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Your image swiss army knife: Screen capture, crop, resize, sketch then share with people fast. Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.

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  • Mobile Web
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  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
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  • Annotating screenshots and images
  • Mark-up screen captures with shapes and comments
  • Draw attention by using annotation and markup
  • Say it with fewer words using shapes, arrows and quick sketches
  • Move projects forward by giving feedback and sharing ideas
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    1 Mixed reviews
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  • There's probably more information here than you'll ever need, and the app itself isn't flashy or fun. But if you want a quick reference that puts a ton of tax information at your fingertips, it's well worth a download -- and cheaper than an audit. Free for iOS and Android devices.

  • If you've always felt traditional screenshot applications are too much trouble, Skitch is what you've been waiting for.


    Easy to use.


    Doesn't offer saving to local drive when quitting.

  • Skitch may not provide a ton of options but it's still one of the better tools of its type. The Evernote integration is only optional, so you won't be forced to create an account. All in all, Skitch has its ups and downs, but it seems that longtime users are quite disappointed by the recently overhauled Skitch. However, new users might find Skitch very handy and use it for what it is: a simple and enjoyable tool for quickly annotating images.

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  • 6 In total

  • User review from

    Matthew Pfeiffer

    Primarily I use Skitch for quickly snapping screen shots, and adding notes, etc straight to the image. I could certainly do the exact same things in Photoshop, but Skitch, for this purpose, is much much faster and easier to use. Plus it much more light weight, so you don't have to sort of search for things like you would on other more complex software interfaces that let you do much more. For those that use Evernote for your note keeping needs will be happy to hear that Skitch is also made by the same people.

    Pros :

    • It is free, that is always a PRO.
    • Very quick and easy to set up and use. If you need to take a quick snap shot of your screen, or a small section of your screen and then add an arrow and some text explaining what the comment or note is and what it is in reference to, then this is a great software for you.
    • It is a great tool because it is so highly focused on doing one thing really good, instead of trying to be the software you would use for all of your image editing needs.
    • This could be viewed as a PRO or a CON, depending on how you see it, but it appears that sometime in 2016, that the features may eventually be merged into the Evernote platform, and my guess is that those features will be part of the paid version of Evernote.

    Cons :

    • I use MAC and iPhone, so this software is perfect for me, but as far as I can tell, this can not be loaded on to anything except for Apple products. If you are looking to do much more than annotate on top of a screen capture, then this software will not be flexible enough for your needs.
    • As of late 2015, Evernote was planning to get rid of the mobile app, which is kind of sad, but I mainly use the Skitch on my desktop MAC, so I'm not too sad.

    • May 24, 2016
  • User review from

    Sam Caesar

    The small arrow in my taskbar has become part of my everyday life. Whether it be speed at which you can annotate and "sketch" (see what they did there with the name) on screenshots and images, or the intuitive and simplistic menu, Skitch is really a simple tool that has proved itself indispensable.

    Pros :

    • I send a lot of emails. To clients. To Colleagues. Many of which are emails that are explaining something or underlining a point. When you send a graph and want someone to know that you want the look at THIS BIT HERE! Many times this can be lost, but the right click in the taskbar and "open Skitch" function, has saved many a frustrated email thread.
    • The menu navigation is very simple with big friendly icons that are very intuitive and self-explanatory, meaning that whatever you had envisioned is easily accomplished. For Mac users, it's like the preview on steroids.
    • One of the greatest features of Skitch is the price - FREE! It almost feels like one of those tools that should come prebaked into the computer, it's that useful.
    • It also has the ability to take screengrabs and automatically open them in Skitch. This can be done with a right click, instead of the "shift, command, control, 4" that has become the screenshot claw on the Mac (long live print screen)

    Cons :

    • One of the few cons I can think of is the whole Evernote integration. If you love and use Evernote, this will not be a con, but a major plus. But for someone that is only an occasional Evernote user, it is more a hindrance.
    • For me, I either use the drag and drop function at the bottom of the window, or cmd c in order to paste the image into an email. Actually exporting your wonderful creations can sometimes be a slight hassle.

    • April 6, 2016
  • User review from

    Luca Campanelli

    Skitch is a very useful application and is an application developed with the purpose of allowing the user to perform editing and sharing photos and images. Skitch initially was deployed in two different versions (free and paid), years ago thanks to the acquisition by Evernote was also developed for other platforms such as Android and Windows and became a totally free application.

    Pros :

    • One of the early strengths of Skitch is above all its integration with Evernote, if you are Evernote users you sure will find this application very useful.
    • The other strong point of Skitch is certainly its ease of use and immediacy in making the catch.
    • Skitch can be used by simply clicking on the application icon and choosing the type of desired action (Fullscreen snapshot, snapshot crosshair, previous snapshot area, etc.) Or by using the shortcuts comfortable thanks to which it will be even faster to use the program.
    • The convenience of these features is to keep in memory the coordinates (pixels) of your crop area of ​​the snap ( imagine to work on a window that displays a web page, and imagine that you want to cut out several screens of the web page at different times.).
    • Using the snapshot crosshair, you can crop the area of ​​interest and make the snapshot, then sailing around the page, you can re-run the same operation while keeping the same size and the same area first selected.
    • Skitch also provides the ability to add indicators, graphics, texts, etc. setting its color and so on.
    • Then you can share your snap where ever you want and if you're Evernote users, share them directly into Evernote.

