Axure RP Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Axure RP

Wireframing and prototyping solution

4.39/5 (92 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
One time license
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany

Supported languages

English
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Axure RP user reviews

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Inguna Gudareva

Axure RP 8 - still going strong

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Justin Wingard

The Best Software for UX Work

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Christian Kramp

I wouldn't buy it again

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Javier Aragones

Great tool loosing its market

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Pablo Soler

Puissant mais complexe

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-13
Review Source: Capterra

La prise en main a exigé de longues heures de pratique et de lectures de tutoriels. Puis c'est la phase de découverte du logiciel qui exige beaucoup de temps pour comprendre toutes les arcanes du logiciel. Enfin, après de très longues heures de pratique on découvre un monde caché de fonctionnalités qui libèrent la créativité et la finesse de création de prototypes HD. Une fois le logiciel maîtrisé, il permet de tester des concepts rapidement ou encore de tester des workflow complexes avec des utilisateurs, ravis d'une telle richesse fonctionnelle.

Pros
Possibilités de créer des prototypes très riches et ajouter des micro-comportements très utiles pour mener des tests utilisateurs complets.

Cons
La courbe d'apprentissage du logiciel est longue et parsemée d'embuches. Le plaisir de travailler avec Axure est un chemin long mais le résultat est incomparable avec d'autres outils.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Axure RP pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
One time license
Free
Subscription
Free trial
View Pricing Plans

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

Activity Dashboard
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Role-Based Permissions
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

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Access Control (192 other apps)
Activity Tracking (127 other apps)
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Auditing (133 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (181 other apps)
Compliance Management (137 other apps)
Monitoring (270 other apps)
Real Time Data (128 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (155 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (213 other apps)
Search Functionality (128 other apps)

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Additional information for Axure RP

Key features of Axure RP

  • Animation
  • Collaboration
  • Design Templates
  • Desktop Interface
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • Interactive Elements
  • Mobile Development
  • Mobile Interface
  • Mockup Creation
  • No-Code
  • Page Linking
  • Presentation Tools
  • Prototype Creation
  • Software Prototyping
  • UI Prototyping
  • UX Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • User Journeys
  • Widget Annotations and Page Notes
  • Widget Libraries
  • Wireframe Creation
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