What a year it was! Smartmockups 2021 in review

  • Dec 9th
  • 3 min read
  • #  Monthly digest

More mockups, more features, more you! 2021 was a defining year for Smartmockups. Everything we did was focused on making your mockup experience as productive and enjoyable as possible. We listened to your feedback and suggestions and introduced advanced features and new mockups. Thank you for your support in 2021--let’s take a look at what we achieved together!

Growing our mockup library

If you’ve been a Smartmockups user for a while, you know we add new mockups every week. You may be surprised though by how much our mockup library grew in 2021. By an impressive 57%! As of the end of November we had more than 8,600 mockups across six main categories. Our mockups include the latest tech devices, T-shirts, mugs, greeting cards, boxes and bags, and more.

Most downloaded mockups

June was a busy mockup month -- you downloaded over 600,000 mockups, the most of any month in the year. Other mockup upgrades you may have noticed were our seasonal mockups (Halloween, Christmas), an improved mockup list, and our focus on diversity and representation.

Introducing innovative new features

You told us that our innovative features are one of the reasons Smartmockups is your favorite online mockup generator. We love that you share your ideas with us. We listen to every single one; with some of them being developed into new features, or existing ones receiving an upgrade.

One of our most requested features went live this year: Bulk mockup download. This awesome feature allows you to upload a design to every mockup saved in Your collections and download them in bulk.

Bulk Export Blog

In advance of Bulk mockup download we introduced Your collections; a handy way of grouping and saving the mockups you love.

User Collections Blog

To make your mockup experience as quick as possible, Magic upload, our one-click upload feature was rolled out too.

Magic Upload Blog

Other improvements include improved URL screenshots for technology mockups and better previews for the links to share your mockups on social media.

A big thank you to our community

Thanks to you, Smartmockups is growing faster than ever. In 2021, you uploaded more than 10 million designs and downloaded more than 6 million mockups! Our three top markets for mockup downloads in 2021 were Brazil, the United States, and India. The biggest country in terms of new users was Brazil. Olá e bem-vindo!


Of course, the most exciting news was joining the Canva family. We’re also focused on making sure our community has the best possible experience. So far, we’ve localized our site into Indonesian and Simplified Chinese. We’ve also expanded our photographer contributor pool to make sure our mockups truly reflect the diversity of our community and we’ve grown our Smartmockups team by 158%, adding 19 new team members.

From the entire Smartmockups team, thank you for being a valued part of our family. We wish you many wonderful mockup experiences and are excited to see what we’ll achieve together in the coming year. All the best for 2022!

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