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Balsamiq vs Pencil

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Balsamiq is a wireframing and mockup tool that allows users to sketch and share user interface mockups for web, desktop and mobile apps.

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Pencil is an open-source GUI prototyping tool used to create mockups in desktop platforms.

Customer Sentiment

Net Promoter Score (NPS)

+ 71

Reviews

Balsamiq has been recommended by 84 Siftery users, including those at companies like CA Technologies, Gartner, Canvera Digital Technologies, and Siemens. Users said:

Siemens

It needs no training i.e The learning curve is so easy.. Many different icons available for drag and drop. Ideal for medium fidelity prototypes.

Usman Nasir

Synergy-IT Pakistan

Balsamiq makes it lots easier to convey our thoughts to clients

Luca Candela

FarmLogs

It's great for producing quick concepts without giving the impression of things being further along than they really are.


Balsamiq has been not recommended by 8 Siftery users, including those at companies like Priori Data, Ditmer, Travelperk, and Indielabs Inc.. Users said:

Chris Roy

Travelperk

Moved towards Sketch for "wireframing". Less jumping between tools.

Customer Sentiment

Net Promoter Score (NPS)

N/A

Reviews

Pencil has been recommended by 1 Siftery user from Codevelopment.

Customer Growth

Balsamiq is rapidly growing its userbase. Over the past 60 days they have added 38 companies.
Customers

620

Customer Growth

Pencil is experiencing explosive growth. Over the past 60 days they have added 15 companies.
Customers

16

Adoption by Company Size

We don't have enough data to visualize adoption by company size for Pencil.

Balsamiq is more popular than Pencil with the smallest companies (1-50 employees) and startups. With medium sized companies (51-1000 employees) Balsamiq is more popular. With large companies (1000+ employees) Balsamiq is more popular as well.

Adoption by Industry

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