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Balsamiq Review - High learning curve, but powerful tool. by Josh T. March 24, 2018
High learning curve, but powerful tool.
What do you like best?
The online library of additional assets. Can make a quick wireframe for a project in only an hour two once you learn the logic.

What do you dislike?
Can take awhile to learn how to use efficiently. Desktop and Cloud are separate paid subscriptions.

Recommendations to others considering the product
Think careful when choosing between desktop and cloud versions, they should really be the same.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Balsamiq helps us better understand the software we are trying to build by letting us make quick mockups without a graphic designer on the team. We are a school on a non profit trial.
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Balsamiq Review - Simple, fast, perfect for quick concepts by Sarah C. March 27, 2018
Simple, fast, perfect for quick concepts
What do you like best?
Balsamiq is perfect for quick and low fidelity prototypes, it offers a bunch of preset templates that you can drop and drop

What do you dislike?
It's only meant for low fidelity mocks, anything that needs more refinement won't be useful on this platform

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
It's a easy way to have quick concepts and get the point across all teams
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2 days ago
Balsamiq Review - Simple and easy to use by Valentin B. March 28, 2018
Simple and easy to use
What do you like best?
I like the style. This software allows creating mockups which look great.

What do you dislike?
Sometime I would like to have more icons and more game dev oriented containers/UI.

Recommendations to others considering the product
This software allows quickly make mockups which you can use for meetings or as TD for designers/engineers and it doesn't look as "enterprise boring" TD at the same time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Usually I make mockups for mobile games and applications. Rarely, website mockup.
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2 days ago
Balsamiq Review - Decent application for wireframes by Ramona E. March 28, 2018
Decent application for wireframes
What do you like best?
It is easy to use and set up, creating alternative wireframes is a neat feature and it supports exporting to all commonly used formats. It has many basic shapes and images out of the box.

What do you dislike?
The style is sometimes too cartoony for my taste. It would be nice to add functionality for creating own shapes and/or templates.

Recommendations to others considering the product
Do not try to create perfect wireframes using Balsamiq. Use it only to draft and try out different interfaces and designs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I use this to quickly create wireframes for designing my projects. It helps me to quickly get a feel about how the interface should look, work and function.
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2 days ago
Balsamiq Review - graphical user interface mockup and website wireframe builder by G2 Crowd User in Computer Software April 10, 2018
graphical user interface mockup and website wireframe builder
What do you like best?
Ability to create wireframes using a really rough “sketch” style which conveys the unfinished nature of a design.

Intuitive interface making it incredibly easy to get up and running with the tool.

What do you dislike?
Hard to scroll through the drag and drop library of UI elements.

Limited sitemap creation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
text customization of complex elements like radio button and checkbox groups, navigation bars, data tables, and tag clouds
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2 days ago
Balsamiq Review - Great Prototyping by Linda P. April 13, 2018
Great Prototyping
What do you like best?
I really like how quickly you can get a mockup completed - great for visualizing designs after a write down ideas session. Simple to use, drag & drop, supports data access and clickable areas to chain pages together. Fantastic design tool at a very reasonable price!

What do you dislike?
I actually don't like that you cannot edit the predetermined icons. As far as I am aware, its not possible to even change their angles. Also, the opacity is already predefined, you can choose only about 4 or 5 declares of opacity, as opposed to a percentage.

Recommendations to others considering the product
This can be a very simple program nevertheless can be extremely powerful if applied correctly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I used to be able to become trained and educated more in user design, ability, and creating prototypes that helped to increase my knowledge in IT.
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2 days ago
ProtoHack - Facebook Posts
We're giving away 3 free tickets to OpenED NYC: Demo Day THIS Sunday courtesy of Balsamiq! Check our Twitter @ProtoHack to find out how!
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12 days ago
Yanick Jimenez - Facebook Posts
When prototyping I always like to make some wireframes on paper...but this time I gave a try to Balsamiq app and wasn't disappointed #ui #wireframes #interfaces #ux
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12 days ago
How to Design a User Interface in an Agile World - Boagworld Show
Paul Boag: But before we do all do that I first of all talk just a little bit about Balsamiq, who have supported the entire season.

Paul Boag: Now, I have to ask a question. And, Paul, if you answer this question wrong you're gonna make a liar out of me.

Paul Stanton: I wonder what will this question [inaudible 00:11:44] be.

Paul Boag: I was joking with the guys at Balsamiq about the fact that every single guest that has been on this season has used Balsamiq at some point. And then I realized that actually I still had one episode to record. So please tell me that you have used Balsamiq in the past, otherwise you're gonna make a liar out of me.

Paul Stanton: Do you mean just on salads or something else?

Paul Boag: Oh, you're so funny.

Paul Stanton: No. Yes, we absolutely use Balsamiq. It's my favorite wire-framing tool. I am not being paid to say this. And working as a remote team, we use their Mockups To Go product, that's the cloud version, so we can quite easily quickly throw stuff together, send a link over Slack or whatever to the team in Leicester, and work from there. So yeah, definitely [inaudible 00:12:42].

Paul Boag: Cool. See? That's brilliant.

Marcus Lillington: Actually uses it now, Paul. That's even better.

Paul Boag: He actually … Yeah, I noticed I've worded it very carefully over the season just in case people didn't use it today. We've had a hundred percent who've used this. And actually, apparently they've become so addicted to hearing how everybody has used their product that they're gonna support us with next season as well-

Marcus Lillington: Yay!

Paul Boag: … which is great. So hopefully I get the hundred percent run from next season of people saying, "Oh, yeah, yeah, I've used Balsamiq," otherwise they might stop and we wouldn't want that.

Paul Boag: No, it's an amazing product. I almost don't need to say anything else, do I? Paul's kind of said it for me.

Paul Boag: Do you know? What I want to do is I just want to say thank you to them for their support of this season. They are an amazing group of people with a real desire to improve the digital design world. And actually, the way that this came about is they contacted me out of the blue and asked how they could help me. Right? So it wasn't, "Can we get some sponsorship for the show?" They just literally said, "What can we do to improve what you're doing? Because we think the stuff you're putting out there is awesome." That doesn't happen very often. And actually, we've been talking about all other kinds of plans that are things we can potentially do.

Paul Boag: And the fact that every single on the season has used Balsamiq shows how quite embedded they are. It really is the perfect tool for creating low-fidelity wire-frames. You're just not gonna find better.

Paul Boag: So give it a go. You can get 30 days of their Balsamiq Cloud platform, which Paul's talking about, for 30 days. No, you can get a 30-day trial for free. And then you can get three months for free if you decide to sign up using the code "BALSAMIQBOAG" along with your billing information to create a free account.

Paul Boag: So there we go. That is Balsamiq. Thank you very much guys for supporting the season. It's much appreciated.
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