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Editing Balsamiq Cloud Projects from Wireframes for Desktop

Editing Balsamiq Cloud Projects

With Balsamiq Wireframes for Desktop, you can log into Balsamiq Cloud, and access all your Cloud-based projects.

To do this, you first have to authorize the app to use your Balsamiq Cloud account. On macOS, the option to do this will be in the Balsamiq Wireframes for Desktop menu. On Windows, it will be under the Help menu.


This will open your browser and access your Balsamiq Cloud account.


Confirm that the Cloud account is correct, and click Authorize. You will get a prompt asking if you want to open the link in Balsamiq Wireframes. Once you do that, Balsamiq Wireframes for Desktop will have access to all your Balsamiq Cloud Spaces and projects.


Collaborating in Real-Time

Balsamiq Wireframes supports real-time collaboration between users. Once two or more users join the same project, every change will be reflected in real-time with everyone. The toolbar will show users who have joined the project.

The navigator panel indicates which wireframes your co-workers are working on by displaying their profile picture there.

Opening the same wireframe will allow you to see your co-worker's edits in real-time.


Chatting with Other Editors

The Editor Chat feature is a great way to discuss and gather quick feedback while working on a project. The option will appear as soon as two or more users join the same project.


A new chat message will generate a notification in the toolbar.

Once clicked, the chat window will appear on the bottom-right corner of your browser window. The window can be minimized or closed using the dedicated icons on the top-right.

Commenting and More

Besides real-time collaboration and chat, Balsamiq Wireframes offers many other ways to get feedback on your designs. To learn more about it, see Sharing and Reviewing.

Among those, the Comments Panel is a great alternative to chat.

A blue dot indicates that a Comment is unread. Comments can be be marked as read and unread by clicking the blue/grey dot. You can add Callout markers to indicate specific places in the wireframe where the comments applies or add a link to an alternate version.

You can learn more about comments in Reviewing and Commenting.