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January 29th, 2009

Confluence Team Hosted, Now with Mockups!

Looking for a best-of-breed, highly usable hosted wiki for your team or company? Well, now you have one more reason to choose Confluence Team Hosted, Atlassian's online version of...

By Peldi
January 24th, 2009

Text Formatting, Flickr Integration and More!

Hi all. Today's free weekly update to Balsamiq Mockups is a big one: added support for rich text editing with the _italic_, [link] and *bold* characters. Full details on...

By Peldi
January 21st, 2009

_italic_, [links] and *bold*!

Hi there. I just finished coding a new feature which I think you may like. You can now use the following notation to format only certain parts of your...

By Peldi
January 17th, 2009

Introducing "Mockups To Go"

I am extremely happy to announce today the immediate availability of "Mockups To Go" (, a user-contributed collection of ready-to-use UI components and design patterns built using Balsamiq Mockups....

By Peldi
January 11th, 2009

First 1.5 Weekly Relese of 2009!

Hi there. I didn't do a weekly release last week because I didn't have much to put in and no-one would have noticed anyways. Today, the new build brings...

By Peldi
December 28th, 2008

1.5 Weekly Release: What’s New This Week

I am starting to batch updates and releasing once a week (Sunday morning, Italian time). I used to "fix it an release it" but now that the product is...

By Peldi
December 19th, 2008

New Release: Balsamiq Mockups 1.5

I am extremely pleased to announce the immediate availability of Balsamiq Mockups version 1.5. This is a FREE upgrade for all Mockups versions. Download links: Mockups for Desktop, for...

By Peldi
October 20th, 2008

Looking for Mockups 1.5 Testers

Hi there, I am approaching release quality for Mockups 1.5, and am looking for volunteers to test the pre-release version. If you are interested, simply go to the Next...

By Peldi
October 16th, 2008

"Minor Edit" Support in Mockups for Confluence

Spurred by a customer's email, I have made the following enhancement to Mockups for Confluence today. The problem is that when people create and edit UI mockups in Confluence,...

By Peldi
October 7th, 2008

New Product: Mockups for JIRA Personal

I know I know, it might not be the smartest thing to release a new product every day, but I'm too excited to sit on this one. The news:...

By Peldi
October 5th, 2008

New Product: Balsamiq Mockups for XWiki

Hi there. Less than a month since shipping Mockups for JIRA, I have some more exciting news to share. In case you didn't know, XWiki ( is both a...

By Peldi
October 2nd, 2008

A small enhancement: Background Transparency

Hey there. Just a quick post to show a new little enhancement I just added. You can now set the transparency level of the background color for the Tree,...

By Peldi
September 24th, 2008

Added 7 New Icons


By Peldi
September 19th, 2008

Little Updates Here and There

Hi there, sorry for not blogging for a while (a whole 10 days!), but I've been pretty busy with both Balsamiq work and life in general: after 3 months...

By Peldi
September 9th, 2008

Mockups for JIRA: Now Shipping!

I am thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Balsamiq Mockups for JIRA, the latest version of Balsamiq Mockups. You can download it, test it and if you wish,...

By Peldi
August 31st, 2008

Another Small Improvement: Selection in Menu and Tree

Hey there, the title pretty much says it all, but here's a picture too: πŸ™‚ I also fixed a bug with Mockups not showing up on startup when you...

By Peldi
August 30th, 2008

New File Extension: BMML

After getting a nod from my superstar customers, I have changed the default file extension used by Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop from XML to BMML. It stands for Balsamiq...

By Peldi
August 29th, 2008

New Icons!

You asked for them, you got them! Sorry this took a little while. We (i.e. my lovely wife, the hand behind all of Mockups' icons and UI controlsI) also...

By Peldi
August 27th, 2008

Export Your Mockups from the Command Line!

Hi there, I just added a new feature to Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop, which I hope will help you integrate it in your workflow even more. In short, you...

By Peldi
August 25th, 2008

Mockups for JIRA: Getting Close!

As you can see, Balsamiq Mockups for JIRA is pretty close to becoming a reality. The build is approaching beta-quality: if you'd like to help me test it, email...

By Peldi
August 24th, 2008

Faster Faster Faster!

The faster you are able to create your UI mockups, the happier I am. In the last few days I made some improvements which should help you get your...

By Peldi
August 12th, 2008

InspireUX and Mockups: Get Inspired!

I am extremely excited to announce a new little feature of Balsamiq Mockups: Clicking on the menu will simply open a new browser page to If you don't...

