How Long Are You Going To Support Your Flash-Based Apps?


In July of 2017, Adobe announced that they would stop supporting Adobe Flash at the end of 2020. While this will have no affect on our modern web apps, it does inject some uncertainty into the future of our Flash-based web apps. Specifically, it would affect myBalsamiq and all of our Atlassian integrations before version 4.0.

What Will Happen Between Now and December 2020?

We expect Adobe to continue issuing maintenance and security updates through 2020. That means that if you want to stay with myBalsamiq, or Mockups for Atlassian, we expect them to function exactly as they do today.

However, in myBalsamiq's case, we are also looking at possibly moving people onto Balsamiq Cloud (our native web app) before the end of 2020. If you'd like to get a head start on that, you can migrate to Balsamiq Cloud on your own at any time.

Our Atlassian integrations will continue to work as they do now. If your team would like to update to the non-Flash-based editor, get in touch. Our Sales team is happy to help.

What Will Happen To Your Flash-Based Apps After December 2020?

This is where things become complicated because we simply aren't sure how the shutdown will affect our Flash-Based apps beyond a lack of updates. We expect the apps to function as they do today, assuming that nothing changes. However, without support from Adobe, any security vulnerabilities found after December 2020 will not be fixed, and that puts the apps (and the sites/servers that run them) at risk. There will come a time where using Flash for anything will be out of the question - we just don't know when that will be.

Note: We will update this page with more information as soon as we have made a decision.