Get your hands on Balsamiq and become stress free.
Updated December 01, 2016

Get your hands on Balsamiq and become stress free.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Balsamiq

I used Balsamiq in one of my projects with my previous employer. This product is used by almost all the engineering teams which focus on designing the front-end portal applications. It is basically used to design and structure your thoughts in the form of wireframes which can be further leveraged by the software developers.
  • It has a lot of tools for designing wireframes.
  • It has a very small learning curve.
  • It is cross platform and portable.
  • Communication can be improved between designers and developers.
  • The gap can be bridged between content writers and designers in order to collaborate in a more fruitful way.
  • Functional specifications should be allowed to be imported to any .docx or .pdf format.
  • It had a positive impact overall on the business in terms of Return on Investment.
  • It certainly increased the productivity within the project.
  • It would have been great if it also had a feature to collaborate as well.
  • Axure
I have also used Axure. I feel both these tools have different features to offer. So, it depends on the use case you want to implement.

Key features:
  • Interactive prototypes
  • JQuery Widget libraries for website and mobile applications
  • Masters which allow for updating of every page of your website wireframe from a single location similar to how CSS changes run right through the whole site.
  • Produce functional specifications in Microsoft Word format that document the interactions, annotations, and even content in your design.
Balsamiq is well suited for:
  • Sketchy, low-fidelity wireframes which focus on rapid design conversations and functionality.
  • 75 built-in user interface components and 187 icons, plus a whole lot of community-generated components.
  • Linking lets you generate click-through prototypes for demos & usability testing.
  • Share or present mockups with embedded links using PDF export, or use a 3rd party tool to export to code.