Prototyping?? (Nothing is better than InVision)
May 12, 2016

Prototyping?? (Nothing is better than InVision)

Prateek Gaurav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with InVision

I am a freelance web developer on upwork and Freelancer. I use this prototyping tool all the time before starting to code, just to give the exact idea of the website, and what it is going to look like after it’s done. And InVision is a great tool for that, it helps me give the exact prototype I wish to my client which helps me a lot. There is no need to change the codes again if the client does not like their website. I started using this prototyping tool about 1 year ago and it helped me a lot. The biggest and the most annoying problem was, the client was happy with the psd but not very happy with the website. There used to be many changes done after completing the website, and that problem has been reduced by 95% for me, since I started using InVision. I love this tool.
  • I love the comment option in InVision. It's an awesome thing for a freelancer developer. I just make the prototype, send it to the client, mostly he loves it. If there is anything he wants me to change, he puts a comment on that particular area on the page. So you have 30 pages, the client puts the comment on changes required area and you change them accordingly. It might seem basic but it's really useful.
  • The History Mode is an awesome thing in InVision. It's like git to me, it keeps a track of all the previous changes I made and all the comments which were added. It helps me check if I have fulfilled all the comments and changes asked by the client.
  • And Live Share is the best thing - it helps the client get the exact idea of what the website is gonna look like once it is completed.
  • It's not free. I mean you can only work on one project with a free account and of course you don't just have one project to work on.
  • It takes some time to get a hang of the tool. I mean you really need to understand the tool; it took me like 2-3 hours to understand most of the basic features, but keep experimenting, that's life.
  • InVision helped me save a lot time. As I said I started using this software 1 year ago, since then if I spend 5 hours to make a prototype then another 5 on tweaking changes according to client, now I spend only 5 hours on prototyping and 1 hour on tweaking changes from the client.
  • I am a freelancer, and time is money. Since InVision started helping me save time, I got more opportunities to start bidding on more projects and work on more projects, in turn I got more profit.
  • Marvel
Marvel is also a good prototyping tool. I have experimented these two tools for my prototyping work, and both seemed very good to me. Maybe for some people Marvel may have and easy to lean dashboard and features, but I love to use InVision. I don't really find any major differences between the two, and I would say anyone planning to start with prototyping tools should test both the products and choose the one you love to work on. I love InVision.
Well suited for: Almost everything. You need a prototype for the mobile app.
Less appropriate for: I don't really find anything for which InVision is not appropriate.