Ember - Screenshot, Annotate and Share

Developer: Realmac Software

Current Version: 1.8.4

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 19.9 MB - Download


“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.


Release Notes:

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.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2.1
Review by Sean Berlin

Top Notch Software & Top Notch Support - Ember is relatively new, so to expect it to be 100% perfect out of the box isn’t realistic. With that in mind, it’s a wonderful app to gather and organize creative inspiration in one place. The browser extension is a nice add on. It has become part of my daily workflow and has made a huge difference in my turnaround time. On top of this, the developers are quickly adding new and requested features, squashing bugs, and overall imrpoving Ember’s experience. What really put it over the edge for me, though, was their customer support. I complained via Twitter about an issue I had and they were quick to reach out. After a small email exchange, my problem was solved. Like I said, the software isn’t perfect (yet), but the developers have recognzied that and made sure their support efforts make up for it in order to ensure customer satisfaction.

Found helpful by 7 out of 18 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by thesahandn

Way too many standard Mac interactions missing for a $50 application - a 5-Star app would have: - pinch to resize thumbnail sizes - dragging photos in from safari drops the photo into the correct, selected category (not by defaulting it into Screen) - iCloud sync between machines, Dropbox syncing, anything or anyway to sync all this organization that we paid 50 dollars for

Found helpful by 61 out of 63 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8.4
Review by eugen.f

Didn’t fix the issue - The update didn’t fix the issue. Have you tried to test the updates before posting it to the App Store? I don’t understand how the app can still cost that much and provide such an aweful experience. If you concider buying it - save your money for something that works.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.8.4
Review by velgor

Avoid this developer - Promises broken. Why is this app still here? It’s been abandoned, don’t buy.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.8.4
Review by Uncleschnell

don’t buy, don’t use. non working product. no responsive company - For it not to be ready for a major OS release is ridiculous. For it not to be still working a month later means that the company is untrustworthy. I finally let go and moved to Pixave.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.8.4
Review by jarsen1717

Abandoned By Devs - While the devs claim they are still going to fix critical bugs, they are no longer actively developing this software, a fact the description does not reflect. I really loved the idea of the app, but it was always riddled by bugs and dissapointingly never got to where I think it could have. Buy Pixave instead, which offers the same feature set and it is under active development.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.8.4
Review by pik80

Nice update to LittleSnapper (Update to cover their abandonment of the software) - My original review before Realmac dumped this software: I was at first disappointed with the fact that I was unable to import my LittleSnapper library into Ember but an employee helped fix my library file so that it would import. Ember contains a few nice things that make it a good update to LittleSnapper. Built it browser, video recording, full screen mode, share sheets, bookmarks, subscriptions (I loaded my Pinterest account in). For $50 or a $30 upgrade on their website this is an all around good deal for an application that I use this commonly. Update: Scratch what I originally said. The developer just dropped this program since they didn’t think they were making enough money. Very frustrating. Perhaps one reason why they weren’t making money was that the original verison of this software lacked features from Little Snapper to some couldn’t justify buying it. As they gradually played catch up to LittleSnapper it would have been easier to justify it’s premium price.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people