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December 20th, 2009

Tracking Your Company's Mentions with

Hello friends! Today I'd like to share a little trick that might be useful for your company. It's something I saw used at Atlassian and that I've been...

By Peldi
December 19th, 2009

Holiday Reading: Free eBooks and Good Blogs

Hello again! 'Tis the season of giving, and hopefully most of you will have a little more time to do some reading, so I thought this would be a...

By Peldi
December 17th, 2009

An Apology

Hi friends. So I made a big mistake today. No, I made a few. I was so excited about the new pan feature that I decided to release it...

By Peldi
December 17th, 2009

Mid-week Release: Finishing up Zoom

New Update (5:49pm CET): we have fixed the bug and issued an apology you might be interested in (there's a little surprise for you there) Update (5:16pm CET): the...

By Peldi
December 15th, 2009

Weekly Release: Zoom Zoom!

I forget who told me that you should always hire people who are smarter than you, but boy am I thankful for the advice! I knew Marco was smarter...

By Peldi
December 9th, 2009

Weekly Release: Big UI Library Improvements

Hello everyone! We finally had some time to tackle one of the big features that many of you have been asking for, the "UI Library Position" feature. As usual,...

By Peldi
December 9th, 2009

Guest Post: The Product Group

Hi everyone! The following is a guest-post by Jeremy Horn, organizer of The Product Group, a meet-up for Product Managers based in New York City. The group is currently...

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
November 26th, 2009

Weekly Release: Lots of Little Fixes

Hi all, sorry we got a bit off-schedule with our weekly releases, but we sure have been busy. Our company is growing and we're growing with it. Lots to...

By Peldi
November 18th, 2009

Back from San Francisco

Hi all, this is Marco writing. I just got back from the Business of Software conference in San Francisco. This is my trip report. Valerie While Valerie and I...

By Marco
November 16th, 2009

Mockups for JIRA 3.X, Now with User-Based Pricing!

Hi there. So when Atlassian changed the pricing structure for JIRA 4.0 last month we rushed to match it, and sales of the JIRA 4.0 version have been very...

By Peldi
November 13th, 2009

Weekly Release: Export to PDF, a Fresh Coat of Paint!

Hi everyone. Man am I ever excited about this week's release! A fresh coat of paint! First of all, we'd like to unveil...our new application icon! Isn't she gorgeous?...

By Peldi
November 12th, 2009

Free Balsamiq Mockups for UX Training

Hello everyone! 🙂 Did you know that today is World Usability Day 2009? It's a global initiative now in its 4th year, aimed at raising the awareness of the...

By Peldi
November 11th, 2009

YouTube-ing Up a Storm!

Hi all. So we've been travelling quite a bit in the last few months for conferences and such. Aside from learning a lot and sharing what we know, conferences...

By Peldi
November 3rd, 2009

Weekly Release: A Nice Basket of Low-Hanging Fruit

Hi everyone! I know I said we wouldn't have an update this week, but we ended up being able to carve out some time to dedicate to adding a...

By Peldi
October 30th, 2009

Tools We Use for Running Our Startup

Hi there. I've been wanting to write this post for a long time, but things were still evolving too much for me to come up with a definite list....

By Peldi
October 28th, 2009

Weekly Release: OS X Extras and More!

Update: The Spotlight plugin for the Mac is no longer working and maintained. We plan to address this issue in the Mac version in the future. Hi there! I...

By Peldi
October 23rd, 2009

Listen to This Blog

Hi there, just a quick post to let you know that you can now listen to the most popular posts on this blog via the new blog-to-podcast service from...

By Peldi
October 21st, 2009

Weekly Release: Custom Properties and Bug Fixes

Hi there, just a small release this week since we're focused on the web app. New "Custom Properties" feature This feature is especially useful if you're using one of...

By Peldi
October 12th, 2009

Weekly Release: Image Improvements, Bug Fixes...

Hi all. Another week, another release. 🙂 Here's what's new: all the good stuff we announced last week is now live in 1.6: account and project assets folders, pasting...

By Peldi
October 8th, 2009

[Pre-Release] Better Image Handling, Assets Folders...

Hi all. I hope this finds you well. We have decided to not do an official release this week because we made some pretty big changes we need your...

