How do you collect website inspiration for projects? Safari bookmarks folder has its limitations.

over 4 years ago from , Product Designer & Front-end Developer

I'm currently using subfolders amongst my Safari bookmarks to collect my web design inspiration for current and future projects.

However, I feel it's kind of limited, and have tried to search for an app or website which I could use.

What do you use? Or have you heard of something which you can recommend?


  • Dustin Koop, over 4 years ago

    I recently started using the dragdis visual bookmarking tool. https://dragdis.com It allows me to create mood boards and keep all things collected in a single place.

    3 points
    • Anton Moritz, over 4 years ago

      Dragdis seems great, but I use Safari as my primary browser and they don't offer an extension for it. Too bad though...

      0 points
  • oli ingram, 4 years ago

    I really like https://www.dropmark.com/ it has a browser extension for chrome which makes it super easy and it's really good for quickly sharing boards.

    2 points
  • Numecca .Numecca ., over 4 years ago

    Holy fuck bitch.

    Every so often this question gets asked. I switched from Ember to Inboard. Go with that. It's all local. It lets you sync with your dribble account and pulls all of your liked shots into a folder. You can also capture entire web pages by right clicking and selecting "add page to Inboard."

    There is a mention of every service out there including Niice. I think Niice is great for individual mood boards with teams, not what you're describing. This is your inspiration repo. I've been there.

    Don't fuck around with all of these recommendations. Get Inboard, or Dropmark if you're okay with the monthly fee. Inboard is a single payment. I would get that and then be done with it.

    Too bad they stopped working on Ember. And too bad Icebergs sold to Pinterest. I've used all of this shit. Inboard FTW.

    1 point
    • Rob GillRob Gill, almost 3 years ago

      You said it brother, its a year later and I'm still asking my self the same question... I want to store and group multiple screenshots... tags/groups etc... sounds like Inboard might be a good place to start

      0 points
  • Johan Gunnarsson, 4 years ago

    I have been using Evernote for this for 8 years now. I have tens of thousands of images and notes saved. For me it's important that the company feels stable and serious. Many of the alternatives have nicer interfaces and stuff, but who knows when they will shut down.

    1 point
  • Richard BruskowskiRichard Bruskowski, over 4 years ago

    https://raindrop.io/ It's nice and unobtrusive, you can share your collections easily.

    1 point
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 4 years ago

    That's what Ember is/was for. Lovely software that I've bee using since it was called Little Snapper but the developer decided to stop supporting it. Shame because it was best in class!

    1 point
    • Dan Christian, 4 years ago

      Yep. Still using it and although it works as I need it to and I've not encountered any bugs, it sucks that there won't be anymore updates for it :(

      0 points
  • Renee PRenee P, 4 years ago

    Dropmark sounds like what you're looking for. Or if it's more of a bookmark manager you want, try papaly

    0 points
  • Brad Oliver, 4 years ago

    Over the past 6 months I tested many of the apps and services mentioned here (and others). While most represented significant compromises in one way or another, one stood out from the crowd. Pixave http://www.littlehj.com/.

    Rather than just bookmarks, I wanted something that I could use to view my local store of images as well as grabbing screenshots or images from the web, and Pixave did all that for me and more. A killer feature for me is the ability to add referenced images (set in preferences) from local storage. This allows me to keep my locally stored resources in their existing locations but still be accessible in Pixave. For those images captured from the web, it stored them in it's own database and presents you with the URL to the source.

    In addition, it has browser plugins for grabbing images or entire pages. It's only for Mac but their iPad app is entering beta and iPhone is afterwards.

    I've paired Pixave (for design inspiration) with Raindrop.io for general bookmarks. So far I am very pleased with the combo.

    PS - They are running a 40% off Black Friday deal right now.

    0 points
  • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, over 4 years ago

    I've used dragdis since it was released.. decided to give Raindrop.io a go recently although I think dragdis is superior

    0 points
  • Ronan Flynn-CurranRonan Flynn-Curran, 4 years ago

    Use https://niice.co/ .

    0 points
  • George Penston, over 4 years ago

    I've tried a bunch of web apps and Mac apps for this. It's sad how many have come and gone through the years. Iceberg, Zootool, LittleSnapper, etc.

    Right now, I've been trying Inboard: http://inboardapp.com but I fear it won't be around for too long. I'm kinda thinking using Pinterest or something like this would be better in the long run.

    0 points
  • Tovi ZhongTovi Zhong, 4 years ago

    I use pinterest to create moodboard.

    0 points
  • Oz ChenOz Chen, 4 years ago

    Lingo App is really great. Smooth copy and paste, categorization features are nice.

    Sometimes I use evernote web clipper, but more for articles than saving images.

    0 points
  • Bertrand Bruandet, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Hey Anton,

    We built Hypershoot exactly for this! It's really easy to collect websites and we the screenshots for you (desktop, tablet and mobile screenshot) so you can find it easily.

    You can also check my profile to find some inspiration.

    Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions

    ps: we also built Maxi best-of, it might interest you.

    0 points
    • Numecca .Numecca ., 4 years ago

      Looks great! I hate you for making me look into this.

      If you can get enough people in here, feels like the community aspect could be the go to for inspiration. A percolating filter for the best stuff from like Pocket did with articles. Good shit, and fucking annoying. I'm using inboard and I've got my system, but this is looking like it's going somewhere.

      0 points