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Marvel

Cloud-based prototyping and wirefaming of multi-device apps

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Marvel product overview

Price starts from

$

12

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Per Feature

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.

Key benefits of using Marvel

  • 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Webinars
    Videos
    Documentation

    Marvel pricing information

    Value for money

    4.3

    /5

    80

    Price starts from

    $

    12

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    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
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    Marvel features

    Functionality

    4.1

    /5

    80
    Total Features23 3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    API
    Third Party Integrations
    Collaboration Tools
    Drag & Drop
    Application Management
    Alerts/Notifications
    Custom Development
    Customizable Templates

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    Marvel users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5

    /5

    80

    Positive reviews

    96%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
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    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend8.54/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    Marvel is great app, what helps me with mobile usability testing. Its easy to know what we can develop and correct at the product.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    I love the great integration with slack, as you can work great designs and share them easily. The transitions are easy to create and share with the team.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Loved it back then and love it more today. My team and I made the switch to Invision back then but with the recent upgrades that Marvel is offering, we are in discussion to make the jump back.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Cons
    Navigating around different screens can becoming confusing. There is no way to easily organize repetitive screens and flows ( which may be essential for some use cases).

    Tanzir R.

    I dislike how it’s a bit hard to create groups within the prototype.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    This had me use another software for screen and video recording which was frustrating.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

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    Overall Rating

    Actively recommend in my university's entrepreneurship center

    Reviewed 8 months ago

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    A modern way to storyboard new applications

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    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 recommend7/10

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    Very easy to use

    Reviewed a year ago

    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 recommend8/10

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    It's a good app but it needs to improve

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    It is a user-friendly app, but there are better solutions for prototyping today. They have been in the market for a long time, I hope Marvel is still improving their product to keep competition in this industry.

    Pros

    It has several types of transitions that work smoothly, that's great, it really feels like you're browsing a real app. It is relatively easy to bring the Figma screens to Marvel. The problem is that you need to assemble all the prototypes in Marvel, so if you've already assembled the prototype on figma, you'll have double work.

    Cons

    In the test, simulating an app on mobile would be great if it wasn't a detail: It doesn't exactly simulate like an app because it opens in the browser (and not in full screen) so headers and fixed navigation components don't stay where they should be. Also, in the prototype it displays the screen with a low resolution, it looks like it turns every screen into an image.

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    • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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    Good Prototyping tool for beginners

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    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.

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    • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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    I like it but not enough to recommend

    Reviewed a year ago

    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.

    Marvel FAQs and common questions

    Marvel has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $12.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription


    Marvel has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    Marvel supports the following languages:
    English


    Marvel supports the following devices:
    Android, iPhone, iPad


    Yes, Marvel has an API available for use.


    Marvel integrates with the following applications:
    Dropbox Business, Jira, Google Drive, Box, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Atlassian Confluence


    Marvel offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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