Best app for holding library of screen grabs, inspo images?

over 5 years ago from Ricky Synnot, Senior UX Designer at

  • Richard SisonRichard Sison, over 5 years ago

    Hmm I've tried a bunch of inspiration grabbing solutions Ember, Inboard, Pixave, Evernote, Pinterest, Niice, and Dropmark.

    What I've learned is the Mac app solutions (Ember, Inboard and Pixave) have a flaky sync solution (if they have one at all). I often found something I saved at work was rarely synced to my home computer.

    Neither Evernote, Pinterest or Niice seemed to work either. Evernote's sync is pretty good though I use it too much for notes that having screengrabs made my list look messy — I'm sure it's possible though depending on how you use evernote? As for Pinterest and Niice, I didn't think it was easy enough for me to just take screenshots and have them uploaded.

    Now Raindrop and Dropmark I tried at the same time. I was subscribed to Raindrop and it was awesome. Though I switched to Dropmark a month or so later because the workflow was just faster for me. I think Raindrop has come a long way but Dropmark is perfect for me.

    As for it being too expensive… I dunno. It's $5 a month. Well worth it in my books as I use it multiple times a day.

    Hope that helps.

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    • Ricky SynnotRicky Synnot, over 5 years ago

      Thanks, Richard - i'll take a look at paying for Dropmark. At the end of the day, its 2018, and it cant be sustainable for companies to keep providing these services for free!

      As I mentioned above the masonry layout is an important one for me, but its all about that ease of uploading and cataloguing on any device.

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      • Richard SisonRichard Sison, over 5 years ago

        Yeah, I reached the same conclusion that if I find it's a service I use a lot, I'll just need to pay for it. Otherwise it'll just end up getting abandoned.

        I know exactly where you're coming from though. If you're anything like me, you've got a fairly sized stack of subscriptions so adding one more needs to be worthwhile.

        Dropmark does have a masonry layout but I personally prefer distinct rows… I have a bunch of differently sized screen grabs and sometimes the smaller ones get lost in the mix.

        Both Dropmark and Raindrop have trials though. I recommend trying both and seeing which is better (before you invest too much in one). Raindrop is cheaper and looks like it's come a long way. I've gone too far into Dropmark (my general UI inspiration board is 1700+ uploads deep) to be bothered looking elsewhere. The benefits would need to be HUGE…

        Good luck!

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