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Ember - Screenshot, Annotate and Share

By Realmac Software

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“Ember is powerful, sexy, smart, and worth every penny.” — MacStories

“An uncomplicated app that’s a joy to use” — GigaOm

“Ember is an extremely slick app whose developers have paid fanatical attention to every detail” — Macworld

Ember is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you - be it websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organise them into relevant collections, annotate the images you need to give feedback on, and share your images to your favourite web services.

Ember is built exclusively for the Mac for creatives like you, and we’re just getting started. We hope you enjoy it.


• Support for all your favourite file types
Ember helps you organise your entire creative life, with support for JPEG, PNG, GIF, PSD, PDF, Adobe Illustrator, SVG, QuickTime Video, Plain Text, and Markdown files.

• Organise your ideas and design inspiration
Drag in images from your Mac and around the web, and organise them into Collections. Apply tags to images, and build Smart Collections based on the tags and other metadata in your library.

• Subscribe to your favourite websites
Subscriptions allow you to visually browse the web. Images can be saved to your Ember library, and shared with friends and co-workers.

• Build a scrapbook of designs you love
Save websites to your Ember library from Safari and Chrome with the powerful browser extensions. Ember doesn’t need to be running*, and you can send images to collections right from your browser. Ember uses the width of your browser window when snapping, meaning that the layout is exactly the same in the captured image.

Ember also features a responsive browser, allowing you to save responsive webpages at any desired width, and the Element Selection mode detects appropriate areas of the webpage to snap as you roll over them. There’s even handy presets for your favourite iOS devices to quickly set the browser width.

• Colours
Use natural language (for example, “Light Blue”) to search your library, and find matching images. You can even use Colours as rules in Ember’s powerful Smart Collections - for example, group all your five-star rated white Interior Designs together.

• Sync with iCloud or Dropbox
Store your Ember library in iCloud or Dropbox, and sync it across any Mac.

• Take Screenshots
Take screenshots with Ember, and they’ll automatically appear in your library with the name of the app applied to them. You can capture Fullscreen, Timed Fullscreen, Area and “Window” images.

• Sketch feedback on your images
Beautiful drawing and text tools allow you to give feedback on images. Cropping and rotation ensure that your images are always perfectly sized and aligned.

• Go Full Screen
Work undistracted with Ember in its own space.

• Share with friends and co-workers
Send your images with Email, AirDrop, Messages, iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and CloudApp

• Auto-detects iPhone and iPad screenshots
Library organisation has never been easier: just drag in those PNGs from your favourite iOS device and Ember will automatically sort them into “Phone” and “Tablet” for you!

We’re just getting started with Ember, and will be bringing you frequent updates with even more features and improvements. Be sure to follow @EmberApp on Twitter, or sign up for the newsletter in Ember itself, to keep up to date with the latest news!

* Just turn on the “Always Enable Browser Extensions” option in Preferences to snap without Ember being open.

What's New in Version 1.8.4

Possible fix for a problem where synced libraries are unable to display thumbnails when running Ember on OS X El Capitan and earlier versions of OS X.


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Customer Reviews

A Brilliant App Gone Sour

I have to agree with so many others as to the current state of this app. I sent a long message to support about numberous issues… the most important of which was this app hogging 80% of my MacBook Pro’s resources sending the fan into a hypertensive state as the fan on the motherboard goes insane in an attempt to cool the processor. It’s inexcusable. I got a long response back with some recommended command line tasks to run to fix the problem. Well, I chose to do a clean install of OSX instead since they claimed the problem was related to previous version of the app conflicting with the upgrade. Clean install of OSX. Clean install of the current version of this app, and the behavior is the same.

This doesn’t even cover the disappearance of the thumbnail images that has plagued the app for months now.

This is NOT AN INEXPENSIVE APP and this kind of LINGERING DISREGARD for excessively reported and long-standing bugs is UNACCEPTABLE. It’s too bad that Apple can’t boot apps from the store when the company behind them fails to provide continued support and updates to a reasonable level. We need some kind of insurance against wasted money in the sandbox. Isn’t that why we sandbox in the first place?

Nice update to LittleSnapper (Update to cover their abandonment of the software)

My original review before Realmac dumped this software: I was at first disappointed with the fact that I was unable to import my LittleSnapper library into Ember but an employee helped fix my library file so that it would import. Ember contains a few nice things that make it a good update to LittleSnapper. Built it browser, video recording, full screen mode, share sheets, bookmarks, subscriptions (I loaded my Pinterest account in). For $50 or a $30 upgrade on their website this is an all around good deal for an application that I use this commonly.

Update: Scratch what I originally said. The developer just dropped this program since they didn’t think they were making enough money. Very frustrating. Perhaps one reason why they weren’t making money was that the original verison of this software lacked features from Little Snapper to some couldn’t justify buying it. As they gradually played catch up to LittleSnapper it would have been easier to justify it’s premium price.

Didn’t Fix Missing Thumbnails for Me

This fix didn’t restore thumbnail previews for me (running El Capitan). Very disappointing. I liked Ember but am giving up on it - this should have been fixed already and without a fix, the app is useless. I’m migrating over to Pixave.

Sorry RealMac guys, but you need to get your act together. It doesn’t seem like you’re putting much time into fixing this. It’s dierespectful to your paying customer to let this issue continue to linger. We can’t wait forever when there’s a bug of this magnitude.

Ember - Screenshot, Annotate and Share
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  • $32.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8.4
  • Size: 19.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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