We are prepping for a pretty big change with version 3.4 of Mockups for Desktop, and I was hoping I could recruit you for a little help.
While automatic saving was one of our most requested features for Mockups 3, we’ve seen that we need to add the option to turn it off. Autosave can cause too much havoc with networked drives and folders.
So, if you’re feeling brave, we’d love to have your help testing manual save in Mockups 3 for Desktop. You will find the download link for the beta here. The usual beta caveats apply and are even more important here. We have re-written a lot of how Mockups saves, so please don’t use this on any mission critical mockups that you don’t have backups of.
Here is how manual save works in the current beta:
There is a new item under the Project menu that says Auto Save Every Change.
By default, auto saved will be enabled on projects (as denoted by the checkmark). You can disable it by clicking on that menu item. A message will appear in the bottom right telling you that autosave has been disabled.
As the message says, we are still saving to Mockups’ internal backup, but the remote file is not being saved. This will allow you to do non-destructive edits.
Edited files that haven’t been saved will show as “Edited” in the title bar.
If you close Mockups without saving, we will load the internal backup file upon reopening. If you would rather discard all the changes you have made, and reload the remote file, you can use the Reload from Disk option in the Project menu.
Doing that will discard any changes you made from your last save.
I think that about covers it.
Please let us know if you run into any issues or saving weirdness. We are still a few weeks away from release on this, so there is plenty of time to make sure we squash any bugs!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and test Mockups. We are really thankful for all the discussions we have had about this, both good and bad because it has helped us make Mockups a better app!
P.S. Here is the download link again, so you don’t have to scroll back to the top: https://balsamiq.com/download/next