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Ember
Ember
1.8.3
3.3
0.0
Ember free download for Mac

Ember for Mac1.8.3

31 January 2015

Versatile digital scrapbook.

What is Ember for Mac

Ember (formerly LittleSnapper) is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you: websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organize them into relevant collections, annotate the images you need to give feedback on, and share your images to your favorite web services.

  • 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.
  • 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, 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!
  • Import from LittleSnapper. Ember imports libraries from LittleSnapper, and adds them to your Ember library.

What's new in Ember

Version 1.8.3:
  • 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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Yoshita
Yoshita
Feb 29 2020
1.8.3
1.0
Feb 29 2020
1.0
Version: 1.8.3
Realmac is a super shady company specialised in buggy abandonware. Move on.
Akrobat
Akrobat
Jan 12 2017
1.8.3
2.5
Jan 12 2017
2.5
Version: 1.8.3
I've been trying to update this for weeks now via the MacUpdate App. Never worked. Today went to the developer's website. Ember is not even listed. Tried downloading the link here above on Macupdate and it sends you to a dead page. Bought this as part of the MacUpdate bundle only last year.... so what's happening? Read the reviews below and all became clear. Shame really 'cause it worked well. Pity the developers at RealMac treated their customers like garbage. It's behaviour like this that encourages people to crack, hack or pirate software instead of buying it.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Dec 6 2016
1.8.3
0.0
Dec 6 2016
0.0
Version: 1.8.3
CowTip: On the plus side, the old LittleSnapper app still works in macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and can grab entire website pages to one image. All I needed it for anyway.
jftrottier75
jftrottier75
Nov 3 2016
1.8.3
1.0
Nov 3 2016
1.0
Version: 1.8.3
No update anymore. Like others said, it has been abandoned by Realmac. Don't buy!
silvio-dante
silvio-dante
Aug 17 2016
1.8.3
0.5
Aug 17 2016
0.5
Version: 1.8.3
Yet another abandonware from Realmac Software.
Mindplay
Mindplay
Aug 3 2016
1.8.3
0.5
Aug 3 2016
0.5
Version: 1.8.3
Realmac has a long history of hard selling products that are soon discontinued or sold. They don't give notice and don't help transitioning and this is so wrong. Ember is no longer under development and there's no mention of it in Realmac website.
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
Apr 27 2016
1.8.3
2.0
Apr 27 2016
2.0
Version: 1.8.3
An "upgrade" from LittleSnapper minus some very important, yet basic features: e.g: the ability to modify a shape once you've drawn it. To call this app "disappointing" would be kind.
Xplicit
Xplicit
Dec 31 2015
1.8.3
0.5
Dec 31 2015
0.5
Version: 1.8.3
Abandonware. Ember is not even listed on the developer's website under Products. For more info visit: http://blog.realmacsoftware.com/article/a-long-overdue-update-on-our-product-roadmap. Untrustworthy developer.
mikokim
mikokim
Nov 11 2015
1.8.3
2.0
Nov 11 2015
2.0
Version: 1.8.3
Just a comment (I already rated it a few months ago): It looks like after many promises of what the future holds, Ember 2 may not see development after all, so save your money. For details head over to the Realmac blog and read the entry from November 3: http://blog.realmacsoftware.com/article/a-long-overdue-update-on-our-product-roadmap. Personally, I won't trust Realmac anymore; they come out with new apps, they make all kinds of promises — even when you ask them directly about the roadmap for an app, which I did a couple of times with regard to Ember), and then they refocus their interests; but many of you know that already. Still kicking myself for buying their products because I like to support small developers — Realmac won't see another dime from me.

I'm trying out two alternatives right now: Pixave and Inboard.
fwilkinson
fwilkinson
Nov 2 2015
1.8.3
3.5
Nov 2 2015
3.5
Version: 1.8.3
alright
CynicalMike
CynicalMike
Oct 27 2015
1.8.4
0.0
Oct 27 2015
0.0
Version: 1.8.4
Listed as 1.8.4 but version downloaded is 1.8.3 from MacUpdate and developer's website.
mikokim
mikokim
Aug 23 2015
1.8.3
2.0
Aug 23 2015
2.0
Version: 1.8.3
I’ve been using Ember as a digital scrapbook. What attracted me most to the app was its iOS companion app. Meanwhile, the iOS app has been shelfed for good (much to my chagrin) and not much has happened with Ember over the past year apart from some very minor bug fixes, oh yeah… and the app got a new icon when Yosemite was released as others have pointed out!

Realmac appears to be a company made up of designers first and engineers second. Look and feel takes precedence over functionality and usability; creating a new icon and investing resources in new products such as Typed (as if we needed yet another distraction-free writing app) was more important to them than fixing bugs or adding much-needed features such as sorting or fixing the painfully slow and very temperamental cloud sync.

According to the developer’s blog, Ember 2 is in the works, and it will not be a free upgrade. Like all the other apps by Realmac, no doubt Ember 2 will be yet another piece of software that is rich in looks and poor in functionality (like Clear and Typed), yet comes at a premium price. At $19.99 Ember would be “fairly” priced; at $49.99 you are not getting your money’s worth.
