Featured feature: More colors for your prototypes

Today, we released a feature many of you have been eagerly awating. We added a color picker to our editor. This allows you to choose finely granulated colors for your prototypes in addition to the standard colors previously available.

You can choose a color by picking a color from the color palette or by entering an RGBA or HEX value.

Last but not least, pages now can also have a custom background color.

Featured feature: Stencil rotation

With this new feature, you can rotate every stencil Pidoco offers. When you select one or more stencils, you will find an additional rotation handle above each stencil. We believe this is pretty self-explanatory – we have nothing to add. 🙂

Featured Feature: Improve mobile testing

We know that context is very important when it comes to testing prototypes on real users. This is the reason why we try to make testing on real devices smooth and realistic.

Today we shipped two new features that help you test your smartphone and tablet prototypes.

The first is the ability to quickly open a page on your mobile device by copying the URL or scanning a QR code.

Now you also have the option to open a page in fullscreen mode. If you use the feature “Add to Home Screen” on your smartphone (Safari for iOS or Chrome for Android) your page will be automatically scaled to match the width of your device. Moreover, browser UI elements will be hidden.

Happy prototyping!

Featured Feature: New copy-paste shortcut

Today we released a new Pidoco feature which further improves your productivity while creating prototypes.

Now, if you press Ctrl (or Cmd on Mac) before dragging one or several stencils with your mouse, the selection will be duplicated.

Sign in and try it our today.

Happ prototyping!

Featured Feature: Freely order pages and layers

The powerful layer feature has been an integral part of how Pidoco allows users to reuse components in their projects to speed up their workflow.

Layers function as global asseta across a project: Once created, the same layer can be used on multiple pages by simply selecting it from the layers list. When the layer is edited, the changes are instantly visible on all those pages. This is a very efficient way of avoiding redundant work.

You can stack and order any number of layers on a page. Combining the right layers can help you create new pages in the blink of an eye.

Being able to mix pages and layers, i.e. to place the page content between the content of several layers in the stack, has been a highly demanded feature. We had to make some major changes to our system before being able to offer this new option.

Now everything is in place and we are happy to announce that pages and layers can be freely stacked and ordered. This will make using layers easier and more efficient.

Finally, remember that using layers in combination with interactions offers a lot of new possibilities.