5 awesome UX Checklist Apps

UX Checklist Apps

Bridging the gap between UX strategy and execution in a project can be difficult. It can be a challenge to find the right design methods, tools and techniques to use in a UX project. We have compiled the best checklist apps to make planning your user centered design process easier. Many of these apps serve different purposes, and it's hard to tell which one will be the most productive tool for the task at hand. We have collected the best user experience checklist apps you can use on the web, iOS, and Android.

UX Recipe App

UX Recipe, Awwwards nominee, tool

UX Recipe, Awwwards nominee, tool

UX Recipe is a precise and practical checklist application where you learn about, select, and approximate your next UX task techniques and tools. There are three main features of the app:

  • Choose suitable UX tools and techniques for your next project
  • Estimate the cost and hours for each part of your project and calculate the total cost
  • Discover best practices and resources for each project using the 'Cookbook' feature

Verdict

Cool features of UX Recipe include the ability to export, which allows you to add a project name and send estimations in CSV format by email. The app plays on a cooking metaphor where you select ingredients for your 'UX baking process', including planning, research, exploration, information architecture, design, prototyping, and testing. You can also tailor the app to your needs by adding custom values to calculate the total cost and time requirements.

Platform & availability

The latest version 1.2.1 is available in iTunes with a free download for iOS app. You can also use the web version on Github.

Web version - http://uxrecipe.github.io/

iOS version - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ux-recipe/id1078077486?mt=8

UX Project Checklist

The UX Project Checklist Github page

The UX Project Checklist Github page

UX Checklist helps simplify projects by keeping you productive and focused on what to do next. The web-based checklist segments activities into Research, Plan, Explore, Communicate, Create, Give Feedback, Finalize, Delight, and Analyze steps. Each step has three UX activities. Each activity has a title, description, checkbox, and a 'Read more' link which leads to an article or resource that explains the activity. These articles are from trusted sources such as nngroup.com and usability.gov.

Verdict

UX Checklist is a step-by-step guide of UX activities.The site does not have a comprehensive list of UX activities, nor does it help you pick the best activities for different project types. A neat feature is that you can sign into your Google account to sync your checklist across devices. The author Andrea Soverini is working on updates to the app.

Platform & availability

UX Project Checklist is web-based software available on the developer website.

Web version - https://uxchecklist.github.io/

UX Assist App

UX Assist is available on the App Store

UX Assist is available on the App Store

UX Assist is a workflow suggestion app where you select several options to get a recommended set of activities for your product type. To use UX Assist,

select your product type. These come in four flavors: Optimum Viable Product, Minimum Viable Product, Client-based Product, and Data-driven Product.

You then choose a medium for your product: Mobile, Web, or Multi (various platforms).

The app then suggests a list of activities.

The activities are comprised of information cards and links to external resources. With more than 50 UX activities, there's plenty to learn in this app: you can use the templates or add new activities to make custom workflows, set due dates, mark activities as done, and delete activities.

Verdict

It is unique among other apps for grouping UX activities into 12 exclusive workflows, according to the project you are working on, such as client-based products, optimum viable product, data-driven product, and a minimum viable product.

The app gives every product a unique UX design life-cycle. UX Assist gives you action-based recommendations for every product and creates workflows based on product and business needs.

The app helps you to access more than 100 UX cards containing bite-sized information for each UX activity. You can use the app offline; thus, no sign-up is required.

Just download UX Assist and build your UX workflow. The latest version 1.21 has 10 new cards and 3 new activities, such as Elito Method, Shadowing and Card Sorting. The new version also has minor UI developments.

Platform & Availability

UX Assist requires iOS 9.0 and higher and is compatible with iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. You can download it on iTunes.

iOS version - http://uxassist.com/

UX Companion App

UX Companion is available on both iOS and Android

UX Companion is available on both iOS and Android

UX Companion is a lexicon of UX tools, models, and theories to aid web designers to better comprehend user experience (UX) terminology. The app is meant for users who want to better understand web design jargon, including professionals and students.

Verdict

UX Companion helps you clarify any UX terminology and learn new techniques and concepts in the UX industry. You get the basics, then the hand-picked resources help you to discover more features in the app. The app itself has a good UI, making it easy to navigate.

The app lacks user experience theories, principles, and frameworks that the user may be searching for. Those with a lower level of understanding in UX may want to take the time to learn the basics before using this app as a reference.

Platform & availability

iPhone users may download the app from iTunes or from Google Play for Android OS.

UX Companion website - http://uxcompanion.com/

iOS version - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/ux-companion/id828277125?mt=8

Android version - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyberduck.uxcompanion&hl=en

UX Help App

The UX Help website is quite minimal, just head straight to the App Store to download it

The UX Help website is quite minimal, just head straight to the App Store to download it

Have you got a massive project ahead, and you're not sure where to begin? Or are you a beginner in the industry and need a little help on what to do next? Luckily, the UX Help App is here for you. The app provides real human support from passionate UX professionals. Consultants on UX Help App are mid-senior level practitioners. High-quality consulting is nearly always guaranteed. In the app, experts answer questions about research, conduct expert reviews, and give design tips.

Verdict

Access all the UX expertise you can imagine on just one platform. You can ask questions and consult with hundreds of professionals. The UX professionals are vetted before signing up to help, so bad advice is a rarity.

It is easy to find UX professionals on the app, but getting someone who fully understands the specific needs of your project is a challenge. The App can only be used online, so a user with no Internet connectivity cannot enjoy its full features.

Platform & availability

UX Help app is available on iTunes and needs iOS 8.0 or up versions and is compatible with iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone.

iOS version - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id947802383

Summary

These checklist apps can guide you through UX design project and help you develop a good UCD process. There is no one-stop solution for every project, but these apps can give you some direction when planning a project. Leave a comment if you know of any UX checklist apps that we've missed out. We'll review them and add them to this list!