Coaster - Unsplash search on Mac(heycoaster.com)

3 years ago from Gaddafi Rusli, Designer and developer

  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 3 years ago

    This looks good, useful and cheap enough. But are you confident you can compete with the also good, also useful, free and not requiring an app to be installed and maintained original web version?

    For me, the browser version has a few advantages also: you can open multiple tabs, you can search other services and compare the images, you can check your history, and you do it right from the browser where you have your other tabs, not needing to constantly switch to an app.

    Don't get me wrong, this project is great work, I am trying to analyse things from the point of view of the user base you are going after.

    3 points
    • Gaddafi Rusli, 3 years ago

      Thank you for your feedback! I agree with you regarding the ability to open multiple tabs, and search other services. If that's your typical workflow when dealing with the process of looking for good stock photos, I'm afraid Coaster can't beat that, for now :D

      For me, personally, I only always go to Unsplash for free photos. And compare to their website, I can't quickly copy or drag photos from their website, to quickly use it in other app, like Sketch. You can do that in Coaster, without having to download the HD files all the time. It's like a process for u to see if that photo fits, before finally downloading it. There's few other small features on Coaster, like set the photo as your wallpaper. I'd suggest you to watch the video :)

      That being said, there's more features coming soon that might increase your productivity when dealing with this process, but that's for later.

      2 points