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Create Wireframes and Prototypes

Published 10/07/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

HotGloo provides users with a better way to create wireframes and prototypes. The application combines desktop application functionality with the conveniences of a web based service. The drag and drop interface built into HotGloo allows the user to quickly and easily maneuver elements and position them on the canvas. The user can sort their pages in the sitemap just like they can on other applications. Users can set up a grid layout to assist with graphic design projects. HotGloo supplies users with every user interface element they could possibly want to use. Users can also upload their own stencils to the HotGloo images library to access them across multiple projects. Masters allow the user to build templates that can be used again and again. Viewstacks allow the user to change the state of an element, such as a form. Additional features include team collaboration capabilities, client review features and feedback systems.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

HotGloo was founded in November of 2009. The company is based out of Hamburg, Germany and includes Developer Hannes Hoess and Product Manager Wolf Becvar. Many reviewers and users have favored HotGloo over other similar applications because of its free price and numerous functions that make wireframe building so much easier. Along with positive comments, HotGloo has also received recognition with a 2010 User Experience Award from World Usability Day and nominations for Best Web App in 2010 and 2011 by the Net Awards and a 2009 Best RIA nomination.

What are the differences to other apps?

HotGloo provides a number of valuable features as well as a price tag that anyone can afford. The application allows the user total freedom while building wireframes and prototypes. It is easy to use, with a simple drag and drop system that makes learning HotGloo a breeze. The user can add a grid for graphic projects, incorporate any interface element and easily move items around with a simple click and drag of the mouse.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

HotGloo has a modern, stylish appearance that uses dark backgrounds and menus to give it more character. The user interface is very easy to understand, with icons, buttons and lists that the user can click and drag from. Each item is easily accessible and allows the user to learn the application quickly and painlessly. Overall, HotGloo is a great resource for designers of all skill levels.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can get started with HotGloo by clicking the dark pink “See Plans and Pricing” button found near the center of the homepage. Users are invited to sign up for a 15 day free trial that does not require a credit card. The following page asks the user to select their preferred membership plan. After doing so, the user is taken to the registration form. The form asks for a desired subdomain name, email address, country location, first and last name and password. The user must also check the small white box near the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the HotGloo terms and conditions and refund and privacy policies.

What does it cost to use the application?

HotGloo offers users three membership options. The first is the Small plan which costs under $15 per month and includes up to two projects, 10 users, enhanced security and the ability to archive projects and accounts. The Team plan costs just under $30 per month and includes up to five projects and unlimited users. The Enterprise plan costs around $55 per month and upgrades to allow unlimited projects. Along with the three main plans, users can also opt for a Solo plan which costs under $10 per month and includes one project and up to five users. A free plan is also available that allows one project, one user and up to five pages.

Who would you recommend the application to? is a convenient tool for anyone who needs to develop a prototype or wireframe. The application gives the user many options and an easy to use interface with a flexible drag and drop system. The application is perfect for all skill levels.

  • Choose from one free and multiple paid membership plans
  • Design products and websites using the drag and drop system
  • Incorporate many interface elements from the HotGloo library
  • Build templates that can be used on multiple projects
  • Receive feedback from clients and others

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HotGloo pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $14.00
(2 projects, 10 users)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $54.00
(unlimited projects, unlimited users)




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