Quantumpanda
Quantumpanda
Nov 4 2014
1.8.2
2.0
Nov 4 2014
2.0
Version: 1.8.2
Ember is promoted as a combination of a screen/web capture utility and an image catalog. It does the former adequately, but not as well as other options that are free or much less expensive. The latter function, however, it completely fails at. The available options for organizing your stored items are fewer than in the now out-of-date version of iPhoto that came with my Mac. The only thing it does that I've not seen in other apps is the arrange by dominant color function, but that's hardly worth $50. Everything else it does, I can accomplish as well or better with Evernote, GraphicConverter, and Captur, for $10 less total. (Plus I already have those apps.) The worst thing about Ember, though, isn't in using it—it's behind the scenes. Whether by design or bug, it does not remove files from its storage space in ~/Library when you delete them from within the app. I discovered this after testing it by importing several images from my collection, then deleting them from the app's catalog after determining that it did not meet my needs. The next day, I discovered that my available disk space had dropped by nearly 20 gigabytes (which is far greater than the amount of space normally taken by the set of images I tested with). A disk sweep showed all of that as being in Ember's library folder, which still contained all the images I had told it to delete! This is inexcusable. To boot, the app makes itself very hard to uninstall. Even with an uninstall app like AppDelete, Ember left a launch agent behind—and even after I moved that agent to the Trash and restarted so that it wasn't running, it still relaunched itself *from the Trash* and began a cycle of launch-crash-launch-crash (because the app's components were no longer installed) that did not end until after I emptied the Trash (which was possible only by the Finder catching that agent between launches so it could be deleted). I'll give it two stars only because it does an adequate (but unimpressive) job of capturing. In every other way, this app is abysmal and barely even deserves one star. Even in a bundle, it's not worth anything.
Xplicit
Xplicit
Oct 26 2014
1.8.2
0.5
Oct 26 2014
0.5
Version: 1.8.2
Release Notes - Ember 1.8.2 - 22nd October 2014 • Fixes for web snapping on OS X Yosemite • New icon to make Ember feel at home on OS X Yosemite Instead of making new icons the developers should instead improve the usability of the app, like adding sorting options, maybe auto-tagging etc.. On the Ember webpage they present some user stories. I really wonder if the developers have tried to reproduce those workflows because I see a lot of room for efficiency improvements.
robioto
robioto
Oct 15 2014
1.8.1
2.5
Oct 15 2014
2.5
Version: 1.8.1
Realmac has taught me to never pay full price for their software. It always goes on sale later on. You only get punished by purchasing at full price when their apps are first released. It's a decent app, but overpriced unless purchased in discounted bundles, and missing features you can find in cheaper or free alternatives. Of course it has features not found in the free apps but when you've paid a chunk of money for something you hope that the money goes into building out a more complete feature set as part of the development roadmap. I will never purchase anything at full release price from this dev again.
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Oct 10 2014
1.8.1
5.0
Oct 10 2014
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
Just got Ember in a software bundle and love it. However I wouldn't have paid the $49.99 price tag to buy Ember alone. Works beautifully however, and love having a screenshot utility with an associated library for organization.
Eviandem
Eviandem
Sep 20 2014
1.8.1
1.0
Sep 20 2014
1.0
Version: 1.8.1
Worse tha Little Snapper. Crashed while importing little snapper library. At every launch I have to enter the license code over and over again. No thanks. I use Onde w3 capture agai
bumper314
bumper314
Aug 4 2014
1.8
3.5
Aug 4 2014
3.5
Version: 1.8
I've snagged the demo several times over the last year to see how it's shaping up, but I'm always frustrated by every action I tried to do. I can't think of any specific examples, but it's almost like they didn't do any user testing.
lazlototh
lazlototh
Jul 26 2014
1.7
0.0
Jul 26 2014
0.0
Version: 1.7
This is just another example of a company taking a great app "LitteSnapper" and turning it into a worthless overprices turd. What was great about LittleSnapper was the drawing tools (rectangles, ovals, arrows). These have been removed and replaced with this crappy "smart drawing" tool feature. What an idiot web developer. They should should have spent more time coding and less time producing their ridiculous hipster promo video. No thanks!
sw2015
sw2015
Jul 8 2014
1.7
4.0
Jul 8 2014
4.0
Version: 1.7
Contrary to some other reviewers, I found this utility useful and worth the price. I got the App Store version that provides iCloud support. Ember makes it very easy for me to capture and catalog web pages and images as well as finding them at a later time. I like the browser extensions that make collection easy and also recording the original page URL which enables returning easier. Ember is much more than a screen capture utility.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Jun 18 2014
1.6
0.0
Jun 18 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6
Ember is inflexible. It requires OSX 10.9 (Why?) so I can't use it on my other Systems, and I can't see what it offers that Voila doesn't do for half the price. I really don't get this constant requirement to use Apple's latest OSX when there seems to be nothing requiring it. Whenever they port these apps to Windows (even Apple) they always support several older versions of that OS, so what is so essential with Mavericks? Which can be a pain otherwise.
Craniumstudio
Craniumstudio
May 20 2014
1.6
3.5
May 20 2014
3.5
Version: 1.6
I like many of you have used Little Snapper in the past. It is unfortunate that it is no longer available. Since Ember has taken its place, I also found some of the changes a little hard to get used to. First, I agree the price is a little on the high side for a screen capture application, although I decided to give it a try and purchased it. Second, I wish the developer would consider adding the original editing tools found in Little Snapper such as the arrows, lines and outlined comment fields. They were very useful. Finally, on the positive side, the application works well, it is easy to use, does what it says, and it also does a great job organizing my snapshots.
Bluestar
Bluestar
Apr 26 2014
1.5.1
0.0
Apr 26 2014
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
Still trying to figure out what's so different and amazing about this app that isn't in the free Evernote & Skitch combination
dwp-1
dwp-1
Feb 24 2014
1.4.3
0.0
Feb 24 2014
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Ember is such a great application it is only worthy of 2 stars, must be a lot of confused users.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Feb 13 2014
1.4.2
5.0
Feb 13 2014
5.0
Version: 1.4.2
I have Little Snapper.1.83 It works on Mavericks and on Snow Leopard I have no problems with it .It precedes the New Developer.
