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MockOla Design Tool Reveals New UI And UML Diagram Palette

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We’re happy to announce that significant feature and user interface improvements are now available on MockOla. MockOla is a rapid design tool with a drag-and-drop element editor for concept designs, user interfaces mockups, and wireframes.

In this new version of MockOla, an new user interface has been revealed and UML modeling palettes have been added.

UML is a general-purpose, modeling language that is intended to provide a standard way to visualize the design of a software system. The tool boasts a number of customization palettes, including templates for web, tablet, and mobile applications.

UML on Mockola

Users can drag and drop UML objects on to the Canvas, as well as connect different elements to illustrate system concepts.

Best of all, MockOla is free for individual and enterprise use. Start using the tool at

MockOla Use

Our goal was to make MockOla simple and easy to use.

When in the MockOla editor, drag elements from the top editing menu and drop them to the canvas to create your desired mockup as shown to the right. View available shapes and palettes via the drop-down menus. Align, group, and rearrange elements using the controls available. The design possibilities are endless with MockOla.


MockOla In Action GIF

An example of dragging and dropping elements onto the MockOla canvas to create a mobile user interface mockup.

Create an account to sign into MockOla (via a number of social network authentications) and save your designs. Once logged in, you can create, save, edit, and download your own designs, in addition to editing the examples available on the MockOla home page.

MockOla Technology Stack

The MockOla editor is implemented using Backbone.js and Fabric.js for 2D drawing capabilities on an HTML5 browser canvas. The server-side API supporting MockOla is a Java Spring Boot application created using the JHipster framework.
MockOla Technology Diagram

A diagram of the MockOla technology stack, created in less than two minutes using the MockOla tool.

MockOla’s Beginnings

MockOla began as an offering of the GrokOla software platform, a collaboration wiki tool for development teams to harness internal tribal knowledge. In addition to MockOla capabilities, GrokOla users can document code solutions, ask questions to experts, and access educational content.

About Keyhole Software:

Keyhole Software is a Midwest-based software development and consulting firm. Experts in application development and the integration of enterprise-level solutions, Keyhole was founded on the principle of delivering quality through a talented technical team. Kansas City – St. Louis – Lincoln – Chicago.


Lauren Fournier
Marketing Manager, Keyhole Software

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Lauren Fournier

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LinkedIn says Lauren is the Talent Manager, Marketing Doer, And All-Around Keyhole Go-To. Really that just means she gets to be the communication liaison between Keyhole team and the outside world, the mouthpiece within the organization, and the one who makes stuff work on the operations side.

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