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How We Got Here: The Road to Balsamiq Mockups 3

The release of Balsamiq Mockups 3 was the biggest release in our history since the original product launch in 2008. For this release we took a leap of faith...
Leon
April 17th, 2015

[Release] More Little Improvements!

Hello friends! The dust is definitely settling after the big 3.0 release. Bug reports are slowing down, and people are generally happy with v.3. Today's release squashes the following...
Peldi
April 9th, 2015

[Release] More bug fixes and optimizations!

Another week, another release! As expected after the major update that was v.3, we're in the "let the dust settle" period, fixing bugs here and there as they come...
Peldi
April 3rd, 2015

Why we switched to Font Awesome for Balsamiq Mockups 3

It was with mixed feelings that we switched to the Font Awesome icon set with Balsamiq Mockups 3. Our original icons were hand-drawn by Peldi's wife Mariah so they...
Leon
March 31st, 2015

[Release] Second batch of Balsamiq Mockups 3 bug fixes

Hello again friends! We're back with another round of bug fixes. Here's what's new in today's release: We did a major cleanup of the "Save" and "Save As" code....
Peldi
March 27th, 2015

[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...
Peldi
March 24th, 2015

[BIG Release] Balsamiq Mockups 3!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! 🙂 Today is a big day for us: after almost a year of heads-down work, we are releasing the biggest update in our little company's...
Peldi
March 10th, 2015

Mockups To Go, Ready To Use: Captcha, Password Strength, Calendar

One of the most popular things about our little tool is how quickly you can create meaningful wireframes with it. But there are ways to go even faster with...
Francesca
February 10th, 2015

[Release] Balsamiq Mockups 3 Public Beta!

Hello? Is anyone still reading this? After being quiet for 10 months, we can understand if you thought we had sent our developers on a long vacation somewhere... 😉...
Peldi
February 2nd, 2015

Improve your myBalsamiq Prototypes with UsersThink

The following is a guest blog post by John Turner of UsersThink. Enjoy! Being able to iterate quickly is important for any project, and that's one (of many) reason...
Leon
January 28th, 2015

Using Balsamiq Wireframes with Pattern Libraries and Frameworks

Design Systems, Pattern Libraries, and Frameworks simplify development and relieve pressure on developers to style user interface components. While wireframes (low fidelity, non-interactive) may seem like an odd pairing...
Leon
August 6th, 2014

Creating Project Templates and Examples for Polished UX and Bootstrap Projects

We created a tutorial to give you some ideas for how to create project templates that contain elements you commonly use in your projects. Along with this tutorial, we...
Mike
July 30th, 2014

[Release] A small bug-fix release

Hello friends! Last week's release was a big one, and very well received. As it often happens with big updates, a couple of little issues snuck in. Today's little...
Peldi
March 18th, 2014

Release: Text Links, new iOS controls, and so much more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It's been a couple of months since our last release, but I think you'll be happy with what we have in store for you today!...
Peldi
March 13th, 2014

Release: new Image inspector, huge leap forward in Mockups for Google Drive, and more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It's time for another release! This one is an exciting one. Let's see what's new. New Image Inspector Pulldown The image inspector pulldown had been...
Peldi
December 13th, 2013

Release: new color picker, tiny character counter, image rotation and more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Another month, another cool little release. Let's get right to it! New color picker and color names! We made quite a few improvements to the...
Peldi
October 24th, 2013

Release: Retina Support, new Mockups for Google Drive UX, big myBalsamiq improvements, and MUCH more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We hope you all had a great summer. Most of us took some time off to unplug, recharge and get ready for a great, highly...
Peldi
September 25th, 2013

User Testing Your Mobile Balsamiq Mockups with HeatData

The following is a guest blog post by Jason Shah of HeatData. Enjoy! What if you could know precisely where - down to the exact pixel - people were...
Leon
September 24th, 2013

New release: Breaklines, iPhone 5, list view in myBalsamiq, Confluence Blueprint and much more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We are back from our yearly week-long company retreat, energized and ready to rumble. 🙂 Let's see what's new in today's update: Breaklines! We have...
Peldi
July 9th, 2013

New release: dashed and dotted lines and arrows, tri-state checkboxes and radio buttons, and more!

Hello friends! Another little release. As usual, we have a mix of bug fixes and feature enhancements. Let's get right to it! All versions: Added dashed and dotted stroke...
Peldi
May 21st, 2013

User Testing your myBalsamiq prototypes with UserTesting.com

The following is a guest blog post by Darrell Benatar of UserTesting.com. Enjoy! Part of the reason we’re such big fans of the Balsamiq Mockups interface is how simple...
Leon
May 15th, 2013

New release: File Browser Position, fixed Printing, fixed Copy/Paste on Windows 7, and lots more!