Brienhansen
Brienhansen
Feb 6 2014
1.4.1
0.0
Feb 6 2014
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
I really wanted to like this app. It was important that access to files on Ember was available on my iOs devices. They began to incorporate iCloud for this to happen. This is where trouble occurred for me. Ember worked fine on my desktop but on all my iOs devices the library could not or would not keep up to date. Files were not accessible across the platforms. I was in touch with support and they responded quickly and attempted to help unfortunately they could not solved the problem. I gave up.... and found other apps or methods to replace Ember. Also the capture function stopped working many weeks ago. I just don't think apps should need so much problem solving to work. I hope others have better luck...
Mhoutman
Mhoutman
Jan 30 2014
1.3
0.0
Jan 30 2014
0.0
Version: 1.3
Greedy, the exact word for Realmac Software. On OS X Rapidweaver probably is the only app still in their portfolio with a track record. All others (like Courier, Littlesnapper, Sociale where either sold or discontinued. (Analog is for sale). On iOS they had trouble when releasing a second version for Clear and now they notified us that Analog is for Sale. Dan Counsell, their CEO and writer of many blog posts on how everybody should behave to make the MAS and App Store eco system sustainable is only part of it.
Canadianpj
Canadianpj
Jan 29 2014
1.3
0.0
Jan 29 2014
0.0
Version: 1.3
They can believe what they wish but the price is going to keep me from buying it, at $49 there are other more feature rich options which are cheaper. I was a huge fan of LittleSnapper but the pricing behind this is not going to win them my business.
Bnax
Bnax
Dec 23 2013
1.2.1
0.0
Dec 23 2013
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Well, I'm grateful that the trial version allowed me to export my LittleSnapper library. I'm also grateful that RealMac has shown me exactly what kind of company it is. Got my money once, but I don't duplicate my mistakes. BTW, that $50 price tag, given the competition, is laughably optimistic. 5 stars for LittleSnapper 0 stars for the company ? Stars re Ember: don't know anything beyond the quick export feature, and plan to keep it that way
Fishscale
Fishscale
Dec 23 2013
1.8.5
0.0
Dec 23 2013
0.0
Version: 1.8.5
Wow! realmacsoftware has done us a huge favor by removing every reference to little snapper on their support pages and everything links to ember.app instead (they still need to remove one button in the nav menu) Come on, you can stop selling the app but to cut support information and remove extensions/bookmarklets is just an even larger slap in the face to current users and those who gave you the capital to create the "professionally priced" Ember, which is amateurishly thought out and implemented. So Ember users should know that you will arbitrarily decide to cut the app and remove all reference of ember from your website so those using it can't read the FAQ or troubleshoot? I can't wait until the next great idea coming out of your lab is released and the "suite" price that comes with it. How about you do something for everyone who used the app and put back information! Too much extra cash spent on hosting those couple of pages and extensions/bookmarklets right? Even better the app, the last decent thing made by your company should be made free... drop support altogether but let everyone have access. Exactly like Panic did with Candybar. I guess true colors are hard to hide, but at least make an effort to not make screwing over customers a priority.
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Dec 13 2013
1.2.1
1.0
Dec 13 2013
1.0
Version: 1.2.1
C'mon Realmac, where's the respect for having such an impressive list of long-time users of LittleSnapper? Many of who have also shelled out the dough for your other apps and stuck with Realmac, singing your praises to anyone who would listen along the way (i.e., years of unwavering loyalty...seriously...no, really really... scout's honor seriously...ARE you even paying attention?). We love Realmac. We love LittleSnapper. We loved feeling like we mattered and into the Realmac family...and that we felt proud to be part of something big and advocate for the little guy developer. We've thrown punches for you whenever and wherever possible. Yet now, each of us seem to have become the little guy. But who is advocating for us? Surely Realmac would be first in line? Imagine if Ember were launched not with a price tag or payola and freebies for reviewers, but had instead opted to cash in the years of building a community of users that most developers can only dream of. So Realmac, holding true to their edgy reputation and innovative flair, took crazy pills instead. Anwyay, rather than repeat the same list of qualms and complaints noted by others regarding Ember's wholesome wtf-ness (i.e., that which honestly, sincerely, and we're-not-joking just simply feels like one giant middle-finger pointed in our direction), I'd like to make a last-ditch plea to Realmac...THROW US A BONE? An omg-just-kidding-about-the-$49.99 holiday sale for $10? Or, if nothing else, maybe a get well soon card to help us get through the impending breakup.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Dec 3 2013
1.2.1
0.0
Dec 3 2013
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Longtime user of LittleSnapper but RW dropped the ball on this imitation of LittleSnapper at an additional $50.00 So I started looking elsewhere and am very pleased with Pixa. Pixa has many features of LittleSnapper and features that LittleSnapper didn't have. For the price I found it to be as close as I needed.
Ronl
Ronl
Dec 3 2013
1.2.1
0.0
Dec 3 2013
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
No upgrade price.... you're going to lose most of your customers. You've certainly lost me. When my current version of LittleSnapper is nolonger supported in the OS.... I'll definitely buy another product from another developer. Lots of competition for this kind of app and with the "slap in the face" of no upgrade price.... it's enough to make previous customers look elsewhere.
macpayne
macpayne
Nov 5 2013
1.2
2.0
Nov 5 2013
2.0
Version: 1.2
After tried it for 14 days, I have to say that I agree with @Felix Allard. The update is not necessary if you have Little Snapper before. I even feel it's just a Little Snapper re-packaging, except its rss function (which is quite good) - for this reason the developer should offer an upgrade price for Little Snapper owners IMO If you haven't used Little Snapper before you might found this app useful. If the price does matter, I'd suggest you to try Pica.
