Win 5 Free Licenses for WireframeSketcher Tool

by on 11/23/11 at 1:53 pm

[Note: This giveaway has ended!]

WireframeSketcher is giving away 5 free licenses (worth $75 each) to UX Movement readers for free.

Nowadays there is a huge variety of specialized wireframing tools to choose from. However, most of them are either web-based, or they use outdated Flash technology. WireframeSketcher believes there is a place for a good, old desktop tool that’s fast, stable, cross-platform, has native UI and produces beautiful results.

Powerful and flexible.

WireframeSketcher comes both as a standalone desktop application, but also as a plug-in for any Eclipse IDE. This means that developers who already use tools like Aptana, ColdFusion Builder or Zend Studio can simply install the plug-in and start wireframing straight away using a familiar UI and concepts. There are also free version control plugins for Git and Subversion that can be installed so that wireframes can be versioned and shared via a repository.

Sketchy, unfinished look.

With WireframeSketcher you create mockups with rough, unfinished, hand-drawn look. This is a great way to communicate that “it’s just a mockup and not a final design”. You can also toggle the sketchy style off, to show your design with clean, straight lines.

Create click-through prototypes.

WireframeSketcher lets you link screens to create click-through prototypes. Prototypes can be tested in full-screen presentation mode or exported to clickable PDF or HTML.

Share and test wireframes.

With WireframeSketcher you can produce high-quality, clickable, vector PDFs that you can share with your clients or developers. High-quality output is important as your clients don’t want to stare at pixelated images and developers want to easily copy & paste the text they see. Take a look at the example PDF.

Create reusable bits with master components.

In most projects, you’ll have some bits you’ll want to reuse like navigation, headers and footers that repeat across multiple screens. WireframeSketcher saves you tons of time by letting you create master components that you can edit in one place. Changing a component updates it in every screen it’s used. What’s best is that you can still customize a component without breaking the link. For example, you can easily change the selected item in the global menu without any content duplication.

Style widgets with flexible wiki formatting.

Most widgets in WireframeSketcher can by styled using wiki formatting. Using a simple syntax you can make text bold, italic, underlined and even insert icons, make checkboxes, radio buttons and more. Syntax highlighting saves you from getting lost in your text.

Wireframe web, desktop and mobile apps.

WireframeSketcher comes with a set of pre-made components that lets you wireframes applications for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. There you’ll find other useful widgets like Calendar, Rich Text and more.

Stable and solid tool.

WireframeSketcher has been in development since 2008 and it’s a very stable tool used by thousands of users worldwide. It also comes with quick and responsive support which you most probably won’t need. WireframeSketcher won’t crash your browser, won’t slow down your machine and you won’t risk losing your data in the cloud. With its flexible licensing system, it lets you use it on any machine you own. If you need a stable and solid wireframing tool in your toolbox, consider WireframeSketcher.

5 Licenses up for grabs.

For a chance to win one of the WireframeSketcher licenses, all you have to do is post a comment below and tell us why you would like to win this rapid wireframing tool. We’ll choose the winners randomly from the comments. So leave your name, email and comment for your chance to win!

About Peter Severin:
Peter Severin is the guy behind WireframeSketcher. He lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. His goal is to make WireframeSketcher the best desktop rapid wireframing tool on the market.

80 Responses to “Win 5 Free Licenses for WireframeSketcher Tool”

  1. Sébastien Tremblay

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Thanks for sharing about this useful tool! I would like a licence, so I can finally stop using Paint for doing wireframes.

    • Sunny

      Dec 1st, 2011

      I wonder why you haven’t tried other excellent tools like AXURE & Balsamiq

  2. Stefano

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    This is a chance to win an innovative tool for prototyping, I cannot ignore!

  3. Dustin Delatore

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I am a front-end developer and graphic designer. I have recently started freelancing my skills to a few people who have websites and apps that need to be built. I would love to have this in order to make it easier for me to determine the usability of their products before I waste my time with the details.

  4. Egon

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Hi Peter,
    Well, I would like to win a free WireframeSketcher license, because I was looking for such tool and came across this tool which is highly maintained. So I started playing with it and convinced my boss to buy a business license succesfully! And it would be great that WireframeSketcher dominates the world, and I think I can help you to achieve this goal by spreading the word!

