What's New

β€’ Fixed a longstanding issue that would revert text colors to black, even after selecting a new text color. The color pallete should stay better in-sync with the selected actor as well.
β€’ Fixed an issue that prevented the selection cage from being drawn full size when zoomed greater than 100%.
β€’ Fixed an issue that prevented actors from being smaller than 30pts x 30pts.
β€’ Fixed an issue that produced inconsistent behavior when an actor was sliced in just one axis.
β€’ Fixed an issue that produced inconsistent behavior when dragging an image from the Finder when no manage folder was selected.
β€’ Fixed an issue that caused BriefsLive to send a scene to a connected device more than once.
Improved performance when handling mass asset additions and modifications in a managed folder.

App Description

Briefs is the essential app design tool built for a professional design workflow. Lifeless mockups don’t tell the entire story, but you don’t have time to build a prototype. We’ve been there, too. Your clients needed a clearer picture, so give them something to touch.

With Briefs, you can deliver iterations of your design that people can play with on their phone and start giving you feedback. Before you know it, you’ve cut months of back and forth from your schedule without a dime of development. Powerful enough for you?

What is a brief?
βˆ™ Describes a mobile app to others.
βˆ™ Combines images, and interaction to articulate the essential function of an app
βˆ™ A brief contains a timeline, with multiple scenes.
βˆ™ A scene is a full-screen image that represents a visual state within the app
βˆ™ Each scene contains one or many actors that control interaction
βˆ™ Actors are images that can have defined actions.

Using scenes, actors, and actions as building blocks, you can quickly add a rich description to a series of images. Its more descriptive than a mockup, but less complicated than a prototype. Briefs is the perfect format to communicate a your intention to clients, developers and testers.

Works like you do.
βˆ™ Work with your existing app mockups
βˆ™ Breathe interaction into your lifeless buttons, navigation bars and menus
βˆ™ Make adjustments and tweaks based on what you feel.

Realtime interaction with Briefscase.
βˆ™ Briefscase is a companion app for iOS
βˆ™ Communicate every update in realtime straight to the device using BriefsLive
βˆ™ Use it to get immediate feedback on your design

Blueprints for the 21st Century.
βˆ™ Clearly and unambiguously communicate the design of your apps to clients, developers, or anyone else.
βˆ™ Don't worry about assets getting sliced properly
βˆ™ No longer fret over precise positioning
βˆ™ Ambiguity is obliterated
βˆ™ Assets are automatically exported
βˆ™ Track the last version delivered to a developer
βˆ™ Quickly identify changes and where updates are needed

BriefsLive requires an iOS device running iOS 6.0 or better, a shared network connection between the computer and the iOS device and Briefscase running. Briefscase is available for free on the App store.

Note: Briefs is a design tool and not an app development environment. Briefs created using it cannot be submitted to the iOS App store. We recommend Xcode and a knowledgeable developer for that.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 28, 2014 New version 1.2.4
January 29, 2014 New version 1.2.3
November 22, 2013 New version 1.2
September 25, 2013 New version 1.1.2
June 13, 2013 New version 1.0.5
May 17, 2013 New version 1.0.4
May 01, 2013 Initial Release

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