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Skitch is an app designed to let you mark up screenshots or photos with comments and shapes, or draw something freehand, and then send your work to others or upload to your social media site. Skitch has some cool features built in, and it installs easily on Mac OS X.
The Skitch interface is like any paint tool, with a set of basic tools to the left and a palette for your artwork on the right. If you're working with screenshots or images, they are displayed in the right pane, too. Putting a comment in a block or arrow is as simple as dragging the shape to the correct location and typing the text. You can use Skitch to highlight areas of a screenshot or photo with color or a circle drawn around the interesting area, or obscure parts using a pixelation function. You need to have an account on the publisher's servers to even use Skitch, which is annoying, and contents of Skitch are saved there. There are size limitations with the free account, so heavy users will need to upgrade to one of several account levels.
The problem we have with Skitch is that everything it does is done better in other apps. The need for an account and to log in every time you launch the app is frustrating, too. In the end, we got so frustrated with Skitch that we uninstalled it. Based on feedback from annoyed users, we aren't the only one.
Redesigned to take advantage of iOS 7 features.Skitch lets you communicate important ideas in an instant. Snap a photo, mark it up, and send it on. Make your message clear with arrows, stamps, text, shapes, and more. Getting your point across has never been easier.Your ideas. Fast. Snap a photo and mark it up by pointing the arrow, then tapping the button Use the predefined arrow, add text, and point out what is important Send it to your coworkers, classmate, or friends instantlyMore Tools Tap a picture to add arrows, stamps, shapes, text, highlights, and freehand pencil annotations Crop or pixelate an image to show only the essential content Add a quick caption to your image to provide contextSimple sharing Send marked up snapshots via email, SMS, or AirDrop Post to a social media stream for your friends and followers to see Display your annotations with AirPlay Create a unique link to your image and more with Evernote Grab a picture of something at work and share with meeting attendeesSome ways to use Skitch: At work: Snap a picture of a whiteboard and add your take to send to the team At home: Need something repaired? Snap a photo, mark it up to identify the problem and send it off For yourself: Take a snap of a bill or document, pixelate personal details and save it to EvernoteSkitch is free to download and use. It is part of the Evernote family of apps that are designed to help you remember everything, communicate simply and get things done.
What's new in this version:
- Maps have been reintroduced to the picker view.- Evernote Settings are easier to find under a new Evernote heading.- Your default Evernote Notebook can be set while signing in to the app.- Your default Evernote Notebook can be changed in Evernote settings.- Crop has been added to a new overflow menu in More Tools.- Annotations can all be cleared at once using the Clear Annotations option under the overflow menu.- Open in has been added as a sharing option, which lets you send your annotated im... See all new features »