Axure RP

Wireframing and prototyping solution

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Axure RP Overview

What is Axure RP?

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.

Axure RP Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$29,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 RP Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

Axure RP environment
Axure RP interaction
Axure RP commenting
Axure RP prototype
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Axure RP Reviews

Axure RP Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
48

Very good
36

Average
5

Poor
2

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
3,8
Customer Support
4,1
91% recommended this app
Inguna G.

Axure RP 8 - still going strong

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.


Justin W.

The Best Software for UX Work

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.


Christian K.

I wouldn't buy it again

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.


Javier A.

Great tool loosing its market

Honestly, it is a great tool of its purpose.


Verified Reviewer

Great way to create easy to use prototype

Overall, Axure has helped us accelerate our product design process.


Inguna G.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Axure RP 8 - still going strong

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/14
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Justin W.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

The Best Software for UX Work

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/19
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Christian K.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 2-10 Employees

I wouldn't buy it again

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/12
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Javier A.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Great tool loosing its market

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great way to create easy to use prototype

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/02/14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Axure has helped us accelerate our product design process.

Pros

The designers in my team and I use it to create prototypes on the go that I can share with our users during my user researches. I like the way you can share them easily, there is no limit as to what you can create with them.

Cons

I would really like to have more tutorials as to how to create a specific experience. Even though the docu is good, there's just something missing there.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,2/10
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Axure RP Pricing

Axure RP Pricing

Starting from
US$29,00/month
Free Trial
One Time License
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 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.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 92 user ratings
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Axure RP Features

Axure RP Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Axure RP

Additional information for Axure RP

Key features of Axure RP

  • Collaboration (pro feature)
  • Dynamic panel manager
  • Easy to build without coding
  • Easy update with masters
  • Handwriting font
  • Powerful, customizable Word generator
  • Quick wireframe creation
  • Share prototypes & manage feedback
  • Widget Annotations and Page Notes
  • Widget libraries

Axure RP FAQs

Axure RP FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Axure RP.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Axure RP offer?

Axure RP offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$29,00/month

Pricing model: One Time License, Free, 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.

Q. What are the main features of Axure RP?

Axure RP offers the following features:

  • Collaboration (pro feature)
  • Dynamic panel manager
  • Easy to build without coding
  • Easy update with masters
  • Handwriting font
  • Powerful, customizable Word generator
  • Quick wireframe creation
  • Share prototypes & manage feedback
  • Widget Annotations and Page Notes
  • Widget libraries

Q. Who are the typical users of Axure RP?

Axure RP has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Axure RP support?

Axure RP supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Axure RP offer?

Axure RP has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Free, Subscription

Q. Does Axure RP support mobile devices?

Axure RP supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Axure RP integrate with?

Axure RP integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Teams, Slack, UserZoom

Q. What level of support does Axure RP offer?

Axure RP offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials