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August 27th, 2020

The 7 wonders of wireframes

“We have settled on a tool called Balsamiq for producing finished wireframes. The reason we like Balsamiq is that it is amazingly quick to produce a wireframe, but also...

By Peldi
June 15th, 2020

Don’t Build It, Fake It First – Prototyping for Mobile Apps

“The basic premise behind this wireframing tool is to keep the mock-ups 'intentionally rough and low fidelity', to encourage as much feedback as possible.”

By Peldi
September 16th, 2019

The 14 Best Tools For Evaluating User Experience on Your Website

"To create a fast, hassle-free website mockup to gather pre-coding feedback, try Balsamiq. The software has a “pencil-and-paper” feel, allowing you to quickly sketch a design and receive feedback...

By Peldi
September 16th, 2019

6 Prototyping Tools For Any UX Designer

"Balsamiq is intended to recreate the experience of using a whiteboard in order to create a rapid prototype or wireframe. Such a process typically allows you to come up...

By Peldi
June 15th, 2019

Wireframe tools: the top 10 solutions

"Balsamiq Mockups includes several drag-and-drop elements, from buttons to lists, each styled as a hand-drawing. The basic premise behind this wireframing tool is to keep the mock-ups 'intentionally rough...

By Peldi
September 16th, 2018

Save $$ on Your App Development Through Balsamiq

"Balsamiq helps you to quickly create interactive wireframes with various shapes, boxes and texts. With over 500 icons from the Font Awesome Icon Set, Balsamiq could help you easily...

By Peldi
September 21st, 2017

Software Hustle for Entrepreneurs: Make Your Programming Inexperience a Non-Issue

"Balsamiq is a wire-framing software tool that allows you to clearly map your software design. Think Etch-a-Sketch for grown-ups. It can be that easy."

By Peldi
September 15th, 2017

13 ways to create a prototype on a limited budget

“Balsamiq is an incredible app for you to create prototypes. It’s very inexpensive to get started — there’s even a free trial — and, importantly, even non-technical folks can...

By Peldi
September 15th, 2017

6 Cloud-Based Tools That End Digital Disorganization

“If your company has design needs, Balsamiq will be hugely helpful.”

By Peldi
June 7th, 2017

The 7 best wireframing and prototyping tools for app makers

“If you're only interested in putting together a wireframe of your app idea, then Balsamiq is the tool for you.”

By Peldi
May 16th, 2017

When & how I use Balsamiq

"I know designers who claim that friends don’t let friends use Balsamiq. I don’t agree with that. I use Balsamiq, I like it a lot, and I recommend it....

By Peldi
June 21st, 2016

Thank You Balsamiq

"I am most appreciative for the software and for the path it has revealed. Thank you Balsamiq for providing me with my palette."

By Peldi
May 9th, 2016

15 Tech Tools Startups Can't Do Without in 2016

“A beautiful and easy to implement wire framing tool.”

By Peldi
March 30th, 2016

Best Wireframe Tools To Make Your Design A Success

"Balsamiq is the right software to splurge your creativity. The raid wireframing tool gives you an awesome artwork experience."

By Peldi
January 16th, 2016

Review of Balsamiq Wireframing Software

"It’s a fantastic tool that is indeed “rapid,” “effective,” and “fun”! On top of that, the price tag is quite reasonable."

By Peldi
May 20th, 2015

The Best Mockup Tool

"This is not a paid advertisement nor do I hand out the praise lightly."

By Peldi
February 7th, 2015

Balsamiq Mockups 3 on Product Hunt

“Balsamiq is by far the best wireframing tool I've ever used. It's a tool that does what it does simply and well. Love it.”

By Peldi
May 28th, 2013

30 Terrific Tools for Small Businesses

“For your next business presentation, Balsamiq allows you to mockup and design your ideas on a virtual whiteboard so they’re easier to share, modify, and get feedback on.”

By Peldi
February 5th, 2013

10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

"This is another nice wireframing tool good for creating simple diagrams of web and mobile interfaces. It's $79 for the desktop version, but there's also a free web demo...

By Peldi
January 7th, 2013

Build a Project Mockup Using Balsamiq

"Balsamiq Mockups is a tool that helps developers to create wireframes and communicate with clients and coworkers with visual representations of their design plans."

By Peldi
September 20th, 2012

25+ of the best wireframing and prototyping tools, ever

"Try it out, you won’t be sorry. It’s probably not as an enterprise level tool as say, Omnigraffle or Axure RP, but ignoring it would be a mistake."

