Sparkbox
Sparkbox 1.2.3
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Sparkbox helps you manage images for design projects. Unlike iPhoto, it catalogues all of your images, not just the photographs you've taken yourself. Sparkbox is a tidy and easily navigable image library for your Mac, perfect for designers looking to organize their image collections and find sources of visual inspiration.

Features:
  • Drag-and-drop functionality, menu bar access, and screenshot capture importing,
  • Supports various image formats support: JPEG, PNG, PSD, TIFF, BMP, PSD, ICNS.
  • Dribbble integrated.
What's New
Version 1.2.3:
  • Fixed the bug of capture .png images from website
  • Fixed other bugs
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Sparkbox User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Greglux commented on 20 Apr 2014
Used to use it but found "pixa" which is my opinion is better (more functionnalities, more frequent updates, etc)
[Version 1.2.3]


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CarmaForDesign reviewed on 01 Apr 2014
Not worth it...
[Version 1.2.3]


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JoelSilbert8709 reviewed on 12 Feb 2014
I found that this application RECOPIED my photo files to a new folder on my hard drive. Before I knew it I was getting messages that my startup drive was nearly full. I terminated the program operation, then deleted the program and the new photo folder.
[Version 1.2.3]


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Vitu commented on 09 Aug 2013
I'm using the provided 1.1 version (10.6 compatible) but I am unable to access the app's preferences. Any SL user experiencing the same issue?
[Version 1.2]


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Mikael B commented on 28 Jul 2013
The Macupdate Promo page erroneously lists min req as OS X 10.6.8, even though ttat is not the case on this page.
https://deals.macupdate.com/deal/14640/11708/sparkbox
Peculiar.
[Version 1.2]


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Greglux reviewed on 28 Jul 2013
Just bought the app (v 1.2) after 2 days of testing (I do webdesign during my spare time so have a lot of pics, icons, etc)
Great app, especially for the (discounted) price. Really like the "search by color" functionality.

However, there's room for improvement:
- Would be great to have the possibility to restrict/filter the "search by color" functionality to tags or categories (ie. if I'm looking for a blue background picture I don't want to see my blue icons, blue screenshots, etc) in the search results.
- App should detect duplicated pictures. Currently, if I import a folder 2x (ie. because there's new pictures), existing pictures would be duplicated.
- App should support more file format (ie. psd, etc)
[Version 1.2]


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Icyblaze (developer) commented on 27 Jul 2013
For customers whose OS system is under 10.7, please download your Sparkbox at here:

http://www.icyblaze.com/sparkbox/sparkbox_1.1.0.dmg

Sorry for this inconvenience.

Best

Icyblaze
[Version 1.2]

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Rubaiyat replied on 22 Oct 2013
That link is broken.
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Pfoto reviewed on 27 Jul 2013
Good idea, but (for me) not perfect.

Cons:
- Copies all images instead of only linking them
=> I want keep my folder structure (i.e. my work for customers)
- Shows no EPS or WMF
- Drag and Drop a lot file from the finder failed, because the app window wasn't shown after switching (perhaps a Mac OS bug)

The rest is well done, but I can't live with the cons above, so no buy!
[Version 1.2]


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M-Rick commented on 26 Jun 2013
Version 1.2 is incompatible with 10.6 contrarily to what is written.
It is 10.7 only.
[Version 1.2]

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Icyblaze2009@gmail.com replied on 05 Jul 2013
Hey Rick,

Sorry for this inconvenience. We're sorry 1.2.1 does not support 10.6 anymore as the requirement stated in Mac App Store. We'll modify the mistake in the requirement description, and you could download the 1.1.0 version to run on 10.6 from the following location:

http://www.icyblaze.com/sparkbox/sparkbox_1.1.0.dmg
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Vitu replied on 14 Jul 2013
It's still listed, both here and at IcyBlaze's website, as 10.6 compatible. Could you please, Mr. Developer, post a link to Snow Leopard users to the latest 10.6 Sparkbox version? Thanks.
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Mtcobra replied on 27 Jul 2013
Today's 50% off sale of this application still lists OS X 10.6.8 or later as a requirement. Well, I'm still using Snow Leopard (I'd have to buy a newer iMac to up grade OS's.). When I downloaded this application's demo, it's icon displayed the “do not enter” slice-through-the-circle badge clearly letting me know it does NOT run on 10.6.8. Shows to go you that you should never buy an application without first seeing if the demo works.

My reply to M-Rick's comment is 1 month later, and this app is still showing that it's compatible with 10.6.8. Why?
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dodsonmd reviewed on 06 Nov 2012
Nice idea, but not quite ready. Works promptly for the supported formats, but does not currently support EPS files. So cataloging my large vector clip art file is not available. I haven't used yet to catalog images, but the idea of making another copy of them is a definite negative.
[Version 1.1.0]

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Icyblaze (developer) replied on 07 Nov 2012
Thanks for the feedback, the requirement of supporting .EPS file is passed to our developers, We'll see we could manage to add the feature in the close upgrade.
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Yokkun_mac had trouble on 12 Feb 2014
Hi,

I've purchased software but I cannot download Sparkbox from your website.

The download link does not seem to work.
[Version 1.2.3]


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Vitu had trouble on 09 Aug 2013
I'm using the provided 1.1 version (10.6 compatible) but I am unable to access the app's preferences. Any user experiencing the same issue?
[Version 1.2]



tafmo rated on 10 Feb 2014

[Version 1.2.3]



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nerolapis rated on 25 Sep 2013

[Version 1.2]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 1.2]



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nerolapis rated on 15 Nov 2012

[Version 1.1.0]



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aaffonso rated on 30 May 2012

[Version 1.0.32]



tactbe rated on 19 Apr 2012

[Version 1.0.32]



tesuteko rated on 28 Feb 2012

[Version 1.0.30]



+4

MacUpdate-Mark rated on 10 Feb 2012

[Version 1.0.30]



Leiren7 rated on 24 Nov 2011

[Version 1.0.21]


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Version Downloads:779
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Demo
Date:10 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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Sparkbox helps you manage images for design projects. Unlike iPhoto, it catalogues all of your images, not just the photographs you've taken yourself. Sparkbox is a tidy and easily navigable image library for your Mac, perfect for designers looking to organize their image collections and find sources of visual inspiration.

Features:
  • Drag-and-drop functionality, menu bar access, and screenshot capture importing,
  • Supports various image formats support: JPEG, PNG, PSD, TIFF, BMP, PSD, ICNS.
  • Dribbble integrated.
  • Built-in preview window.
  • Built-in color search engine.
  • Open-meta data tag system.
  • On-screen annotation system.
  • On-image comments feature.
  • Multi-touch, full-screen, OS X 10.7 features.
  • Easy-share function.


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