Almost two months ago I talked about how to do application prototyping using the Pencil Project. However in the last couple of weeks I’ve tried out Balsamiq Mockups and I have to say that I’m very impressed.
Although being a non free solution the added value provided by Balsamiq Mockups more than compensates the initial cost. The feature that I think tips the scale for Balsamiq is that the process of creating a mockup is very simple and streamlined (The Quick Add works very well).
Last but not the least the simple hand-drawn look of the mockups is pretty cool and also transmits the right idea… “This is just a mockup people, criticize at will!”