Great tool for collaboration with clients and team members
April 05, 2022

Great tool for collaboration with clients and team members

Marli Dickens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Freehand Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with InVision Freehand

I work on a digital product design team that brings human-centered design innovation to federal clients. I currently use Freehand to collaborate with members of my team as well as our clients. We hold virtual workshops, critiques, and design reviews in Freehand. I also use the tool personally to store and organize design concepts, mockups, moodboards, and usability testing plans. We use the tool on a daily/weekly basis.
  • The wireframing capability within the tool is easy and quick to use.
  • I like being to export work from Freehand as a PNG.
  • The nav menu and action menus are very simple to use and intuitive, we routinely introduce new people to Freehand and find that they pick it up quickly.
  • I sometimes find that image quality and load time degrades the more images that are on a Freehand. This is of course expected and understandable, but it would be nice if Freehand could handle more images at one time.
  • Seeing who's in the board with me and where their cursors are moving.
  • Quickly pulling in/filling out stick notes.
  • Organizing large amounts of information for a short-term project.
  • Using Freehand for Design retros and other idea-generating sessions.
  • Helping us reach and better interact with our clients.
  • Increasing the speed with witch we can pull deliverables together.
I have used Miro, FigJam, Mural; none of which are fedramped which is why I can't use them for my current work with federal clients. I think all of these tools are pretty comparable, the only advantage I see in using Miro over Freehand or any of the others would be that Miro makes creating flow diagrams really seamless.

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I cannot think of a better collaboration tool for virtual whiteboarding; specifically as a designer who regularly works with non-designers, Freehand is a fun way to level the discussion and invite people into a more collaborative working style. There are so many different uses I can get out of a single Freehand board. I think Freehand is best suited to research synthesis, informal design reviews, storing images/examples/inspiration. Although there is wireframing tools within Freehand, I don't use these too often since I will eventually have to move my wireframes into an actual InVision prototype. It would be nice to see an integration between this somehow.