By Peldi
August 9th, 2008

Recommended Mockups for Desktop Upgrade

Today I finally had some time to dedicate to bug fixing and performance tuning. Here's a summary, roughly in order of importance the big one: in some instances, Mockups...

By Peldi
August 8th, 2008

New Feature: Merge Mockups

More than a new feature it's a change to the existing "Import Mockup" feature. Starting now, importing a mockup will no longer clear the current mockup. No UI changes,...

By Peldi
August 3rd, 2008

Time to Kiss Comic Sans MS Goodbye

Ok so people hate Comic Sans MS, I get it now. So let's get rid of it. Adam Alexander was kind enough to provide me with a list of...

By Peldi
July 31st, 2008

A Little Update and a Record Day

I just published a build with a few bug-fixes: the Tree no longer goes crazy if you use system fonts (thanks Travis Jensen for reporting it) the DataGrid selection...

By Peldi
July 29th, 2008

Licensing Changes for Mockups for Confluence

The news Your Mockups and Confluence licenses no longer have to match. In other words: you can now install a small license of Mockups (i.e. a Team license) on...

By Peldi
July 29th, 2008

A Tiny New Feature, and the Ribbon Is In

Ok so I merged the Ribbon UI Library changes described yesterday into the official build, thanks for the feedback everyone. I also added a solid background to a bunch...

By Peldi
July 27th, 2008

New Feature Preview: "Ribbon"

Hi there. So no-one likes to scroll horizontally, myself included. So why does Mockups force you to scroll that way through 60+ UI controls in the UI Library? Well,...

By Peldi
July 26th, 2008

Tiny New Feature with a Big Impact: Size Overlay

This is my favorite kind of feature: there when you need it, invisible when you don't. It took about 15 minutes to code, and solves a real need. In...

By Peldi
July 23rd, 2008

A Few Bug Fixes

Perfection is unattainable, but it doesn't hurt to aim for it right? πŸ™‚ I try to get closer, one micro-release at the time. Here's what I just fixed today:...

By Peldi
July 21st, 2008

Mockups for Desktop Volume Licensing

Hi everyone. Spurred by a prospective customer who asked for it, I have now added volume licensing options to the Mockups For Desktop online store. Here are the discounts:...

By Peldi
July 20th, 2008

New Release: Balsamiq Mockups 1.1

The news: Mockups version 1.1 is available as of today as a free upgrade to all customers. What to do: go get it! For your desktop and for Atlassian...

By Peldi
July 16th, 2008

Curly Braces, Scratch-outs, Big Red X-S, Oh My!

Today I finally enlisted my lovely wife (and hand behind all of the UI controls in Balsamiq Mockups) to draw a few more shapes for me. A few hours...

By Peldi
July 15th, 2008

New Feature: Lock Controls

A few of you have asked for it, and I finally got around to implementing it: you can now lock controls in place in Balsamiq Mockups. This is especially...

By Peldi
July 14th, 2008

Small Feature, Big Improvement

Inspired by my first and best Mockups for Confluence customer yet (hi Neville!), I just added a small feature to Mockups for Confluence. This 40-second, no-audio screencast should speak...

By Peldi
July 7th, 2008

International Languages Support Added

Hi there. I just added a new item to the View menu that lets you use system fonts for your mockups instead of the default Comic Sans MS: This...

By Peldi
July 6th, 2008

Mockups for Desktop 1.1 Alpha - Not for the Faint of Heart

A full 16 days after the release of Mockups 1.0, an alpha version of 1.1 is ready for testing for the braves amongst you. πŸ™‚ Version 1.1 is scheduled...

By Peldi
July 3rd, 2008

Mockups for Confluence Now 2.8+ Compatible

Hi there, just a quick note to tell you that I just posted a new build of Balsamiq Mockups For Confluence which works with Confluence 2.8 and above, i.e....

By Peldi
July 1st, 2008

Polish-time, and Callouts!

Hi everyone. I used Mockups for a couple of hours the other day and realized that it was still too rough around the edges for my taste. So here's...

By Peldi
June 21st, 2008

New Micro-release!

I want to write a "launch post-mortem" entry tomorrow, but for now I wanted to encourage you to go download the new release of Mockups, as there are some...

By Peldi
May 18th, 2008

Balsamiq Mockups Online Help

I just completed the first draft of the Balsamiq Mockups Online Help documentation. These are my beliefs about software documentation in our current state of technology: software should be...

By Peldi
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