I love Balsamiq. I’ve been using it off-and-on since about 2009 and am currently using Wireframes Desktop. However, I’ve always dreamed of it working on an iPad which would enable me to not carry a MacBook Pro . That may be coming (and I’d love to be on a beta list), but I have finally found a workaround.
Previously I had tried remoting into my office Mac and using the Pencil to control Balsamiq. It doesn’t work well. Recently, however, I got Apple’s Magic Keyboard. Today I tried remoting into my Mac and running Balsamiq from the iPad using the Magic Keyboard. For me, it works flawlessly. I am just as fast now on the iPad as I would be at my Mac.
Granted, I need to a Mac that is running Wireframes on it. I also am using Parallels Access, which is a fairly speedy remote access app. Oh, and I need the $349 “magic” keyboard (it may work with just a mouse on the iPad… I don’t know). But given all these caveats, I finally have an iPad solution that is fast enough that it will be my default solution for creating wireframes.
Some day I hope to have a native alternative but this is game changing for me, today.