February 10, 2014

UXPin – Resolve Design Challenges

Wireframing tools are a dime a dozen, but many applications still don’t offer the specific features and functionality that UX designers require. UXPin was built in response to this issue. The web-based application was created for designers, by designers, and it comes stocked with all the features that demanding users require.

The founders of startups like Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest overcame the odds for success by focusing on solid UX design above all else. Use UXPin to solve your own design challenges and create responsive prototypes. Create new wireframes from scratch, or upload files in .png or .jpg format. Once your wireframes are loaded into UXPin, you can share them with colleagues and solicit comments or reviews. You can also upload new versions of the same document, after you’ve implemented the changes suggested by your peers. Using UXPin’s wireframing editor, you can create prototypes for different types of devices and screen resolutions.

UXPin boasts an enormous library of UI elements, along with an optimized workbench that includes all the tools a UX designer could need. The “smart elements” feature allows users to create custom elements, which they can re-use to save time in the future. A built-in search feature also allows users to search for elements inline. Startups, in-house teams, freelancers, and agencies can all find unique ways to take advantage of UXPin’s wireframing tools.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a responsive prototype of the app you’ve building
  • Share your prototype with colleagues and friends
  • Solicit feedback on a wireframe you’ve designed
  • Allow clients to rearrange elements on the prototype you’ve created

Insider Tips:

  • Use the search tool to quickly find specific elements
  • UXPin keeps records of everything that’s said in a chat history
  • Upload all current and past projects into the UXPin app
  • Chat with collaborators through UXPin in real-time

What we liked:

  • Prototypes made with UXPin look accurate on many types of devices
  • Collaboration features allow designers to share the stories behind their work
  • UXPin offers a sizeable library of user interface elements
  • Version control tools ensure everyone is looking at the most recent design

What we didn’t like:

  • Users can’t currently host UXPin on their own servers


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Gda?sk, Poland
  • Founded by: Marcin Treder, Kamil Zi?ba, and Marcin Kowalski
  • Web site:


  • $14.99 per user, per month


  1. As for the prototype design tool, I would like strongly to recommend you a new one just came into being recent days. It is MOCKPLUS, an very easy to use tool which allows you to create prototypes for any mobile apps, desktop apps and web apps rapidly.. In addition, free version is also available. Just try it out:

Submit a Comment