Balsamiq is a wireframe and mockup tool that is currently desktop-based. The web-based version is under development and should be available soon. Simple prototyping is available on the desktop version, with linked mockups. Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop is also integrated with Atlassian Confluence, Atlassian JIRA, XWiki and FogBugz.
- Fast, intuitive user interface - Balsamiq places a lot of emphasis on ease-of-use, and has reduced the number of buttons on the interface, increased the number of keyboard commands and has full undo/redo capability.
- 75 pre-built controls – 75 UI elements, roughly rendered to give a hand-drawn appearance. New elements can be uploaded as images, dowloaded from Mockups to Go, or requested from the developers.
- Shortcuts – Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop has a large number of keyboard shortcuts and quick-add features, designed to speed up the creation process.
- Open, portable data - Balsamiq uses a format called BMML, which is open and human readable, so that mockups can be easily duplicated, combined with other applications, or even transformed into useable code.
Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop is available as a single-user, multi-computer license for $79. There is currently no available pricing information for the web application. If you want to integrate it with Atlassian Confluence etc., separate plug-ins must be purchased.
Balsamiq Mockups for Desktop is a wireframing and mockup tool that allows only basic prototyping. Different mockups can be linked together to give a prototype preview of what the finished design will look like. UI elements are not clickable and as there is no release date set for the web-based application, collabaration and client previews are limited.
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