Balsamiq Mockups is a graphical tool to sketch out websites and more

 

Price: Subscription & One-time License | Visit Site

 

The folks over at Balsamiq believe that life’s too short for bad software! 

 

Since they started in 2008, their goal has been to help people create software that is easier to use.

They do this by providing software tools, teaching people about UX, and by building a long-lasting company so that they can achieve their ambitious goal. They like to compete on usability and customer service.

They focus on the ideation phase, providing you with a clean tool that lets your get in the flow and stay focussed on structure rather than colors and icons.

Mockups provides enough interactivity to replace prototypes most of the time, and makes it easy to collaborate and get feedback on your wireframes.

Mockups is sold as a Desktop application, a web application and as a plugin to different wikis and bug trackers (compare all versions). An iPad version is in the works. You can try it out for free on their website, or download a free trial. You can also easily access a pre-release version or old versions.

On a side note… I own the product and used it often when I was designing websites.  It’s a great way to get everything out of your head and onto a screen, especially if you aren’t good at hand drawings.~#audracarpenter

 

Balsamiq at a glance

 

Who is Product for?

Balsamiq is intended for Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business.

 

Key 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
  • Full Keyboard Support

 

Benefits

  • Easy to Use
  • Intuitive interface
  • Endless supply of elements/controls
  • Plugins for lots of other apps
  • Has desktop version (Adobe Air)

 

Starting at

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

 

Pricing model

One time License, Subscription

 

Free trial

All plans include a 30 day free trial, unlimited mockups, unlimited users, and SSL security.