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What's your workflow when you have to save your design, user flow, interfaces interaction or interesting links?

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YaserAhmady's avatar
a year ago

Hey Flavia!

Your question is pretty broad to be honest… I think you're asking from an UI/UX standpoint so I'll try providing some tools I tried that could be relevant for you.

Apps for collecting media, organize them, refind them: your own design libraries!

I gotta tell you: no one has still made a really good product for now. A lot of these kind of apps are discontinued. Most of what remains is macOS only or web-based. There’s also no mobile client at all.

(Warning: this is a list in dumpster format haha, I pasted some of my notes so please don’t judge me)

  • Eagle - this is my go to app, I think it's the best of it's kind feature-wise. It pretty much has every feature of its competitors but I still feel it could be way better. You can also annotate stuff.
  • References.Design - This one has a big crush on discovering stuff to save, it provides a unified experience for browsing Dribbble, Behance and some others. I think this could be a good fit for you.
  • Milanote - It’s basically a giant whiteboard you can fill with your media, you can connect them with arrows, you can annotate wherever you want. Useful sometimes.
  • Raindrop - You can collect media in it but its focus is on web bookmarks.
  • Pixave - kinda similar to Eagle but with less features. It's the only one that also has a mobile version (iPad only).
  • Arena - Similar to Pinterest but it has some Wiki ideas.
  • Pinterest - Not really the best tool for the job but still.
  • Tropy - More focused on other kinds of research but the team has very interesting ideas feature-wise.
  • Dropmark
  • DragDis
  • Inboard - very barebones but I think it has the prettiest interface. I use this for collecting nice pictures, GIFs and memes. I think it’s discontinued tho.
  • PureRef
  • HyperShoot - for collecting websites only.
  • Notion tables - Some people really do this.
  • Adobe Bridge - Don’t.
  • Adobe Lightroom - What?

Some stuff for iOS: Utiful, Magpie, Screenshot PRO.

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@awwstn (replying to @YaserAhmady )
a year ago

This is such an amazing answer @YaserAhmady! Going to try some o these out.

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@YaserAhmady (replying to @YaserAhmady )
a year ago

OMG, that

got gigantic, wasn't expecting that, sorry!

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@YaserAhmady (replying to @YaserAhmady )
a year ago

I wrote that <h1> but apparently Capiche doesn't sanitize user input for now? 🤔

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@maguay (replying to @YaserAhmady )
a year ago

Haha no worries!

I just edited your answer to an H3 so it won't be quite so big.

We support Markdown, so that's perfect, but we may just need to tweak our comment answer style a bit.

This is an incredible list, thanks for sharing! Eagle and References.design both look amazing.

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@flabernardez (replying to @YaserAhmady )
a year ago

Ohhhh!!! Tahnks so much! So helpful! I'm gonna try every of them! So kind @YaserAhmady!

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maguay's avatar
a year ago

For saving bookmarks and design inspiration, one of the best tools I've seen recently was Raindrop, which @YaserAhmady shared in a recent Capiche discussion about the best bookmarking apps. It's essentially a bookmarking app built around media, with large screenshot previews of every site you clip.

Another tool that might work is Milanote, another tool @YaserAhmady shared in a discussion about best moodboard apps. It's a visual notes app—think Pinterest meets notes. It looks really nice, though I've never actually used it for work.

I used to use the Mac app Ember to save screenshots for inspiration and to keep a record of how software and sites change—but it's now unsupported and I haven't used it in a few years. Looks like Keep It might be a similar supported option that @ethnchng shared in the bookmarking apps discussion.

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@YaserAhmady (replying to @maguay )
a year ago

Hey Matt, thanks for mentioning me! I'm gonna post some other apps relevant to OP's question in a top-level comment, check it out!

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@maguay (replying to @YaserAhmady )
a year ago

Awesome that'd be perfect!

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awwstn's avatar
a year ago

@flabernardez can you elaborate on this question a bit? I'm not sure I follow exactly what you're getting at.

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@flabernardez (replying to @awwstn )
a year ago

Sorry, I haven’t find the way to edit the question. I mean “bookmarks”. How people save visual bookmarks to sta

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@flabernardez (replying to @flabernardez )
a year ago

... to stay inspired, and collect them in a easy way to find that inspirational resource the “day after tomorrow”.

(I’m now on iPad and can’t see an edit button either...)

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