A quick release, and a new yummy project!

Hi friends, we're doing a quick release of Mockups today to fix a few bugs you've reported and to introduce a new fun and yummy project we're starting up.

First, the bug fixes and improvements:

  • All versions: added support for links in the iPhone menu control. Thanks james.walter.matthew for asking for this and sorry we didn't do it sooner.
  • All versions: fixed performance degradation on some machines introduced with the latest selection changes. Thanks to Jeroen for reporting it and for the debugging help.
  • All versions: fixed a bug with the Vertical Tabs control where changing the text didn't update the view immediately. Thanks Linda B. for reporting it (via email) and to Anna Sturdivant for the GS report.
  • All versions: fixed a bug with the icon color of the Icon and Label control not updating properly. Thank you David van Driessche for reporting it.
  • Mockups for Desktop: fixed a bug with Symbol override properties being overwritten by another instances override properties in some cases. Thanks Jenni Merrifield for reporting it.
  • Mockups for Desktop: we now suggest the correct folder when you try and save "cloned" mockups. Thanks to jlegelis for reporting this on GS and to Edu Felipe for reporting this on twitter.

Next up:

"What should I make for dinner?"

We know how it is. It’s 5pm, and you’ve just had a glorious day of work, creating awesome wireframes for your next project. You are giddy with excitement, and cannot WAIT to see your designs in the hands of your sure-to-fall-in-love-with-it-immediately users.

And then it hits you: crap, what should I make for dinner tonight?

The eternal question. The hardest part of cooking. Too many options, and none of them comes to mind.

How anticlimactic, going from the heights of creative excitement to the panic of the looming dinner deadline, only a few hours away.

That’s where we come in.

From within Balsamiq Mockups, go to the Help menu and select “What should I make for dinner?”. You’ll be taken to http://balsamiq.com/dinner.

Lots and lots of EASY, EVERY-DAY recipes, in super-quick 30-second video format you can watch as you put your jacket on right as you leave the office.

Just browse through the list of videos, pick one that looks good, jot down the ingredients and run out the door.

Nothing fancy here, this is what we cook for ourselves when we don’t know what to make.

Valerie cranks out a new video almost each week, so check back often. You can subscribe to the YouTube channel’s RSS feed here.

We hope you’ll want to contribute with your every-day staple dinners. This could become quite a cool little library! Wiki-simple-video-recipes-edia anyone? 😉 If you’d like to contribute with your video, just email us and we’ll figure out a way to publish it. If you don’t have a video but still want to contribute, send us your recipe via email and Val will try to make it!

How do I update?

Easy! Just 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, these are the version numbers of today's release:

  • Mockups for Desktop: version 2.0.18
  • Mockups for Confluence: version 2.0.18
  • Mockups for FogBugz: version 2.0.20
  • Mockups for JIRA: version 2.0.19
  • Mockups for XWiki: version 2.0.17
  • Web Demo: version 2.0.16 launch it

Buon appetito! 🙂

Your friends at Balsamiq


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Comments (6)

  1. Christopher, you can find some downloadable iOS controls that can be installed as symbols libraries here: https://mockupstogo.mybalsamiq.com/projects/ios/grid

  2. I love the product. Please add an image frame for prototyping iPad apps, as well as perhaps some of the basic controls that you have for iPhone.

    This is a great tool — these adds would make it even more powerful.

  3. Very cool. Fitting I suppose that a company called Balsamiq create a few cooking videos. Now I want to try making that Pho. 😉

    And I have a recipe involving some Pasta-a-Roni, italian sausage, and fresh garlic that I’d like to share. It goes well with a spinach salad smothered in Balsamic vinaigrette on the side. It’s pretty easy to make. Perhaps I can make a video for it.

  4. I’m looking forward that, am always on the look out for secret ingredients and nonna’s recipes! This could become my favorite channel on the web during work. 🙂

  5. Yes, I agree, although I would have preferred being shown some of these delicious Italian recipes instead of stuff like white beans out of the can and loveless BBQ chicken with green beans and veggies quickly thrown in the pan 🙂 Man, I cook some pasta every other night: it doesn’t take long, even if you make a bit more sophisticated sauce like Cinque P or a fresh pesto *sigh*

    [Hi Adreas, thanks for the feedback. We’re just getting started. As soon as I remember to bring my flip camera home I’ll be posting some italian recipes as well!]

  6. You guys are awesome! 🙂