Easel is a visual design tool built for the web. Since the web is viewed in a browser, we believe it should be built in one too.

Import Elements From All Over the Web

Have you ever wanted to take your existing site and quickly remix it? Or quickly add another page with the your site’s existing visual style? Today, we’re releasing a Chrome extension that allows you to import elements from all over the web.

How does it work?

First, install the Chrome extension. Once installed, Chrome will show an Easel icon next to your URL bar.

Next, visit a site of your choice and click the newly installed icon. The icon will turn blue and you can click any element on the current site. Below is an example from the Twitter Bootstrap site:

Screenshot of Copying

Once you see the Copied! message, you can move back into your Easel document. All you have to do in Easel is paste, and your new element will appear. You can paste by using command+v (ctrl+v on Windows or Linux).

Screenshot of Pasting

Once pasted in, the element can be immediately edited. Just double click to edit the text!

Don’t use Chrome?

We’ve also released a bookmarklet for other browsers. Drag the link into your bookmarks bar, and it will work just like the Chrome extension.

Install from the Application

Both the Chrome extension and the bookmarklet are available under the Tools link in the header when logged in. Clicking on tools will walk you through using both the Chrome extension and the bookmarklet.

Don’t have an Easel account yet?

You should sign up! If you’re not sure yet, you can still use the Chrome extension on the demo page page.