ProtoShare 9.5 releasing on January 20th

We’re happy to announce the release of ProtoShare 9.5, scheduled for Saturday, January 20th.

This release contains a number of quality-of-life additions and much requested changes.

Fixed Position Components

Components can now be configured as fixed_inspectorfixed position elements on a design. This allows¬†support for floating headers, fixed position footers, and any other elements you’d like to remain fixed.

Fixed Position Header

Fixed Position Header

MP4/WebM Video Component

The addition of the MP4/WebM video component bring native support for video files to ProtoShare. This component includes attributes for autoplay, controls hidden/visible, looping, and mute.

video_palette video_inspector

User Themes

Individual users can now customize their ProtoShare interface using six different themes available from their profile.

Themes Available

Themes Available

Image Placeholder Dimensions

Empty image components now, by default, display their dimensions without the need for supporting documentation or digging into the inspector panel. Placeholder text responds to font settings available in the inspector and toolbar.


Review URL Shortener

When sharing review links, especially when there are a large number of activated states,  the URLs can be especially lengthy. The option to shorten these URLs to a much more manageable size is available from the Get Review URL option.

URL Shortener in Review

URL Shortener in Review

Merge States

The states panel now contains the additional option to merge all local states on a design. This will take all exact duplicate states, those with the exact same name and values, and combine them. All components that use these states will be changed to point to the surviving single state.


Topic Pin Labels

Developers and above can now define custom labels for each topic pin colors used in review. This allows for consistency without relying on either outside references or memory. Topic pin labels can be defined from the project inspector panel.


Collapsible Inspector Panels

ProtoShare users on screens using low resolutions may have encountered problems with both the user and project inspector panels. The individual sections of these panels can now be collapsed.

Updated Icons

Icons have been updated throughout the application.

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  1. Franco Haley says:

    This is great news! I love these new features. However. here is a feature I would like to see in the next release:

    **In the component outline section, I would like to see some sort of filter (search bar). When I type in the name of a layer in the search bar, the list should filter to layer(s) that is associating with the name I requested.**

    Keep up the good work. Can’t wait for the new update.


    Franco Haley
    UI/UX Web Designer

    • Josh Kristof says:


      Thank you for your suggestion. I’ve added it to our list of customer requests to be reviewed.

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