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Best alternatives to Flinto/Principle for Sketch pros in 2020?

3 months ago from , Trainer

It's almost 2020, and prototyping seems to be the field in which UX-UI tools are still innovating a lot don't you think?

In my company we are still looking for the "holy grail" of UI animation tools. I've read a lot about Lottie (if you work with React specially) and After Effects seems to be the powerhouse for all complex animation projects.

I've tried things like Marvel, Principle or Flinto in recent months, still I think there are shortcomings in all of them. Been told recently about Origami studio: https://origami.design

So what do you think. Are there any other alternatives as of today, worth exploring? Thanks for your insights!

10 comments

  • Shaobo YangShaobo Yang, 3 months ago

    https://www.protopie.io/

    Best code free hi-fi prototyping tool

    5 points
    • Chinmay Kulkarni, 3 months ago

      Honestly the best prototyping tool there is with a low barrier of entry. I'm sure Framer is great too but to do more complex things you need a little bit of coding knowledge. Prototype blows out every other prototyping tool out of the water.

      4 points
    • UX LA, 3 months ago

      I’ve been able to build some pretty complex state based designs using variables in Protopie.

      I think scenes and the way triggers are laid out (can get pretty complex and overwhelming) could use some love. But it’s not far from being the perfect tool.

      0 points
  • Fredo Tan, 3 months ago

    Already mentioned, but you can have a look at our prototyping tool ProtoPie.

    https://protopie.io

    ProtoPie is the easiest tool used to turn your UI/UX design ideas into highly interactive prototypes for mobile, desktop, web, all the way to IoT.

    A tool that's focused on actual interactions, not just fancy (unrealistic) animations.

    2 points
  • Irem Ozekes, 3 months ago

    Framer X or ProtoPie

    2 points
  • Taylor PalmerTaylor Palmer, 3 months ago

    The tools you mentioned are more traditionally known as “prototyping tools” and, as you’ve found, there are lots of them. I’ve cataloged several of them on uxtools.co.

    There aren’t as many true animation tools, however beyond things like After Effects. I’ve heard good things about Haiku but haven’t tried it myself. Framer can also get you far if you’re comfortable with Javascript.

    2 points
  • Dexter W, 3 months ago

    For prototyping logic, states, and complex interactions: Protopie and UXPin. Protopie feels optimized for mobile, and UXPin feels optimizes for web applications. But both can handle either.

    1 point
  • A. N.A. N., 3 months ago

    Adobe XD is evolving a lot these days, it's free, Mac and Windows and it's one tool for all you need, looking forward to the next updates.

    Adobe After Effects combined with Lottie is powerful and very easy to hand off animations codes to devs.

    0 points
  • Afnizar Nur Ghifari, 3 months ago

    Origami is your best friend. It's free and full of awesomeness!

    0 points