Appleday88
Appleday88
Oct 27 2013
1.2
0.0
Oct 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.2
LittleSnapper was great. This app is useless. No more upload history/links Less functions Ugly popup -no more sidebar for tags, title... Can't edit text of websites any more (change username for publishing etc.)
Felix-Allard
Felix-Allard
Oct 14 2013
1.1.2
4.5
Oct 14 2013
4.5
Version: 1.1.2
So many people here give this app a 1/5 just because they think the price is too high, but they didn't buy it (neither tried it). And, about it, now there's a trial version (14 days) on the developer's site. I was a previous customer of LittleSnapper (luckily had it in a cheap bundle) and $50 was its price too. That's not so much for an app I use everyday, many times in a day (and far cheaper than $0,99 apps I only used once). Well the update is not necessary but I find it convenient as a daily user. Yes, there's no update pricing from the editor. But there's often up to 50% discount on iTunes gift cards (in physical stores). It's at least as good as a "special update" price.
pl-svn
pl-svn
Oct 5 2013
1.1.1
0.0
Oct 5 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
ok, I've been so fool to jump on the wagon even without a demo and found that... you can't sort your images/snaps/whatever by name: only by date! so if you have an original, created some time ago, and an edited (later) copy... no way they'll show one beside the other =:-0 please: tell me this app is a joke!!!
Turquoise
Turquoise
Sep 4 2013
1.1.1
0.0
Sep 4 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
LittleSnatch was my prefered app. No way I would buy it again for $50. Bye Ember, nice to meet you.
Ivan-C-
Ivan-C-
Sep 3 2013
1.1
0.0
Sep 3 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1
They are crazy!!! No demo and completely overpriced!!!
Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
Aug 14 2013
1.1
0.0
Aug 14 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1
I too own LittleSnapper and am incensed at them basically releasing a new version (same tool after all, even if they would have rewritten it from scratch) under a new name without an upgrade path. As I also own Voila (got it in a bundle) I have now switched - not because of any features but simply because I don't want to support a company with such lousy customer support.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Aug 13 2013
1.1
0.0
Aug 13 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1
I am certainly glad to read that I am not the only person disappointed in RealMac's lack of loyalty to its LittleSnapper customers. The real kick in the teeth is there is no upgrade for the LittleSnapper owners and then they removed some vital features and expect us to fork over another $50.00. Was a big fan of RealMac but they really missed the boat with Ember. Let's hope they realize their mistake and drop the price or offer an upgrade.
Zx81
Zx81
Jul 29 2013
1.0.1
1.0
Jul 29 2013
1.0
Version: 1.0.1
Excerpt from Realmac blog : "The response Ember since its launch on Tuesday has been truly incredible." They can't be serious ; since I imagine they can't be stupid enough to believe this, I guess they're just kidding...
Mar6473
Mar6473
Jul 28 2013
1.0.1
3.0
Jul 28 2013
3.0
Version: 1.0.1
I own LittleSnapper and I've been waiting for a long time for them to release an update for retina displays. I was happy when I heard about their new app, but it has less features than Little Snapper does. It's missing the most basic annotation tools like arrows. There's also no upgrade price for Little Snapper owners. It doesn't seem very fair. Also, I don't really get the webpage feed for monitoring new images on a website. I guess that's more for designers. If this fills a niche like web developers then great, but it's not for me. Too bad though, I love the look of the interface. I'll probably migrate everything in Little Snapper over to Evernote.
JasonE
JasonE
Jul 28 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 28 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Shouldn't require 10.8. A scrapbook program that cannot run on anything less than 10.8? What makes it absolutely necessary that this be run on 10.8?
Zx81
Zx81
Jul 28 2013
1.0.1
1.0
Jul 28 2013
1.0
Version: 1.0.1
MAS only No demo Way overpriced.
Macintosh-Sauce
Macintosh-Sauce
Jul 28 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 28 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This makes me angry so much. I PAID for LittleSnapper! Now, you discontinue it and bring out Ember. You should at least give upgrade discount codes, for the Mac App Store, to ALL OWNERS of LittleSnapper. To not do so is really bad business IMHO. I will be searching for a new replacement for LittleSnapper, as I am SICK AND TIRED of being burned by software companies.
Fishscale
Fishscale
Jul 27 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Hmm... thanks for making "LittleSnapper 2.0" for all of us long time license holders and giving us a treat for our patience, YEARS, between updates to LS. Oh wait, we can't even try this 2.0/renamed for profit version even if we were willing to dish out the full price on MAS. @Dev, We know why you made the choices you did and so be it, if the product is great I will pay for it even though I don't plan to see updates too often but at least don't make me throw $50 on red just to try the app! Give us a demo that doesn't save but otherwise functions so we can at least get a sense of the new product. Better yet, if you don't want to give users a demo to try out, even crippled beyond usability, at least offer those who paid for LittleSnapper a chance to try the "new" app. Have the demo only accept valid serials from LittleSnapper to unlock and email the file to those email addresses linked to LittleSnapper Licenses. So you don't want to maintain two versions of the product, okay... your choice but remember their are apps like ClamXAV that are free, have been for years, and the developer even offers a MAS version and non-MAS version. If he can do it for free, you can't do it for a paid app? Look how MultiMarkdown Composer 2 was handled by Mr. Fletcher and you will see how a developer who cares about his customers while still wanting to "protect" and stay within MAS gives faithful users who supported previous versions of his product gives those users a chance to give it a test-drive while the product itself remains unusable since you can't save your work, etc... The app is useless in it's demo state but at least the user has a chance to work with the program and see if it fits their needs. By the way, MMC2 is much cheaper than $50 and it's previous versions were updated frequently, and no yearly is not frequently. - Oh well, you lost a customer here for sure. Your actions and policies have quickly told us all what matters more to your company. Money over customers... at least you have made one decision easy on me. There is no way I buy another realmac product. Prices go up but product version numbers hover around 1.0.1. Won't rate the app and hurt the overall stars this app receives, company deserves no stars imo, but oh well. Good job making Apple wealthier while hurting your customers. There is not much backbone at realmac it seems, let those who supported you when you were just getting started bear all the risk. Good luck squeezing blood from a rock and please do right by those who pay you hard earned money for an app they have only seen pictures of. Give them updates and listen to their requests. They do deserve that much, our opinions differ greatly though it seems.