By Peldi
June 7th, 2012

9 Excellent Tools for Design Mockups

“Perhaps one of the more well-known and popular mockup tools, Balsamiq Mockups is a cloud-based mockup service (with accompanying desktop application) that enables you to quickly and easily create...

By Peldi
May 21st, 2012

The Ins and Outs of Incubators and Apps

“First, build a mock-up of the software in a prototyping program, such as Balsamiq.com, which allows you to sketch out a rough version of what the app will look...

By Peldi
February 29th, 2012

Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop review

"Balsamiq Mockups is a rapid wireframing tool that lets designers, developers, and other stakeholders all take part in the design process of a new application or website."

By Peldi
February 12th, 2012

Italy's Balsamiq Pours Up New Wireframing Tools

“After a little more than two years in business, 75,000+ customers, more than $5 M in sales in 2011, 47% profit margins and 10 full time employees, Balsamiq routinely...

By Peldi
January 30th, 2012

How to build your startup without learning code

“I recommend investing in a mockup tool (my personal favorite is Balsamiq), which is very user-friendly given its drag-drop functions.”

By Peldi
October 27th, 2010

If you build it, they won’t come (unless…)

“Balsamiq Mockups is a ludicrously popular wire-framing tool. The software is good — don’t get me wrong — but what sets Peldi (the founder) apart isn’t prescient feature selection...

By Peldi
October 6th, 2010

Lo-Fi Design Is Conquering the World of Tech

“A lesser-known firm that’s tapped into the lo-fi aesthetic is Balsamiq, whose Mockups software allows designers to create their own user interface as if they are sketching it on...

By Peldi
March 30th, 2010

10 Excellent Tools For Creating Web Design Wireframes

"Using Balsamiq Mockups feels like you are drawing, but it’s digital, so you can tweak and rearrange controls easily, and the end result is much cleaner. With 75 pre-built...

By Peldi
March 13th, 2010

12 Free Or Cheap Web Apps Your Startup Needs Now

“Balsamiq is a very popular app for making mockups of various apps, and rightfully so. It's fun and easy to use, and saves a lot of time.”

By Peldi
February 5th, 2010

50 Free UI and Web Design Wireframing Kits

“Mockups To Go is a user-contributed collection of ready-to-use UI components and design patterns that were built using Balsamiq Mockups. You can download all of the components and design...

By Peldi
November 29th, 2009

The new generation of kick-ass web apps

“The Balsamiq story is truly amazing. It's a simple little tool for creating mock-ups of websites.”

By Peldi
August 31st, 2009

You’re a little company, now act like one

"Balsamiq Studios is doing it right. Read their company page. It’s says “Hello.” It says “Yes, a couple of guys in a studio.” They don’t skirt the issues of...

By Peldi
May 21st, 2009

Wireframing with Balsamiq Mockups

“Building a wireframe with Balsamiq Mockup is as simple as dragging UI widgets from the gallery onto your canvas.”

By Peldi
February 5th, 2009

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Cool Tool for Screen Layout Mockups

"It only took me a few minutes to mock up a pretty reasonable approximation of a SharePoint page layout with no training or documentation – which means this product...

By Peldi
November 14th, 2008

Man Writes Software, Blogs About it, Makes $100k in 5 Months

“We love this story. Back in July we wrote about the inspiring experience of Peldi Guilizzoni, a lone software developer who'd built a web design mock-up tool called Balsamiq...

By Peldi
October 31st, 2008

Balsamiq Mockups: Deliberately Not Slick

"The drawing style is deliberately sloppy: rough lines, semi-handwritten text, even the ability to add scratch-out lines over part of an interface that you want to cross out. This...

By Peldi
October 24th, 2008

10 Inspirational “How I Did It” Stories

"This is the story of how a young coder from Italy, who was until fairly recently working at Adobe, quit his job to launch Balsamiq."

By Peldi
August 7th, 2008

Balsamiq Mockups Makes Big Impression on Hacker Community

“Since its launch a few short months ago Balsamiq mockups has taken the hacker community by storm. Why? This is one of those rags to riches stories that inspire...

By Peldi
July 30th, 2008

Balsamiq, a Mockup Creator in AIR, is on Fire

“It’s a great story of a creative entrepreneur using new technology to address a key market need and finding a healthy number of customers willing to pay for software....

By Peldi