What tools does Balsamiq offer to help rid the world of bad software?
We have one tool called Balsamiq Wireframes, which we support passionately and which has a big community around it.
What is Balsamiq Wireframes?
Balsamiq Wireframes (formerly called Balsamiq Mockups) is a small graphical tool to sketch out user interfaces, for websites and web / desktop / mobile applications.
We focus on the ideation phase, providing you with a clean tool that lets you get in the flow and stay focussed on structure rather than colors and icons. Wireframes provides enough interactivity to replace prototypes most of the time, and makes it easy to collaborate and get feedback on your wireframes.
Who's behind Balsamiq?
We are trying to build a company we’d like to do business with ourselves. We aim to be a company that’s human, respectful, transparent, inclusive, socially and environmentally conscious, and a good citizen of the world and the Web.
We try to be approachable via a clear website, with lots of ways to contact us or get self-service help (like for lost License Keys or invoices).
We have been an example of transparency since the beginning, via our company blog updates and numerous interviews and talks.
We try to be a fun company to deal with: we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we provide fun items in our swag stores, we even give you ideas for what to make for dinner!
We are a solid, independent little software company. We started in 2008 as a one-man-shop, and have been growing organically ever since. We have lots and lots of customers. We are both extremely profitable and fiscally conservative. We turn away external investors every week and have turned down serious, multi-million-dollar acquisition offers, because we believe it’s the right thing for us and for our community. We want to stick around and be here for you, simple as that.
We have clear EULAs & Terms of Service policies, lots of clear sales-related FAQs and are PCI compliant. We are friendly to the press, considered thought leaders in our field, and often copied by others, which we find flattering. We are well established in the UX software market, with big partners (Google, Atlassian) and with good relationships with big software resellers.
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