• Jimmy HookerJimmy Hooker, 3 years ago

    Everything on here is very real, and pretty legit tbh, even if this whole article is pretty much an ad for UX Power Tools.

    'Design is how it works', etc etc.

    Btw, I would be much more into a tool/product like Design Power Tools if there was a version that used standard components and available for multiple platforms. Design Power Tools is too opinionated design-wise, and in reality it's essentially a wireframing tool (albeit a useful one). I'd easily drop $150-$200 on something that used standard (ie Apple/Material/OSX) components that I could then customize to my liking.

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    • Jon Moore, 3 years ago

      Much appreciated, Jimmy. And of course there was some motivation to push a product of mine; I won't deny that :) I always try to balance an "ad" with actual useful content, so hopefully I accomplished that.

      Could you explain a little more what you mean about UXPT being too "design opinionated"? We tried to make it intentionally vanilla (without being ugly) so that you could customize it however you want.

      I'm biased of course, but I've used UXPT on over 40 client projects for full-fidelity design work, so it's certainly (for me, at least) far more than a wireframing tool.

      Thanks for your comment!

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      • Jimmy HookerJimmy Hooker, 3 years ago

        I don't mean to say wireframing is low fidelity, you can wireframe at pretty high fidelity and then add on custom touches later.

        What I'm referring to is that if I look at the mobile oriented UXPT, they are clearly kinda geared towards iOS, but don't use standard iOS components. These are clearly components that were designed by UXPT.

        I'd love a version that looks like something that came from Apple's standard native components, similar to what Sketch ships with, but much more robust.

        Same goes for Android, which in my experience is very underserved by these design libraries.

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