Design on the go with the InVision app.
Bring screens to life in a Prototype, present Studio files, brainstorm with your team with Freehand, see recent activity in Conversations, and more. It’s all available in real time, from anywhere.
With the latest InVision app, you can:
- View and comment on Prototypes and Boards
- Present and mirror Studio files on any device
- Easily user test your prototypes
- Wireframe and brainstorm with Freehand
- Stay up-to-date on notifications through Conversations
- Force refresh prototypes and access them offline
- Enjoy a faster, higher fidelity experience
Hi iOS users!
We have an exciting update for you all! In this latest release, we’re introducing a new way to view prototypes that’s specifically designed to enhance and improve your user testing sessions.
A major pain point you’ve shared is that hotspot hinting and the ability to swipe through prototype screens decreases the efficacy of usability tests and app previewing. The new user testing mode lets you view and navigate through your prototypes with both hotspot hinting and swiping disabled.
Now you can initiate the user testing mode to let your users (or yourselves!) experience prototypes with no distractions!
The latest release resolves a few share link setting issues that may have been causing you trouble. You can now disable swiping and hotspot hinting in share link settings on desktop, and the app will respect those settings when your share link is deep linked. This should help with remote testing and sending links to external testers.
Happy user testing out there, people! We look forward to your feedback.
Ratings and Reviews
No care here, disappointed
As involved as InVision is with the modern day design industry, it’s very odd how little attention or care their mobile app seems to get.
This app is lacking in almost every way. In fact the only thing it does well is allow you to tap through prototypes. That’s fine, but only accounts for about 10% of what the full InVision platform offers.
1. No settings. It’s impossible to do any kind of editing or configuring of your prototypes. Something as simple as allowing me to enable or disable the status bar on the fly seems like a no-brainer. This is literally a read-only application (apart from comments)
2. No Apple Pencil support. Their desktop version has a great freehand tool that allows you to scribble notes on your screens. You would *think* they would extend that tech to the iPad + Apple Pencil, but it is noticeably absent. The iPad app is just an upscaled version of the iPhone one and gives the middle finger to anyone trying to use the iPad as a serious professional tool.
3. No workflow access. Again this app is lacking basic features from the web version that would be incredibly easy to implement.
4. Activity Feed? Permissions? Account management? All missing.
To be honest I wouldn’t as disappointed about this as I am if InVision didn’t block you from accessing the site on a mobile browser. There is no reason I shouldn’t be able to use Safari on my iPad Pro to make quick edits or changes to prototypes or account management.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, we wanted to provide you an update. In our last release, we have introduced our Freehand functionality for iPad which supports Apple Pencil. We are continuing to add more functionality and address the issues you have mentioned here, so please stay tuned. Thank you again for the thorough feedback and we'll be in touch soon.
Great clean interface, lacking features
Overall, I love using InVision to share project design prototypes with clients. The clean UI makes for a great experience for both parties.
With that said, since I have been using the app for 3 months now involving a few different projects, I have come across various features that simply could exist, that don’t. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the minimal, and simply functions of InVision.
1) the app allows only 1 view to be specified within one project. So a desktop view OR a mobile view, has to be selected. But what if there is 1 project that consists of a mobile and a desktop view. This makes it impossible to seamlessly share these within a unified project with a client.
2) wishing there was a status of a design or prototype that was for drafts, that have been reviewed, and are filled with feedback and comments that you wish to keep, without it clogging up “in progress, needs review, or completed” non of which apply to this very relevant category.
These are two glaring issues right now, but overall, like the software a lot. However at 14 / month, it’s pricy for very minimal features.
Not performing as expected
With freehand. I’m getting decent results but some key and basic interactions are missing in order to be efficient. Things as simple as when tapping on a text box and the screen not pushing text to active area but sliding over the text box instead. I can’t move things back and forward in layers, and I can’t change color after I’ve made something.
The biggest frustration is the screen turning completely white every couple of minutes and giving me a 5 second panic that my progress has been lost and I have to back out of the freehand project and then back in in order to see my work again.
This has a lot of potential but I can’t trust the platform yet and that’s huge.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thanks for this feedback. We are actively looking into these issues. Would you mind emailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can inform you when these changes go live? Thanks for your patience and hope to hear from you.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.