Introduction to projects

In this section, we discuss every aspect of both setting up and managing a project. The subsequent articles explain how to create, name, open, export, transfer, archive, and delete your projects.

Before you work on new projects, it’s important to understand the Sample Project, and to explore the Project Window.

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Understand the Sample Project

The Sample Project opens by default when you visit Moqups for the first time. This project has a single page, and opens with a variety of stencils and tips already in place.

The Sample Project is there to get you started – providing an initial playground where you can improvise. When you’re done experimenting, you can rename your Sample Project, or delete it.


Deciding what to do with the Sample Project is especially important for users with Free Accounts – since they’re limited to only one project.

We’ll show you how to rename and delete projects – including the Sample Project – in subsequent articles.

But first, let’s explore the Project Window, since that’s where you’ll perform both of these actions.

Explore the Project Window

The Project Window is where you manage all projects – both the ones you create and the ones that have been shared with you.

Click on the Moqups Main Menu button and choose Open Projects. This will open the Dashboard in an adjacent browser tab, and will immediately display the Project Window.


In the Dashboard’s top menu, along with the Project Window tab, you’ll also see tabs for Team and Account. The Dashboard makes it easy to get a quick snapshot of your team’s activity, and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

You can navigate directly to your Dashboard’s URL at; if you’re already in the Editor, any in-app links/buttons for Projects, Teams or Accounts will automatically open the dashboard in a new tab.

Here’s an overview of the Project Window’s layout:

  • On the far right of the Dashboard’s top toolbar, you’ll find the name and avatar of the account you are working in. This is helpful when switching back and forth between multiple team accounts.
  • At the top of the left sidebar is the Create New Project button, along with a list of project category tabs that help you quickly filter your projects. Beneath that, you’ll find the status of your Account Usage quota.
  • Under the Search Projects input is a list of all active projects. This is where our new users can find their Sample Project when they want to rename or delete it.


To the left of each project’s title is the project’s Privacy Status icon. Underneath the title is the avatar and username of the project’s creator – and the date when the project was last modified.

To the right of the project’s title are ‘quick action’ buttons that let you jump directly into Edit or View mode. And further to the right is the More dropdown menu.

To the far right of the Search input are the Sort and View options. You can sort projects by last date edited – in either ascending or descending order. And you can choose to view projects in either Thumbnail or List view.

We will cover all the actions you can perform directly from the Project Window – including those listed in the More dropdown – in the subsequent articles of this section.