Keeping a digital scrapbook is a great way to inspire yourself when it comes to basically anything, whether you be an app designer or are just looking for ideas when it comes to designing the interior of your home.
Ember is a new Mac app which gives you the ability to save images and store them in a scrapbook like manner. You can add images from a number of different sources. You can either drag them right into the app, pull them from an RSS feed, use the Chrome/Safari extension or use the built-in browser in the app. Adding content has been designed to be as easy as possible.
You can organise content into collections to make it easier to find a specific type of images. You can add tags to images which can then be used to make smart collections.
A neat feature which Ember has is the ability to pull images directly from an RSS feed. I was able to load up a few of my favourite feeds including the feed for UltraLinx and Linxspiration – it loads all the images it can find in the feed, you can then save them to your scrapbook.
Ember can even be used to annotate images, so you can use it for work or just add notes to an image for later. You can then share them quickly via Email, Aridrop, Messages, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and CloudApp.
Now you be wondering why not use Pinterest, Icebergs or Evernote? Well the great thing about Ember is that it is all on your computer, you don’t have to rely on the cloud which can of course be unreliable.