Curdaneta
Curdaneta
Jul 27 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Like many, I think it's extremely expensive and that only works on the AppStore it's simply absurd. Everyone who bought a LittleSnapper's license were out of the game.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Jul 27 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
It appears that many people are complaining about the price. Usually a more reasonable will increase sales ten fold.
Panthera
Panthera
Jul 27 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
The pricing seems insane, especially since many of the markup tools already in Littlesnapper are missing in action. If this company is to have any success at all they need to distribute a demo application and employ some introductory pricing. I thought about it, but it doesn't seem worth the risk of $50. I went with Snagit instead and I can use that on my PC as well.
Mac007
Mac007
Jul 26 2013
1.0
0.0
Jul 26 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0
As long as Little Snapper still works I'm sticking with that for now.
pl-svn
pl-svn
Jul 26 2013
1.0
0.0
Jul 26 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0
AppStore only? =:-0 Sorry: no way I throw that much money on an app that Apple can "block" anytime depending on how some employee wakes up that day! AppStore is only good for 0.99 apps (if one really needs them) :-p
Pik80
Pik80
Jul 25 2013
1.0
3.0
Jul 25 2013
3.0
Version: 1.0
Does this app sound a little like Pinerest to any one else? Makes you wonder why you wouldn't just use Pinerest since it's free, has a pretty large group of followers, and works well. I liked LittleSnapper but $50 for a product that seems to have similar functionality to a free webapp seems a bit surprising to me.
F451
F451
Jul 24 2013
1.0
0.0
Jul 24 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0
No demo and no upgrade path makes for a snuffed Ember. Too bad as I enjoy and use Little Snapper daily. Time to search for a replacement.
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
Jul 24 2013
1.0
2.0
Jul 24 2013
2.0
Version: 1.0
Too expensive for what it does and there's no temporary discount (as is common practice for App store only apps where no upgrade path is available) for LittleSnapper users who'd like to upgrade. Very disappointed in Realmacsoftware's stance on this.
Screentom
Screentom
Jul 24 2013
1.0
0.0
Jul 24 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0
That's a bit too expensive.....
Josh-C-
Josh-C-
Jul 24 2013
1.0
0.0
Jul 24 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0
This looks cool, but your taking a $50 gamble that your going to like it.
bumper314
bumper314
Jul 23 2013
1.8.5
3.5
Jul 23 2013
3.5
Version: 1.8.5
Is Little Snapper dead now that the developer released Ember? http://www.realmacsoftware.com/ember/ If so, that would be a little frustrating for Little Snapper users like me. And since Ember is MAS only, there's no upgrade path.
Leopard-10-5-8
Leopard-10-5-8
Jul 9 2013
1.8.5
5.0
Jul 9 2013
5.0
Version: 1.8.5
Ermm What is the last version for mac osx 10.5.8 (Leopard)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 8 2012
1.8.5
5.0
Oct 8 2012
5.0
Version: 1.8.5
Love this app! It does everything right!
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 15 2012
1.8.4
0.0
Sep 15 2012
0.0
Version: 1.8.4
Strange enough: the app still runs on PPC but the captures are unertain, sometimes only a part of what you've selected, sometimes the desktop instead of the app you're using... (this is since 1.8.3) 1.8.2 was working ok!
Mar6473
Mar6473
Sep 6 2012
1.8.4
3.0
Sep 6 2012
3.0
Version: 1.8.4
Looks horrible on Retina display. Too bad. Why does it take so long to make apps work with Apple products? I have other apps that have been working nicely with the Retina display for months now.
schmoe
schmoe
Aug 29 2012
1.8.4
0.0
Aug 29 2012
0.0
Version: 1.8.4
I brought this from a bundle thinking it was good... I faced serious problems with the black circles in the edges. I have to recapture the same screenshots many times and then cropping the image. This is there since a year ago and the vendor has not made any changes to fix it. There's Skitch which is FREE and works as claimed.
