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February 26th, 2010

Help us design the "Components" feature

This new feature, called "Symbols", has been released with Mockups 2.0 The ability to create components and re-use them across different mockups is one of our most highly requested features. Some people call this "master templates", others call it...

By Peldi
February 24th, 2010

Weekly Release: Updated Certificate, Bug Fixes

Hello friends. This week's release is pretty light-weight as we've been focusing on MyBalsamiq, our web app. Reactions to our first public screencast of the app were very kind, which is encouraging. I'm not yet totally in love with...

By Peldi
February 22nd, 2010

Happy Birthday, BalsamiqMarco!

I woke up to the news that today was Marco's birthday. He's already logged off for dinner, so we decided to throw him a little virtual surprise party, complete with decorations by Mariah and Guidio Jack, and a ukulele...

By Val
February 22nd, 2010

A Sneak Peek at myBalsamiq, our Web App

Hi there! Just a quick post to let you know that I finally got around to recording a quick tour of myBalsamiq, the upcoming Balsamiq Mockups Web App. The tour is 13 minutes long and very "scruffy" as usual,...

By Peldi
February 16th, 2010

Weekly Release: Flash Player 10 and more

Hi all! Once again, not a huge release since we're working full-time on myBalsamiq, which is getting another beta refresh today. Still, we were able to fix some bugs and add a few little features here and there. Switching...

By Peldi
February 12th, 2010

Weekly Release: Fixed the "jump" bug, Improved Performance, Fancy Duplicate, 2 New Control Types

Hello friends! Once again we've been mostly focused on myBalsamiq this past week but we were able to fix a few bugs here and there, as well as sneaking in two new little features: Radio Button Group and CheckBox...

By Peldi
February 5th, 2010

50 Free UI and Web Design Wireframing Kits

“Mockups To Go is a user-contributed collection of ready-to-use UI components and design patterns that were built using Balsamiq Mockups. You can download all of the components and design patterns to use in your mockups.”

By Peldi
February 3rd, 2010

At Balsamiq, Everyone Blogs. Join Us.

The Balsamiq Blog is my third blog. I started in 2003 with Peldi's Little Blog in which I shared sample applications and things that I learned at work about Flash Communication Server, and ran it for about 3 years....

By Peldi
February 2nd, 2010

New Release: a Mockups Viewer and Bug Fixes

Hello everyone! It's only been two weeks since our last little release, but it feels much longer for some reason. We've been really busy. How have you been? We missed you! 🙂 We have a nice little update for...

By Peldi
February 2nd, 2010

My seat at the Chef's Table

Since college, my job title has gone from Administrative Assistant to Chief Operating Officer. I have seen and learned a great deal, and not just about technology. It's been a wild ride, through expansions and contractions, and I have been up...

By Val
January 25th, 2010

Luis Arias Joins Balsamiq

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of the Balsamiq team, monsieur Luis Arias, Web Programmer Extraordinaire. 🙂 If you've been following us for a while you'll know that Luis and I have been...

By Peldi
January 19th, 2010

First release of 2010: Draggable Tabs and bug fixes

Hello friends! Welcome to our first release of 2010. Let's get right to it! 🙂 New, Draggable Tabs! The ability to drag the mockup tabs at the bottom of Mockups for Desktop is something we've been wanting to do...

By Peldi
January 3rd, 2010

Balsamiq Roadmap for 2010

This is part two of a two-part post about what happened in 2009 and our plans for 2010. We did this last year as well, it's becoming somewhat of a tradition! 😉 By the way, thanks so much for...

By Peldi
January 3rd, 2010

A look back at 2009

Wow. Just wow. It's hard for me to believe how much has happened in Balsamiq-land in 2009. I feel like a completely different person than when I wrote the "A Look back at 2008" post, just 12 months ago. In...

By Peldi
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 using extensively ever since starting Balsamiq. An intro to

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 good time to share the following links with you. Free...

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 without testing it properly. Not only, I also ran out...

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 new build was seriously broken. We have posted the previous...

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 than me pretty soon after I met him. His work...

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, it was a true group effort, just look at all...

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 composed of 84 members who are devoted to excellence in...

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 share, in time. For now, enjoy this week's bag full...

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 have been colleagues for 8 months already, we had never...

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 good already. The demand for it has been so high...

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? Here it is again "in action" (click to enlarge): We...

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 importance of good usability in our daily lives. Head over...

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 turned out to be the perfect way to meet some...

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 few of those long-requested-but-not-so-high-priority features that have been sitting in...

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. Now that we've been in business for a whole 15...

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 hope this finds you well. Things are crazy busy around...

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 the guys at HearABlog. I like their idea because it's...

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 the 3rd party tools that extend Mockups, such as Napkee...

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 images directly to the Desktop, pasting text...good stuff. Thanks to...

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 feedback on before releasing them. The changes have to do...

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 are excited about JIRA 4's new user-based licensing model. No...

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 we're shipping our weekly update early this time. Here's what's...

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 installed FogBugz server or for your FogBugz onDemand account. 🙂...

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: you can now FINALLY type multi-line cells within a Data...

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 Oct 17th. We love the speakers, we liked the other...

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 early because we have some other big changes we want...

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 MAX October 16th-18th: Peldi will be in Prague at WebExpo...

By Peldi

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