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Ember - Screenshot, Annotate and Share

By Realmac Software

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*** Mac App Store Best of 2013 ***

“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 1.7

Ember now organises even more of your creative life - with support for PDF, QuickTime video, SVG, Illustrator files and much more!

• Notes

Add plain-text documents to your Ember library, right alongside your images. Need to make notes for a project? Just drag the Note to the appropriate collection to put everything in one place. Text files can even be used with any of your Auto-Import rules (set them up in Preferences!).

• Bookmarks

You can now save pages as Bookmarks as well as capturing the entire page. Great if you’re wanting to group together links alongside other media!

• Save & View PDF, Video, SVG and Illustrator files

Ember now allows you to import, organise and view PDF, QuickTime-compatible video, SVG graphics and Adobe Illustrator files.

• More Sync Improvements

There’s some more sync improvements behind the scenes to ensure Ember is even more reliable.

Thanks for supporting Ember: we’d love to know how we can make Ember even better, so be sure to let us know on Twitter @emberapp, or contact us via the Support link on the Ember App Store page.

If you <3 Ember, we hope you’ll support independent developers and leave a review on the Mac App Store! xx


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Customer Reviews

Ember has come along with

In the past I have given Ember a scathing review. So I think its fair that I update this since RealMac listened and added Dropbox support. I always liked the app but one of its major features namely cloud synching never worked for me. Tech support was probably tired of me opening up support ticket after support ticket.

I don’t know if it was an Apple or RealMac issue with iCloud but the synching was horrible with previous versions of Ember. I had lost data because of iCloud synching issues. With the latest version of Ember and switching to Dropbox the synching is flawless. I now have confidence if I add an image to Ember on my iMac that I will be able to access it from my Macbook Pro.

Bonus points for now supporting other flle format such as PDF and SVG. I’ve bumped up the ratings to a 5 star. Now that Ember has gotten past their rocky iCloud support its truely a top notch app.

Getting better

Wanted to update my review after several months since Ember is getting better. It’s a premium app, but I’m impressed at the features Realmac continues to add without resorting to paid upgrades or IAP. I really like the ability to use Dropbox instead of iCloud and support for more file formats. Still hoping they provide a way to export my images in an organized manner via subfolders and for the ability to store my images in normal folders and monitor those folders for changes but I’m willing to give the developers the benefit of the doubt that they will at least be adding a way to export and save images and organization structure in the future.

Finally stable

I previously wrote scathing reviews because Ember had horrible, critical bugs that should have been caught in ALPHA testing, let alone beta or public release.

However, it seems to be a lot more stable now and I trust it more with my images. Realmac is a company that makes great software and this one is no different, despite infuriating bugs in the past. I think Ember is finally ready for 1.0 release despite it being public for some time now.

Ember - Screenshot, Annotate and Share
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2014
  • Version: 1.7
  • Size: 22.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
  • Seller: Realmac Software Limited

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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