Works but could use some design and bug fixes
April 05, 2022

Works but could use some design and bug fixes

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

Software Version

Freehand Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with InVision Freehand

I typically use InVision Freehand for 3 reasons: 1. Very early, rough, idea sharing with my team on a design problem. 2. Deep dives into a specific screen/part of a user flow (that flow typically lives in InVision FreehandIas a prototype) 3. "Whiteboard" sessions with our fully remote team. We typically use the sticky notes to share individual ideas, group them, and then select top themes to move forward with exploring.
  • Allowing real time interaction with my team at the same time
  • Commenting
  • Allowing multiple way to share feedback with drawing, commenting, sticky notes, etc.
  • Importing and updating my screens give me problems a lot of the time. Having an easier, more intuitive, way to do this would be nice. Also, when importing several screens at once, I'd like to have options for how they will import versus just dropping them into a single stack.
  • Having a grid that would keep images and text aligned. I sometimes continually add to the freehand over the life of a project and it can become unorganized quickly.
  • I tend to use the same freehand for several deep dives during a single project. Having a way to quickly and easily view designs by date would be nice so other team members can navigate more easily and see the changes in a design over the course of time.
  • To allow real time collaboration for our team and external teams
  • Being easy and intuitive to import several screens and easily update those screens. (Which it isn't always easy right now. Always seems buggy)
  • To not just be design-focused but also equally good at capturing whiteboard sessions that are text-heavy and need quick and easy organization.
  • Good impact in that it allows us to have whiteboard sessions as a remote team. We are able to work through big challenges without having to travel into the office.
  • The negative impact is that several people on the team experience bugginess with the product and express frustration about it.
  • Good impact in that it allows for relatively quick gut checks from several teams before we get too far down the road with our work.
  • Abstract
The focus is very different for each of these tools. InVision Freehand is more for real-time collaboration and idea-sharing, whereas Abstract is more for version history and design-to-engineering hand-offs.

Do you think Freehand by InVision delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Freehand by InVision's feature set?


Did Freehand by InVision live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Freehand by InVision go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Freehand by InVision again?


I find InVision Freehand to be more useful for deep dives showing several options for a single screen or design element. I feel it's less useful for showing an entire user flow from beginning to end.