Can I use desktop balsamiq directly with mybalsamiq mockups, without importing and exporting my mockups? I need mybasalmiq because we are a collaborative team, but I want the auto save feature of desktop. I don’t mind paying for both if that is what it takes.
You can do that but I advise against it. The reason is that myBalsamiq still has an older editor which uses a different icon set than Balsamiq Mockups 3. This causes issues e.g. icon may get displayed as broken images.
The advantage of the instant safe of the desktop version may be vanish due to the icon issue and the manual syncing of the data.
How to sync the data gets explained in this article: