MockFlow Wireframe got its much needed update last week with the following stuff:
This new component replaces the outgoing ‘Greeking’ component. BlockText represents text in mockup style and is better than ‘Lorum ispum’ for filling text content. There are 4 distinct styles in BlockText as shown in the picture above.
Around 60 new wireframe icons have been added to the icon library. Icons can be accessed via the ‘Icon’ component.
OfflineSync in MockFlow-Desktop has been improved and is now faster and more reliable when internet connections start-stop inbetween wireframing.
We are excited and thrilled to release our latest project called “AnnotatePro” to MockFlow Design Cloud.
MockFlow AnnotatePro is a professional image annotation tool for quick illustration and sharing. It provides a complete annotation experience that includes image editing, markup tools and export. AnnotatePro is part of the MockFlow Design Cloud Which means it is available online and has built-in collaboration.
For more details and samples visit: http://annotate-pro.com
Here is our comparison with a popular desktop based annotation software called Skitch. Click on the image for a detailed annotation of the table.
Today’s update for MockFlow Wireframe improves the discussion system in the viewer. Now users can reply to comments and form a conversation on a particular topic as shown in the picture below. Also discussion threads can be formed by directly replying to comment notification emails from your mail client.
For a live preview, try the samples at http://mockflow.com/samples.
Note: This feature will be also released for “MockFlow DesignCollab” soon
We are very excited to officially release a new online service to the MockFlow Design Suite called “MockFlow DesignCollab”. DesignCollab is a collaborative web application to add, rate, discuss and review design variations with your Team or Clients.
Designers often create multiple variations before selecting an appropriate design, but the selection process as of now is time-consuming and not organised. As the designers have to email back-n-forth variations with theirs stakeholders to understand the changes and implement them. Using “DesignCollab” it simplifies this process of sharing design variations and getting annotated feedback.
Since DesignCollab is part of the MockFlow Design Suite, users can immediately login with existing accounts and this service is Free for all existing “Pro” subscribers of MockFlow.
Samples created with DesignCollab
DesignCollab is also available at Chrome WebStore for Instant access. Install Now.
One of the most requested features in MockFlow is when users receive comment notifications in email for their wireframe projects, they should be able to simply reply to that E-Mail to provide their feedback. Today’s update does just that.
This cuts the process of logging into the MockFlow app and opening the wireframe project to reply to comments. When a comment is replied, that message to sent to all collaborators of that project automatically.
We are very excited to announce the availability of the new MockFlow dashboard for organizing and sharing wireframe projects. MockFlow dashboard has been rewritten from scratch using open technologies like HTML5/CSS3 and JS. Also its user interface has been optimized for touch based input. Which means the same dashboard works across desktop and tablets with any browser that supports modern technologies and no plugins are required.
Although the key to the redesign was to improve performance and load times, there are other notable updates such as the redesigned ‘Create New’ dialog and ‘Account Settings’ panel.
Other updates include improved real-time functionality in editor and fixes in editing operations.
We are excited to present the 2012 major summer update for MockFlow wireframe tool. This post provides a collective information on the updates and fixes released for MockFlow over the last month.
Improved Comments Interface
Based upon our user research, we found that designers were not satisfied with the user experience of the existing comment box. This was due to that fact that the comment box was obtrusive when viewing the wireframe since it was a popup and also posting large comments was frustrating because of the fixed dimensions of the feedback dialog.
The latest release fixes these issues by making the feedback dialog as a resizable sidebar and also shows user profile pics next to comments to provide a better visual experience.
Admin Level Sharing
Previously a MockFlow wireframe project can be shared with only two permissions: Reviewer and Co-Editor. While co-editor can edit the project in real-time, cannot have any administrator rights over the project like sharing. Now MockFlow introduces ‘Admin’ level sharing of wireframe projects. A project owner can now set multiple administrators for a project. These administrators have full rights over the project including managing project members, revision history, moderate comments except cannot delete the project.
MockStore is an online distribution system for MockFlow where users can search and download ready-made components and templates for their wireframe projects. Since the number of libraries in MockStore is growing at an increasing pace, it might become difficult to find common wireframe libraries for immediate use. To make this easier, MockStore now includes a dedicated section for Wireframe design kits as highlighted in the pic below: