those designs in an exact way per the design parameters already approved by the design department.

To me, this seems like a logical order of development, since it allows no errors of design or navigation within an application. It's also a great help to the developers, since the CSS code will have already been handed to them through Marvel.
  • Easy to use with a fast learning curve
  • The handoff option allows developers to extract CSS code to copy design styles
  • In some cases, the connection will be limited by a project
  • When the projects are very large, the loading and deployment of options is very slow;You must have a good internet bandwidth
  • In addition to showing CSS code with the option to handoff, it should also show the HTML code associated with that CSS
The best Marvel scenario is when you have an application that has different navigability options, and it is a long project. Marvel works to design these applications, as well as give a demo in the design to present it to customers and visualize how your application will be on the client side. This is an advantage for the whole team because the client knows what to expect, and the developer know what to develop. I also appreciate the logical order between options and navigation, which allows you to carry everything out very cleanly when working.

Now, if there are projects that are short and do not have a level of design that requires you to present your application to a client in a visual way, it is not necessary to work on Marvel, since the ideal use of this application is to really see the scope of a project, to see in a visual way what will be presented and how it will look, and to see functions and features that will be available in some way when the application is developed. That is the great advantage of using marvel.

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March 28, 2018

Marvel Review: "Has become my new go-to for high-fidelity prototyping"

Score 8 out of 10
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I use this to mock up web and mobile websites for my freelance clients. It allows them a sense of how their website will look on different platforms, and gives the design a greater sense of realness as they can interact with the mockup on a range of devices, rather than simply viewing a series of image files on their desktop screen.
  • Though I do not work with other designers often, when I do Marvel makes it easy to collaborate on a project and for each individual to make changes of the product and to make note of those changes for the other designers
  • Gives you design specs, making it easier to create a style guide for developers
  • A wider range of interactions than other apps such as InVision
  • Easy integration with Sketch
  • Would never hurt to have a greater range of micro-interactions!
  • A greater range of project frames/devices
  • I would like to see an easier way to demonstrate responsiveness to clients, rather than having to have separate mockup files
Marvel has quickly become my go-to for quick prototyping. It is very straightforward with a simple learning curve, it is easy to make adjustments to screens and interactions, and it is easy to send designs to clients. I still use other apps for more detailed prototypes, especially those with a large range of micro-interactions, but this is great for simple sites for clients like small businesses or personal portfolios.
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April 27, 2018

Marvel Review: "A nice little find which is worth a try!"

Score 10 out of 10
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I previously supported users using Marvel through my role as a specialist. I have found myself not even as a designer that Marvel is really easy to use. It is a tool for all. The interface is pretty easy to figure out if you are used to similar software. Sharing prototypes both internally and externally have proven immensely useful and being able to link all your designs together in a jiffy, then add gestures and transitions to make your prototype feel like a real app or website is just great. .
  • Being a web based tool is great as there is no need to download it and it is accessible from anywhere.
  • It is mainly free which is amazing for those designers just starting out or on a tight budget.
  • It lets you make prototypes really quickly with a few clicks and then share them around.
  • Really easy to learn and very self-intuitive.
  • 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.
If you are just starting our as a designer I 100% recommend this app since it is free for the first few designs which really allows you to trial it out and show what you are capable of, but also pick up how to use it which means you can easily pick up other prototyping software. Marvel has an iOS app (and they are working on Android and iPad apps), which InVision does not have. You can use the app, for example, to quickly take pictures of sketches, draw some hotspots and built simple interactive prototypes.
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May 01, 2018

Marvel Review: "Design for free"

Score 7 out of 10
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Marvel is used as a designing product in the organisation. It is great as it has a notepad feature which allows you to draw your product. It is great for first draft designs for the product designers.
  • Hot spotting
  • Notepad
  • Duplicates
  • Lack of Navigation
  • Slow flows
  • Basic animations
Well suited for basic designs. As you can use the notepad feature you can design the first thing that pops up in your mind. It is for high-level designing. Diving down the levels into more detail I believe you should use an application with higher animations.
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October 11, 2017

Marvel Review: "One of the best free Prototyping tools"

Score 8 out of 10
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I use Marvel for freelance web development tasks. I work as freelancer on upwork and freelancer.com and work as web designer and developer. I use Marvel for designing the wire-frames for the websites or the blogs. It helps me create the website design mockup very quickly as compared to Adobe Photoshop which I used earlier for these tasks.
  • Designing Mockups for the websites: Its very simple and quick to do, earlier I created not more than 2-3 mockups for the clients for particular websites and client chose the one, but using Marvel, the process became so fast that now I give them 5-6 mockups to chose the best one.
  • Option to make the website for particular targeted device. Earlier I only made websites for desktop/laptop or mobiles/tablet, I made my very first web app for ios for my client using marvel.
  • Now I dont just create mockup for the desktop version for my client but for all the devices which for sure makes my client more happy and gives a clear idea that what their web app or website is going to look like in iphone, or iwatch.
  • We cannot modify the existing elements in the tool which is a drawback.
  • Little difficult to understand the complete features of the application.
Marvel is suited for:
1. Definitely for creating mockups, it is the best application, the fastest application and lets you do this very quickly.
2. A lot of good features are available for free, not really required to upgrade to the PRO version.
3. Really easy to use.
4. Creating hotspots is really easy and quick to do.

Less Appropriate:
1. Doesn't really have a lot of animation options.
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Marvel is a prototyping and wireframing app.
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