Need a new pencil ?

While on the Xpages bootcamp – I was talking to one of the other delegates regarding wireframing and other development and analysis tools that could be utilised with Xpages. He mentioned a plugin for firefox which is also available as a standalone app. The application is called Pencil and is available here as a standalone windows app and here as a firefox addin. I have only had a brief time with the application but was impressed by the range of features. I’d suggest it as a potential FREE option to the Balsamiq application att


The main features are listed as


Built-in stencils for diagraming and prototyping
* Multi-page document with background page
* Inter-page linkings!
* On-screen text editing with rich-text supports
* Exporting to HTML, PNG, document, Word document and PDF.
* Undo/redo supports
* Installing user-defined stencils and templates
* Standard drawing operations: aligning, z-ordering, scaling, rotating…
* Cross-platforms
* Adding external objects
* Personal Collection
* Clipart Browser
* Object snapping
* Sketchy Stencil