    Regards,

    Egon

  5. Ethan

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Wow this seems like an awesome tool.
    I’m teaching a new class on mobile app development at Cal State Fullerton in Orange County, CA. Would love to have this for my students!

    Thanks
    Ethan

  6. Fran

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Hey guys,

    I am a relatively newbie mobile developer, particularly interested in user experience and I would love to own a license for such an awesome tool.

    Keep up the great work. Fingers crossed!

  7. Ubermich

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    It’s powerful and flexible! Stable and solid! I will tell many folks.

  8. Matias

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Because I need one!!

  9. Rodney

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I think I could work more efficiently in this than I currently do in Illustrator…

  10. Charles Oppermann

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I would love to win a free license of WireframeSketcher. The main reason is that since my job title doesn’t contain the word “designer” in it, my company doesn’t think I need design tools. I’m forced to use dying dry erase markers on incredibly old white boards to express my mockups and explain to others how my program or feature is going to work. At the end of the day my hands are covered in the dark red dust from my whiteboard.

    If I wanted to get my hands dirty I wouldn’t gone into computers in the first place! I need software tools like WireframeSketcher in order to keep my hands clean! I would be eternally grateful.

  11. Loc

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I would love to get a free licenses! Please & Thank you!

  12. Jay

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Winning a copy of this would be awesome as I could finally show a client something other than the crappy sketches I make while over coffee discussing the sites.
    Having no other rapid prototyping tool other than a notepad and some not-so-quick HTML skills, this would save me hours of time!

  13. windal

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    good idear.

    If I need a licence, i’ll use it to create my own web site, it is a web site to manage your collection.

  14. Michal Chaniewski

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I do a lot of freelancing and this tool would make my life so much easier (and my customers happy).

  15. Agnieszka

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I’m first so it means that I really need program WireframeSketcher :) And also I really like this program.
    I want to have a unique copy of the program and not one of a million licenses sold ;) ;)

  16. Fran

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Looks pretty slick, I’d love to get one license. Why? Because I’m from a “third world” country and $75 is really expensive for me but I still have clients (that also pay “third world” prices sadly) that need wireframes :p.

  17. FM

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Awesome! I’d be great to be able to work out ideas for new apps with this

  18. Sascha Diercks

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    The rapid wireframing tool looks pretty nice and best of all it doesn’t build up on Flash/Air. I’ve used Balsamiq a lot but the Flash-Environment really annoys me. I’m looking for a wireframing-Tool that doesn’t use Flash for some time. So hopefully I’ll win one of the Licenses :)
    Regards,
    Sascha

  19. Erik van Kammen

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Because i am ready to launch my webdesign and cms agency in a few weeks, and this is the opportunity to have a good first impression at the customer.

  20. Ginger Li

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Sounds like a nice tool for rapid wire framing. Really like the concept of export to clickable PDF. Would love to try it out.

  21. Dalton

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    This app looks great. I’ve been researching wire framing tools and will definitely give this one a try. Would love to win it, too! :-)

  22. John Mentia

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Looks very interesting. Not sure I’d ever leave LucidChart but it’s worth a try – please count me in!

  23. Dickson Deza

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Hi everyones, well, we use this tool and the results after use that are better, the team thanks to me because I found and show them.

    This tool is really helpfull and very very ueasy to use.

    Congratulations for the develop team.

  24. Tomasz

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I’d like to use this tool to built my startup :)

  25. Julia

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    It looks good and I desperately need a wireframing tool. Love the hand drawn/clean toggle. It’s extremely useful!

  26. Ricardo Silva

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    Great stuff.. i’m starting to develop for android and this would be of great help!

  27. Bill

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I’m working on a community website idea which would hopefully assist all those organizations that need more of *anything-they need*, and match this against any organisations that might have oversupply. The WireframeSketcher would be a great tool to help out contributing to this idea, would love to win!

  28. Johannes

    Nov 23rd, 2011

    I’d be glad to win one of those licenses!
    The trial version already helped me to craft prototypes for a friend (simple campus navigation aid for the iPhone) and it would be really great to put my prototyping skills to the next challenge and design something for my work!

