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I am trying to create UI mockups for an Android app. I need something like this:

Android image

I am using Justinmind prototyper free edition and I cannot find an UI element for the share button which produces the list of apps (as shown in the image). Is this a normal button or an image button or something else? Is there a tool which supports such an UI element?

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Some good info about the share button from a design standpoint is here but I don't know how to get it to show up in Justinmind – Ben Brocka Apr 13 '12 at 19:10
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I dont think it is a native UI element. Try using a button with the image. Share icon is available from The Share Icon. The Share Icon is free to use and it has a zipped package containing pixel based graphics in many sizes and vector graphics in .ai, .svg, and .eps formats. Hope it helps.

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That should work fine. Thanks a lot! – Abhishek Chanda Apr 12 '12 at 8:38

This UI element is known as the Share Action Provider, introduced in Android 4.0. It is described at Android Design → Action Bar.

Although there isn't a pre-packaged stencil for this element at the moment, you can combine the popup menu and share icon stencils found at Android Design → Downloads → Stencils and Sources for use in mockups.

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Thanks for the information. – Abhishek Chanda Apr 13 '12 at 19:28
On a related note, is there an officially recommended tool for Android UI mockups? – Abhishek Chanda Apr 13 '12 at 19:32
Not one that's officially recommended, but we provide stencils for OmniGraffle, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Photoshop.. you can also take the Fireworks PNG and use it with other tools. – Roman Nurik Apr 13 '12 at 20:32

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