InVision

InVision

Web & mobile app prototype design-to-development platform

4.5/5 (494 reviews)

InVision Overview

InVision is a digital product design to development platform for design and developer teams to build high-fidelity web and mobile prototypes. Teams can turn ideas into screen designs using InVision's vector-based drawing and flexible layers. Users are able to prototype, manage, review, refine, and test digital products without a line of code, as well as collaborate in real time and collect feedback to help move projects forward.

InVision enables users to connect the entire product design workflow. Teams can explore ideas using the digital whiteboard to create freehand sketches, draw, wireframe, and collect feedback from team members on all work-in-progress designs. InVision's screen design tool comes with intuitive vector-based drawing functionality and flexible layers, including built-in animated transitions and micro-interactions, which allow static screens to become working prototypes. All team members are notified immediately of any changes made to designs, which are automatically synchronized to the entire team. Designers are able to switch to the latest version or roll back updates at any time. Users can also access multiple libraries directly from Sketch or InVision, and push or pull changes with a click.

Users can keep all brand and UX components such as images, fonts, colors, icons, and even usage documents within the system, providing team members with a single source of truth. The InVision platform integrates with third party collaboration tools such as Jira, Slack, Trello, DropBox, Basecamp, and more, allowing team members to seamlessly navigate the full design process in one place.

Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

InVision Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
96% positive reviews
311
Excellent
162
Very good
17
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Erik M.

Excellent web tool, but it's lacking some key features

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

I am very pleased with Invision and I am happy my design team introduced me to its features and functionality. I have used it in many presentations to show clickable, working prototypes of my designs and will continue to do so despite its notable limitations.

Pros

I like the clean, quick interface of Invision. I love how you can import files directly from Sketch or Photoshop. The freehand is really useful when I just want to draw up a quick idea or even take hand written notes. If you have a touchscreen computer, you can really benefit from this feature. I also appreciate that updates are made in real time and you can see the changes you've made to hotspots applied on the screen the moment you switch from building mode to preview mode.

Cons

One big thing is that you can not add a clickable hover state in Prototype mode! This is a feature people have been requesting for over a year. From what I see in forums, the support team keeps saying they will "send it to the devs to see if it's a feature that can be added" but have never followed through. This is an essential feature that is being overlooked. For example, if you want a dropdown menu to appear when you hover over a menu item AND be able to click on the individual menu items in the dropdown this is NOT POSSIBLE in Invision. You can only have one or the other. As a workaround, I have made the menus appear by clicking instead of hovering but it involves importing transparent menus which is clunky and time-consuming. Please fix this, devs!

In addition to the freehand feature, I wish there was an option to prototype with custom wireframes with a tool which allows you to choose from wireframe presets and build your site from the ground up that way. Sometimes, freehanding is not really an option. Also, you should be able to directly import files from Adobe Illustrator and Adobe XD as those are more widely used for web design rather than Photoshop.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Burhan K.

A must have tool for rapid prototyping

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

It's really an awesome tool and a life safer. We use it in every project of ours. And share it with stakeholders to take feedback and developers when handing off.

Pros

It let's you create interactive prototypes. You can define clicks, hover state, overlays, popups, floating buttons, fixed header and footer, and animations.

You can try it for free. With free version you can create one prototype and share with developers or client.

Invision has Craft plugin for Sketch and Photoshop. So you don't have to manually upload your designs to invision project. All you need to do is press the sync button and all your design updates will be sync on invision project.

Another reason to love Invision Prototype is the ability to share the project with client and take their feedback through comments. And once changes are done you can mark those comment as resolved.

Developers love invision too, because under inspect menu, they can see dimensions, colors, fonts and other specs of design. And download whatever icons or images are required.

Cons

Adding popups is a work around, you have to add black dot and the bottom right pixel of your popup image. They could've program it, so you didn't have to add a pixel to define color of your background overlay.

If you're working on a web project and your website has a sliding navigation. Then your prototype won't be sliding on scroll. However you can add scroll to point on screen. And add custom point to the next slide where you want to scroll vertically.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
James D.

The prototyping tool you need to use!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

We're able to quickly prototype full sites or small CRO changes and with the added ability to update on the fly,​ we can push changes live to anyone viewing live. It's allowed us to show off our thoughts and ideas to clients and stakeholders with great effect, wowing them every time​!

Pros

I mainly use Invision as a delivery method for presenting web and mobile site designs. We have a few internal sites we manage and I use Invision to show any CRO changes that are to be made. This makes it easy for design, dev and directors to see how things work and what it will look like before any time is spent on development.

A bonus for our dev team is the inspect function, having uploaded form Sketch they can inspect fonts, colours, sizes and basic CSS attributes to exactly copy the design. Assets can also be downloaded​ which saves time if they change over time.

Cons

Some basic functionality such as fixed background images would be useful to convey how some designs should work. I know it's not meant to be a working site, it's just the little touches sometimes that could help others see your vision.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Manuel O.

InVision is an agile tool that improves your life as a designer.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

InVision is a tool that is great to present designs to your clients and communicate with them effectively. Before existing InVision, making a design proposal was a lot of effort: capture a jpg, send it, the client will pass it to PDF, make notes on that document to send it back with feedback All this process, which may sound like prehistory, is relatively recent. However, since InVision exists, you can directly upload the project you are doing, you can update it, and the client can leave comments on the same design.

Another thing that I love is that it allows you to order all your projects in a single screen, as a private portfolio to have everything perfectly organized.

