Evolus

Pencil Project


4 / 5
8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Developers who are looking to build mockups and prototypes of mobile and desktop apps.


Average Ratings

8 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Not Offered

Vendor Details

  • Evolus
  • evolus.vn
  • Viet Nam

About Pencil Project

Open-source GUI prototyping tool based on the Mozilla platform that can be used to create site wireframes and mockups.


Pencil Project Features

  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • For Developers
  • Mind Map
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Organizational Charting
  • Templates
  • Collaboration
  • Diagramming
  • Drag & Drop
  • Organizational Charting
  • Process Mapping
  • Revision Management
  • Templates
  • Text to Chart
  • Animation
  • Collaboration
  • Drag & Drop
  • Software Prototyping
  • Templates
  • UI Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • UX Prototyping
  • Version Control
  • Animation
  • For Mobile
  • For Websites
  • Heatmaps
  • Prototyping
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Unmoderated Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • User Journeys
  • User Research
  • Collaboration
  • Desktop Interface
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feedback Management
  • Interactive Elements
  • Mobile Interface
  • Mockup Creation
  • Page Linking
  • Presentation Tools
  • Prototype Creation
  • Revision History
  • Screen Capture
  • Wireframe Creation

Pencil Project Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Perfect mockup and wireframe tool

Jan 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: * Shocked that I'd never encountered this tool before as I've gone on numerous googlefu missions in search of the better mockup/wireframe app. Lucid Chart, Balsamiq, Fluid, and a half dozen more that were unremarkable.

* No issues with fonts, no crashes, speedy on my 2017 Macbook Pro, and overall a speedy easy to use desktop application. Much better than any Electron based app.

* Installed design kits for Sketchy UI, Material design (mobile and desktop), Bootstrap, Gnome3 widgets, GTK widgets, a lovely blue Generic Wireframe, and both Android and iOS wireframe design kits.

* Super easy to use. Prototyped a login page, semi-complex main interface, and two secondary pages in about 20 minutes.

* Exports PNG, PDF, SVG, ODT, and single web page. Zeor issues with the export formats and I tested all of them.

* I found it to be the perfect tool.

Cons: * Nothing. I have zero complaints and still surprised that such a high quality open source tool has flown under the radar for so long.

Overall: * Used it to mock up a web applications, several are rather complex and have between 15-45 pages.

* Currently using it to mock up a massive CMS project.

* It really is a fantastic tool. Very intuitive if you've use any type of mockup/wireframe tool.

Capterra loader

Create flowcharts, mockups and interfaces quickly and easily

Jul 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Pencil project is an Open Source software with multiplatform support

It has an important library of shapes for the creation of models and interfaces, with the look and feel of the most popular systems and platforms such as Android, IOS and Windows.

It has extensions to be worked from the web browser Mozilla Firefox

allows linking between the sheets of a project to optimally simulate the browsing experience between the screens of the model

Cons: As graphical elements are inserted in the multiple sheets of the documents tends to put the software slower

Capterra loader

I used it in order to design templates and my experience was positive. Its very easy to use.

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very intuitive. Great variety of icons. I don need to know about sistems development in order to working with it.

Cons: I think that its not easy to download. I couldn´t download my work in another format like .pdf or .jpg.

Overall: To learn about sistems design. To make templates and mockups for my tecnology project. To express graphically process in a sistem.

Great open source, lightweight mockup tool

Nov 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: * Great interoperability by exporting to pdf

* Same functions I would have with draw.io or omni tools

* Solid desktop app

Cons: You get what you pay for with the free app. Not much for customer support or trainings. Best for those who have used mind mapping, org charts or other diagramming tools before.

The Best software for drawing diagrams.

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: * It can use to create flow charts, er diagrams and other design parts of projects.

* Easy to use.

* Can get printouts of diagrams through this tool.

Cons: * i have no any cons about the pencil project.

Overall: I use this tool to create diagrams for my office works.

Capterra loader

For making quick mockups

Jan 14, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: As a coder I'm always on the lookout for time saving tools. After running into Pencil a few months ago my search for a mockup maker is complete. As with most free software, the instructions are a bit unclear. But, after a bit of a leaning curve I fell right into using Pencil for nearly all my mockups. It's a great piece of software.

Cons: A bit of a challenge to setup and get a feel for Pencil's capabilities. But, that bit of time is nothing compared to the time saved using this software.

Capterra loader

Excellent product to create flow charts when programming. or imply the functioning of something.

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease with which this tool can be used offers impressive results and in a very friendly way. You do not have to be an expert to use it, you just have to be clear about what you want to do and the tool makes everything easy for you.

Cons: I have no problems for this product as it is the perfect tool for flow charts. It is very easy to use.

Overall: Speed when starting my personal and professional projects.

Speed when building flow diagrams.

Capterra loader

Interesting mock up maker

Dec 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple program that everyone can start to use it immediately. Clip-art database. Some interesting options. Optional personal shapes library.

Cons: Horrible font management. Slow in general. Only basic export options. User interface needs redesign.

Overall: Interesting mock up maker for web and smartphone applications design.