How to Create Prototype Design in Linux Using Pencil Evolus. Want to design a blue print using prototyping tool for Linux, Mac and Windows? You can use “Pencil” an open-source GUI prototyping tool that’s available for ALL platforms.
Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.
How to Create Prototype Design in Linux Using Pencil Evolus
Why Should Use Pencil? See the Features Below:
Easy GUI Prototyping Tool in Linux
Pencil provides various built-in shapes collection for drawing different types of user interface ranging from desktop to mobile platforms. Starting from 2.0.2, Pencil is shipped with Android and iOS UI stencils pre-installed. This makes it even easier to start protyping apps with a simple installation.
Built-in Shape Collections
You can easily grab a collection and install it into Pencil with a simple drag-and-drop operation. The list of built-in collections now includes general-purpose shapes, flowchart elements, desktop/web UI shapes, Android and iOS GUI shapes.
Diagram Drawing Support
Pencil now supports connectors which can be used to “wire” shapes together in a diagram. A collection of flowchart shapes are also available for drawing diagrams.
Exporting to Various Formats
You can have your drawing exported as a set of rasterized PNG files or as a web page that can be delivered to the viewers.
Pencil also supports exporting documents into popular formats including OpenOffice/LibreOffice text documents, Inkscape SVG and Adobe PDF.
Elements in a drawing can be linked to a specific page in the same document. This helps user define the UI flow when creating application or website mockups.
Free Cliparts from the Internet
Pencil has a clipart browser tool that integrates with OpenClipart.org to let users easily find cliparts by keywords and added them into the drawing by a simple drag-and-drop operation.
How to Download and Install Pencil Evolus in Linux
For Linux Mint and Ubuntu users, please follow these steps:
- Open Pencil website click here, and choose “see all linux distributions”
- Choose the DEB suffix that suitable for Linux Mint, then download
- Install by clicking two times on the downloaded file
- Open the program through Menu >> Programming >> Pencil