Realmac Software, the creators of Clear and Analog Camera, just launched Ember, a digital scrapbook for your Mac. You can use it to collect all of the things that inspire you, including websites, photos, apps, and more — which you can then organize into separate collections dedicated to all of your ongoing projects.
Ember replaces LittleSnapper, Realmac’s nifty clipping tool. It maintains many of the features that made LittleSnapper so great — such as the ability to snap website elements that you want to keep for later — and adds a whole host of new features that make this the ultimate scrapbooking tool for your Mac.
You can create collections for every project your working on, then fill them with images and clippings for design inspiration. You can add tags to every image you save, then create smart collections based on those tags and other metadata in your library.
With Ember’s accompanying plugins for Safari and Chrome, you can quickly send images to your scrapbooks from within your browser — you don’t even need to have Ember running in the background. You can also use Ember to take fullscreen, area, and “window” screenshots, and the images are automatically added to your library.
You can then annotate those images with sketches and Ember’s built-in text tools to jot down ideas and comments that you don’t want to forget, before sharing them with friends and co-workers via email, AirDrop, Messages, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and more.
If you’re an existing LittleSnapper user, the upgrade to Ember is easy, thanks to its ability to import your LittleSnapper library. So don’t worry about losing all the clippings you’ve already made — everything is safe.
Ember is priced at $49, and it’s available to download now from the Mac App Store. You’ll need a Mac running OS X 10.8.3 or later to run it.
Look out for our full review later this week.
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