About Balsamiq

Balsamiq Mockups allows software designers and developers build great software by letting them easily sketch out their ideas, then quickly collaborate and iterate over them.

Mockups offers the same speed and rough feel as sketching with a pencil, but with the advantage of the digital medium: enlarging containers is just a drag operation, rearranging elements doesn’t require starting over, and your wireframes will be clear enough that you’ll be able to make sense of them tomorrow.

Pricing starting from:

US$12,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$12,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Balsamiq: 19

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Linking
  • Desktop Interface
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Feedback Management
  • For Mobile
  • For Websites
  • Mockup Creation
  • Presentation Tools
  • Prototype Creation
  • Revision History
  • Software Prototyping
  • Templates
  • UI Prototyping
  • UX Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • Version Control
  • Wireframe Creation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(318)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Amy H.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best software for UX processes

Reviewed on 2021/02/19

Very positive. Has sped up workflows and iterations within processes massively.

Very positive. Has sped up workflows and iterations within processes massively.

Pros

I like the limitations of this software. The stripped back and lack of styling allows me to focus my time only on UX. Previously, I have had issues where doing UX in XD or Sketch the client would be trying to make too many visual considerations. Since moving to Balsamiq this has streamlined communications to focusing on interaction points, hierarchy and best practices.

Cons

Not a con, but being able to assign labels for titles (H1, H2, H3 etc) would really help improve integration with CRO and SEO specialists. Also being able to have titles with multiple lines of text.

A larger and more consistent base of templates would be beneficial - i.e. landing pages, ecomm, brochure sites. Currently there's a lot of app based and molecule based templates and I don't utilise any of these.

Graham B.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Quick, simple and efficient wireframing

Reviewed on 2020/01/02

Balsamiq is the agency's go to wireframing tool. The application allows the UX team to quickly...

Balsamiq is the agency's go to wireframing tool. The application allows the UX team to quickly convey their ideas to the creative designers without the expectation of deciding the visual branding of the site. Whilst the feature set is fairly limited and the tool hasn't been upgraded recently it is still the most efficient method to draw up wireframes we have found.

Pros

- Probably the easiest wireframing tool to use
- Focused feature set aimed at creating wireframes in the minimum of time
- Very quick to learn with some depth for power users
- Can be very quick to use for experienced users
- Ability to download pre-made components from a central library or share components easily within a project
- Much cheaper than some competitors
- Very stable application

Cons

- Wireframes can look child-like and unprofessional with some settings
- Currently based on Adobe Air technology which is outdated
- No recent feature releases and no fixed release date for the next version leading to a feeling that the product is not moving forward
- Some expected features are still missing such as an easy way to create click-through interactive prototypes

Rahul Y.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Effective and easy to handle Mock-up Tool around !!

Reviewed on 2018/10/05

Pros

As a BA, whenever we receive technical specification from the client and break these down to user cases, it becomes important for us to design Mock-ups and confirm if we are on the same page as to the client before we rush into development to do so Balsmiq Mock-up is the one of the best tool around.
Designing the User interface design is faster with available element in User interface library. Just need to pick and drop items in the mock-up.
It is simple & easy to master. Interactive prototypes can be easily created by linking the mock-ups together to give operation view in the real time.
When you are done with prototyping the requirement then export option is also available. Either you can export the single mock-up or all together in PNG format or export the Mock-up as PDF. Export to PDF option is my personal favourite as I usually attach the mock-up in mail and share initial design with client and hence entice their feedback that let us to improve our design as directly from customer perspective. PDF exported file facilitates navigation between mockups through links present in pdf ensuring better understanding of functionality to the client.
It also has chat box and multiple user can operate simultaneously to create mock-ups and access the existing mock up as well . This provides the better communication between the team member and a quality experience of software development
It facilitate plugin from Google drive and Zora allowing to add mockup to and issue.

Cons

I think the tool lacks in integration with other tools that are used in software design as well as export option is limited to export as PDF or PNG and you can't Print to the printer directly. Except that I think it's a wonderful tool as it's web, desktop as well
as Google drive plug in is available

Domenico C.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The standard in wire framing

Reviewed on 2021/02/23

It's the best software around to create unique and clean wireframes for clients.

It's the best software around to create unique and clean wireframes for clients.

Pros

This is the best product around for creating wire frames. I've used it on countless projects and have great reviews for it.

Cons

With software catching up, maybe lowering the cost would be the only con. Other than that, I really enjoy using it for mock ups and wire frames.

Shaun R.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Wireframe Software

Reviewed on 2019/08/08

Pros

The best attribute of this software is that it is very easy to use and user friendly. There are different versions available that you can either have a free trial or pay for a license. The free version comes with less features but the main ones are still available. Its interface is very easy to use as it is very much drag and drop. You are also able to convert your wireframes into different formats in order to save them, such as pdfs.

Cons

There are very few User Interface elements which is a disadvantage to this software as UI is constantly being updated. There are also little collaborative features to this software, which is a disappointment as you have to physically show others in order to gain feedback instead of inviting them to edit or view.

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Balsamiq offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$12,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Personal - $12 /month Starter - $24 /month Team - $49 /month Agency - $99 /month Enterprise - $249 /month Unlimited Active Projects - $999/month A Single User License – $79 Plugins for Google Drive, Confluence, JIRA, FogBugz & XWiki - from $5/month

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Balsamiq has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Balsamiq supports the following languages:

English

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