ForeUI is an easy-to-use UI prototyping tool, designed to create mockup / wireframe / prototypes for any application or website you have in mind.

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ForeUI V3.10 is Released!

ForeUI V3.10 is released on 5th December, 2012.  We have made a lot of optimization in this version and now it becomes much faster and smoother.  What’s more, there are some exciting new features and enhancements.

Import Plot

This feature is designed for team collaboration.  Your team members may work on different parts of the design as different plot files.  Finally you may wish to merge all plots together, and here is the way to go.  You can use the “Import Plot” feature to Import another plot into the current editing plot.  You can decide where to place the new pages (before or after current existing pages), and you can specify how to align the new pages with the old ones (if they have different size).

This feature is available in the “File” menu.  The “Import Plot…” item will be enabled if you have at least one plot opened for editing.

Background Image

From this version, you can specify the background image for the entire plot.  You will be able to find some new options after clicking the “Plot Settings…” button on bottom right corner.  The background image can be tiled horizontally, vertically or in both directions.  You can also configure how to align the background image with the page.

Compatible with Mountain Lion

We have a blog post about the issue when running ForeUI in Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8).  Now the problem is solved.  ForeUI application is signed with Apple Developer ID certificate now, and you will get smooth experience when installing ForeUI into your Mountain Lion system.

What’s more, we have fixed some minor issues and made some improvements for Mac OS system.  We even created a new installer for it:

Input Element Id in Chooser

In previous versions.  When the element chooser is shown up, you will need to select element in the plot editing area.  If the target element is covered by other elements, or it is in another page, it will take you some time to find it out.  Now you have another choice: you can directly input the element’s id in the chooser.  You don’t have to remember all the IDs, just start typing the prefix of the id and you will see all candidates are listed, which is fancy 🙂

When the content assistance pops up, you can use the UP and DOWN keys on keyboard to choose the one you want.  Of course you can use mouse to select the element from the list.

Other Changes

There are more content in this update.  You can check out this page to see other new features, enhancements and fixed bugs in this release.

How to Run ForeUI in Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)


We recently received some reports about not able to run ForeUI in Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).  When double clicking ForeUI icon, system pop up a message like this:

ForeUI is blocked by Gatekeeper

After checking, we realize the downloaded file was correct, and the reason that ForeUI can not run is the lack of code signing (with Apple developer certificate).  It is a new feature of Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), which is called “Gatekeeper”.  You can find more details about Gatekeeper from Apple’s web site.  In short, Gatekeeper just like an application firewall, and it will reject some application according to its security setting.

We believe the Gatekeeper will bring more security to user’s Mac, but it does bring us some trouble, since we don’t have the Apple developer certificate yet.  Before we could release a code signed version of ForeUI, please use the following workaround to run ForeUI: (temporarily) allow applications downloaded from “Anywhere” before running ForeUI.  The configuration can be made in the “Security & Privacy” panel, as shown below: