I am frequently asked how I organize my digital kits and/or digital supplies, so today I would like to share a bit about my favorite organizational software, ACDSee.
When I started digi-scrapping in 2008, I quickly became aware that I needed to find a system that would let me organize my kits and photos better than how I was doing it. I was looking for “fast, efficient, and easy.” I looked at various systems, but nothing had all of the characteristics I was looking for, until I found ACDSee.
ACDSee allows me to create different Albums, Catalogs, and Categories, which all help me organize my “stuff.” What I REALLY like is that by using the ACDSee tools, I can set up an organization system that works for ME. Our brains don’t all think alike. While I might organize my supplies in a way that makes sense to me, it might not make sense to you. And of course, vice-versa. That’s just one of the beauties of ACDSee – personalization for the way your own brain thinks and processes things.
I love that I can use colors and numbers to tag my favorite supplies or kits. I can also easily make notes to keep track of things important to me, in reference to a particular kit or product. This is great for not only designers, but also CT members, and personal-use scrappers.
Have you, as a scrapper (or designer!) ever purchased the same product a second (or third!) time? I have! I have tagged my kits and products with the designer name, so when I am shopping, I just click once in ACDSee to see everything I have from that designer. No duplicate purchases for me!
I can assign Labels and Ratings and Keywords to anything and everything I want. If I want to see all of the buttons I have in any kit I own (as long as they have been tagged), I just click on my Buttons Category, and every button I have will appear. No more searching for that one special button I just can’t quite remember the location of. It will pop up for me as quick as can be.
The ACDSee interface is easy to use and customizable (is that a word?) as well. Move panels around to YOUR liking.
Here’s a screenshot of my Designer’s folder. I have clicked on my own design name, which will bring up my product previews. I can then right-click on the preview to take me right to that product. Super simple.
And did I say “fast?” I have nearly 1.75 TB of information on my design drive, and ACDSee has absolutely no trouble bringing up images instantaneously. I like not having to wait for them to pop up!
As you might have guessed, I am quite passionate about this program, but I know it’s not the only one “out there.” What program do YOU use to organize your supplies?
Are you ready for some fun today? Join me and other designers at MyMemories in our March Blog Train! (Be sure to read to the bottom of the post for additional freebies!)
Never participated in a Blog Train? It’s easy, just follow the links provided and hop from blog to blog, where each designer has a small FREE sampler mini-kit just waiting for you. It’s a great way to get a taste of the design style of designers you are not familiar with! AND get some fun freebies at the same time!
Below is a preview of my contribution, and you can find it HERE.
My Memories Blog Train Process:
- Visit each designer’s blog or Facebook posting for their preview and special link to their MM store.
- Click on the link provided.
- Place their gift in your shopping cart.
- Check out once you have all of the designer gifts collected and in your cart!
Your next stop will be: Queen Brat Designs
A complete list of all participants are at the bottom of this post.
If you are still trying to find which software works best for your needs, why not give MyMemories a try? Try it FREE here.
And if you decide MyMemories software is for YOU, use the coupon code: STMMMS40410 to receive $10 off the purchase price! Other special offers are also available, such as 30% off a photobook or photo gift order! Plus get the 1st month FREE to the Design Club!!
You will find my MyMemories shop HERE.
My Memories gives weekly freebies! Here are the designer freebies for this week, but HURRY… the last day to download is March 19th.
And I have 2 freebies in my store, which will be going away next week! If you would like them, be sure to download them before March 25th.
Click on the image to download!
Follow your Heart Cluster
The Introductory Sale Pricing on my newest collection, Spring-a-Ling, is almost over.
There is still time to save 30% on individual packs and a whopping 66% on the Collection!
I hope you enjoy your freebies and train ride! Here is the entire list of this month’s Blog Train participants!
Polka Dot Chicks
Over the Fence Designs
Patty B Scraps
Queen Brat Designs
Happy Scrap Art
Sugar Moon Designs
Scrapbookcrazy Creations by Robyn
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
scrap ‘n design by Rv MacSouli
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Heather Z Scraps
Sweet Pea Designs
Designs by Lisa Minor
Staffy Scraps Designs by Stina
Carolyn’s Scrap Creations
Sunshine Inspired Designs
Albums to Remember
Day Dreams ‘n Designs
Are you looking for a fun, fast, and easy way to scrap pages? I’d like to introduce you to a brand new software program, ScrapPage Pro, created and designed by Dave Fitzpatrick.
You can create “regular” scrapbook pages with ScrapPage, but it also has the unique feature which allows you to create interactive pages!
Click on the image below to see a Slide Show, behind a static layout.
Click on the image below to see how the interactive pages work! Click on each Season Title to change images.
How fun would it be to be sitting at your child’s sports game, create a quick page in seconds, then include several shots of the game itself? Or what about interactive greeting cards? The possibilities make my mind just take off!
Visit ScrapPage Pro to see what else it can do! (Click the thumbnails on the left to see the Interactive pages!)
Because Dave has looked to me, as well as others, for advice on what scrappers are looking for, he is offering my readers and customers a $10 savings on their purchase of ScrapPage Pro. You may purchase it for $29.95 instead of $39.95 HERE.
Let me know what you think?