TumblMacin is a lightweight application that provides the means to download pictures from Tumblr blogs in a comfortable manner. Despite the complex purpose it accomplishes, the simplicity of its frontend is shocking.
TumblMacin backs up the image collection attached to an entire blog and benefits administrators of Tumblr websites, allowing them to create a copy of those digital photos. It comes across as a ‘just in case’ solution for situations where a blog gets banned, for instance.
The program is easy to setup, the whole installation process takes under a minute and the user interface is simple, yet intuitive. TumblMacin has a short learning curve, as the GUI includes only a few fields and a couple of buttons that are not a challenge to understand.
First and foremost, you are required to enter the blog’s URL address, which can be pasted from the clipboard or entered by hand. Next, you should enter the name of the output directory and the naming pattern of the images.
There’s no possibility to actually choose the directory to which the files will be exported, as the location is automatically set to your desktop. Once you’re done configuring it, you can press the ‘Go’ button, at which point the program starts grabbing the pictures one by one (needless to say, you need an Internet connection).
In conclusion, TumblMacin is a simple program that manages to fetch pictures from a Tumblr blog at good speed. Nevertheless, there should be an option to choose the output folder, not to mention that the application can only process JPG files.