Editor’s note: This post was written by Ivor Hook, a web enthusiast in love with SEO, web design, social media and music. He’s currently contributing to DesignHooks. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
We love UI kits. Why? Because they are beautifully crafted, thematic, have lots of predefined components and can be used to create your own design, and yes, most of them are free. You can always run different experiments by using these UI kits, without building your layout from scratch. You can test new color palettes, custom typography, new elements, combine existing components and create new ones. The possibilities are really vast. Your imagination is the only limit.
We’ve comprised a list of 10 best free UI kits from September 2015. It includes a wide variety of beautiful kits like web UI kits, mobile UI kits, app UI kits, thematic UI kits and more. These resources are available in diverse formats, however, PSD and Sketch are the most popular. Most of the UI kits can be used for personal or commercial projects.
So, let’s have a look at these lovely design work.
1. PerfectKit desktop & mobile ready UI kit
PerfectKit is a clean, modern, sharp UI kit with lots of elegant component and modules. The kit is desktop and mobile ready and includes hundreds of predefined elements. You can combine and customize them to create beautiful UIs for your projects. The free version includes 20 well organized, layered PSD files with desktop and mobile views.
2. iOS 9 GUI for Sketch
This is an accurate, elegant, modern iOS 9 UI kit which was carefully designed according to latest Apple guidelines. It includes 100% predefined vector components like devices, navigation, tab bars, icons, keyboard and more. To customize this kit, you’ll need to download the San Francisco font by Apple.
3. Trend UI kit
Nano is a talented designer from Vietnam. He celebrates 6 years in web design industry by releasing the Trend UI kit, which contains many elegant components and widgets. It consists of 5 different parts and is available in PSD format. The freebie will be permanently updated by the author.
4. Monica Web UI Kit
Monica is a creative eComerce UI kit based on 1170px Bootstrap grid. It contains a lot of beautifully crafted components like shop, navigation, widgets, sliders, forms and much more. This is a free version of the full kit which contains 1100+ UI components organized in 9 categories.
5. The complete iOS 9 UI kit
The complete iOS 9 UI kit include tons of awesome elements (photo picker, 3D touch, spotlight search, notifications, navigation bars, keyboards, modals and much more). The kit is available for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. You can download separate zip files with PSDs of the corresponding devices.
6. Nerdial app UI kit
Nerdial is a modern app UI kit based on latest web design trends like thin lines, large photos, flat colors, transparent shapes, outlined icons, etc. It includes 8 app screens which you can use in your own UI works. The freebie is available in PSD and Sketch format.
7. Shopping & Social UI Kit
Here is a neat, handcrafted shopping and social UI kit. The components are all vector shapes for easy editing and are retina ready. A well organized layered PSD file is available for easy customization. The UI kit is also mobile ready, including optimized, clickable elements.
8. Mayssam beautiful UI kit
Mayssam is an Arabic name and it means “Beauty”. Therefore, Mayssam is a beautiful and free UI kit, containing more than 30 items to help you build your own design projects. This UI kit is based on vivid colors, vectorized design (crafted in Adobe Illustrator), lovely typography (Roboto font) and a perfect grid.
9. Kenzi UI kit
Kenzi is a collection of 16 UI elements, designed on a 960px grid system using only vector shapes and smart objects, so you can customize it easily. Kenzi UI was created using neutral tones with pops of Coral color, and is a fantastic mini kit for blog mockups and wireframes.
10. UTKIT modern UI kit
UI kit was carefully crafted by Darius Dan to inspire you and help you develop your next web project. The resource includes 13 custom components with plenty of predefined elements (tabs, widgets, buttons, timeline and more). Get the PSD file and use it in your day to day projects.
Feel free to use these awesome UI kits in your own projects and tell us with you know more. We’ll be happy to feature amazing works and spread the word.