Hi there! Time for another great little release! Let's dive right in. New in Mockups for Desktop: File Browser Position! Working on large projects in Mockups for Desktop? Tired...
Peldi
April 16th, 2013

A quick little bug-fix release

Hi everyone! We just did a little release to fix a few bugs uncovered by last week's release. Here's what's new: All versions: fixed issues with selecting Arrow controls...
Peldi
March 8th, 2013

Release: Collapsable Property Inspector, Better Arrows, all new Mockups for Confluence, and much more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Another month, another exciting release! Let's get right to it. Collapsable Property Inspector! We have heard complaints about the property inspector getting in the way...
Peldi
February 28th, 2013

New Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Click here for updated Keyboard Shortcut Docs and downloadable PDF. We've updated the Mockups Keyboard Shortcuts cheat sheet to reflect new shortcuts in 2.2. You can view the HTML...
Mike
January 29th, 2013

A GREAT little release

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Today's release is both great and little. The great part is that we moved to a more modern version of the Flex framework, which allows...
Peldi
January 19th, 2013

Go from Mockup to Code with Reify

The following is a guest blog post by Raymond Ha of Isomorphic Software. Enjoy! Hi, Everyone, I’m Ray from Isomorphic Software, the creators of SmartClient and Smart GWT. If...
Leon
January 8th, 2013

[Pre-Release] Performance Improvements, Font Kerning, Links to URLs, Right-To-Left Language Support!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We've been really busy here in Balsamiq-land. The next release of Mockups will include a lot of new stuff, so we'd like to invite you...
Peldi
December 5th, 2012

Improving People Management in myBalsamiq, Image Support in Mockups for Google Drive, Link Support in Mockups for JIRA, and more!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We just updated myBalsamiq with a new release, focussed on smoothing over one of the roughest edges of the application, the managing of staff and...
Peldi
October 26th, 2012

Refining the Roughness of 2.2 Controls

If you've been following along with updates to Mockups, with 2.2 out we now have a UI Skin switcher that allows you to use either sketchy controls or straighter...
Mike
September 26th, 2012

Balsamiq 2.2 is here!

It is with great excitement and pride that I present to you our biggest release yet: Balsamiq Mockups 2.2! The new release sports an updated look and feel, and...
Peldi
September 9th, 2012

The last 2.1 release

Hello friends! We hope you're having a great summer. We've been very busy working on the 2.2 release of Mockups, which will include a new awesome look and feel,...
Peldi
August 3rd, 2012

Wireframing Responsive Designs with Mockups

Responsive layouts using media queries and CSS on the web are exciting. Many Mockups users are doing responsive layouts on their projects or are planning to. We've been talking...
Mike
July 12th, 2012

myBalsamiq updates and Mockups 2.2 pre-release

Hello friends! We've been heads down for months, but it looks like things are finally coming together and we can start sharing some exciting new stuff with you. myBalsamiq...
Peldi
July 9th, 2012

Bootstrap Grid Layout Symbol Library

This is a Symbol library with a set of grid layouts using the Bootstrap framework. The different layouts correspond to min-width and max-width media queries for different viewport dimensions,...
Mike
June 22nd, 2012

User Testing your myBalsamiq Prototypes with UserZoom

The following is a guest post by UserZoom. Testing prototypes and wireframes with unmoderated remote usability testing tools is not only cost-effective, but timesaving as well. These are very...
Mike
June 22nd, 2012

A nice little bug-fix release

Hello friends! Hopefully none of you noticed, but two weeks ago Balsamiq took a week off to get together at our 3rd annual company retreat! Val wrote all about...
Peldi
June 18th, 2012

Ideas for indicating content outside of viewports (browser windows, iPhone screens, etc.)

UPDATE: Mockups now supports several controls with a breakline. You can learn more about breaklines in this release announcement. Sometimes you want to mock up a box, but show...
Mike
May 31st, 2012

Release: Hello Atlassian Marketplace!

Hello friends! My, we've been busy. Lots and lots of cool stuff cooking. The big announcement of today is that our Mockups for Confluence and Mockups for JIRA plugins...
Peldi
May 25th, 2012

A bug fix update

Hello friends! Today's little update fixes a number of little bugs here and there. As you may notice, some are injections, meaning fixes for code that used to work...
Peldi
May 7th, 2012

Balsamiq Mockups Now Integrates with Google Drive!

Sep 2017 UPDATE: We have released a new version of Balsamiq for Google Drive. It includes our Balsamiq Wireframes editor, and can be installed from here. I have updated...
Peldi
April 24th, 2012

myBalsamiq Updated

Hello friends! We just updated myBalsamiq. The process was still rougher than what we'd like, but it definitely went much better than last time. Doing the update on a...
Peldi
April 21st, 2012
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