Designing a program starts with a basic concept and a rough sketch, along with lots of discussions and idea generation. That’s essentially what Balsamiq offers. It’s the computer version of using a whiteboard to sketch out your ideas for others to see what you’re talking about.
Of course, the problem here is that you may get bogged down trying out how to do a mockup in the first place, instead of trying to develop and flesh out your own concepts. That won’t happen with Balsamiq, because making a mockup is easy. You can then spend more time in discussions so you can come up with ideas and discard the bad ones.
- Sketchy Wireframes – Low-fidelity wireframes let you focus discussion on functionality.
- Drag & Drop Simplicity – Create user interfaces with drag and drop components—anyone can use it.
- Quick Add for Speed – Lets you build wireframes using your keyboard.
- Re-usable Symbols – Create templates, masters, and re-usable component libraries.
- UI Components & Icons – Lots of built-in user interface controls and icons, plus many community-generated symbols.
- Click-Through Prototypes – Linking lets you generate click-through prototypes for demos & usability testing.
- Export to PNG or PDF – Share or present mockups with embedded links using PDF export, or use a 3rd party tool to export to code