What is Balsamiq?

"Balsamiq is web-based wireframing and mockup tool with a high focus on usability. "

Balsamiq Mockups is a small software tool to sketch out user interfaces, for websites and web / desktop / mobile applications.
With this service users can quickly come up with mockups and easily share them with their clients.
Balsamiq Mockups is a graphical user interface mockup builder application. It allows the designer to arrange pre-built widgets using a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor.

Balsamiq scored 87/100 in the Mockup & Prototyping category. This is based on user satisfaction (83/100), press buzz (61/100), and other relevant information on Balsamiq gathered from around the web.

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Balsamiq Product Overview

  • Sketchy Wireframes: Low-fidelity wireframes focused on functionality.

  • Drag & Drop Simplicity: Creating user interfaces with drag and drop components.

  • Re-usable Symbols: Creating templates, masters, and re-usable component libraries.

  • Click-Through Prototypes: Generating click-through prototypes for demos & usability testing.

  • UI Components & Icons: Built-in user interface, controls and icons.

  • Quick-Add for Speed

Languages: English

Balsamiq Pricing Plans

Other pricing information:

Mockups 3 for desktops:
A Single User License - $89
Enterprise: $249 /month
Agency: $99 /month
Team: $49 /month
Starter: $24 /month
Personal: $12 /month
Plugin for Google Drive Confluence or Jira:
Monthly: $5 /month
Yearly: $50 /year

Credit card required: No

Balsamiq FAQs

Who are the main user groups of Balsamiq?

This service is used by web designers and programmers.

What is Balsamiq generally used for?

Balsamiq is primarily used for building mockups.

What platforms does Balsamiq support?

The application is offered in a desktop version as well as a plug-in for Google Drive, Confluence and JIRA.

What are some applications Balsamiq is commonly used in tandem with?

Applications that are most frequently used with Balsamiq are: Frontify, Flairbuilder, MockGen, iMockups, LiveMockups, Wirify Pro, Mockups Strings Extractor etc.

Does Balsamiq offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Balsamiq has multi-user capability.

Does Balsamiq offer an API?

It does offers an API.

Does Balsamiq integrate with any other apps?

It integrates with other apps, such as Google Drive, Confluence, Jira etc.

Does Balsamiq offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

It offers help through: Frequently Asked Questions, Tutorials and Videos, and Documentation.

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Balsamiq User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.15/5 based on 443 user ratings.
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" An excellent tool in the cloud to draw diagrams, mockups, wireframes, and more."

What do you like about Balsamiq?

Balsamiq has many features that I like, has a simple interface to use, as simple as drag and drop, a large number of elements that can be placed on the screen to make diagrams uml, mockups and wireframes web designs, has templates for buttons, windows, menus, etc. It also allows you to import the projects directly to a drive in the cloud, or to the computer, it handles different formats from jpg, png, pdf, and others.

What do you dislike about Balsamiq?

The designs of the items are quite basic, and without much life, besides that they look a little antiquated, when editing small models can be complex since it is somewhat difficult to click or move small elements.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Balsamiq solve?

Balsamiq is an excellent tool when you are looking to quickly develop a mockups, uml diagram, or wireframe, it saves a lot of time and allows you to create simple designs but at the same time with enough content, it can be executed anywhere and from any device that has an explorer and with access to the internet, which makes it the ideal tool to run anywhere, in addition to being able to link with the most common drives makes it much more useful even because you can upload files or download them from your personal storage.

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