Prototype review / links - Free version

Imonwire shared this question 3 months ago
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Can external reviewers see a prototype via a link on the free version (not commenting, just seeing a prototype)? Also wondered if pages can be linked together? Both features are available in the free version according to this page: https://www.justinmind.com/blog/justinmind-free-vs-pro-edition/

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Yes, anyone can view a prototype that's been shared to your online account for free. However, you will need to have a license to share your prototype after the trial ends.

It looks like that blog contains some incorrect information - we've changed some things since then. Here's an updated list of the differences between the free and pro editions.

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Hi Danielle,

Ok that's really disappointing. I read that page and thought I'd still be able to share prototypes for review and link pages. I've now built out a whole prototype that I can't share. It wasn't clear at all that it was only during the trial. Can you do anything to help? Am I able to get more trial time?

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Yes, I thought I would be able to link the buttons to other screens, but this feature does not seem to be present. This is disappointing. I am a student and can't afford to keep paying for software for every assignment I need to do. Also I will need to be able to share for peer feedback as this is a requirement of my course.

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We offer student discounts, and you can apply here.

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Thanks, but it's not really helpful. I have created my prototype in your software for an assignment and now I can't get it out to share or get my assessment. I will have to do it all again in another program. :(

is there any way I can extract my work from your software? I can only get a vp file which won't open. not happy.

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Unfortunately if you didn't export your prototype to HTML before the trial expired, you won't be able to move the prototype out of .vp format. But you should still be able to open that .vp file, edit elements on each screen, and simulate.

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Hey S Vanbuuren. Check out Figma. It allows you to do all of that for free and is incredibly powerful. I wanted to like Justinmind but after a curt dismissive message like the one above after I too had built an entire wireframe I couldn't export, I voted with my feet. Trial periods are really inconvenient.

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We truly don't mean to be dismissive, and I'm sorry that's how we came across here. We understand the frustration with trial periods, but ultimately we can't offer our services for free. Figma is an option, though it lacks nearly all of Justinmind's advanced prototyping features.

S Vanbuuren - as a workaround, you can try installing the trial on another computer (or have a friend do so) and open the .vp file there. Then, you can export to HTML and you'll be able to send that HTML folder to whoever you'd like to review your prototype.

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