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Flinto for Mac

over 5 years ago from , Senior Product Designer, Ada Support

flinto.com/mac

In the past year, it seems every week there is a new prototyping tool, each one offering a different take on how to build interactive designs. And, each week, there seems to a (Medium) post comparing them, naming the best and so on.

However, I haven't seen much about the latest version Flinto! Have I been sleeping? I used Flinto for the first time about a year and a half ago, before InVision really exploded, but this latest app is totally different.

I have only tested out a few different things with it, but so far, wow. This is the ideal prototyping tool.

I can code, but Framer and others that require coding don't cut it for me. I have tried Principle, but I remember not liking it and finding it cumbersome. InVision is great, but offers more for project and team management.

The downside is that Flinto doesn't have Android templates or an Android previewer.

7 comments

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

    Flinto for Mac is aces. Definitely worth checking out. I really do prefer native apps over web apps for design and prototyping tools.

    5 points
  • Vasil EnchevVasil Enchev, over 5 years ago

    Flinto for Mac and Principle for Mac are the best ones right now... more and more prototyping tools and more and more people doing prototypes :) It's all good when design tools are getting better and there is a choice.

    5 points
  • Harper Lieblich, over 5 years ago

    The last time I played with either of these, they where both missing the one critical feature that would enable me to switch; the ability to automatically incorporate changes I've made to my design from Sketch.

    Flint had the closest thing to this workflow with a Sketch plugin, that only worked for the first import, not subsequent changes.

    Does anybody know if that feature has been addressed by either tool in the last few months?

    3 points
    • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, over 5 years ago

      Doesn't exist in Principle currently. Lots of people seem to be asking for it though, so hopefully it's not too far off. :)

      0 points
    • Roland IllésRoland Illés, 5 years ago

      That's my gripe as well, your only chances if you want to have that are Proto.io and UXPin, with the latter currently having a bug in its Sketch plugin, so it won't work. Or if you wanna go hi-fi, Framer and Origami.

      0 points
    • Jessa ClarkJessa Clark, 5 years ago

      1.3 is out today and features an update to the Sketch plugin that lets you re-sync :)

      1 point
  • Jared CJared C, over 5 years ago

    I think flinto has some pretty great features, but also some big gaps in functionality. The updating assets with changes part (mentioned in another comment) is one. Another is testing on a device. You have to manually send it to the flinto iphone app each time, which when compared to something like pixate where changes just happen automatically is a huge pain.

    0 points