7 User Experience Tools Necessary for Success

I often talk about how important UX is to a business’s success. Every $1 invested in UX can have a return of up to $100 for your business.  That’s why it’s essential to get the most out of your UX and create the best experience possible for the user. Part of this process is finding the right tools to enhance your experience and customize it to fit your business’s needs. Here are seven of the top UX tools.  #1 – Optimizely – a great tool for online A/B testing Optimizely allows you to implement multiple variations without hours and hours of time-consuming coding. It also provides you quick and reliable feedback on clicks and conversions, and Optimizely makes it easy to implement your optimum UX solution once testing is complete. #2 – Evernote – an advanced note-taking application Evernote is an advanced note-taking application to help you keep track of and organize ideas. It’s available online or can be downloaded as an app. Evernote allows you to save and sync almost any kind of file, including photographs and text. It also has the capability to search across all text, including text in pictures or uploaded images of hand-written notes. This is a great way to save time and find what you need right away during the planning stages of your project. #3 – Axure – a great application for UX prototyping Axure is a great application for creating UX prototypes that doesn’t require a lot of coding. It includes a variety of wireframing, prototyping and specification tools with a wide array of customizable options to help you create the best UX for your organization. Axure also makes it simple to create click-through prototypes that can be shared online, making it easy to take the next step. #4 – Silverback – conduct remote usability testing Silverback is a usability testing tool that allows you to conduct remote usability testing without the costly setup associated with traditional testing. Silverback lets you capture the user’s screen activity along with his face and voice, giving you a full picture of how he interacts with your organization’s website. A study by the Nielson Norman Group found that 85% of usability issues can be discovered with only five testers and that elaborate setups don’t payoff in the long run.  Using a simple software like Silverback allows you to administer many cheap and efficient tests, letting you adapt and improve with each test to create the best UX possible. #5 – Mouseflow – a valuble tool for analyzing UX Mouseflow is a valuable tool for analyzing UX, as it allows you to collect and analyze live data on how users use your website. It can generate instant heatmaps to let you know where your users are clicking and what they’re paying attention to. Mouseflow is a great tool for making sure that your UX is functioning as you want it to. #6 – Sketch – easy user interface design This is an app designed particularly for interface design. Sketch uses vectors to create its images which makes it easy to scale up or down without compromising quality. Your images will never become blurry. Sketch is also quick and easy to use, so you can focus your energy on your designs. #7 – WalkMe – online guidance and engagement that simplifies user experiences         WalkMe is an invaluable tool for any UX professional. It allows you to create Walk-Thrus that guide users through your site with a series of interactive tip balloons. These tips break tasks down into simple step-by-step instructions, which guide users through their online experience. WalkMe is a great tool for making your website easy to use and for exceeding user expectations. Get the most out of your UX software. UX is an important part of success for any business. With these tools, you have everything you need to offer users the great experience they expect and deserve. for the best results please follow our User experience guidelines. ux software tools for Success  
Megan Wilson is user experience specialist & editor of UX Motel. She is also the Quality Assurance and UX Specialist at WalkMe Megan.w(at)walkme.com