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Best option for free software to mockup a web application (UI, design elements, user flow, etc)?

Hello Friends - I have a prototype web application under development. To expedite R&D and have a visual representation to share with investors, I'm looking for free software to mockup the app in terms of user interface, preferably with built-in design elements and user flow. Any recommendations on software to do this? I've seen several options online for wireframing websites and apps, just not sure which is best.

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Eric Sullivan
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Eric Sullivan Entrepreneur
CEO at FoundationLab
Balsamiq would be an easy to use tool
Amar Ruparelia
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Amar Ruparelia Entrepreneur
Real Estate
I would try invisionapp.com
The user interface follows smoothly and gives investors a good idea of your web application.
Brahm Kiran Singh
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Brahm Kiran Singh Entrepreneur • Advisor
Eng Head - Deep Search at Quixey
mockingbird.com is another option - i like it for collaboration. My designer friends recommend invisionapp for high def prototyping. You cannot collaborate though. Not sure if they have user flow though. Otherwise, you can use the good ol paper with the app called 'pop'.
Lokesh Kumar
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Lokesh Kumar Entrepreneur
Cofounder & VP of Tech at Urgent.ly
I have used successfully -
1. Pen and Paper
2. Keynote from Apple with Keynotopia

This is about as low tech / cheap you can get.
Shingai Samudzi
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Shingai Samudzi Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO at ProjectVision
Try Balsamiq. They offer free full functionality trials
Shawn H. Yang
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Shawn H. Yang Entrepreneur • Advisor
Corporate Business Development at Gracenote
Try POP - Prototype on Paper. it takes your drawings and turns them into mockups.
Gal Bracha
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Gal Bracha Entrepreneur
CTO & Co-Founder @blinQ.me (500 Startups B11)
Balsamiq for the testing followed by Proto.IO
Proto.IO has evolved since launch and offers Variables and real user interactions.
Many people (Most of which techies) who used our first version couldn't tell that it was a proto.io mockup.
Scott Johnson
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Scott Johnson Advisor
Co-Founder and CEO at SocialNRG Software Ltd.
Hey there,

I've used most of the mock-up solutions on the market today and now have my development team using uxpin.com. It.s by far the most powerful, yet easy to use mock-up solution on the market today. It even let's you develop responsive mobile mock-ups based on your main web wire frames. Further, it allows you to screen capture elements from other live sites and create functional wire frames based on other 3rd-party designs. They have a free 30-day trial, after which it $14/mo. per user (though my entire dev team simply uses the same single account). I HIGHLY recommend this solution over all others, hands-down!
Victor Salman
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Victor Salman Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO
As a non technical person, I find Justinmind very easy to use.
Rohit Paliwal
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Rohit Paliwal Advisor
COO @ Uvaca, Inc.
Since you asked for "free", a pretty good option that I've used is Pencil: http://pencil.evolus.vn/
It's open source, cross-platform and rather full-featured.
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