By Peldi
October 6th, 2009

Mockups for JIRA: Now with User-Based Pricing!

So Atlassian released JIRA 4.0 today. It is HUGE: killer usability coupled with awesome powers, the way very few companies know how to do. Beyond the new features, we...

By Peldi
September 28th, 2009

Another Release! HUGE Performance Boost, Smart Lorem Ipsum, Z-Ordering Shortcuts...

I know, releasing three new versions in five days is a bit excessive, but we're so excited about this one that we didn't want to sit on it, so...

By Peldi
September 26th, 2009

Mockups for FogBugz, Now Shipping!

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you all know that Mockups for FogBugz is now officially out of beta and available for immediate purchase, both for your...

By Peldi
September 24th, 2009

BAM! Geometric Shapes, Multi-Line Support, Oh My!

Hello friends! We've got a great show for you today! 🙂 Let's get right to it. Multi-line Support in the Data Grid and iPhone Menu! You read it right:...

By Peldi
September 16th, 2009

Rock on with Balsamiq!

My interview with CIO Happy Hour.

By Peldi
September 14th, 2009

Uncommon Interview: Balsamiq Studios

My interview with A Smart Bear.

By Peldi
September 14th, 2009

A Little Market-y Post

Hi there, a quick market-y post to let you know about a few things that happened today: We are sponsoring LessConference, a one-day conference happening in Jacksonville, Florida, on...

By Peldi
September 14th, 2009

Weekly Release: Linking in Confluence, Gray Charts and More!

Hi everyone. Here we are again with our weekly update. This one is so big it took us 2 weeks to complete it! 🙂 We're releasing it a day...

By Peldi
September 13th, 2009

Let’s Meet in Person for a Change!

Hello friends! Some members of team Balsamiq are going to be attending the following conferences and events this fall: October 4th-7th: Valerie will be in Los Angeles for Adobe...

By Peldi
September 9th, 2009

No Weekly Release This Week, but We’ve Been Busy!

Hi there, just a quick note to let you know that we're not going to do a weekly release this week. We've been working on some big features so...

By Peldi
September 2nd, 2009

"Weekly" Release: FogBugz Wiki Integration and More!

Hello everyone! We hope you're having a fantastic first week of September! 🙂 We know, we just did a weekly release this past this is not really a...

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
August 30th, 2009

Weekly Release: More OS-Native Menus!

Hi there. This week's release is a little early because I wanted to fix Snow Leopard compatibility ASAP. Here's what's new: Mockups for Desktop now sports some newly refactored,...

By Peldi
August 25th, 2009

"Back from Summer Vacation" Release

Hi there, long time no see! 🙂 The reason we haven't done a weekly release since last month is that, in typical european fashion, both Marco, Mariah and I...

By Peldi
August 19th, 2009

Four's a Crowd

My second interview on the techZING! podcast.

By Peldi
August 5th, 2009

Napkee Launches!

An Italian engineer living abroad, happily employed by a large tech company, spots a new revolutionary technology rapidly gaining traction and decides to drop everything in order to "get...

By Peldi
July 28th, 2009

Hello World!

Hello world! As a member of Team Balsamiq for just about 3 months now, I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and welcoming good wishes from the Mockups community....

By Val
July 24th, 2009

Weekly Release: 30-Day Trial for JIRA and More

Hello all. We've been very busy in the last couple of weeks, releasing our first public beta of Mockups for FogBugz and opening up the hosted app's private beta...

By Peldi
July 23rd, 2009

Convert Mockups to HTML+Image Maps Prototypes

Hi there. We at Balsamiq are terribly excited about the wonderful community-contributed tools and Mockups extensions that are being developed these days. To introduce the latest one we have...

By Peldi
July 20th, 2009

A New Plugin: Mockups for FogBugz!

Synopsis: Balsamiq Mockups is now also a FogBugz 7 plugin public beta: not for sale but good enough to play with it will go on sale in a couple...

By Peldi
July 14th, 2009

Weekly Release: New Font Sizes, Backgrounds and Bug Fixes

Hi there, this week's release is a small one but important nonetheless. Here's what's in it: Added 24 and 28 font sizes, thanks @Florian_ and @saraonstine for tweeting about...

By Peldi
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