Balsamiq Cloud is designed for collaboration and offers many ways for you to get feedback on your designs. This document outlines a few different ways so that you can pick the right one to fit each situation.
For sharing with collaborators, just have your Space Owner invite them as staff members. Once they’re set up as staff members on your Balsamiq Cloud Space, you can quickly invite them to projects. To learn how to work on the same wireframes together, see our article on Collaborative Editing.
Sharing with Team Members
Adding someone as a project member gives them the ability to view a project and comment there, but also edit the wireframes if you give them the permission to do so.
To add someone as a project member, just invite them and select the desired permission.
An easy way to share a project without adding people as project members is to Allow Public Reviews from the sharing settings, as shown below.
Clicking this checkbox will allow anyone to review and comment on the project, including anonymous users that you have shared the project link with.
Reviewing and Commenting
The “Review and Comment” mode is a great option for anyone who does not need to edit the wireframes. Some users will only have access to this mode (see managing user permissions) but editors can switch to this mode from the top-right option in the toolbar.
The image below shows how to switch to this mode if you also have edit permissions.
Notice how the border color around the profile picture translates the access level.
The comments panel allows you to collaborate on your designs by sharing feedback asynchronously or, if you prefer, making notes for yourself as you work. A new comment will generate a notification in the toolbar.
You can add Callout markers to indicate specific elements in the wireframe where the comments apply, as shown below.
Linking to an Alternate Version
You can also add a link to an alternate version by using the “Add Link to Alternate” drop-down at the bottom of the comments panel.
Once a comment is added, each reviewer can reply to it and/or like it. You can also edit and delete your own comments.
Full Screen Presentation Mode
The Full Screen Presentation Mode is great for sharing your wireframes with stakeholders or for usability testing. If you have created links between your wireframes, the links will be clickable.
To enter it, just click on the full-screen icon in the top-right corner of your toolbar, select “Full Screen Presentation” from the View menu or simply hit CTRL/⌘+F.
The application will expand to take up your whole screen, with your wireframe centered on it. You can learn more about this feature in Full Screen Presentation Mode.
Sharing an Interactive PDF Document
PDFs generated in Balsamiq Cloud are completely interactive. That means that they not only display your project as you have designed it, they will also respect any links you have added to the project. This is one of the best ways to share your project with collaborators and clients who don’t need to make changes.
The PDF will be created in high resolution and with selectable text (good for the reviewers to copy/paste from). More details about exporting to PDF can be found here.
Sharing PNG Images
You can export all of your wireframes to static PNG images, to easily send to clients. You can learn more about exporting to images here.