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Ember for Mac

The visual scrapbook for your mind

The App

Built at Realmac Software, Ember for Mac was a way for creatives to capture, save, organise, annotate and share their design inspiration. It was a ground-up rebuild of Realmac’s previous app, Little Snapper.

My Role

I joined Realmac just as version 1.0 was about to be released. As the UI & UX designer that took over the project, my job was to design new features into the UI while ensuring that the UX stayed simple. I also kept the general UI up to date with macOS’ evolving design language.

Icon Redesign for OS X Yosemite

Main Interface

“EMBER HAS THE LOOK AND FEEL OF AN APP APPLE MIGHT MAKE. SURELY THERE’S NO HIGHER ACCOLADE.”

— MacFormat Magazine

Capture Interface

“EMBER IS AN EXTREMELY SLICK APP WHOSE DEVELOPERS HAVE PAID FANATICAL ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL OF THE USER EXPERIENCE.”

— MacWorld

Annotation Interface

“IF YOU WANT A SERIOUS TOOL TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DESIGN IMAGES AND SCREENSHOTS… YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY GIVE EMBER A TRY.”

— Mac App Storm

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