[Release] First batch of Balsamiq Mockups 3 bug fixes

Hello friends of Balsamiq!

We are happy to report that our big Balsamiq Mockups 3 release from two weeks ago has generally been very well received.

As is to be expected with all major updates, some bugs have surfaced. We're still working through them, but we fixed a bunch already so we want to get these fixes into your hands as quickly as possible.

So, without further ado, here's what's in today's Mockups 3 for Desktop release:

  • First and most important, we fixed some occasional data loss bugs. We changed how we manage the SQLlite connection between the app and the BMPR file, opening and closing it for each operation instead of keeping it open for long periods of time, which is proving to be unreliable.
  • Fixed some bugs that occasionally prevented the application from quitting.
  • Fixed some issues with keyboard shortcuts no longer working after a while.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to remove some overridden symbols properties.
  • Assets were not shown in the correct order in the Image Inspector pop-up panel.
  • Moved the "Move to Trash" menus to the bottom of the little project navigator menus, and put a separator above them, to lower the chances of clicking it by accident.
  • Fixed an issue with the Previous and Next Mockup menus keyboard shortcuts on Windows.
  • We now remember your choice of Thumbnail or List when you create new projects.
  • We now show tooltips in the project navigator if the name is too long and doesn't fit.
  • Fixed an issue with a Flickr Import dialog string getting truncated on retina screens.
  • Shrunk the minimum application window size to fit in a 800x600 screen.
  • Fixed an issue with renaming a mockup not updating the text if the {mockup-name} macro was used.
  • Changed the wording of the loading screen a bit to better reflect what the app is actually doing.

What else is going on?

Some of our developers had a mini-retreat to kick off the "v.3 in myBalsamiq" project. It will take some time, but it will be awesome.

We are also working hard to bring v.3 to all of our plugins, and making great strides too.

Last but not least, we are also working on bringing the concept of "Alternate Mockups", now only available in myBalsamiq, to all of our versions.

How do I update?

Install build 3.0.4 from our download page on top of your current installation. You won't have to re-register.

As always, if you hit any snags with the new build let us know immediately and we'll fix it right up! 🙂

You can expect another release similar to this one in a week or so.

Onward!
Peldi for the Balsamiq Team

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Comments (3)

  1. Do you have a bug hunting programme? I found a major one and like to report it 🙂

    Stefan Muller
  2. I’m glad that you fixed the data loss bug so quickly but that was quite stressful to re-open my project and find that my previous changes hadn’t saved!