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UI Design Patterns Library

Published 07/04/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Patternry is a web app that designers can use to create, share and organize their design pattern libraries. It helps these designers keep their user interface design patterns, components, and code snippets in a single, secure place. Through Patternry, users can communicate and collaborate on creating great designs and user experiences. Additionally, there is a UI Pattern Library available though Patternry where designers can go to get inspired or find tested and true design patterns. Patternry is the fastest way to build one's own design library. Through the app designers can create new patterns and edit existing ones. The HTML and CSS patterns are reusable and can be tweaked for one's purposes. Users can pick from ready-made patterns to build their own library in just minutes. They can share their library with other privately. It can also be customized to personalize the library for one's needs. The data stored on Patternry is secure, as they take daily backups and keep their user's data 100% secure. Connections to shared workspaces are encrypted with SSL. Overall, Patternry is a comprehensive design library interface that creators of webpages can use for organization, inspiration and convenience.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Patternry is a service provided by Pattern Factory Oy (Ltd). The team includes Janne Lammi, Matti Varjokallio and Johannes Hocksell. The company is based out of Helsinki, Finland.

What are the differences to other apps?

There really is nothing just like Patternry. It is a very useful application for the entire design community. The library it offers is both a fantastic public resources, but its framework could also be used to organize one's own, personal design patterns. The app could be used as a library, a toolbox and storage center. Patternry has a free option, where users access the open UI library, or for a fee, users can access the pattern management and collaboration tool.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Patternry is- of course- well designed. It pretty simple to use and quite intuitive. There were no issues encountered during this review. Best of all, Patternry makes it easy to work on projects with others across the internet. It also makes it simple for people to build their own UI pattern library quickly.

How does the registration process work?

To register for Patternry, users can click on the "Sign Up" link in the upper-right corner of the site's homepage. If users have a Google, Yahoo or OpenID they can sign up for the app that way. Otherwise they can create a Patternry account by providing their: username, email, password, and accepting the site's privacy policy and terms of use.

What does it cost to use the application?

Patternry offers a free service for a single user, with a single private library, unlimited patterns and normal security options. Users can subscribe to the Team plan for $49 per month which accommodates up to 10 users and offers unlimited private libraries, unlimited patterns and enhanced security. The Agnecy plan runs $99 per month, and it works for 25 users, and provides everything else that the Team plan offers. Finally, they offer a Department plan for $199 per month which accommodates up to 75 users.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Patternry is a great app that individuals designers and even design teams can use to collaborate on projects. It is a source of organization, storage and even inspiration for creative workers.

  • Keep and organize one's user interface patterns
  • Access a free web deisgn pattern library
  • Patternry offers an online pattern management and collaboration tool
  • Use public patterns in one's private libraries

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FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $49.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $199.00




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