Realmac Software has announced the immediate availability of Ember
(, a new “inspiration-sharing” web service for
creatives. The application replaces Realmac Software’s previous
QuickSnapper service, and adds a number of requested features.

“Ember lets designers build an online scrapbook of design
inspiration, and its seamless integration with our desktop and iPhone
LittleSnapper applications makes it the easiest way for designers to
share their inspiration online,” says Daniel Counsell, director and
founder of Realmac Software.

The web service allows users to upload images, apply tags and
descriptions, and build collections of any images they discover on
the service. Ember also features “categories” that users can submit
relevant images to (for example, “User Interface Design”), and
Realmac Software curate the categories to ensure that Ember grows as
a creative showcase and pattern library.

Ember accounts are available at two levels: Basic and Pro. Basic
accounts are advertising-supported and allow the user to upload a
maximum of 30 images per month, as well as creating a maximum of
three collections per account. For $US24 per year, Pro users are not
shown advertisements, can upload an unlimited number of images and
create as many collections as they wish.

Pro users also receive free upgrades to Realmac Software’s desktop
application LittleSnapper when a paid-for upgrade is released during
their subscription, meaning that Pro users will not need to pay to
upgrade from LittleSnapper 1.x to 2.x upon its release sometime in
the next 12 months.