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December 5th, 2012

[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...

By Peldi
November 15th, 2012

Leon Barnard Joins Balsamiq

It's a great pleasure to introduce you all to Leon Barnard, the newest member of our team. We're excited to have Leon onboard to help move our UX and...

By Mike
November 13th, 2012

Ask Me Anything

My AMA at Microconf 2012.

By Peldi
October 26th, 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...

By Peldi
October 16th, 2012

Thoughts on "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

Read the full review!

By Natalie
October 9th, 2012

Episode 100

My interview on the Startups For The Rest Of Us podcast.

By Peldi
September 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...

By Mike
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
September 9th, 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...

By Peldi
August 3rd, 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,...

By Peldi
July 12th, 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...

By Mike
July 9th, 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...

By Peldi
June 22nd, 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,...

By 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...

By Mike
June 18th, 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...

By Peldi
June 18th, 2012

2012 Balsamiq Company Retreat

My suitcases are not yet unpacked because I have Balsamiq Jetlag Syndrome (BJS). Luis defines that as "A complication of ordinary jetlag, where the subject is kept awake by...

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 31st, 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...

By Mike
May 25th, 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...

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, which allows you to sketch out a rough version of what the app will look...

By Peldi
May 16th, 2012

Peldi interviews John Nese of Soda Pop Stop

My interview with John Nese at Business of Software 2011.

By Peldi
May 7th, 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...

By Peldi
April 24th, 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...

By Peldi
April 21st, 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...

By Peldi
April 11th, 2012

Preview the Mockups Application Chrome Redesign

Hi, everyone. This year we're working on some projects to polish Mockups, and we want to give you a preview of one of them—the redesign of the application interface...

By Mike
April 6th, 2012

User-Testing your myBalsamiq Prototypes with Kupima

The following is a guest post by John Clark of Kupima. We also interviewed John in our free eBook! 🙂 I'm a big fan of using Balsamiq Mockups to...

By Peldi
April 3rd, 2012

WHAT a Release!

Hello again friends! After this morning's total myBalsamiq update disaster, we get back to our regularly scheduled programming... It's been a little over a month since our last release,...

By Peldi
April 3rd, 2012

A myBalsamiq Morning to Forget: An Apology

Hello friends. For the second time in the history of Balsamiq, I write you today to apologize for our mistakes. This morning we started what was supposed to be...

By Peldi
April 2nd, 2012

Florian Brauer Joins Balsamiq

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of the Balsamiq family: Florian Brauer! We first met Florian in July last...

By Peldi
March 19th, 2012

How to Test Your myBalsamiq Prototypes with Loop11

The following is a guest blog post by Toby Biddle of Loop11. Enjoy! Usability testing for a website in the early stages of development, before design and functionality has...

By Peldi
March 14th, 2012

User-testing Your myBalsamiq Wireframes with Usabilla

The following is a guest blog post by Jurian Baas of Usabilla. Enjoy! When Mike asked me to tell a bit about how Usabilla and myBalsamiq can be used...

By Peldi
March 12th, 2012

MockGen: From Web Site to BMML in One Click

UPDATE: The MockGen service appears to be discontinued as of July 2014. Hello Balsamiq friends! Today I have asked Tim Shnaider to write up a blog post introducing his...

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 27th, 2012

Balsamiq ❤

Hello friends! As you should know by now, our main goal as a company is to help rid the world of bad software, one user interface screen at the...

By Peldi
February 22nd, 2012

Mocking Up Physical Objects

Update: Help Gabriel and Gabriela create a kit to produce your own tennis chair. Help Kickstart the project here. Who says Mockups is only made for interface design? Tennis...

By Mike
February 21st, 2012

Release: Crop Images and Groups, and Lots More!

Hello friends! My do we have a lot of awesome stuff cooking up for you. To start, as pre-announced a couple of weeks ago, we are bringing you Image...

By Peldi
February 20th, 2012

Balsamiq Interview on IATV

We took some time out to talk to Jan Jursa on the IATV podcast. Peldi, Jan, and I discussed Mockups and myBalsamiq, wireframes and prototyping, and what's happening right...

By Mike
February 15th, 2012

Free eBook: Balsamiq Interviews

Hello friends! We have teamed up with Bob Walsh, author of the MicroISV books which have been so useful to me in the past, and asked him to interview...

By Peldi
February 13th, 2012

Show 6 — Comes with Balsamiq

My interview on the IATV Radio podcast.

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
February 10th, 2012

We’re Thinking of Making Geometric Shapes Non-markup. What Do You Think?

UPDATE: We've implemented this change. Thanks to everyone for the feedback! We're thinking of making a potentially big change to the Geometric Shape controls to make them not markup...

By Mike
February 2nd, 2012

European Founders at Work

My interview for the European Founders at Work book.

By Peldi
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