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Wireframing and mockups have become the de rigeur in today’s world of web and app development — it’s a process that keeps communication clear and helps everyone (clients, designers, developers, and even UX folks) get on the same page on a project. One of the best tools for the job is Balsamiq, a suite of apps and plugins that encourage rapid yet detailed wireframe creation, sharing and collaboration.

Today we’ll take a look at the suite’s newest app, a web app named myBalsamiq. It’s packed with features that not only make prototyping easy for designers, but also allow coworkers and clients to share feedback and discuss ideas effortlessly. And hey, it looks like it might even be fun to use. Let’s sign up for an account and see how it works.


Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting HotGloo. The developer describes HotGloo as a web app that has been designed for the creation of interactive wireframes and is intended for use in web projects to help visualize planning processes, co-wireframe with team members, coordinate website contents with clients, or provide a precise framework for designers and coders. The application stands out for its intuitive design and high standard of interactivity and collaboration.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Our contest is now closed, and the winners are Uncleserb, Amaiko, Remco, Andrew D, and Søren Larsen Pedersen. Thanks for entering, everyone … and if you’re still interested in trying InVision, be sure to give their Basic Free account a spin!

Have you been looking for a great way to share your design ideas with your development team? Whether you’re designing the next killer app or just want to reorganize your home page, sometimes a picture truly is worth a thousand words.

InVision is an exciting new web app that makes it easy to show off what you’re wanting to create with high quality wireframes and prototypes. It’s a beautifully designed tool that’s been getting great reviews across the net. It usually costs $9/month, but our friends at AppSumo have a special deal today offering a year subscription to InVision for only $49. It’s a great deal, and if you’ve been looking at using it with your team, it’s a great way to get started.

Best of all, we’ve got 5 free 1 year subscriptions to InVision’s Starter plan to giveaway to our readers thanks to AppSumo. To enter the contest, just add a comment below and tell us how you’d use InVision if you won. This contest is only open until 11 PM CST tonight (May 31st), so make sure to get your entry in quickly!

Please Note: Envato staff or people who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

Whether you win or not, be sure to check out our Quick Look post about InVision, and get more info from their site. And as always, stay tuned for more reviews, tutorials, and giveaways from AppStorm!

Wireframing and prototyping are two very vital aspects in web design. They take away ambiguity and guess work from the design equation. Moreover, with a detailed wireframe model lot of rework can be eliminated leading to increased productivity of web designers, which in turn leads to increased profitability.

ProtoShare is an online, collaborative, website wireframing and website prototyping tool that helps designers transform their ideas to usable design. (more…)