UI design tools are needed for making perfect workflows and the designs effective. Perfect tools need to have certain features in order to revolutionize the way the interfaces are designed. Here are some of the must-haves in a perfect UI design tool.
The software must be faster and lighter if possible. It should not eat up the computer memory and the performance should be fast using less ram space as much as possible.
No designer ever likes that after a work of few hours the software crashes. It is a big problem with the UI design tools on the market today and has to be solved. Since the design tools are loaded with a number of components, the crash issue may be present but the perfect one should fix this problem and should be highly stable.
Perfect UI design tools should have UI focused interface
The interface of the software should have all the functionalities needed to build a better UI of the product. All the necessary tools and elements to design a good UI should be easily available to the UI designer and the interface should be UI focused.
Vector based designs
Every perfect UI design tool should have the ability to create vector based designs. Ability to rescale the work is a must-have in the perfect UI design tools. Since the designers design the solutions for many devices and screen resolutions, this functionality is required in every good UI design tool.
Great typography capabilities
The UI design tools should have all the basic as well as modern typographic concepts support like custom word spacing, hanging punctuation etc. If your CSS supports something, your design software should also support the same.
Support and help feature
Every user of a software or application needs help and therefore the help portal or the support system with the UI design tool should be great. There should be online knowledgebase articles or a full time support system should be there in order to fix the problem which a user may encounter.
Ability to work in different platforms
UI design tools need to be compatible to different OS environments and should be compatible with all the standard hardware configurations available with the computers. The installation process should be easy and guided if possible so that the user does not face any problem in the installation and using the software.
The price of the UI design tool should be justifiable and there should not be overcharges for various functionalities provided. If possible there should be a free demo version to be used which helps a user to understand the quality and features of the product before buying it.