I wish I had different news for you, Michael. I can tell how important this is to you.
In the interest of full disclosure, I can tell you that the linking to alternate feature has ~20 requests (assuming we haven’t missed any). That’s more than most of our feature requests, but it’s not in the top 10 of our feature requests. Things like Find and Replace, Spell check, Icon support in the Data Grid, are much higher on the list.
We look at everything in the top 20 pretty regularly. We evaluate whether or not it fits with the tool, if it’s possible to build, etc., and then we pick features to implement. The process then repeats.
Because we are in the middle of rewriting the app from scratch (to bring all the features we added in Balsamiq Cloud), we haven’t had an opportunity to do any feature passes in a little bit. Luckily, with Cloud’s launch issues nearly all fixed, we are going to start looking at features again.
Unfortunately, any features we add to Cloud won’t make it to Desktop until the rewrite is done, which probably won’t be until the 2nd half of 2018. We are working as fast as we can, but we are a relatively small dev team, and this project is huge.
I understand that this situation is frustrating, Michael, and for that, I apologize. I have updated the story for this with a link to your comments.