A handy feature that InVision has is that it allows you to update the designs using the integrated Craft plugin in Sketch. Through the "inspect" tab of invision, frontends can access design styles and assets.

I also really like the boards as an inspiration tool, to make a quick portfolio or as a style guide so that the client can know colors, typographies, logos, etc.

Cons

The price, because if you are a freelance is a bit expensive and the free version only allows you to upload one project.

A feature called Freehand in which you can theoretically comment on a design with the client live via videoconference, but it has never worked well for me.

I would like the boards could be integrated with other applications like Pinterest or Instagram so that the process of uploading and storing images is easier.

Workflows, I do not use them because we have trello.

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Maria G.

Game changer

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/11/07
Review Source: Capterra

It facilitates and reduces the efforts that I have to make to upload my work to the web app for presentations. Making interactive prototypes that are web-based has also made collaboration and user testing easier.

Pros

I love the efforts that InVision has made to make their product sync with other programs such as Sketch and Photoshop. The craft plugin has made a lot of my work very easy since I don't have to upload my screens to InVision. The ability to sync, but to also apply and sync hotspots directly from InVision has speed up my work and it's just one less thing to worry about.

Cons

Currently the software has some limitations within the web app. I think there has been tremendous efforts to make the product work seamlessly with other apps such as Sketch, but when modifying certain aspects such as animation or hotspots on the web app, there are a lot of limitations as far as what the user can do. These limitations, specifically with the animations, can make designs static for the most part and not very "animated".

Response from InVision

Hi Maria, we are thrilled to hear that InVision improves your workflow and that you enjoy using the product. We noticed you¿re an active InVision user and design enthusiast, and we'd love to discuss inviting you to be a part of our exclusive, invitation-only Community Ambassador program!

We recently launched the InVision Community to create a place where people can talk about their InVision projects and InVision features, design trends, prototyping and workflows, collaboration, and more. It¿s also a place where users can post any questions they have about InVision. Community Ambassadors get the opportunity to talk shop with other world-class designers and share their unique insights by helping answer questions from designers who post in the Community.

If you¿re interested in learning more about the InVision Community and the perks of our Community Ambassador program, please contact me at [email protected]!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

InVision Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free: $0/month, 1 prototype

Free: $15/month, 3 prototypes

Free: $25/month, unlimited prototypes

Free: $99/month, unlimited prototypes and up to 5 team members

Enterprise: (contact InVision) unlimited prototypes plus advanced features

InVision Features

  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applications Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Offline Access
  • Permission Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality

Additional information for InVision

Key features of InVision

  • Animate transitions
  • Architecture document management
  • Automatic synchronization
  • Collaboration
  • Collect and present designs, inspiration, and more
  • Create hotspots
  • Design system manager
  • Desktop interface
  • Digital whiteboard
  • Drag & drop
  • Import existing sketch files
  • Interactive elements
  • Interactive prototypes
  • Library access
  • Mobile interface
  • Multi-user
  • Navigation flows
  • Notifications
  • Page linking
  • Pre-built interactions & animations
  • Pre-built transitions
  • Presentation tools
  • Preview mode
  • Product design workflow
  • Prototyping
  • Responsive designs
  • Revision history
  • Screen capture
  • Screen design
  • Sketch, draw, and wireframe
  • Third party integration

Benefits

  • Go beyond simple prototyping with support for the entire design workflow with tools for ideation, collaboration, mutli-layered feedback, and project management.

  • Provide team members with a single source of truth by keeping all brand and UX components—including usage documentation—in a single place.

  • Access various libraries directly from the InVision Studio or Sketch, and push or pull changes with a click.

  • InVision allows changes to sync to the whole team, enabling designers to switch to the latest version or roll back updates at any time.

  • Team members can review the latest prototypes, collaborate on a freehand whiteboard, and make design comments without leaving the platform.

  • InVision FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for InVision.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does InVision offer?

    InVision offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$15,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Free: $0/month, 1 prototype

    Free: $15/month, 3 prototypes

    Free: $25/month, unlimited prototypes

    Free: $99/month, unlimited prototypes and up to 5 team members

    Enterprise: (contact InVision) unlimited prototypes plus advanced features

    Q. What are the main features of InVision?

    InVision offers the following features:

    • Animate transitions
    • Architecture document management
    • Automatic synchronization
    • Collaboration
    • Collect and present designs, inspiration, and more
    • Create hotspots
    • Design system manager
    • Desktop interface
    • Digital whiteboard
    • Drag & drop
    • Import existing sketch files
    • Interactive elements
    • Interactive prototypes
    • Library access
    • Mobile interface
    • Multi-user
    • Navigation flows
    • Notifications
    • Page linking
    • Pre-built interactions & animations
    • Pre-built transitions
    • Presentation tools
    • Preview mode
    • Product design workflow
    • Prototyping
    • Responsive designs
    • Revision history
    • Screen capture
    • Screen design
    • Sketch, draw, and wireframe
    • Third party integration

    Q. Who are the typical users of InVision?

    InVision has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does InVision support?

    InVision supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does InVision offer?

    InVision has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does InVision support mobile devices?

    InVision supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does InVision integrate with?

    InVision integrates with the following applications:

    Basecamp, Box, Dropbox, HipChat, JIRA Software, Project Management, Rippling, Slab, Torii, Trello

    Q. What level of support does InVision offer?

    InVision offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support