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Where do you keep all your inspirations, which you can browse comfortably in 100% size without frames??

1 month ago from , UI/UX Designer

For some time I've been looking for a place where I can organize my UI inspirations in folders and browse them by default in 100% size without any additional frames, page navigation etc. In other words, so that I can only browse a file/photograph in natural size and use the arrows on the keyboard to move to the next file. Most of the services offer something like this, but usually, I have to bring them closer to their natural size every time. Pinterest goes away because it significantly reduces the size of our image files and their quality and shows everything in a frame. I used Google Drive, Dropbox but it's not so comfortable there either because these services show photos in a frame. And I want the photo to start from the top, without other interface elements. So as if you clicked the right mouse button on the image and marked "open in your browser". Only with this solution, I have to do it every time. I can't go to the next file simply by clicking the arrows.

What do you recommend?

Forgive me if I have complicated it too much.

19 comments

  • Yulen Fernandez, 1 month ago

    In my case: https://eagle.cool/ is open everyday on my machine.

    13 points
    • Guilherme SchmittGuilherme Schmitt, 1 month ago

      +1 for Eagle. I love their filtering and tagging options.

      2 points
    • Yihao Chen, 1 month ago

      +1. This is a must have for designers. Easy organization of your inspirations done very neatly.

      0 points
    • Chris KnutsonChris Knutson, 1 month ago

      After years of different tools, I also settled on Eagle, and am in love.

      0 points
    • Brian Moon, 1 month ago

      I use Eagle as well. Recently bought an iPad Pro and wondering if they have anything in the pipeline to support this device.

      0 points
    • Shremal Patel, 1 month ago

      +1 Eagle. Love their filtering and easy capture in various formats. I have put my library file on my GDrive that helps me to be in sync with all my devices.

      2 points
    • Hayden K, 1 month ago

      This looks really cool! Does anyone here use it for teams? They say they sync through the cloud, just wondering how it actually works?

      0 points
  • junjie shao, 1 month ago

    I think Finder + Quick Look already suits your workflow?

    Nevertheless, I do think you can give a try on References.Design. In fact, I just posted another thread about the new features in version 2.0

    Basically, you can link your existing folders with the app and all the images will be scanned and shown in the app. You can double click on an image to view it in 100% scale (unless it is larger than the viewport, in that case the image will be scaled to fit).

    We've built the user interface to be as little as possible, but it is not truly "frameless". There are still some basic controls there. To make it truly frameless, you can right click on an image and choose to Open in New Window, then it will show only the image itself with the system's "traffic lights" for window control. Again it will try to show the image in 100% scale unless it is larger than your screen size.

    It may not fit for your workflow perfectly, but check the other features like aggregated online inspirations, smart content detecting and Inspire Me!, I think it will worth your time to at least have a try!

    4 points
    • Andrew C, 1 month ago

      Yeah this is what I do. Put stuff in folder -> press spacebar on first image in folder -> up and down arrows navigate the images with minimal UI.

      0 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 1 month ago

    ~/Users/username/Desktop/Untitled20%Folder/desktop-cleanup/desktop-items-2018/desktop-shit/desktop-cleanup-2017/desktop-stuff/pics

    3 points
    • Pierre FortierPierre Fortier, 1 month ago

      Are you me?

      1 point
    • Parvez SParvez S, 25 days ago

      Haha, I do this too. I save everything on the desktop, when it gets cluttered I select everything and move to a folder called "Desktop" when that folder gets cluttered I make another folder like 2019 and start putting stuff there.

      0 points
  • Eric Chu, 1 month ago

    I highly recommend checking out Isolate. Cleanest / fastest image browser I've come across.

    https://github.com/seenaburns/isolate

    2 points
  • Stefano Vitagliano, 1 month ago

    I use raindrop.io but just for collecting, tagging and organising my links. It can organise images also but I haven't tried that functionality, I simply don't need it. You can try it to see if fits your needs.

    2 points
  • Artur Eldib, 1 month ago

    I tried Dropmark, its ok, but want to see if theres something better that I dont know of.

    2 points
    • edd _.e, 1 month ago

      Dropmark have native iOS apps which makes it super useful because its more often than not you find things you want to save when you're scrolling on your phone. Killer feature because of this compared to everything else.

      1 point
  • evan kosowski, 1 month ago

    savee.it

    0 points
  • n keylen keyle, 1 month ago

    Remember Delicio.us? :sob:

    That's where mine went...

    0 points
  • George Brown, 1 month ago

    http://www.littlehj.com/mac/

    0 points