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Rapid wireframing tool that helps you work faster & smarter

What is Balsamiq?

Balsamiq Mockups is a web tool that allows users to mock up different designs and ideas quickly and easily. Balsamic Mockups is similar to drawing mockups, but it is digital
Balsamiq is a tool in the Wireframing category of a tech stack.

Who uses Balsamiq?

176 companies use Balsamiq in their tech stacks, including Dropbox, ebay, and LinkedIn.

63 developers use Balsamiq.

Why developers like Balsamiq?

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Balsamiq Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Balsamiq in their tech stack.


I use both Balsamiq and Axure. Not sure if it is a fair comparison between the two since Balsamiq is used for quick mockups and Axure for complex dynamic ones. However, no matter how complex, I find that Balsamiq can cover the needs well. I use Balsamiq to showcase elements on a page for UX reasons mainly. To give just a few directions to the design team - not specs. And for those reasons, it fits perfectly. The fact that it's a one time fee is also a great benefit - monthly subscriptions like Axure, although it's fair enough, it brings that heavy load on quarterly budgets and expenses.

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Dallas Peters
Dallas Peters
User Experience Designer at AmericanBibleSociety · | 1 upvotes · 1.2K views

[One time purchase] Sketch and Invision have taken this slot but this is a nice down and dirty wireframing tool. Balsamiq

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Shamar Roby
Shamar Roby
Owner/Founder at TruFlow Design · | 1 upvotes · 1.2K views
atTruFlow Design

One of the ways we help bring your vision together, and stay on the same page from the very beginning. Balsamiq

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Balsamiq's features

  • Low-Fi Sketch Wireframes
  • Click-Through Prototypes
  • UI Components & Icons
  • Export to PNG or PDF
  • Quick Add for Speed
  • Import and Export
  • Drag and Drop for Simplicity
  • Works Offline
  • Re-usable Symbol Libraries
  • Full Keyboard Support
  • Mac, Windows, and Linux

Balsamiq Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Balsamiq?
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Agile UX in one place: design systems, prototyping, and documentation together
MockFlow is an online wireframe software that helps to design, collaborate (in real-time) user interface mockups for software and websites.
Whimsical Wireframes
Instant wireframing at your fingertips. Whimsical includes a rich library of configurable elements like buttons, inputs, checkboxes, and more.
Mockingbird is an easy and fast way to make clickable wireframes and prototypes. Create and share clickable mockups of your website or application.
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Balsamiq's Stats

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