8 Best Mockup Tools To Add Device Frame to Screenshot

Whether you want to make your app screenshots for App Store or showcase your products on eBay or Amazon? Adding realistic device frames makes a lot of difference.

Alternative to Placeit

Placeit is one of the most popular mockup generator tools out there. But unfortunately, the free version only allows you to create a 400x300px mockup, which is obviously quite small for any general use. The Full HD and Ultra HD mockups cost you $8 and $28 respectively.

Fret not. we did the hard work for you and found the best mockup generator tools like Placeit but free, that will allow you to easily create quick mockups of your designs. So, without any further ado, let’s begin. Shall we?

1. PicApp

While it is easy to get access to mockups of Apple products and generic Android devices, what if you wanted a mockup of a specific mobile company like HTC or Samsung? PicApp solves this problem. They offer free mockups for Google, HTC, Samsung, and even for brands like Huawei and Xiaomi.

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Low-resolution mockups will come with watermark while high resolution will cost you $5. The resolution will depend on the make and model of the device in question. Overall PicApp is a decent device frame generator if you are looking for frames of specific mobiles, wearables, laptops, and desktops.

Cost: Free/Paid

Formats: PNG

Resolution: Depends on the model

Category: Smartphones, Smartwatches, and Laptops

Number of Mockups: 1

2. Dunnnk

If you are an app designer or someone who is constantly looking for a way to showcase his/her clients how something will look on a device, Duuunk is the place you need to be.

It specializes in mobile and desktop devices like Android, iOS, Macs, Apple Watch, iMac, and iPad. There are a number of mockups to choose from. Note that all the Apple Watch mockups are available at a price of $5-10 while the rest are free.

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You can directly upload your work to see a sample of how the end result would look like on, say, an iPad. There are no PSD files available in the free version. You can download the JPEG file of your mockup in the default resolution.

Cost: Free/Paid

Formats: JPEG

Resolution: 2000

Category: Smartphones, Smartwatches, and Laptops

Number of Mockups: 1

3. Behance

Behance allows creators to showcase their talent on the platform. Besides each mockup, you will see a profile which works similar to how a Twitter profile works.

Behance also aggregates mockups from a number of smaller mockup sites. Their collection is really big with mockups covering other categories like people using objects. For example, a person is wearing a hat with your logo or a tee design mockup.

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When you download the mockup, you will see 2-3 mockups of the same design in different settings giving you more options to showcase your work. Mockup World had only one PSD.

Cost: Free (with a marketplace)

Formats: PSD

Resolution: High

Categories: All

Number of Mockups: More than 1

4. Magic Mockups

Another free mockups provider. Though the number of mockups available is limited, Magic Mockups supports for the mainstream platforms such as Macbook, iPhone, iPad, and iMac.

Read: How to Convert a Screenshot to a Jpeg on a Mac

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The design environments available are more professional rather than casual but look good. A must try if you are an Apple developer.

Like Duuunk, there is no way to download the mockups. You simply choose your setting, upload the design and see the preview. When you are happy with the end result, you can download the image from 960 to 5000+ resolution.

I have been told that they are planning to add more environments and more mockups soon.

Cost: Free

Formats: JPEG

Resolution: 5000+

Category: Smartphones, Smartwatches, and Laptops

Number of Mockups: 1

5. App Launchpad

App Launchpad is the only tool on the list that requires creating a free account. The reason it made the list is that it offers more options when it comes to mockups. The site was originally built for app developers but also offers mockup generator as a free tool. As the name suggests, this is for app developers. It supports Windows, Android, iPhone, iPad, smartwatches, and desktops.

Read: 8 Ways to Take Screenshots on Windows

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The additional options include adding text messages, additional graphics as layers and new backgrounds if you are not satisfied the current one. You can add your own devices if you are not happy with the ones available. App Launchpad claims to have over 1000 templates to choose from.

Each individual element in the mockup can be dragged and dropped. You can add/upload more elements and objects on the fly to create your own template. The max resolution supported is 3300 and you don’t get the PSD files.

Cost: Free

Formats: JPEG

Resolution: 3300

Category: Smartphones, Smartwatches, and Laptops

Number of Mockups: N/A

6. CSS Author

CSS Author published a list of more than 2000+ mockups neatly sorted into different categories. There is a lot of variety here when compared to some of the other options shared above. Apart from the usual smart devices, there are tees, posters, brochures, flyers, books, signage, cups, mugs, bottles, and more.

There is literally a mockup for every need in this neatly organized list. Within each category, you will find multiple designs and for each design, there may be more mockups available. So if you choose a shampoo bottle mockup, you will find multiple versions of the same bottle.

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Although CSS Author says that the list is free, some of the mockups were not entirely free. They were priced around $1-3. Only some of them.

Cost: Free/Paid

Formats: PSD, JPEG

Resolution: All size

Category: All

Number of Mockups: More than 1

7. Mockup Love

Mockup Love has a great collection of free mockups that are searchable by categories. It is an aggregator site that collects and presents free mockups from other sources for your perusal.

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There are easily thousands of mockups to choose from. Resolutions is 3000 or more with multiple mockups of each design available to download in PSD format.

Cost: Free

Formats: PSD, JPEG

Resolution: All sizes

Category: All

Number of Mockups: More than 1

8. Mockup World

Mockup World is a free and easy to use website where you can easily search for mockups based on categories like iPhone, Macbook, billboards, fashion, food, and more. They have a paid marketplace too but for most users, the free section should do.

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Simply choose the design that suits your needs and hit the download button. There is no need to sign up or create an account either.

The marketplace is cheap when you compare it with the likes of Placeit, and there is no monthly subscription.

Cost: Free (with a marketplace)

Formats: PSD, JEPG

Resolution: High

Category: All

Number of Mockups: 1

Wrapping Up: Best Mockup Generator Tools

So these were some of the best free or near free mockup tools like placeit. Some of them specialize in specific categories while others are good for pretty much anything. Depending on your needs, you can pick the one you want.

About Gaurav Bidasaria

Gaurav is a tech enthusiast who loves talking about new technologies and gadgets. He dropped out of CA because he found the work boring and monotonous! When he is not following crypto and blockchain tech, you can find him binge-watching Netflix or making travel plans.