A year later... Are there any alternatives to Ember

8 years ago from Toby Negele, Senior Product Designer

  • Ethan Clark, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    +1 for Pixa. It stands out from the competition.

    Live Folder is a great feature. I've bought the new cool kid Pixave on App Store. After realise it doesn't have that, I remove it. This feature works fast and auto-update within few seconds after changes in Finder.

    Pixa can do better with Live Folder by making it auto collapse and expand when user click it to keep the sidebar neater and easier for user to navigate. It's also a bit delay when scrolling on a long list of folders. This can be improved as well.

    Projects. It's a pity that I can't drag an image when viewing it to projects in the sidebar. I have to back to the grid view.

    Shortcuts. We can asign most of regular actions to a keyboard shortcut. It's a very nice feature.

    Other features in my wishlist for version 2.0:

    • simle edit functions like crop, filters, rotation.
    • native Mac gestures.
    • Availabitily to save 1:1 ratio when viewing images. It's very helpful when I viewing a folder with full page screenshots.

    As its Twitter said, we maybe have to wait for a long time for the next version.

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    • Toby NegeleToby Negele, 8 years ago

      i think Pixa is a great alternative. What bugs me though is the lack of support/updates.

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    • Chris Aalid, 8 years ago

      I use pixa and ended up mapping F5 to view 1:1. I think it's called "View Full Size" in the menu.

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    • Florian GrauFlorian Grau, 8 years ago

      +1 for Pixa

      My favorite feature is the genius extension for Safari and Chrome, which presents you with all the images on a given site and you can select all the files you want to import.

      Unless someone else is coming up with that feature I don't see myself switch anytime soon.

      Btw: Shinyfrog is allegedly working on a v2.

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