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The Big List: Design and prototyping resources for mobile, Photoshop, and Sketch

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Updated 7/12/2016: We’ve added even more resources to this post. Enjoy!

Seeing your ideas come to life quickly is such a rewarding experience. Which is why prototyping can be so much fun.

But finding the right resources for your prototyping project can be a huge pain. Below is a list of some of our favorite icons, design kits, apps, and resources to put to use as you bring your prototypes to life.

Free plugins

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Craft by InVision LABS
A groundbreaking set of free plugins for Sketch and Photoshop to bring real data and lightning speed to your design workflow.

Free Photoshop design kits

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Chat
Create an elegant chat app with InVision’s free cross-platform UI kit. With 60 design templates, 12 categories, and 80 UI components for web, tablet, and mobile, the creative possibilities are endless.

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NOW UI kit by InVision
This comprehensive UI kit has over 52 complete design templates, 35 custom icons, and over 180 UI components.

Free Sketch design kits

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El Capitan UI kit Sketch resource
Includes all the basic components for illustrating or prototyping native apps or integrations.

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Android N UI kit
This kit includes 25 handcrafted vector Android N screens so you can get started on making a totally sweet Android app.

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Bootstrap 4 UI kit for Sketch
A helpful and robust UI kit that’s totally free.

Premium Sketch design kits

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Bolt 2.0 kit
A super slick and modern-looking kit—Bolt lets you grab the components you need to put together your ideas quickly and beautifully.

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Wireframe Kit V2
175 templates and over 500 UI elements for web, tablet, and mobile devices to help speed up your UX workflow. Delivered in .AI vector format. Now for Sketch!

Free icons

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The Noun Project
A must have in your toolkit. Chock full of thousands of glyph icons from different artists. Some icons are free and some are available for a fee.

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80 mini icons
A simple, crisp, minimal icon set that’s perfect for your next project.

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144 social icons
Social brands, 4 shape types, in color and monochrome. Each icon is built with Photoshop vector shapes so you can easily edit color and resize it as you need.

Premium icons

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Streamline
Definitely one of the largest and most robust icon packs available—Streamline won’t leave you hunting for that one icon they forgot to include.

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Symbolicons: Icon Font
With SS Symbolicons, it’s easy to update size, styling, and colors on the fly. And since they’re a font, you don’t have to go hunting through other documents to grab the icon you’re looking for.

Free photo resources

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Photo by #WOCinTech Chat.

#WOCinTech Stock Images
A collection of beautiful high-res photos of women of color technologists doing what they do in their actual day-to-day: leading meetings, brainstorming, whiteboarding, and coding. Available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Unsplash
Free (do whatever you want) high-res photos. 10 new photos every 10 days.

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New Old Stock
A great collection of vintage photos from the public archives.

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Death to the Stock Photo: Free and premium options
Great photos for commercial use, blog posts, social accounts, and mockups delivered right to your inbox. Free and pro options available.

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Public Domain Archive
New, 100% free photos every week. Everything you need for your creative projects—all public domain images.

Even more great photo resources over at @Dustin’s Medium post: Stock Photos that Don’t Suck.

Free device mockups

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iPhone 6s mockups
6 separate mockups, all of which include 4 iPhone colors—that’s a total of 24 different variations possible. Plus, there are 4 different male and female hands.

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Photorealistic Macbook mockups
A diverse set of 4 MacBook mockups built from professional photographs.

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Free iPhone and iPad mockups
This is a set of 4 high-res mockups on real photographs. Each mockup contains smart objects that you can use to add your own screenshots. PSD also includes 5 photo filters for the backgrounds.

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Placeit.net
Placeit is a free mockup and design comp producer. Give them an image and they’ll process your screenshot or URL and place it within their stages for a beautifully rendered final photo.

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