My name is Dan Counsell. I’m a Product Designer and Founder of Realmac Software, an award-winning independent Mac and iOS development studio based in the city of Brighton, England.

I've been designing and building apps for over fifteen years.

I try to regularly answer questions on Quora about the App Store, Marketing, and running a small business. I also publish videos on YouTube, post photos on Instagram, and tweet on Twitter.

I'm vegan. I like design, technology, music, photography, running, reading, minimalism, and coffee.

Contact Dan

You can email me at hello@dancounsell.com. I get a lot of messages. Too many to reply to, but I read everything I receive and will try my best to respond.

Products & Projects

Listed below are some of the products I've worked on and shipped in the last five or so years.





  • Hatch for iPhone
  • Ember for Mac
  • Ember for iOS
  • Analog Camera for iOS
  • Clear for iPad


  • Analog for Mac
  • Clear for iOS
  • Clear for Mac


  • Courier for Mac
  • Socialite for Mac
  • LittleSnapper for Mac
  • RapidWeaver 5 for Mac



A selection of personal interviews.


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