Marvel

Cloud-based prototyping and wirefaming of multi-device apps

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Marvel Overview

What is Marvel?

Marvel is a cloud-based platform with mobile support, that enables single or multiple users and teams of varying sizes to create app prototypes within a centralized workspace. Individuals or enterprises can subscribe to scalable monthly price plans to cover several or unlimited projects, plus a host of additional features. The software provides a browser-based environment and a "Design Mode" facilitating the creation of interface assets and mockups, either based on imported Sketch or Photoshop compositions, or from styled scratch. Offering a library of pre-built templates, popular screen components and access to a repository of stock imagery, Marvel's intuitive WYSIWYG and drag and drop approach is codeless to require no specialist development knowledge. Screen and interface wireframes can similarly be rapidly produced, leveraging templates made to accurately match every device from desktop, to tablet and smartphone, while giving access to all stakeholders to post actionable feedback. Designers can collaborate in real time, with Marvel syncing changes to maintain latest versioning, plus URL-based link sharing keeps workflow and access universal. Mockups are then realized into working app demos, applying interactive hotspots to link screens together and form navigational paths, with actions or gestures also attached to fulfill areas of functionality.

In addition, Marvel's integrated Handoff tool takes care of generating specs and handover assets for the transition from design to development. CSS, Swift and Android XML code is derived from any mockup and made exportable for copy and pasting. Collaborative tools also go on to include a "teams" feature for grouping users, shared folder creation and access, real time activity notifications and role-based permission management. Marvel boasts ready integration with a number of third-party workflow products and services, with more facilitated through API support, while a companion app for iOS and Android enables mobile mockups to be created natively on those devices.

Marvel Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free (1 user, 2 active projects) = $0
Pro (1 user, unlimited projects) = $12 per month
Team (3 users, unlimited projects) = $42 per month
Company (6 users, unlimited projects) = $84 per month
Enterprise (unlimited users + projecst) = Contact for quote


Marvel Features

Devices
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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Marvel's cloud-based approach centralizes its app design workspace to allow teams to collaborate on the generation of new ideas
Design and wireframing tools allow for the creation of richly styled, full color interface mockups and screen layouts
Design prototypes can be made interactive using action and hotspots, all implemented without the need for any coding
The Handoff tool automates the handover between design and development stages, generating specs and exporting the CSS, Swift and Android XML code for rapid use
Collaborative capabilities support company-wide access for team members and collaborators with the ability to assign user roles, create shared folders, invite creative feedback and also setup real time activity notifications
A number of third-party integrations are made available out-of-the-box, including products and services such as JIRA, Confluence, Slack, Dropbox and Google Drive etc
Actions including familiar touchscreen gestures such as swiping, pinching in / out and double tap can be applied to add interactivity to each screen or asset
Hotspots are used to link screens together and form navigational pathways, picking a new destination from the array of other screens within the app project
The Marvel app for iOS and Android allows working app prototypes to be created on those devices, using touchscreen design tools, screen linking and options for sharing via email, SMS or social media
Wireframing capabilities cater to any device profile including popular variants across desktop, Android, iPhone and iPad
Marvel video Marvel video Marvel video Marvel screenshot: Marvel's cloud-based approach centralizes its app design workspace to allow teams to collaborate on the generation of new ideas Marvel screenshot: Design and wireframing tools allow for the creation of richly styled, full color interface mockups and screen layouts Marvel screenshot: Design prototypes can be made interactive using action and hotspots, all implemented without the need for any coding Marvel screenshot: The Handoff tool automates the handover between design and development stages, generating specs and exporting the CSS, Swift and Android XML code for rapid use Marvel screenshot: Collaborative capabilities support company-wide access for team members and collaborators with the ability to assign user roles, create shared folders, invite creative feedback and also setup real time activity notifications Marvel screenshot: A number of third-party integrations are made available out-of-the-box, including products and services such as JIRA, Confluence, Slack, Dropbox and Google Drive etc Marvel screenshot: Actions including familiar touchscreen gestures such as swiping, pinching in / out and double tap can be applied to add interactivity to each screen or asset Marvel screenshot: Hotspots are used to link screens together and form navigational pathways, picking a new destination from the array of other screens within the app project Marvel screenshot: The Marvel app for iOS and Android allows working app prototypes to be created on those devices, using touchscreen design tools, screen linking and options for sharing via email, SMS or social media Marvel screenshot: Wireframing capabilities cater to any device profile including popular variants across desktop, Android, iPhone and iPad

Marvel Reviews

Marvel Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
46

Very good
28

Average
2

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,6
96% recommended this app
Ashley E.

A modern way to storyboard new applications

A smooth simple experience creating application story boards and sharing these. The ability to see my drawings come to life is magical!


Diego R.

Very easy to use

I always liked using Marvel for prototyping projects, I used the paid version but ended up canceling because I found more complete options in Adobe XD.


Verified Reviewer

Good Prototyping tool for beginners


Verified Reviewer

I like it but not enough to recommend

Im ok, satisfied and will keep paying for Marvel app but as soon as I find an alternative with more features i will make the jump.


Giulio M.

Finally a tool for communication that works

We use Marvel to share our prototypes with the team


Ashley E.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

A modern way to storyboard new applications

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/04/11
Review Source: Capterra

A smooth simple experience creating application story boards and sharing these. The ability to see my drawings come to life is magical!

Pros

I can take pictures of my hand sketches which I have created as ideas for my new applications. I can really easily make my drawings interactive and create a live application with drawings without the need for coding. This is perfect for demonstrating application ideas!

