Realmac Software

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Realmac Software
Industry Software development
Founded November 2002
Founder Dan Counsell
Headquarters Brighton, England
Products Clear, Analog, Ember, RapidWeaver, Typed, Courier

Realmac Software is an independent software company based in Brighton, England.[1][2][3][4] Dan Counsell founded the company in November 2002 and serves as its director.[5]


In November 2002, Dan Counsell founded Realmac Software.[5][6][7] The company released RapidWeaver, a template-based website editor, in 2004.[8] Realmac Software acquired EventBox, a social media app, from its developers, The Cosmic Machine, in October 2009.[9][10] Realmac Software released Clear, a to-do list app, for iOS in January and Mac operating systems in November 2012.[11] The app reached spot two on the Apple Mac App Store behind Apple's Mountain Lion operating system.[11] The app was also listed on FierceDeveloper's list of "Top Apps" in February 2012.[12] FierceDeveloper named Realmac Software a "2012 Rising Star of Mobile Development" that November.[12]

The company released Analog, a photo manipulation software, in May 2013.[13][14] The following month, Realmac Software released Ember, an app designed to capture and organize screenshots.[3] The company announced the release of Typed, an OS X app for writing in Markdown, in July 2014.[1] That October, Clear was ranked 12th on Business Insider's list of "The World’s Greatest Apps."[15]



  1. ^ a b Josh Ong (July 17, 2014). "Realmac Software announces Typed, an upcoming Markdown editor for your Mac". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Rob (February 18, 2014). "Realmac Software Comes Clean About Clear – Moves to a Single Universal App and Will Go Free for a Limited Time". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Darrell Etherington (July 23, 2013). "LittleSnapper Becomes Ember As Realmac Software Overhauls Its Mac App For Digital Creatives". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Conor O'Driscoll (April 3, 2013). "An Interview with Christopher Downer of Realmac Software". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e Toby O. G. Seers (August 29, 2013). "Dan Counsell on Life at Realmac Software". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Realmac Software". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Nick Salerni (February 18, 2014). "Realmac Software To Unify iOS List-Making Apps, Clear and Clear+". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  8. ^ Jonas Wisser. "Developer Interview: Danny Greg of Realmac Software". Archived from the original on November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  9. ^ David Chartier (October 6, 2009). "Realmac Software acquires social app EventBox". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "Realmac Software Acquires Social App EventBox". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Kevin Smith (November 8, 2012). "Meet The Man Behind Clear, One Of The Most Beautiful iPhone Apps Around". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Realmac Software - 2012 Rising Stars of Mobile Development". November 20, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  13. ^ Darrell Etherington (May 14, 2013). "Realmac To Enter The Mobile Photo Fray With Analog For iPhone, Explains Why We Need Yet Another App". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  14. ^ J.R. Bookwalter (May 14, 2013). "Video: Realmac Software Teases Upcoming Analog Camera for iPhone". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  15. ^ Steven Tweedie (October 1, 2014). "The App 100: The World's Greatest Apps". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  16. ^ a b c Whitson Gordon. "All Realmac Software On Sale This Week, Including Clear, RapidWeaver, and More". Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  17. ^ a b "Realmac Software Teases Ember, A Digital Scrapbook For Your Mac [Video]". Retrieved November 15, 2014.

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