About Axure

Axure RP is a cloud-based and on-premise prototyping solution designed to help organizations create functional software prototypes and wireframes without coding, and hand off to developers. Key features include team collaboration, note creation, revision history tracking, analysis, animations, data import, and a widget library.

The application comes with connectors and flowchart designing tools, which enable users to prepare customer journeys & wireframes prior to development. Axure RP allows professionals to create prototypes using dynamic content and conditional logic as well as test and validate designs. Team members can build and share libraries of assets and publish designs for multiple users. UX designers can add specifications and redlines, attach documentation and export code to assist developers.

Axure RP offers integration with third-party platforms such as Sketch, Microsoft Teams, Slack, and more, enabling teams to interact in real-time by adding comments and notifications. Plus, it allows administrators to grant role-based permissions to user groups and control the access of design assets.

Pricing starting from:

US$29,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$29,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Axure

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Features

Total features of Axure: 42

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animation
  • Authentication
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Linking
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Templates
  • Desktop Interface
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Feedback Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Historical Reporting
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Elements
  • Mobile Development
  • Mobile Interface
  • Mockup Creation
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • No-Code
  • Performance Testing Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Prototype Creation
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Development
  • Software Prototyping
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • UI Prototyping
  • UX Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Web App Development
  • Widgets
  • Wireframe Creation
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(101)
Value for Money
4,0/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
3,8/5
Customer Support
4,1/5

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Inguna G.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Axure RP 8 - still going strong

Reviewed on 2020/07/14

I was trained on Sketch at the beginning of my career, and when I transitioned jobs, I argued for...

I was trained on Sketch at the beginning of my career, and when I transitioned jobs, I argued for Sketch, since I wasn't familiar with Axure. Now that I have been using Axure for 2+ years, I don't think I'll ever go back to Sketch. Axure saves me time while allowing me to communicate design concepts and information architecture.

Pros

One of the best things about Axure is that you can write text within elements. In comparison, in Sketch, you need to add an additional text element. For low-mid fidelity wireframes, Axure is way more efficient than Sketch. The second best thing is how well balanced the features are- everything is there in one place. You got your creation covered (complex interactions included), you got the generation of a share link without needing to export the screens to another app, you can also collect feedback via the discussion panel. Widgets are customizable, there's plenty of user help available on the web regarding how to do various things... Axure is great for rapid prototyping.

Cons

Collaboration features are mostly non-existent, but that can be solved by storing the .rp file in a cloud, such as Google Drive Stream.
I wish the widget names would save when pressing 'enter' on the keyboard instead of clicking out of the field, but that is a minor issue.
In Sketch, I do still prefer the way they use symbols, in Axure the masters vs panels seem to be a bit convoluted.

Justin W.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Best Software for UX Work

Reviewed on 2019/07/19

Axure allows us to quickly and easily put together high fidelity prototypes to share within...

Axure allows us to quickly and easily put together high fidelity prototypes to share within internal and external stakeholders. The functionality is powerful enough that our prototypes often get mistaken for full working builds of software.

Pros

- Extremely powerful prototyping toolset
- All the "fit and finish" features you need from Illustrator or Sketch

Cons

- Team and cloud functionality needs more features
- Documentation and customer support isn't always helpful

Christian K.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

I wouldn't buy it again

Reviewed on 2018/12/12

I used Axure several times, once for a smartwatch-project, the other times for smartphone app-projec...

I used Axure several times, once for a smartwatch-project, the other times for smartphone app-projects. Then I switched to InVision. Why? Because it was painful to handle Axure. I don't like it and it feels like the developers didn't like what they do. And here's the problem. I want to love creating prototypes and I want to love the prototypes. But I can't love it all using Axure.

Pros

You can create good prototypes for many different devices with Axure and it will do as it should with routing, sound and functions. Through some lines of code it will offer you more if you like and if you find it.

Cons

The user interface is not the strength of Axure and the prototypes you get don't look good. Yes, it's a prototype, but a good look - somehow - or a good feeling would support to carry over what you want to create. Instead you get something that looks like it stands on legs made of wooden sticks. Crafting the prototypes isn't feeling fine and you can waste a lot of time because it doesn't feel natural.

Sean L.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent for teams using multiple apps and services.

Reviewed on 2021/11/13

Overall this was a pleasure to use and refreshing to allow people to use what apps they like but...

Overall this was a pleasure to use and refreshing to allow people to use what apps they like but still be able to collaborate and not have a mess trying to keep everything together.

Pros

A big plus for Axure is the plugins and interactions available for a larger number of other apps. This is great for teams who have people using more different UX apps and work best in one and not the other, but this brings everyone's work together easily.

Cons

Depending on your needs and how many people need access, the price can get steep quickly and may be a detractor for some people but it does carry a lot of value for the money.

Javier A.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great tool loosing its market

Reviewed on 2020/04/10

Honestly, it is a great tool of its purpose.

Honestly, it is a great tool of its purpose.

Pros

It is by far the best tool to create hi-fi interactive prototypes. No other tool comes close to its features to create interactive behaviors.

These prototypes are so good they can be used for intensive user testing, as users are not able to tell them apart from real apps or websites.

I can mock with Axure in a couple of weeks what would take a dev team months to code and deploy. And that can save huge amounts of development costs.

Cons

Learning to use Axure is complicated. Mostly because of the ton of options, and partly because it is difficult to discover how the internal mechanics operate.

But the biggest con is that when I look into the UX design job market, practically there are no positions requesting knowledge of Axure. Everything is Sketch or Figma, that while great to create UI mockups are no rivals of Axure when creating interactive prototypes. However Axure has lost totally its market appeal.

Probably Axure should have bought Sketch or Figma when it realized it was going to be overwhelm by these tools in the UI authoring arena.

Also unlike Sketch, Axure does not have a 3rd party plugin market. And this closedness has reduced further more its utility.

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Axure offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$29,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Axure RP 9 Pro: $29/user/month or $495/user for a perpetual license. Axure RP 9 Team: $49/user/month or $895/user for a perpetual license. Axure Cloud for Business: plans start at $30/month for up to 5 users. Axure Cloud is available free for a single user.

Axure has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Axure supports the following languages:

English

Axure supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Axure integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Teams, Slack

Axure offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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