Skitch is a free app that helps you communicate visually with friends, co-workers, and the world. Annotate images with arrows, shapes, and text. Use Skitch to sketch something new, mark up maps, screen captures, or even a photo. Then save or share your Skitch annotation to help others see and understand your ideas. It features create smooth lines and scribbles to explain an idea, annotate maps, WebPages and screenshots, zoom and crop images, pixelate portions of an image, add highlights and draw attention to what matters, add text using special high-contrast coloring for readability, markup text with the highlighter tool, reposition and delete shapes, text and drawings at any time, and share your work with any application that accepts images.
November 27, 2016
Version: Skitch for Windows 18.104.22.168
For quick screen capture and annotation you don't get much quicker and simpler than this and it looks pretty good for everything you want to do at first.
You're limited in options. Only one style of arrow (although that one style is pretty good. The biggie (for me) is that you can't change the size of the font in text. Deal-breaker right there.
Another minor annoyance for me is the fact that every time you grab a new screenshot you have to choose whether to discard the current one. It makes the hot-key speed slow down quite a bit.
And it can't handle some context menus and etc that require a delay.
If you're looking for something quick and the ability to get good-looking annotations really quickly, look no further. But if you need the capability of changing your text size then you're out of luck.
Text resizing threw me for a little while, too... You don't set a font size in a menu or anything like that the way you do in other apps/programs. Instead, type in what you want, and then tap outside the text field to deselect the text area. Then tap the text until there is a thin border around the text, at which point you can pinch to resize the text to what you want. Simple and quick!