Balsamiq Wireframes

Balsamiq Wireframes

by Balsamiq Studios

Who Uses Balsamiq Wireframes?

Everyone with an idea for a website or an application. Over 500k customers and counting.

What Is Balsamiq Wireframes?

Rapid wireframing software that enables lean teams to collaborate, make mockups, control versions, and run user test.

Balsamiq Wireframes Details

Balsamiq Studios

https://balsamiq.com/

Founded 2008

Balsamiq Wireframes Cost Overview

Balsamiq Wireframes has a free version and offers a free trial. Balsamiq Wireframes paid version starts at USD 89.00/one-time.

Starting Price

USD 89.00/one-time

Pricing Details

Pricing varies depending on product (Desktop, SaaS, Plugin).

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Balsamiq Wireframes Features

Prototyping Tools
Animation
Collaboration
Drag & Drop
Software Prototyping
Templates
UI Prototyping
UX Prototyping
Usability Testing
Version Control
Animation
For Mobile
For Websites
Heatmaps
Prototyping
Screen Activity Recording
Unmoderated Testing
Usability Testing
User Journeys
User Research
Collaboration
Desktop Interface
Drag & Drop
Feedback Management
Interactive Elements
Mobile Interface
Mockup Creation
Page Linking
Presentation Tools
Prototype Creation
Revision History
Screen Capture
Wireframe Creation

Balsamiq Wireframes Reviews

Showing 5 of 296 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.1/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
Yaroslav K.
Information Technology Major
Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020

"The best tool for sketching an initial layout or prototype of ANYTHING"

Comments: Amazing tool if you need to showcase something or discuss the initial layout

Pros: I love Balsamiq and I have been using it for a while now if there is a work that involves UI/UX tasks that I need to define or explain. The tool has pretty much all you need to make an awesome prototype.

Cons: Few things. First of all, I would really appreciate a student tariff for the tool. Also, it would be great to the a web version of the tool that might be universal to use anywhere.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020
Graham B.
Solution Architect
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/01/2020

"Quick, simple and efficient wireframing"

Comments: Balsamiq is the agency's go to wireframing tool. The application allows the UX team to quickly convey their ideas to the creative designers without the expectation of deciding the visual branding of the site. Whilst the feature set is fairly limited and the tool hasn't been upgraded recently it is still the most efficient method to draw up wireframes we have found.

Pros: - Probably the easiest wireframing tool to use
- Focused feature set aimed at creating wireframes in the minimum of time
- Very quick to learn with some depth for power users
- Can be very quick to use for experienced users
- Ability to download pre-made components from a central library or share components easily within a project
- Much cheaper than some competitors
- Very stable application

Cons: - Wireframes can look child-like and unprofessional with some settings
- Currently based on Adobe Air technology which is outdated
- No recent feature releases and no fixed release date for the next version leading to a feeling that the product is not moving forward
- Some expected features are still missing such as an easy way to create click-through interactive prototypes

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/01/2020
Verified Reviewer
Senior UX Designer
Computer Software, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/04/2020

"Great tool but careful with lo-fi wireframe"

Comments: Excellent tool and really easy to use

Pros: The tool is excellent and lets you produce really rapid lo-fi prototypes. Learning curve is quite shallow because if you ever used another design tool everything is pretty much intuitive.

Cons: The problem with Balsamiq is not the tool itself but delivering your customers a lo-fi wireframe. Depending on the industry and culture many middle managers and executives don't quite grasp an app or web design using these. They just see a bunch of boxes with scattered text. These kind of wireframes are great for clients with experience in design and of course for team discussion or super rapid prototyping environments like lean startups. But don't go beyond that

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/04/2020
Rahul Y.
Business Analyst L1
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/10/2018

"Effective and easy to handle Mock-up Tool around !!"

Pros: As a BA, whenever we receive technical specification from the client and break these down to user cases, it becomes important for us to design Mock-ups and confirm if we are on the same page as to the client before we rush into development to do so Balsmiq Mock-up is the one of the best tool around.
Designing the User interface design is faster with available element in User interface library. Just need to pick and drop items in the mock-up.
It is simple & easy to master. Interactive prototypes can be easily created by linking the mock-ups together to give operation view in the real time.
When you are done with prototyping the requirement then export option is also available. Either you can export the single mock-up or all together in PNG format or export the Mock-up as PDF. Export to PDF option is my personal favourite as I usually attach the mock-up in mail and share initial design with client and hence entice their feedback that let us to improve our design as directly from customer perspective. PDF exported file facilitates navigation between mockups through links present in pdf ensuring better understanding of functionality to the client.
It also has chat box and multiple user can operate simultaneously to create mock-ups and access the existing mock up as well . This provides the better communication between the team member and a quality experience of software development
It facilitate plugin from Google drive and Zora allowing to add mockup to and issue.

Cons: I think the tool lacks in integration with other tools that are used in software design as well as export option is limited to export as PDF or PNG and you can't Print to the printer directly. Except that I think it's a wonderful tool as it's web, desktop as well
as Google drive plug in is available

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/10/2018
Shaun R.
GCU Computer Science Student
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/08/2019

"Best Wireframe Software"

Pros: The best attribute of this software is that it is very easy to use and user friendly. There are different versions available that you can either have a free trial or pay for a license. The free version comes with less features but the main ones are still available. Its interface is very easy to use as it is very much drag and drop. You are also able to convert your wireframes into different formats in order to save them, such as pdfs.

Cons: There are very few User Interface elements which is a disadvantage to this software as UI is constantly being updated. There are also little collaborative features to this software, which is a disappointment as you have to physically show others in order to gain feedback instead of inviting them to edit or view.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/08/2019