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Hello again friends of Balsamiq, I hope you're all having a great summer! 🙂
As always, we've been busy improving our little tool for you all, one step at the time. We're pretty excited about today's release, so let's dive in!
This was a long time coming, and we're pretty happy about how it came out!
You can now select more than one mockup, asset or trashed resource, and perform operations on the selected items all at once.
This is especially useful when you want to reorder multiple mockups, or delete unused assets in a project. We also have plans for making this feature more and more useful in the future, you'll see... 🙂
To select multiple items just use SHIFT+CLICK or CTRL+CLICK, just like in most other software that supports multiple selection.
As part of this feature, we also gave the Mockups and Assets navigator the ability to maintain keyboard focus. This means that after clicking on a mockup you'll be able to use the arrow keys to navigate through your project, or do things like hitting ENTER or F2 to rename the current mockup or asset (a heringsfilet idea). It's a small thing, but it will save you lots of time in the long run.
The navigator, without focus (left), and with focus (right). Subtle!
Thank you Jenni Merifield, alindsay55661 and others for requesting this useful feature!
Our partnership with Dave from FontAwesome is working out really well.
We worked with him to add some icons that were part of our old Mockups 2 set but were missing from FontAwesome 4.3, and now they're part of FontAwesome 4.4, along with a ton of other new useful icons.
Here are the icons we're directly responsible for in FontAwesome 4.4:
I asked Dave how much I could share about our influence on the FontAwesome project, and he said: Truthfully, you’re the kick that got 4.4 out. 🙂
We're really proud to support FontAwesome and in the process make not just Balsamiq Mockups, but the entire Internet better for everyone.
Check out all of the new icons released in FontAwesome 4.4 (and included in today's Balsamiq Mockups 3 release) here:
Thanks to Roland_Struder, RaeHanley, Chris_Gatland, andi and neeklamy for requesting the mouse pointer icon. Keep your icon requests coming, both Dave and us are listening! 🙂
The Site Map control is a popular one, but we've heard many times that it takes up a lot of space.
With today's release, you'll be able to use a new "Direction" toggle in the Site Map inspector to switch to a Horizontal view, which is just as clear, but more compact.
Check it out!
Thanks so much to all of you who requested this enhancement!
If you're using the Web Demo or Mockups for Google Drive, you're already updated.
For other versions, simply install 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! 🙂
For posterity, today's release is build 3.1.8.
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my download manager Folx was the culprit – using the direct link without the Folx extension works.
Thanks and regards,
the download link for Balsamic Desktop 3.1.8 is broken.
Hi Peter, the link goes to https://balsamiq.com/download/ which works for me. Would you mind trying again? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you still have issues. Thanks!