Ronl
Ronl
Aug 17 2012
1.8.3
0.0
Aug 17 2012
0.0
Version: 1.8.3
Screenshots created with this app do not include thumbnails (i.e. resource fork) so if an alias is made you will not see a thumbnail for the alias. This makes the alias worthless as a _visual_ indication as to what the original image looks like. If you are seeing a thumbnail for the _original_ screenshot it is only because you have the window or Desktop set to "Show icon preview." But the alias will _never_ show a thumbnail no matter if "Show icon preview" is checked or not. Snapz Pro X includes an actual thumbnail so all aliases of their screenshots also include a thumbnail. This is a deal breaker for me. I will not pay for an update until this option is included.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Jun 28 2012
1.8.3
4.5
Jun 28 2012
4.5
Version: 1.8.3
Wow, the first VIABLE alternative to SnapzProX! This is a jewel, so far no issues. We may recommend this to our global staff for documentation. Don
Mark-Lee
Mark-Lee
Mar 28 2012
1.8.2
3.5
Mar 28 2012
3.5
Version: 1.8.2
This app, being one of the leading ones in this niche, slowly falls behind the today's needs. 1. Bad screenshot sharing options. Beside Flickr -- which is not the best place for it -- there's only an FTP. And by the way, if I only have Flickr (or FTP) set up for sharing, I still have to click twice because of that stupid pop-up menu. 2. No syncing. Sure, you can put the library file into your dropbox folder. But, say you have a library, which is 1 GB in size. You place it in dropbox folder and after 2 days it finally completed syncing. But then you take a new screenshot and now dropbox has to re-sync the whole library package (which is 1 GB, remind you) all over again.
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Feb 18 2012
1.8.2
0.0
Feb 18 2012
0.0
Version: 1.8.2
Version 1.8.2 still works with PPC Macs as well as Mac OS X 10.5 :-)
hced
hced
Dec 2 2011
1.8.2
5.0
Dec 2 2011
5.0
Version: 1.8.2
Little Snapper plays an essential role in my workflow. The greatest feat is the way it handles simple libraries of inspiration, reference, moodboards or whatever material you need to store someplace. It has all the standard mechanisms for tagging and smart listing stuff, so you can be very flexible about how to organize the images. Either just drop them in a folder, or if you're the tagging kind, don't place it anywhere but instead tag it with useful meaning. The notes field for every image helps me keep track of their source and also write annotations as needed. The rating system is very useful for narrowing down on candidate options. A great thing is that all the images you gather won't clutter your filesystem, but instead stays nicely tucked away inside a monolith .lslibrary file. The only complaints I have are twofold: 1) I want to be able to drag an image from my browser and have it directly placed in the current folder I'm looking at. 2) I want to be able to draw freehand strokes in the annotations department.
7h31ll3g4l
7h31ll3g4l
Oct 5 2011
1.8.1
5.0
Oct 5 2011
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
BUG new update 1.8.1 don't work on capture image from menubar... and classic shortcut bye
IloveBurma
IloveBurma
Aug 10 2011
1.8.0
4.0
Aug 10 2011
4.0
Version: 1.8.0
Really good app. I use it quite often, and I am pretty satisfied. Keep on the good work!
bobembry
bobembry
Jul 20 2011
1.8.0
4.0
Jul 20 2011
4.0
Version: 1.8.0
I really like it. I'm using Netflix style ratings, so four stars = I really like it.
Captain-Willard
Captain-Willard
Jun 22 2011
1.7.3
5.0
Jun 22 2011
5.0
Version: 1.7.3
Good app. Thanks!
Mark-Lee
Mark-Lee
Jun 4 2011
1.7.3
3.5
Jun 4 2011
3.5
Version: 1.7.3
A simplest image resizing tool would be nice.
Mac007
Mac007
May 17 2011
1.7.3
0.0
May 17 2011
0.0
Version: 1.7.3
Can't download newest upgrade from MacUpate for some reason nor from the developer's website. When I tried VersionTracker I also had problems but was able to get software downloaded only to find out it was the version I had. The App Store does not show it as purchased when I know it was. Very frustrating.
.
.
Jan 30 2011
1.7
0.0
Jan 30 2011
0.0
Version: 1.7
I agree with the comments below asking for some constructive updates. What I'd like to see is some more control or flexibility for snapping the whole of a web page.
Jools912
Jools912
Dec 22 2010
1.7
3.0
Dec 22 2010
3.0
Version: 1.7
Still no publishing to MobileMe iDisk in v1.7 "Rapidweaver" and "Courier" (also from RealMac) both support MobileMe so it's not like they'd have to program support from scratch. Users have been requesting it on their forums for years, and still this feature request goes ignored.
Neox
Neox
Dec 22 2010
1.7
2.0
Dec 22 2010
2.0
Version: 1.7
I have been using LittleSnapper for about 2 years now. While I like some of the other RealMac software apps this one leaves me with a feeling of regret and frustration for what could be. In case you don't know what this app is, it is basically a screenshot tool on steroids with the ability to manage your library of shots. It goes beyond screenshot though as it does have the ability to snap an entire web page, a section, etc. It also has decent tools for adding arrows, graphics and text to the snaps. It also has iTunes/iPhoto like abilities to manage and organize your various snaps. There are a few usability issues, and you can read Doug S's review below as I won't repeat some of the same. To me the biggest issue I have with this app is its performance. I have a 2.0Ghz Core Duo MacBook, which is not as fast as todays MacBooks but my system is no slouch and can run 99% of the software I buy and use daily with no issues and quite speedily. But LittleSnapper must want a top of the line MacPro to run speedy. Just resizing the window and scrolling through your snaps is painfully slow. Why can iPhoto scroll through 1000's of my photos with out a misstep? I asked the developers about the speed of the app and they basically told me it is what it is and requires a lot of processing power. My other gripe is that it leaves processes running after you quit the app, by default. I don't want apps that do this without giving me the choice. When I tried to update the app to 1.7 I got an error that some importer was in use and couldn't be accessed. I got around it and figured out it was related to QuickLook as LS has a QuickLook importer for previewing images in the finder with QL. In the 2+ years I have used it have not seen a lot of changes to the app itself in that time. I do like some of the features that it has but there are just too many things going against it that it does not make a lot of sense for me to continue using it. Skitch is capable as are a few other of these types of apps so I am sure you can find good alternatives. I really can't give this my recommendation.
