SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Axure Software Solutions Inc., whose industry leading software design tool is used by 86% of Fortune 100 companies, today released its much anticipated Axure RP 8, created to help teams design solutions to complex business challenges.
Axure RP 8 gives business and UX professionals new diagramming, prototyping, and specification features that help them create the right solution and align their teams. For large teams and enterprises, new collaboration features—along with an option to install Axure Share on-premises—help streamline modern workflows, whether it's agile, lean, waterfall, or a hybrid.
Axure RP 8 features a number of significant enhancements to improve the software planning and prototyping process.
More Versatile Diagramming
Axure RP 8 has a new pen tool for drawing custom shapes. It also comes with a built-in library of more than 600 vector icons. Improvements to flow diagramming include the ability to add and position connector points to any shape or image. New line ends and curved connectors allow for even more customization.
New Interactions and Animations
Axure RP 8 extends the core prototyping functionality with new events, actions, and animations. Designers can flip and rotate widgets with animation, as well as resize from an anchor and dynamically set opacity. It is also now possible to perform simultaneous animations on widgets. In addition, we've enhanced the repeater to make prototyping data-driven grids easier.
Widget notes are enhanced to support rich text formatting. Links in the text are now clickable in the HTML prototypes, enabling designers to link to related documents or issue-tracking solutions. A new sidebar in the HTML prototype includes widget notes in addition to the page notes. Beyond notes, a new Snapshot widget has been introduced to make it much faster to specify the flow through an interactive prototype and keep that documentation updated.
Improved Team Collaboration
Axure Share, the cloud platform for publishing Axure RP projects, can now host team projects, providing an alternative to setting up an SVN server to take advantage of co-authoring and revision histories. The Enterprise Edition further allows for private installations of Axure Share on-premises. Widget libraries now can be created as team projects and hosted on Axure Share.
More Efficient Environment
Axure RP 8 has a cleaner layout that gives designers a larger view of the design canvas while arranging functions so designers can work more efficiently. For example, a single Inspector has replaced three panes and has been reorganized to make it easier to find properties.
Redesigned HTML Sidebar
The sidebar in the HTML prototype has been redesigned to have a more modern look and also to make it more extensible. For example, a new Console section has been added that allows designers to see triggered interactions and variables as they interact with their prototypes.
New Editions and Subscription Options
Axure RP 8 is available in three editions: Pro, Team and Enterprise.
- Pro includes all of the prototyping and specification features of Axure RP, including advanced interactivity and annotations, and lets designers publish files to Axure Share with unlimited reviewers.
- Team is geared towards teams who need to work on projects simultaneously. It has the features of Pro plus co-authoring with Team Projects via Axure Share or SVN.
- Enterprise has all the features of Team, plus the ability to publish projects and host Team Projects on on-premises Axure Share servers with the ability to manage account roles.
Perpetual licenses are $495 for Pro and $895 for Team. We've also introduced subscription licensing options—$29 a month for Pro, $49 a month for Team. The Enterprise Edition is available only as a subscription and costs $99 a month per user.
Axure Software Solutions Inc. was founded to make software projects better through prototyping. The company's flagship product, Axure RP, is used by business analysts, user experience professionals, and product managers to plan and prototype software applications for over 25,000 companies, including 86% of the Fortune 100. In addition, over 1 million projects have been published to Axure Share, the company's online collaboration platform. Founded in 2002 by Victor Hsu and Martin Smith, Axure Software Solutions holds more than a dozen patents for its pioneering product. The company is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., and is privately owned.
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