Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive

Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive Transition Guide

Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive was released in September, 2017. The new version has a brand new editor (no more Flash needed!), comments, chat and lots of other improvements.

Here’s a quick, 5-minute video walkthrough for some of the highlights of Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive.

The transition to our new app for Google Drive should be smooth, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble, we’re here to help!


Installing Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive

Installing Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive can be done from the Chrome Web Store, just like any other Google Drive app.

After the installation, please make sure that Balsamiq Wireframes is set as the default app for Balsamiq files.

If you have the previous version installed (Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Google Drive), we suggest to uninstall it and enjoy the features and UI of the new app.

Uninstalling Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Google Drive (Our Previous Version)

You can uninstall the application by going to the Manage Apps tab in the Google Drive settings, then selecting “Disconnect from Drive” from the Balsamiq Mockups options menu.

Note: Removing the app from the chrome://apps/ launcher can be done by right-clicking the app from there and selecting “Remove from Chrome”, as shown below.


Migrating Your Wireframes to the New Plugin

You can easily migrate any Balsamiq file to the new format by opening it with the new app.

Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive uses the same file format as the previous version of the add-on (BMPR) but it introduces new features that require an upgrade of the BMPR file format.

Note: The new BMPR format is compatible with Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Desktop, so you could continue to use both without losing any data.

Backup Copy of the Previous BMPR File

During the migration process, a copy of the previous version of the BMPR file is saved as a backup. This backup file can be accessed via the “Manage versions…” option if needed.


Licensing and Pricing

Balsamiq Wireframes for Google Drive uses the same licensing and pricing model as Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Google Drive, so no migration is needed! Sweet!



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