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
Dec 21 2010
1.7
2.5
Dec 21 2010
2.5
Version: 1.7
I've been using LittleSnapper for quite a while. I originally started using it because I wanted to move all my inspiration-related images out of iPhoto. The fact that it had a browser-based screenshot mechanism made it all the better. However, after all the time the program has barely moved forward. Firstly, there are the simple things: The grid size changes so that when you open the program it's much smaller than when you had closed it. But touch the slider and it goes right back... Having to do this every time is annoying and I've had to guess at where it should be to get it right on launch. Then there are other things. You'd think that a 1.7 update would have come with real support for Chrome. It still hasn't. You'd think that it would allow you to finally use that bookmark to open AND snap a website instead of having to click it once to open the program and then a second time to snap, but you'd be wrong. You'd think that they'd finally figured out how to make the desired snap size work in the program as well as when they just snap, but they haven't. You'd think they'd have figured out a way that would allow you to add tags to multiple images without it reseting all an image's tags, but they haven't. Those are some pretty big issues that still haven't been fixed. This update? App Store stuff. Yay. Great. So I can now buy the program easier. Oh, wait, already own it. It's been months without an update and that's the one we finally get. At this point, the only reason I haven't moved to a new system and left LittleSnapper behind is because the best alternative (Zootool) is web-based only and something tells me it would be a real pain to transfer the 3,000 images. But we'll see. I'm actively looking now.
Tibitabo
Tibitabo
Nov 21 2010
1.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2010
0.0
Version: 1.6.1
I purchased this application, because the web site and the demo promise a lot through it's highly polished interface and (theoretically) smooth workflow. But unfortunately, it's gradually beginning to show it's true and ugly face... How do I put this? Well, this is THE MOST BUGGY APPLICATION that I have ever purchased: almost everytime I want to do a snap of a web address, which is my primary use for the program, it crashes for no apparent reason. After just a few hours I'm almost afraid of of using this piece of crap at all. Now, I've been sending crash reports to the developers and writing forum posts for about two days and there hasn't been any reaction at all. I tested the app on my iMac as well as on my brand new Macbook. I'm not using Dropbox for cloud syncing and I'm not trying anything unusual at all. It's ridiculous! I want my money back!!
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Oct 11 2010
1.6.1
3.0
Oct 11 2010
3.0
Version: 1.6.1
Okay. This has got some interesting functionality, a nice UI and a few things over and above Skitch. On the other hand, it also doesn't really have the immediacy and simplicity I'd like. It has it's problems. I don't know where LittleSnapper gets it's information about the default Browser (in my case Firefox), because LittleSnapper always tries to open Coda, the page previewing developer's text editor, NOT a true browser. The image snapping lag is too large. It can't snap menus. The Ember website isn't terribly intuitive though generally more high tech than Skitch. Ember uses ajax for some things, but not in ways that would be the most obviously helpful, like dragging an image to a collection. LittleSnapper's UI needs a bit of streamlining. It makes me feel like I need it open much larger than Skitch. It's a quick-action app that doesn't feel like one. I've had a few other minor issues with it I can't recall at the moment.
Buligwyf
Buligwyf
Sep 19 2010
1.6.1
0.0
Sep 19 2010
0.0
Version: 1.6.1
Nice, but I´m getting the spinning beachball when I try to open preferences... .
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Jun 28 2010
1.6.1
3.0
Jun 28 2010
3.0
Version: 1.6.1
40+ votes for THIS on the Skitch page?! Please. So far that's FREE. I'll give LittleSnapper a shot because i'm an app addict, but i can't imagine what miracles it works to be worth $39!
CollinBl
CollinBl
Apr 20 2010
1.5.3
0.0
Apr 20 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.3
Not sure of the reason but 1.6 is on the developers site and have been using it for a week or so with 10.6.3.
.
.
Mar 14 2010
1.5.3
0.0
Mar 14 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.3
Their website mentions a conflict with KeyCue. Hopefully an update will fix this soon.
Uncoy
Uncoy
Dec 19 2009
1.5.3
3.0
Dec 19 2009
3.0
Version: 1.5.3
I own this and find it a bit laggy. A system without Voila runs faster or at least it does when you are trying to do screenshots. Some nice tools but for speed and staying closer to the core of the OS, I recommend ImageWell. Hopefully LittleSnapper will speed up in future versions and use less resources. But I fear rather that feature bloat is ahead.
Pik80
Pik80
Nov 30 2009
1.5.3
3.0
Nov 30 2009
3.0
Version: 1.5.3
Wow, one of the best products I have used that is still version 1.x. I want to give the app 5 stars but there a fair number of bugs that are preventing me from doing so. Smart folders are pretty broken as well as doing a search in the search box. The search results don't seem to come up unless you type in a full tag. All the other apps I have used start loading search results even after the first letter you enter in. All in all this is a billion times better then Grab or Command-Shift-3 (or4) if you are working with a large quantity of screen captures like I do. Great job Realmac!
liang-case
liang-case
Oct 27 2009
1.5.2
0.0
Oct 27 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
Would you like to add the quick preview feature in the latest version? i.e. Press Space key to bring the quicklook window. Thanks.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Aug 12 2009
1.5
5.0
Aug 12 2009
5.0
Version: 1.5
Great !!! It would be PERFECT if it could also act as a multiclipboard with basic textedit features. HUD transparency theme would be cool. Apart from that the show hotkey does not toggle to hide the window :-(And I would really like the option to float the window on top of other when needed...
