Learning Axure is the best investment of your UX/UI career
March 12, 2016

Learning Axure is the best investment of your UX/UI career

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Axure

I learned Axure at school and used it in my last 3 companies. I am still using Axure every day, and I strongly believe after all these years and with so many new prototyping tools around, Axure is still the best of all. Every single company that I been with, purchased Axure after seeing my first prototype. The learning curve of application is a little deep, and always I was the solo prototyper in the organization.
  • Mobile and tablet application Prototyping
  • Responsive Design Prototyping
  • Hi-Fidelity Prototyping
  • Interactive, Clickable prototypes with multi-states situation
  • Wireframing
  • Flow charts
  • Some more micro-interactions in different commands. Recently flip added to ver8, but still some more features are missing such as bouncing and pixelating.
  • Switching states at the time of dragging or scrolling.
  • Now there is and option for drag in X or Y axis. I couldn't find any solution to drag diagonally or in a specific path or curve.
  • There are some techniques to removing a browser status bar at the time of presenting a prototype on Android smartphones, but these techniques are not very convenient and you should have to use third party applications. I wish to have a solution from Axure.
  • Running Prototype offline on mobile device. Again, now there are some solutions for this issue but all are third party applications. I wish to see something from Axure.
  • Positive > Axshare and on-demand updating
  • Positive > Quality and amount of functionality
  • Negative > Learning curve for newbies
  • Negative > Missing some minor functionalies
Neither of tools around are a complete solution. Axure is the most complete tool in the market at this moment. In my perspective and daily use, the strongest feature of Axure is prototyping for mobile and tablet devices. Axshare is very helpful, but still I wish to have the option to run prototypes offline.
Axure is well suited to prototyping for desktop applications, websites, web application, apps for smartphones and tablets, but I would like to have some options to do prototyping for smartwatches, wearables and streaming devices such as Apple TV as well.
Also, I wish to have stronger features and functionality for better flow charting and retire my OmniGraffle.