  29. Fabiola Lopez

    Nov 24th, 2011

    I work as a engineer of usability and my main task is to create accessible and usable websites for the people with disability. It’s very important for me to show to the client the prototypes and explain why a blind user can access without any problems with my prototype. I would love to win this rapid prototyping tool!

  30. ramon

    Nov 24th, 2011

    Can I please have one?
    thanks.
    R

  31. thinkdj

    Nov 24th, 2011

    Presently, I use the free version of mockflow for wireframing and it has its limits. It’d be super-awesome to get a restriction-free wireframing tool like Wireframe Sketcher so that I can migrate to using it fulltime w./o worries.

  32. Jorge

    Nov 24th, 2011

    I work on sketching/prototyping and this tool would be very useful for me also for my hobbies (blogs, ecommerce,…) and I have experience some missfunctions on the tools I’m using right now. I would like to test and use the tool you propose. Thanks

  33. Gregoire Welraeds

    Nov 24th, 2011

    Hello from Belgium!

    We are a small company dedicated to the development of custom online applications for our customers. Within i-Logs, I’m responsible for the UX managament of these applications.

    I have been looking for the best wireframe solution for a long time (Ubuntu laptop here) and have been quite frustrated with the available solutions. FF addon Pencil is what I’m using currently but I find it quite frustrating for a number of reasons.

    What makes WireframeSketcher Tool a good product for me are:
    1. Eclipse based (Half of my time is spent in eclipse PDT)
    2. No cloud based solution (don’t want to see customer targeted documents in the cloud)
    3. click through prototypes (based on my own xp, this is a real plus!)
    4. from sketchy style off, to clean, straight lines back and forth.
    5. Integration with subversion

    Regards,

    Grégoire

  34. Arun

    Nov 24th, 2011

    I will try out wireframe sketcher soon! :)

    P.S: I would also like to be one of the lucky 5 to get the licenses! ;)

  35. Joel Haasnoot

    Nov 24th, 2011

    As the only developer at a small bootstrapped company creating lots of new products, it’d be great to be able to wireframe new functionality elegantly. Pen and paper just doesn’t cut it when you’re not much of an artist…

  36. Andrus Panora

    Nov 24th, 2011

    I’m looking for tool for everyday use. Rapid wireframing of interactive interface drafts and integrity with my cozy Eclipse environment are nice advantages why I would like to choose WireframeSketcher.

  37. Remi

    Nov 24th, 2011

    Rapid wireframing tool is thing I would use to make world better

  38. Jayde Ly

    Nov 24th, 2011

    I’m really interested in rapid wireframing tools and this one looks like it has some solid features. I like the ability to choose sketchy or none sketchy and I don’t think I’ve seen the wiki formatting option before.

  39. Al

    Nov 24th, 2011

    I badly need WireframeSketcher, because my company bought already a lisence to another product that seems less good. I prefer to use WireframeSketcher, but I don’t think they will pay for it too. Your product looks really awesome! Please let me have one of the licenses!

  40. Mehrad

    Nov 24th, 2011

    I like to win the rapid wireframing tool to use it for sketching my mobile apps before starting the implementation. I like to feel how it feels having the finished prototype in my hand without waiting for it to get finished. Now please give me my license!

  41. Fabian

    Nov 24th, 2011

    Hmm. Sounds like this piece of software would make a great alternative to Microsoft Expression Blend for Rapid Prototyping on Windows Phone.

  42. Heesang

    Nov 25th, 2011

    It’s awesome!
    Especially, wiki formatting is most interesting.
    I’d want to use this tool to my new project.

  43. Robert Hsu

    Nov 25th, 2011

    I am a UX Designer, A wireframing tool is a must in my set of tool set. Currently exploring different wireframing tool to zero in on one that I would be most comfortable with.

  44. Cristi Badea

    Nov 25th, 2011

    Hi Peter – I would be really interested in trying out this tool – since I’ve been working with other wire-framing apps in the past and I wasn’t very happy with it. Also the sketchy, unfinished look – should be really useful for other team members that just simply criticizes your wireframe design (as they think is the final product)

  45. Jeremie

    Nov 25th, 2011

    It looks like it is a very effective tool … and integrates with Eclipse (Aptana too?). A must for all project managers who make functional specifications! testing of all emergencies!