Iconz113
Iconz113
Jul 12 2009
1.0.4
5.0
Jul 12 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
This app is awesome. I like it a lot. Perfectly stable, easy to maintain your screen shots in the library thats built in, lots of options for placing emphasis on parts of a photo using shapes, arrows and text. Also when you purchase the app you have access to the free online image hosting it provides which is also fast and easy. After taking a photo it appears in the library then you have the choice to upload it to flickr, web-snapper, or another FTP, after your upload your provided with the link that is automatically placed on your clipboard for pasting.
Shenzhou
Shenzhou
Jun 5 2009
1.0.4
0.0
Jun 5 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I dont see what big deal this program is when OS X comes with Grab which does the same thing and its free.
Espiridion
Espiridion
Apr 28 2009
1.0.3
3.0
Apr 28 2009
3.0
Version: 1.0.3
IMO this application is overpriced. I got my license from the Macheist bundle, otherwise I would not have purchased it. I use Snapz Pro X. LittleSnapper seems to include some useful features, such as taking screenshots of an entire webpage. Unfortunately this did not work for me using iCab or Firefox. It did work using Safari, but I don't use Safari. I may use it eventually if I want to quickly add some shapes, arrows, etc., to a picture. Text annotations are useful, but customization is important. I could not resize the text boxes, or separate text within a box using "Return" or "Enter" Not bad for a version 1 application, but far from being worthy of 5 stars, especially considering its price. Hopefully it will become a more polished application.
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
Mar 18 2009
1.0.2
0.0
Mar 18 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
I'd really like to see the webpage snapshot function be able to take a snapshot of the entire webpage -- just not the part of the webpage that is visible on the user's screen. This would make a handy feature for website designers as well as people trying to share information with small screens (laptops).
Trinimac
Trinimac
Jan 28 2009
1.0.2
0.0
Jan 28 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
Mac OS X has it own built in Capture utility called 'Grab' Grab can capture screen, window, time screen or selection. Best of all it's free.
Leo-Spill
Leo-Spill
Jan 14 2009
1.0.1
0.0
Jan 14 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Just from playing with it for a few moments and ... A) There is no way to see what the dimensions ( How many pixels, inches, CMs etc... ) of any grab are ? B) Once you have 'by error' clicked on the favorite star choice in the inspector you can't make it go back to zero stars. C) No batch rename feature ( Really this should be on the top of the list of things to include - day one ) D) Snap area etc... from the menu bar sends the grab to the desktop and not straight to LS. ( Means you have to drag grabs into the application. Defeats the whole object of the app in the first place. ) E) Needs to be 'smart' when grabbing areas within the Finder. At the moment there is no difference or LS doesn't help in grabbing portions of the screen - From normal screen grabbing mode. D) No slideshow feature - or automatic advance within edit or icon mode. F) Would like more export options - lossless formats etc... Could go on and on... I know this is just a single point release but so little thought seems to have gone into this version. Which is such a pity - especially when released at this price point.
Leo-Spill
Leo-Spill
Jan 14 2009
1.0.1
0.0
Jan 14 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
While I am sure to a lot of people $39 is nothing to stop and think twice over. As an impulse buy - for me it is a lot. For something useful to have around but not for everyday use. If it was set at a Mupromo price promo maybe - But at full price - no way.
Withtlc
Withtlc
Dec 23 2008
1.0.1
0.0
Dec 23 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Program is a very good start for a version 1.0 screen/web capture, but its early state of development doesn't warrant the price being charged IMHO. I grant you I have not played with it for hours but I found that when it crashed, it lost my organized library. There does not appear to be anyway to tell it to write out what it apparently is storing in RAM without exiting the application which is a painful way to do a Save. In addition, Little Snapper requires you restart it to select a different library. I am very impressed by the user interface.. and the way that the program allow you to capture a DOM element, but you can accomplish most everything Little Snapper does by simply printing out your web page to a printer driver that saves the output as PDF. There are an incredible number of these programs: YEP, SOHO, DevonThink, Notebook, Snapz, etc. - better yet, most of these programs can search for text keywords in the PDF.. Little snapper requires you to supply the tags and keywords upon which to search requiring you to do a lot more legwork. I expect the next release will support searching the HTML source it stores for text - but presently "search" only looks at the inspector data attributes.
Tychay
Tychay
Dec 20 2008
1.0.1
0.0
Dec 20 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I purchased it with a $5 discount from RealMac Software. Even then the price is pretty steep. I wish when saving a DOM snap, it'd save some form of web archive (text data) with it. Only the full web snap saves a webarchive internally which means features like PDF export or view source aren't available which makes the snap not web searchable. Interesting program. The UI is nice, but integration with other organization software doesn't look promising at the moment.
Geopick
Geopick
Dec 18 2008
1.0.1
0.0
Dec 18 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Snapz Pro has been my stable screen capture utility for years. It's pretty solid, but no new features have been added for quite a while and I wonder if the developers see it as a priority. LittleSnapper has a lot of potential. The main feature that attracts me is the ability to capture entire web pages, even those not fully exposed in the window. But LittleSnapper seems to have difficulty dealing with tabs in FireFox. It's OK with untabbed windows. There are, as others note, some interface quirks or omissions. Some error displays lack any text. The icon display does not let you delete images with the "delete" key or standard cut. Also, a list view could be helpful. The overall impression is that this app is still in late beta. It is expensive by about US$10 or more. I won't buy a license now but will carefully watch to see how the developers respond.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Dec 13 2008
1.0
0.0
Dec 13 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0
I am in agreement with most of the other comments about the pricing. I think LittleSnapper is a great utility but overpriced by $20.00.
chris984
chris984
Dec 13 2008
1.0
0.0
Dec 13 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0
At $15-$20 i'd consider it, since it is a nice app, but $39 is just nuts. Staying with Skitch.
$25.00
3.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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