What is the best app to collect design inspiration: images, animations, videos and (maybe) articles?
- Board will help you manage your collections. Also Pinterest's recommendation will help you discover similar things you might like.
- I've been using this app called NoteLedge for collecting videos and images for a while now (1.5 years) and I'm satisfied with so far. All the digital media I collect (by using the web-clipper tool), goes into the media folder, from where it's easily accessible from both my phone and my iPad. I like the app's design and look, and I think overall it's quite nice to use, both for organizing your media, taking notes and journaling. I've been suggesting to check out this app to my friends/family, and now some of my friends use it for sketching/drawing (on their tablets that support styluses), and I even got my mom hooked on it - she uses it for collecting inspiration for house renovations and recipes.
- Used to use this quite a bit but it can support all different types of media. If you just want to build moodboards, InDesign or Photoshop are also good.
- I used to be the biggest fan of Evernote, but recently turned to OneNote to capture exactly what you are looking for. It isn't perfect and not as full featured as Evernote (premium paid edition) but it is simple, organized, and works across multiple platforms (not just Windows). Plus it's private which I prefer for capturing product and design ideas and notes.
- A popular picture management software in Taiwan and China. You can save all of your pictures, animations and GIFs at Eagle. Meanwhile you can also categorize these inspirations by tagging. It also has Chrome extension for you to save the whole web page and any picture element in no time. Highly recommended.