  46. Theresa Putkey

    Nov 25th, 2011

    I use Balsamiq and Axure’s Sketch libraries, but I’m not satisfied with either of them. Would be good to try a new tool.

  47. IVAN

    Nov 25th, 2011

    i want it

  48. Samphan Sittiwantana

    Nov 25th, 2011

    This is interesting

    Thanks for share :)

  49. Jove

    Nov 26th, 2011

    I like this being a eclipse plugin, supporting all OS, and other eclipse features.

  50. Pablo

    Nov 27th, 2011

    I really like the fact that it’s not build on top of flash technologies!

  51. Robb

    Nov 27th, 2011

    Great looking tool… Can’t wait to try it out.

  52. Tyler

    Nov 28th, 2011

    I love this product, it would save so much time from having to create my own wireframes (which my customers always assume is the final product…sigh)

    Cheers

  53. Jennifer (iffles)

    Nov 28th, 2011

    I’d love to try this! I work for a a large company that isn’t that much interested in UX, so I have to sneak things in here and there where I can and having a tool to do wireframes would really help!

  54. Martha

    Nov 28th, 2011

    Would love to try a new tool, thanks!

  55. Emil

    Nov 28th, 2011

    Would love a good prototyping tool! I prototyped in HTML this summer during my freelancing summer job and having a tool to do it faster in would be great. Great tip.

  56. Vitor

    Nov 29th, 2011

    With WireframeSketcher YouTube can sketch your way up to success :)

  57. Red

    Nov 29th, 2011

    I think the article pretty much summed up why I would like to win this awesome design tool: it’s a stable and solid wireframing tool for every designer’s toolbox. Like some of the commenters here, I sometimes use Photoshop for wireframing, but most of the time I still use the good ‘ol pencil and paper technique. Watching the video on how WireframeSketcher works had me thinking that perhaps it’s the right time to finally go to the next level and actually use a dedicated wireframing software for the task. And for that, don’t forget to count me in! :)

  58. Kirdric Hill

    Nov 29th, 2011

    Great post.
    I would like a licence so I can stop using Viso

  59. Johan

    Nov 30th, 2011

    I love your tool and I would like to show it to my team at work and let them try. Please !

  60. Sheff

    Nov 30th, 2011

    I have been using the trial version of wireframesketcher and it sits nicely along with other prototyping and wireframing tools I already use. I have found it particularly useful for producing mobile app designs rapidly and iterating through them.

  61. Nick Dimitrakarakos

    Nov 30th, 2011

    I would like a License , i used the Demo version to build
    my project for University, was nice experience,
    helped me a lot to build my iOS application Screens.

  62. Ebony Weaver

    Nov 30th, 2011

    I would like this license because it would make it so much easier to present my website wireframe for class and clients alike instead of using photoshop.

  63. Eric Carroll

    Nov 30th, 2011

    I’d love a license simple because the trial alone already made my life easier. WireframeSketcher makes it dead simple to communicate basic design and functionality structures to those having difficulty visualizing.

  64. Kamil Winiszewski

    Nov 30th, 2011

    I just came back from UX Conference in Poznan @ Politechnika Poznanska. I’m a project manager, since today every sketches has been made on paper sheet with pencil. From now – I’d like to make it digital fast and easy with WireframeSketcher Tool.

  65. Euclides Melo

    Dec 1st, 2011

    Sketching is one of the best ways to gather requirements from users. It would be awesome to win a license to use this very good tool.

  66. Richard Henrique de Souza

    Dec 1st, 2011

    This tool is very good for requirements develops.

  67. Guilherme Cordeiro

    Dec 1st, 2011

    WireframeSketcher is an excellent prototyping tool. It’s very powerful and makes prototyping a lot easier.

  68. Nicolas

    Dec 2nd, 2011

    Looking for the perfect wireframing tool, would love to give it a shot!

  69. Oghenez

    Dec 3rd, 2011

    Thanks for such a generous offer, this will save me from drawing on paper and scanning!

  70. Lance

    Dec 5th, 2011

    This would be great. I have tried several wireframing tools but they all seem to fall short.

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