Probably the most popular tool out there. Decent, but plenty of areas for improvement.
November 12, 2019

Probably the most popular tool out there. Decent, but plenty of areas for improvement.

Dmitry Pashkevich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with InVision

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.
  • I wasn't a decision-maker, nor do I own the implementation of the tool at my current company, so I can't answer this question.
  • It's been positive, overall, I feel.
Zeplin seems to support everything that InVision does (including Inspect mode) plus reusable styles. That alone significantly speeds up development.
I never had to contact InVision's support.

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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.


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