Cons

I live everything about this application. The mobile app is simple to use and I’ve never seen it crash or bug out! Very impressed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Diego R.
Industry: Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Very easy to use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/29
Review Source: Capterra

I always liked using Marvel for prototyping projects, I used the paid version but ended up canceling because I found more complete options in Adobe XD.

Pros

What I liked most about using Marvel was because it was so easy to learn. I used a paid plan for 1 year and solved many project presentation problems and facilitated the understanding of the client's project.

Cons

Unfortunately, it hasn't evolved much in the design tools compared to other solutions like Figma and Adobe XD. I would like it to have a desktop version and work offline.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Good Prototyping tool for beginners

Used Other for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/02/17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Good prototyping tool for those just beginning to create prototypes. It has very basic capabilities, but does integrate with both Confluence and JIRA. It also includes the ability to create CSS from your designs.

Cons

A little too basic. It doesn't support more advanced features like animation.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

I like it but not enough to recommend

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/22
Review Source: Capterra

Im ok, satisfied and will keep paying for Marvel app but as soon as I find an alternative with more features i will make the jump.

Pros

It's an easy to use designer tool. I love how easy it is to start creating stuff and sharing with my teams the ideas for improvements and new features.

Cons

What I dislike is that Iv been paying for 2 years now... and there's almost nothing new. Same designs, placeholders... and that bumps me a lot and I wonder every day if there's a new service that's better than Marvel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Giulio M.
Industry: Computer Games
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Finally a tool for communication that works

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/31
Review Source: Capterra

We use Marvel to share our prototypes with the team

Pros

It's very fast, it's integrated in our working tools (Sketch, Figma)

Cons

Honestly nothing. It does what we need and it does it well.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,5/10
Based on 77 user ratings
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Marvel Pricing

Marvel Pricing

Starting from
US$12,00
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free (1 user, 2 active projects) = $0
Pro (1 user, unlimited projects) = $12 per month
Team (3 users, unlimited projects) = $42 per month
Company (6 users, unlimited projects) = $84 per month
Enterprise (unlimited users + projecst) = Contact for quote

Free (1 user, 2 active projects) = $0
Pro (1 user, unlimited projects) = $12 per month
Team (3 users, unlimited projects) = $42 per month
Company (6 users, unlimited projects) = $84 per month
Enterprise (unlimited users + projecst) = Contact for quote

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 77 user ratings
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Marvel Features

Marvel Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Analytics
Applications Management
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Software Testing Management
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Marvel

Additional information for Marvel

Key features of Marvel

  • API
  • Activity notifications
  • Android XML support
  • Application integration
  • Assets
  • Behavior tracking
  • CSS support
  • Code export
  • Collaboration
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Content library
  • Custom development
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Data synchronization
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Feedback collection
  • Graphical user interface
  • Handoff
  • Heatmap
  • Mobile integration
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Offline access
  • On-demand audio visual recordings
  • Password management
  • Prototyping
  • Real time notifications
  • Role-based permissions
  • Shared folders
  • Single Sign On
  • Software prototyping
  • Spec generation
  • Swift support
  • Third party integration
  • Usability testing
  • User activity monitoring
  • User management
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Wireframing

Benefits

  • Marvel places a codeless design environment into the web browser, promising collaborative wireframing tools for formulating apps on any device before transforming screen mockups or sketches into interactive, sharable demos.
  • Pre-designed wireframe templates are provided to target a multitude of popular device interfaces, while the platform also boasts an extensive collection of pre-made assets made available to assist with custom styling.
  • Marvel's handoff tool derives and packages design specs for passing to developers via web URL, generating CSS, Swift and Android XML listings that can simply be copied to fast track coding, while syncing any changes in real time to keep every collaborator updated.
  • Marvel's plugin marketplace promises third-party integration with other popular workflow and productivity products such as Maze (analytics), JIRA / Confluence, Lookback (user testing), Smartmockups, Niice (moodboards), Sketch, Slack, Dropbox / Dropbox Paper, Google Drive, YouTube and many more via API support.
  • A companion Marvel app for iOS and Android allows prototype demos to be mocked up and turned into working ideas natively on smartphone devices, with sharing options across multiple channels and syncing to a linked Marvel account.
  • Marvel FAQs

    Marvel FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Marvel.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Marvel offer?

    Marvel offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$12,00

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Free (1 user, 2 active projects) = $0 Pro (1 user, unlimited projects) = $12 per month Team (3 users, unlimited projects) = $42 per month Company (6 users, unlimited projects) = $84 per month Enterprise (unlimited users + projecst) = Contact for quote

    Q. What are the main features of Marvel?

    Marvel offers the following features:

    • API
    • Activity notifications
    • Android XML support
    • Application integration
    • Assets
    • Behavior tracking
    • CSS support
    • Code export
    • Collaboration
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative review
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Content library
    • Custom development
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Data synchronization
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Feedback collection
    • Graphical user interface
    • Handoff
    • Heatmap
    • Mobile integration
    • Multiple user accounts
    • Offline access
    • On-demand audio visual recordings
    • Password management
    • Prototyping
    • Real time notifications
    • Role-based permissions
    • Shared folders
    • Single Sign On
    • Software prototyping
    • Spec generation
    • Swift support
    • Third party integration
    • Usability testing
    • User activity monitoring
    • User management
    • WYSIWYG editor
    • Wireframing

    Q. Who are the typical users of Marvel?

    Marvel has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Marvel support?

    Marvel supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Marvel offer?

    Marvel has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Marvel support mobile devices?

    Marvel supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Marvel integrate with?

    Marvel integrates with the following applications:

    Atlassian Confluence, Box, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Jira, Microsoft Teams, Sketch, Slack, UserZoom

    Q. What level of support does Marvel offer?

    Marvel offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base