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Top 7 Figma Wireframe Plugins
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Top 7 Figma Wireframe Plugins

In this article we will talk about the very best wireframe figma plugins available in the community tab.

Pierluigi Giglio
September 23, 2023

In the world of design, wireframing is like the first draft, the essential blueprint for creating digital wonders.

Some may see it as the visual roadmap that guides your creative vision from concept to reality, and they’re not wrong. While designing, wireframing is pretty important.

Fortunately for us Figma happens to be quite versatile when it comes to this process, offering a wide range of helpful plugins.

In this article, we're on a mission to uncover the best Figma plugins for wireframing that can make your design work easier.

One in particular stands out; the Wireframe Designer plugin that we will be going into more detail about.

Read until the end to find out more about the top 5 Wireframe Figma plugins!

What is the Wireframe Designer plugin for Figma?

The Wireframe Designer plugin is an AI-powered wireframe generator that can help you quickly create wireframes. These wireframes can be extracted for various reasons, such as creating more responsive designs, getting information about navigation paths and interaction points for usability testing, etc.

Of course, the key element in using this plugin is efficiency. You will be able to create UI components fast by simply typing what you want, and AI automatically builds the desired layout for you. You can then tweak the generated design as much as you want, to fit your creative vision for what you initially wanted. As the name suggests, the Wireframe Designer will build only the design of the wireframe for you.

This plugin is powered by ChatGPT and has a free and Pro version. While we will be discussing its usage in Figma, it’s important to know that you can use this plugin in FigJam as well.

How do I install the Wireframe Designer plugin?

You can install this plugin by visiting the official site of Figma Plugins, and looking up the keyword “Wireframe Designer”. Or just click this link, and you will be redirected to the right page to install the plugin.

Click the “Try it out” button, and make sure you are logged in to Figma.

You will be directed to your Figma Project, where this tab will show up.

Click “Run”, and that’s about it! The Wireframe Designer plugin is now part of your projects.

How do I use the Wireframe Designer plugin for Figma?

There is nothing too complicated about using the plugin. As soon as you run it, the plugin tab will pop up and ask you to write about what you will design today.

What designs can I generate using the Wireframe Designer plugin?

The Wireframe Designer plugin currently has 8 UI components you can use: Full-width button, Top bar, Image tabs, Square/rectangle image banner, Product/review showcase, Text input, Selection, and Bullet list. In between these eight components, you can generate any flawless design you want.

We can go through some of these briefly, and give you tips on how to use them.

Examples of Wireframe Designer plugin designs

Here is a top bar generated through the Wireframe Designer plugin.

It’s important to know that the Wireframe Designer plugin designs the whole layout, and not just the component specified. In this example that we generated, we got the design for a whole product showcase. In short, the plugin will create an Auto Layout Build.

The design in itself also varies every time you run it. For example, if we ask it to generate a top bar again, this time the AI will design the page differently. Like this:

We can now see that the design looks different. The generator removed some sections and added some others. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the first and second designs.

Once again, these designs generated by the Wireframe Designer plugin are completely editable. You can add and remove as many elements as you want to.

You can use the Wireframe Designer plugin to build a Portfolio design, for example. Here are a couple of ways of how that wireframe would be generated.

Or you could build a personal blog, like this one about books.

Really, the possibilities that the Wireframe Designer plugin offers are endless.

Top 7 Figma Wireframe Plugins

Aside from the Wireframe Designer plugin, there are a few more plugins in Figma that are worth the try. Here, we will list 5 of them.

Wireframe

This Wireframe Plugin is your go-to tool for crafting attractive wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and essential structures in Figma. It's free, widely used, and super easy for the user. Just drag and drop elements into your design – no special skills required. All wireframes are free to use under a Creative Commons license, and since they're SVG files, you can easily edit and adapt them to your needs.

UIHUT - UI Kit, Illustrations, 3D Assets, Icons

With over 23,000+ design resources, UIHUT will surely make your wireframe building process much easier and enjoyable. There are both free and Premium features within the UIHUT plugin, perfect for quite literally everybody. It is easy to use and its library is impressive, to say the least. The UIHUT plugin & app include designs from plenty of categories such as web templates, illustrations, web app designs, mobile UI, 3D illustrations, etc.

Ink Wireframe

Ink Wireframe plugin is your handy tool for creating simple lo-fi wireframes. With Ink Wireframe, you can easily drag and drop various design elements to brainstorm your ideas. It offers a whopping 700+ unique options to help you design quickly. The best part? It's super user-friendly, so whether you're a designer or a project manager, there's no learning curve. This plugin allows designers to test concepts early, reducing the chance of mistakes along the way.

WireGen - AI GPT wireframe generation

WireGen plugin is a powerful AI tool that takes the complexity out of wireframe design. With this easy-to-use tool, you can describe your design ideas, and in just a few minutes, it will generate wireframes for you. It's perfect for designers who want to focus on their creative side without spending too much time on the technical details.

MockFlow

MockFlow plugin is a good Figma design toolkit for fast brainstorming of UI ideas using its wireframing software. Mockflow makes it possible for you to import your design elements from Figma and use them as part of your UI wireframes, export finished wireframes from MockFlow without leaving Figma for a seamless design experience with your Team, etc. MockFlow provides advanced components like DataGrids, Arrow-Paths, Hand-drawn UI components, and more.

Two more honorable mentions goes to the following two plugins: Mockups and Artboard Studio.

Although these are not 100% wireframe plugins, they will be greatly useful in the wireframe process as they can enable you to add assets that will make your design projects come to life.

We hope this article helped you clear your thoughts about Figma’s wireframe plugin gallery, and gave you a good insight about the Wireframe Designer plugin.

If you are interested in learning more about Figma, please visit our other resources.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pierluigi Giglio

Sr. UI/UX Designer and Consultant with over 10+ years of experience working with Fortune 500, large enterprises and funded startups. Having worked on hundreds upon hundreds of design projects, collaborated with 40+ clients from all around the world and taught design to thousands of students I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to give back to the design community and help other become better designers.

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