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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 1.8.3

- Ember now auto-detects new GIFs added to your library and applies a new, special “GIF” type - high-five.gif!
- Fixes problems snapping webpages in the Ember browser.
- Fixes problems screen recording on OS X Yosemite.


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Customer Reviews

Months of crash reports without resolution

I am an original LittleSnapper user and appreciate the great apps that Realmac has created over the years. However, after months of issues with Ember without any updates from the developer, I'm giving up. I've uninstalled Ember.

The issues stem from the fact that Ember (and various apps that run in the background when you open Ember) spike to over 100% CPU usage without ever easing back. After a few minutes of my fan running to handle the spike in CPU usage, Ember will crash. I've always chosen to send those reports to Apple and Realmac (separate crash report submissions), and I've contacted Realmac support to try to solve the issue. "Solutions" have included completely removing my Ember library, switching to/from various library locations (local, DropBox, iCloud), restarting my computer and entering Terminal commands; nothing has solved the issue and the CPU spike/crash cycle continues.

Today, I finally just removed Ember. I'd love to get my money back, but I'm doubtful that will ever happen. Regardless, I have never given a one star review on the App Store but I feel very compelled to share that the $50 investment into Ember is NOT money well spent, at least until Realmac takes these issues seriously and fixes Ember.

Need to fix the processor & memory hog issue

Been using Ember for over about a year now. About 6 months ago I started getting serious memory & processing issues related to Ember. It grinds my system to a halt, if Ember doesnt crash, other application will, once I quit Ember the no more crashing. I know that I am not the only one with this issue either. While I love what Ember is doing & still collect inspiration on a regular basis using it & the truth is that I want to use this tool & make it a regular part of my workflow, but due to this issue it is just impossible.

I have contacted their help & I appreciate the help they have provided but even their “fixes” dont resolve the issue, I really try to be patient & sympothetic of their small team.

Really holding out for a fix, but they better hope something better doesn’t come along, this app is to pricey to not get such little focus from the company.

An invaluable tool for any creative

Ember has come a long way since 1.1.1. Save for the occasional glitchy full-screen image snap, I’ve found the app to be seamless and stable. I especially appreciate the smart collections and the ability to save images directly from an RSS feed. I’m constantly searching for the perfect way to save my visual bookmarks, and this is the best solution I have found thus far. My wish - add support for an IFTTT recipe or some way I can easily extract images as I save them. Otherwise, performs exactly as pitched.

Ember - Screenshot, Annotate and Share
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 1.8.3
  • Size: 20.0 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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