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[Release] 3 New Mobile Controls, and More!

· Posted by Peldi in Products · 2 Comments

Hello friends of Balsamiq!

Even if we are SO busy with so many different long-term projects which will see the life of day soon, we want to make sure we keep improving the current product line regularly.

Today's release brings 3 new controls that are useful for wireframing mobile interfaces, and some bug fixes. Let's dive in!

New App Bar Control

Say hello to the App Bar control!

Formerly known as the Android Action Bar, the App Bar is useful for designing material design inspired UIs, but also lots of other mobile screens.

It's a powerful, flexible and very handy control, check out those inspectors!

New Android Time Picker Control

We kept this super-simple.

It's the android Time Picker. The CANCEL and OK labels are linkable, and it tells the current time.

New Android Date Picker Control

This one is simple as well, it doesn't need much customization aside from showing either a monthly calendar or year view, just like the real Android picker.

Other Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • When you transform a control to a Shape control, we now automatically select the Rectangle shape instead of the ellipse. It just makes more sense.
  • Fixed a typo in the Field Set property inspector. Thanks Sarah E. for reporting it!
  • Fixed an issue with colors getting preserved erroneously when transforming some control types to others. Thanks Berthold N. for reporting it!
  • Fixed an issue with the text alignment in the Popover control.
  • Fixed an issue with pasting controls after changing a color. Thanks Berthold N. for reporting this one too!
  • Shortened the Edit menu in the web versions, which will help people working on very small monitors. Thanks Luis L. for reporting it!

How do I update?

If you're using the Web Demo, Mockups 3 for Google Drive, Confluence Cloud or JIRA Cloud, you're already updated.

For Desktop, 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 3.5.14 (3.5.10 was a behind-the-scenes web-only release for Google Drive, and 3.5.11, 12 and 13 were short-lived because of little bugs).

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Peldi for the Balsamiq Team

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Comments (2)

  1. Any idea when these will get added to a release?

    * Feature Request: Page Numbers and Spell Check – Mockups 3 – Balsamiq Community Discussion ||

    * Feature Request: Automatic Date Update – Mockups 3 – Balsamiq Community Discussion ||

    * Export to PNG – Page num in file name? – Mockups 3 – Balsamiq Community Discussion ||

    • Sure thing, DBG.

      The top two (Spell check and Automatic Updates) are coming after we release the native version of the desktop app (they would be too hard/impossible to do with the Adobe Air version). We are hoping to talk more about that update soon.

      Adding page numbers to projects and exports is still something we are talking about. We are pretty heads-down on the new versions of the desktop and web app, but we will circle back around to features like this once the native apps are done.

      Thanks for checking in on these, my friend. I’m sorry we haven’t been better about updating their status.