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Ember
Ember
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Ember free download for Mac

Ember

Version 1.8.3

Versatile digital scrapbook.

3.3
Based on 57 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$25.00
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Ember overview

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 version 1.8.3

Updated on Jan 31 2015

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.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

19.9 MB

Downloads

68257

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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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.
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