Flinto
Flinto
27.1

5.0

Flinto free download for Mac

Flinto

27.1
24 October 2019

Comprehensive prototyping.

Overview

Flinto is a comprehensive app prototyping tool that allows you to create anything from simple tap-through prototypes, to comprehensive prototypes with impressive interactions. We've carefully designed Flinto to minimize complexity. There's no programming or timelines. It's the prototyping tool designers have been waiting for.

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Version 27.1:
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2 Flinto Reviews

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Psychiatry
10 October 2015

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From what I read on their site, Flinto allows you to develop sophisticated PROTOTYPES of the app you want to develop for the iPhone.

The biggest problem is, it doesn't export the prototype as an XCODE project that allows you to actually create the iOS app yourself.

You have to hire a programmer to do the actual programming. The prototype you create is only a guide for that programmer of what you want your app to look like. They have to build the app from scratch. Flinto doesn't help the programmer at all in building the code.

As such I am disappointed. It is a tool for the designer but not a tool for the actual programmer.

If Flinto could export an XCODE project, I would buy it in an instant. But as it is, nah.
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Version 1.0.7
E-M-9727
03 June 2016
I almost never leave a review but I think that there are better or cheaper apps for prototyping... I logged in and am leaving a review because I think everyone should be aware of two great alternatives.

For advanced devs {{and $10 bucks cheaper and just more accepted by the dev community}} there's BALSAMIQ MOCKUPS ...and they've been around a long time and NOT going out of business like say Compòse... which was just too expensive (especially with the extensions).

For beginners - and my personal favorite - there's MOCKS by the same developer of the famed Fluid browser, Celestial Teapot... MOCKS is a great prototyping app, super easy to use and I just really love this app... especially at only $10. dollars! Great Fun, Cool & Cheap.

Flinto is just the newest thing, not available for older OS's and too pricey in comparison to the alternatives.
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Version 1.5.2
2 answer(s)
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
09 January 2017
I didn't even know what this app was about, so I looked at it out of curiosity. It's nothing I need.

But I did want to express appreciation for your review. 99% of the time, all people write is "why get this when there are so many better alternatives," and then they never identify any of those alternatives. It gets really frustrating. I wish more people would follow your example.
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ChrisMoon
ChrisMoon
13 May 2017
Man! Mocks and balsamiq are tools for quick wireframing, like hand sketch on paper. This is the first stage of prototyping. I tried now Mocks and is terrible for me, ok is cheap but the same I can make in Sketch App, but better and quicker. Flinto (and Principle, Protopie, Pixate, Framer etc) this is totally differend sort of application, here you can prototyping details, small interactions, animations (general all subtleties, but this deciding whether you are designing the application one from milion or one on milion). This is last stage of prototyping. So Balsamiq and Flinto are no competitors only complemetal apps.
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Psychiatry
10 October 2015
From what I read on their site, Flinto allows you to develop sophisticated PROTOTYPES of the app you want to develop for the iPhone.

The biggest problem is, it doesn't export the prototype as an XCODE project that allows you to actually create the iOS app yourself.

You have to hire a programmer to do the actual programming. The prototype you create is only a guide for that programmer of what you want your app to look like. They have to build the app from scratch. Flinto doesn't help the programmer at all in building the code.

As such I am disappointed. It is a tool for the designer but not a tool for the actual programmer.

If Flinto could export an XCODE project, I would buy it in an instant. But as it is, nah.
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Version 1.0.7
4 answer(s)
pietz
pietz
15 October 2015
Are you also disappointed when you go out to buy an Apple and return with a Banana? This is essentially the same thing. The only reason why you're disappointed, is because you went out looking for something and returned with Flinto which is just the wrong tool for what you're trying to do.

That's not Flintos fault, it's yours. The discription clearly states what the software can be used for and there simply isn't a tool like this that exports XCode projects. If you don't understand why this is, you don't understand for what Flinto or other competitive are used for.

It's sad that MacUpdate is not a place for reading actual good reviews anymore. It's mostly just kids that download trials to everything they can find and giving negative reviews, because they don't know how to use it.
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Ean
Ean
10 February 2016
I think Psychiatry makes a valid point about the entire ilk of these prototyping apps; at what point does one dispense with the prototyping and just build the damn app? It seems me that using these tools is kind of like building the app twice.
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Daniel W.
Daniel W.
26 September 2016
Sorry Psychiatry and Ean, prototyping is a big part of every serious developer. Especially with on bigger projects. The reason for prototyping is not to create the actual software for people who can not code. It is not iWeb for Apps. ;) If you are interested in software prototyping, read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_prototyping
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A1D
A1D
15 May 2018
Agreed. Should be some logical line in between quick prototyping and complex, detailed app behaviour. Cause IF I'm going to spend some time to do the precise app transitions, I definitely don't want to invest same time to make it actually works by writing a code. I just want the prototyping app generates that code and pass it to developer.
Professional Prototyping app needs that as the major functionality.
Also, ideally this apps should generate layout and assets (SVG) code as well.
This is what I call a "Pro" app.
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$99.00

5.0

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