Ember
Ember
1.8.3

3.5

Ember free download for Mac

Ember

1.8.3
31 January 2015

Versatile digital scrapbook.

Overview

Note: Ember is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for download.

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.

108 Ember Reviews

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Fishscale
27 July 2013

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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.
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Version 1.0.1
Akrobat
12 January 2017
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.
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Version 1.8.3
Cowicide
06 December 2016
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.
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Version 1.8.3
jftrottier75
03 November 2016
No update anymore. Like others said, it has been abandoned by Realmac. Don't buy!
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Version 1.8.3
silvio-dante
17 August 2016
Yet another abandonware from Realmac Software.
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Version 1.8.3
Mindplay
03 August 2016
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.
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Version 1.8.3
Sixbillships
27 April 2016
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.
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Version 1.8.3
Xplicit
31 December 2015
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.
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Version 1.8.3
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Emrys0821
Emrys0821
03 February 2016
Thank you for sharing that blog post. I missed that, and am disappointed that YET again RealMacSoftware has killed off LittleSnapper / Ember (online service) / Ember the app.

They should pass along development to an independent developer willing to take on the project to keep it alive.
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mikokim
11 November 2015
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.
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Version 1.8.3
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Emrys0821
Emrys0821
03 February 2016
Any luck with alternatives? If so which is your favorite. I too no longer trust Realmac Software. I'm disappointed that YET again RealMacSoftware has killed off LittleSnapper / Ember (online service) / Ember the app.
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mikokim
mikokim
07 February 2016
Realmac has been a major disappointment; I regret every penny I gave them (for Ember and Clear, and I also bought Typed, not because I needed it, but because I wanted to support them, and then Typed became yet another app they abandoned). I'm no longer using any of their products and I don't recommend them anymore.

Anyway; I've been using both Inboard and Pixave for a couple of months now. Inboard is very basic, nevertheless I favored it initially because of its simplicity. However, since I work both on an iMac and a MBP, I need my libraries to be in sync. Inboard has a buggy export/import process for shuttling libraries between systems; I contacted the developers, but so far no fix — so I stopped using it. (In general, the Inboard devs don't seem to put a lot of time into their app — the individual devs all seem to have day jobs, so updates are few and far between, which is not acceptable for an app that costs $19.99 IMO.)

I've been using Pixave more and more; you will find everything that Ember did in Pixave, and then some. It's not without bugs and a few shortcomings either, though (in fact, capturing full web pages is awkward since Pixave brings up an extra window into which you have to paste the URL).

However, Pixave does support Dropbox sync as long as you don't have the app open on two (or more) systems at the same time all works well and let Dropbox finish syncing before opening the app on another computer. The app stores all files in a single library file (similar to the old iPhoto, for example), but you can easily access the package contents via the context menu.

The developers of Pixave are working on a major update that will introduce cloud sync, as well as a mobile version, at least that's what they told me back in December.

In general, I believe the market for dedicated DAM apps is not that big, which may explain why there aren't more DAM alternatives, and why some devs either bail on those apps or are reluctant to dedicate a lot of time to them.

I bought Inboard when it was on sale for $9.99; at that price it's still overpriced for what it does (and for the effort the devs seem to put into it); but at $20 it's definitely not worth it. I bought Pixave for $9.99, and it does a lot more than Inboard, almost too much IMO — it's a busy UI ;)
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fwilkinson
02 November 2015
alright
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Version 1.8.3
CynicalMike
27 October 2015
Listed as 1.8.4 but version downloaded is 1.8.3 from MacUpdate and developer's website.
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Version 1.8.4
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Luis-J
Luis-J
04 November 2015
Yes, I agree. And when you go to the release notes (http://realmacsoftware.com/ember/releasenotes/) it only lists up to 1.8.3- 27 January 2015. Please fix MacUpdate Desktop which still lists the supposed update to 1.8.4

Update: There seems to be a version 1.8.4 on the Mac App Store... Does not help us who do not own the MAS version having Ember always appear as outdated in MacUpdate Desktop, and not being able to update...
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