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Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac)

Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac) | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Collect the things you love, with Ember. Whether you’re capturing photos, screenshots or any other kind of image - save, annotate and sync it with Ember.
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Ember is a Mac and iOS app that allows you to easily capture parts of a screen, a specific image, a whole window or a full web page easily and to edit it, collect it and organize it according to tags, themes/groups and colours.


Ember key strengths are:


a) the image "capture" toolset, which is second to none. It offers maximum flexibility, it is simple, and allows you to save directly to any folder/group/collection you have set-up.


b) the image editor utility that integrates a set of useful tools that includes cropper, focus/blur areas, rotate, add text, freehand drawing.


c) the elegantly designed "library" where you can organize your images and screenshots easily via drag and drop into collections. Each image can also have a description and multiple tags. In addition Ember can automatically sort all your images by colors.


d) the "subscription" area where you subscribe to image feeds from various sites and galleries to get inspiration and ideas.


iCloud-syncable.


Ember is a beautifully designed app that does a fantastic job of capturing any kind of image or screenshot from the web and to give you relevant tools to edit it and "curate" it into private collections.

N.B.: Though Ember is really a great app to use, I would not pay its relatively hefty price tag, unless it allowed me to publish or export (in a publishable format) some of my collections.


Free to 14-day trial.

Price £.34.99 


N.B.: Ember requires Mac OSX Mavericks to run.


More info: http://realmacsoftware.com/ember 


Free trial: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/try/ 


Download from Mac App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/appstore 


Download from iOS App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember-ios/appstore 



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Nine0Media's curator insight, March 6, 6:17 PM

#WebConsultants #WordpressExperts

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Capture Any Portion of Any Web Page and Post/Embed It Anywhere with Kwout

Capture Any Portion of Any Web Page and Post/Embed It Anywhere with Kwout | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
A brilliant way to quote
Robin Good's insight:



Kwout is a web app that allows you to grab any portion of any web page, including text and images and to easily post it on your site, blog or on your preferred social media channel.


To use Kwout you install a Firefox add-on or the Chrome extension and whenever you see content you want to "quote" you click the Kwout button and then you select the part of the page you want to quote with your mouse. 


At this point you can select whether to share, tweet or embed your selected quote whereever you like. A unique feature makes it possible for all of the links contained in the part of the page you grabbed to remain fully active and clickable. 


Kwout archives also all of the "quotes" you create and can auto-generate a page that shows your history of cited content.


P.S.: This is not a new tool and it has not been updated since 2011 but it is still working fine.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://kwout.com/ 


Firefox add-on: http://kwout.com/help/addon 


Chrome extension: http://kwout.com/help/extension


FAQ: http://kwout.com/help/ 



Added to the Content Curation Tools directory page here:

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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:10 AM

Captura cualquier parte de una página Web o post para incrustarla en cualquier lugar con Kwout

 

Kwout es una aplicación web que te permite capturar cualquier parte de cualquier página web, incluyendo el texto y las imágenes y te permite publicarla fácilmente en tu sitio, blog o en su canal de medios sociales preferido.

Para utilizar Kwout debes instalar un complemento o extensión de Firefox o Chrome y cada vez que veas algún contenido que deseas "citar" debes hacer clic en el botón "Kwout" y luego seleccionas la parte de la página que deseas capturar con el ratón.

En este punto puedes seleccionar si deseas compartir, tweetear o si deseas integrar la cita seleccionada en el lugar que prefieras.

Una característica única hace posible que todos los enlaces contenidos en la "captura" permanezcan en plena actividad y te lleven al lugar indicado al hacer clic.

Al mismo tiempo todas las "citas" y archivos que crees con Kwout pueden generar automáticamente una página que muestra el historial de los contenidos citados.

PS: Esta herramienta no es nueva y no ha sido actualizada desde 2011, pero todavía está trabajando muy bien.

De uso libre.

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Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly

Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Scissorsfly is a great new web app which allows you to "photograph" any screen or part of it and to collect and organize these pictures into Pinterest-like boards.


The capture functionality allows you to not just to pick images available on a web page as you would do with Pinterest but it allows you to clip any part of a web page or a full visible screen as you may see fit.


Differently than on Pinterest, the collected items can be easily arranged, positioned and resized on the board.


Scissorsfly provides a Chrome browser extension (Firefox and Safari coming soon) that once clicked provides a small toolbar with all of the key commands available.


Free to use.


Excellent capture and collect tool, provides lots of the original functionalities available in the now defunct Clipboard.com. Unfortunately there is no ability to capture a full web page, from top to bottom, but outside of this, I really found Scissorsfly to be an excellent tool for capturing and curating ay type of content available online.  


Try it out now: https://www.scissorsfly.com/ 


Chrome app store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scissorsfly/hjhmkhdbecgcmhohojlcjddicnbgahcp/details 






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Mike Power's curator insight, February 24, 3:12 AM

Interesting looking tool. In Beta so it will only get better. UI is a bit ugly but that's not a deal breaker. 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 24, 5:12 AM

Looks promising and pretty for curation.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 6:31 PM

Very cool! #WebConsultants #WebDesign

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Collect, Organize and Search Any Text, Image or Video You Find on the Web with Dragdis

Collect, Organize and Search Any Text, Image or Video You Find on the Web with Dragdis | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



Robin Good's insight:



Dragdis is a web app and browser extension which allows you to easily grab and collect just about any image, text, video or link you find on the web. By simply clicking and dragging anything you find on a web page, triggers the Dragdis browser extension which showcases all of your personal folders and gives you the possibility to drag your item in your preferred collection.


The way Dragdis works is as simple as it can get, and seeing visually your folders on the side of your browser makes the "collecting" experience really easy.


You can create as many collections as you like, invite friends, and re-organize collections, folder names and items collected as you like.


Dragdis also makes it easy to search within your collected items as well as within any item collected by other Dragdis users.



Free to use.


Try it out now: https://www.dragdis.com/


More info on how to use it: http://www.howtousedragdis.com/


The Dragdis browser extension is available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari here: https://www.dragdis.com/Me#/pages/Extension (you need to be logged in)


Dragdis is still in private beta as I write, but you can leave your email and request to be invited.



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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 18, 2013 12:19 AM
Hi Robin, can you send me the link again for the tools map. I have just tried to open it and my iPad is telling me the address is wrong. Thanks! Elizabeth
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 18, 2013 12:28 AM
Ok, worked it out....needed to download mindomo :)
Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, April 20, 2013 4:35 AM

Otra nueva aplicación en fase beta para la Content Curation que te permite seleccionar, organizar y buscar cualquier contenido (texto, imagen, vídeo) de la Web para después organizarlo en colecciones o listas creadas por ti mismo o por colaboradores o amigos añadidos por ti. 

 

Extensión para Google Chrome, Firefox y Safari a la que se puede acceder por invitación dejando el email en la web de Dragdis: https://www.dragdis.com/