    Cons :

    • From January 22, 2016, Evernote has decided to not release any more updates for Windows and Android platforms, also from these platforms is no longer possible to download the application. andnbsp;

    • March 12, 2016
  • User review from

    Robin Ruetenik

    Skitch is an incredibly useful markup tool for practically anything you’d like to illustrate or highlight. I use Skitch on a regular basis as a training tool to show directions. Since it’s strictly visual, using the images to supplement a set of hard-to-follow or multi-sequence directions makes a lot of sense.

    Pros :

    • Skitch comes as an app on my iMac, so it stays on my menu whenever I want it. Users can either take a screenshot with Skitch or with another tool and then upload it into Skitch.
    • I appreciate that option especially because then I can use Skitch to manipulate any previous image I’ve saved.
    • Other ways to use Skitch include using your machine’s camera, using a timed screenshot (very useful when calling up a drop-down menu), and creating a blank sheet.
    • I’ve used Skitch in all those ways except the blank sheet.
    • An addition to Skitch has come in the form of a partnership with Evernote, the online note management/organizer. That’s helpful because the Skitch files you create can be with you no matter which machine you’re working on (obviously incredibly helpful).
    • Downloading and sharing your Skitch is available in a myriad of ways, from social media, to email, to a pdf file. I mostly save them as image files because then I can size the high-res image down to whatever pixels I need.
    • Working with Skitch is a breeze and also quite fun because it can allow the user to be creative in how to call attention to certain aspects of an image by using: –a variety of colors –boxes, circles, rectangles that surround a selection –writing tool with variable widths and colors –“flags” (much like Post-It flags) –text with or without shadows –arrows –pixelating (helpful when identifying information needs to be hidden) –highlighting Seriously,
    • Skitch has changed the way I teach and present information in my job.
    • We are such visual beings, after all, and this program allows people who don’t need/want a fancy program like Photoshop to alter an image in order to demonstrate an idea.

    Cons :

    • I’ve been using Skitch for a few years now and wish there were some updates made to it in the form of added features. But, I really like it just how it is, so perhaps Skitch just hasn’t received many feature requests to justify making changes to an already great program.

    • January 13, 2016
  • User review from

    Maryna Bondarenko

    If you need to mark an image someway and then send it to someone how many apps do you use for it? Skitch greatly simplifies this process. Specifying what button should be pressed to log into account on the website, or marking the location on a map are among the examples where Skitch can help. It seems that Skitch does very simple things that could be done with the other tools. But the power of this software is in its simplicity and great integration with other popular services. For example it is possible to edit Skitch screenshots directly in Evernote. Besides, Skitch offers a number of draw modes. For example, you can add "pins" on Google maps and share resulting images directly from the application interface. Skitch also provides its own simple browser, which, as you can guess, is designed to mark up web pages. Working with PDF files feature is also useful, but in free version it is available only for 30 days, However, the owners of premium Evernote account get this feature for free, along with Skitch files sync on all user devices. The Skitch graphic editor contains the crop tool, two brushes of five sizes, three shapes (line, rectangle and ellipse), six types of arrows (actually, only two species, others differ only in the symbols on them), the ability to add your text. Yeah, poor choice, but the colors choice is even less. There are only eight colors, including black and white. It is possible to add labels for arrows, but you can't even just adjust their form (and, if the arrow contains the symbol, even the direction can not be indivcated exactly, you can only choose from the eight directions available). One of the interesting features worth noting is the possibility of "glossing over" parts of the image (known as "effect of censorship"). The size of the squares depends on the size we "cover" the area, thus preserving the edges of objects.

    Pros :

    • Evernote integration.
    • Additional features for Evernote premium users.

    Cons :

    • Keyboard shortcuts are not available.
    • The features are limited.
    • No eraser.

    • December 2, 2015
  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    Skitch feels like a more fun and colorful way to take screenshots, but it's also serious business as it integrates with Evernote. The arrows can be thicker at one end and narrows towards the other than other screenshot programs, which I suppose is better to "draw attention". It also saves your history of screenshots in Evernote but displays them in the app to make them easy to find if need be. From within history, you can right-click on an image and see a range of options for sharing, such as on social media, or simply copying the link. You can even "search" history, as it saves the title of the page or program from which you took the screenshot. It can do things other screenshot programs can't, like a camera shot or a 5-second timed screenshot. It also has nifty "blur" / "pixelizer" tool to hide say a face, name or text you don't want to share with others. It can crop and resize, and can save to various image formats. You can also change the line size and colors of lines. You can even open existing images and PDFs (meaning without needing to take a new screenshot of it), to mark it up as well. All in all, it's a very comprehensive screenshot tool with a lot of interesting features to allow users to go from beginner to advanced as they need more features for various situations.

    Pros :

    • Free
    • Versatile screenshot tool.
    • Take a picture of your camera.
    • Unique "blur" tool.
    • Integrates with Evernote.
    • Built-in way to resize and change file types.

    Cons :

    • No video recording unlike Jing, but that's ok as it's just meant to be a screenshot tool.

    • September 26, 2015
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