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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 8, 2014

Skitch for Mac is a convenient utility for capturing , editing, and exporting screenshots for all kinds of presentations and other uses. This lightweight program gives you just what you need to create an excellent finished product without a bunch of extra features getting in the way.

Pros

Capture options: There are several different ways you can choose to capture images through this program. Depending on your needs, you can opt for a fullscreen capture, or you can use the Screen Snap to select just one window or portion of a window. There is also a Timed Screen Snap option that can come in handy in a variety of situations.

Editing and markup tools: Once you have your shot captured, you may want to edit your image or emphasize certain areas. This program comes equipped with all kinds of markup tools to help you get your message across. You can quickly add text, highlight areas, place a stamp, pixelate a section, or crop the entire image.

Cons

Clunky interface: This app's interface isn't terribly intuitive or convenient to use. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to find what you're looking for quickly enough, but it seems needlessly complicated and clunky initially.

Bottom Line

Skitch for Mac is a competent free utility program that lets you capture and edit screenshots effectively. The interface could definitely be more intuitive, but since there aren't too many features, it doesn't take long to get the hang of things. This program is a good choice for anyone who takes and shares screenshots on a regular basis but who doesn't require advanced editing features.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.7.2

General

Release February 28, 2014
Date Added February 28, 2014
Version 2.7.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 40,092
Downloads Last Week 23
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Developer's Description

Skitch Inc was formed as a company in 2010 by four partners spread across Australia and Norway. With help from contributors based in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Australia and the US, Skitch has become our beloved 'Swiss Army knife' of visual communication. We built Skitch and skitch.com to solve our own needs of sharing a visual idea, fast -- and if you have the same need, then we're sure you will fall in love with Skitch too.