Realmac Software Launches 'Ember', a Scrapbooking App for the Mac

Tuesday July 23, 2013 9:00 AM PDT by Richard Padilla
ember_iconRealmac Software, the developer behind popular iPhone to-do app Clear, announced today the release of Ember, a digital scrapbooking app for the Mac that prioritizes acquiring and organization of photos, drawings and other imagery from the Internet.

Ember started out last year as LittleSnapper, an advanced tool for sorting screenshots on the OS X desktop. While popular, it was limited in nature, and the release of Ember brings new features. Users are able to make “Collections”, which are groups that pull from the metadata of images in order to sort photos, as well as having a drag and drop interface in order to bring images from the web into the program. Ember also allows content to be shared and annotated through OS X’s AirDrop and Messages feature, as well as social networks like Twitter and Tumblr.
Drag in images from your Mac and around the web, and organize them into Collections. Apply tags to images, and build Smart Collections based on the tags and other metadata in your library.

Whether you’re collecting images for a project, screenshots for a client, or any other type of image, Ember’s organisational tools make it incredibly easy to group your images together. You can even save straight to collections from the Ember Browser Extensions.

Ember for Mac is $49.99 and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

 

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16 months ago
So this is a $50 version of Pinterest?
Rating: 14 Votes
16 months ago
RealMac has a trend of charging way too much for what little they offer, but $50 is insane. It makes me really appreciate folks, like the Pixelmator team, who churn out higher quality software at a more reasonable price.
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago
The cost of this app is beyond expensive. Wakey wakey...
Rating: 12 Votes
16 months ago
$50/£35 Really? I'll stick to LittleSnapper, thanks.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
This seems like another program that isn't that great but for some reason it's on every tech blog.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
$50 I will not be spending. I have far better programs, at a lot less cost.
Rating: 9 Votes
16 months ago
Yes, the App Store is deflating prices and people's perception of what software is worth. But I think even before that, $50 (or I guess technically $49.99) would have been a lot for something like this. I was excited when I saw the description. But as much as I and other people want to support Mac developers, I don't think that most people can justify spending that much on something that appears to offer the same functionalities as other free or much cheaper solutions. It offers it in one package, but is that convenience really worth that much premium? I guess they'll find out, but my guess is that many people will unfortunately either pass or wait and hope it shows up in one of the seemingly ubiquitous bundles.
Rating: 8 Votes
16 months ago

Yes, the App Store is deflating prices and people's perception of what software is worth. But I think even before that, $50 (or I guess technically $49.99) would have been a lot for something like this. I was excited when I saw the description. But as much as I and other people want to support Mac developers, I don't think that most people can justify spending that much on something that appears to offer the same functionalities as other free or much cheaper solutions. It offers it in one package, but is that convenience really worth that much premium? I guess they'll find out, but my guess is that many people will unfortunately either pass or wait and hope it shows up in one of the seemingly ubiquitous bundles.


I concur. This kind of software was worth ~$20 in the pre MAS days. With the larger audience they get from being on the MAS, I'm pretty sure $10 is a more reasonable price.

But what do I know - the app could be free and I still wouldn't be in the market to get it. Anyone out there in the market for this kind of app have any specific amounts they'd be willing to pay?

Also, the reason this app is being covered by every Mac blog is because the developer has already had their apps covered before. I feel like as soon as you have one article on a blog, you're basically set - they'll always publish about any crap you put out. Cases in point on MacRumors: Rovio, Firemint, EA, Realmac, Unreal... I'm sure there's others that are slipping my mind right now.
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago

This seems like another program that isn't that great but for some reason it's on every tech blog.


yet another "perfect little life" campaign in which everything is A+ because of a piece of software

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$50 I will not be spending. I have far better programs, at a lot less cost.


I can download half the ipad app store with that kind of money
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago
Heh. That price. They must be joking. Whoever buys it needs their head checked.
Rating: 5 Votes

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