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Website / Landing-page Creation
- LaunchRock – Get a landing page online fast; build an email list.
- Wix – Get a website up and going fast. You’ll pay for custom domains, eCommerce and other communications features.
- WordPress – Build and launch websites that are functional, customizable and intuitive.
- SquareSpace – Elegant and easy to setup website development tool. More pricey than other options.
- Adobe Muse – Design and build websites without coding.
- Heroku – Dynamic website hosting platform (for highly-customized production web / mobile applications).
Software Pretotyping Tools (low-tech)
- SmartPad TM – a quick flip pad / notepad where you can quickly draw UI / UX screens for use in a PoP App project or just with target customers, stakeholders, etc.
- Crazy 8s Methodology – From the Google Sprints book, a handy method to quickly get a low-low-fidelity software app, video storyboard or otherwise sketched out. Just remember to time bin the activity (< 5 min) and use blunt- / fat-tipped pens / markers like sharpies (keep it low fi)
- Keynotopia – “Use Keynote and PowerPoint to Prototype Web and Mobile Apps”.
- Paper – Draw app screens with a pen and paper
- Brain – Thought experiments – channel your inner Einstein.
Software Prototyping Apps
- PoP – Prototyping on Paper – Mobile app prototyping
- Adobe XD – Quick and easy iPhone app prototyping/wireframing
- Figma – Quick and easy online wireframing (Lo-Fi to Hi-Fi)
- Principle – Mobile Prototyping software that enables animation, gestures and more.
- Invision – High-fidelity website design / prototyping.
- Justinmind – Desktop and mobile software prototyping
- Sketch – “Create, Prototype, Collaborate”. Layout design software that works with Invision App.
- Thunkable – functional Mobile app prototyping
- Adobe PhoneGap – Mobile prototyping
- Appcelerator – Mobile prototyping
- Fluid UI – Mobile prototyping
- Proto.io – Mobile prototyping
- Marvel – Mobile prototyping
- UXPin – Mobile prototyping
Testing / Optimization
- Intercom – In-app customer messaging tool (premium product)
- Olark – In-app chat tool (freemium)
- Usertesting – Hire outsourced users to test the experience of your website for whatever you want
- Amazon Mechanical Turk – Hire users for tests and surveys
- Loom – “Video recording, simplified.” Quick and easy screen sharing for debugging UI / UX issues.
- Crazyegg – Optimization, heatmaps and A/B testing
- Optimizely – A/B testing for websites / landing pages.
- Upwork – marketplace for freelancers.
- Fiverr – marketplace for freelancers with gigs starting at $5 USD.
- Gigster – marketplace for software projects.
- Toptal – marketplace for software projects / talent.
- Google Compute Engine – Outsource computationally intensive algorithms to Google’s servers
- 99designs – Branding/logos
- Canva – Branding/logos
- Unsplash – Free high quality images
- Dimensions Guide – Search and find dimensions for common products / items (good for digital fabrication of various products, e.g. iPhone)