Skitch 3.0.4 Update For iOS Brings Maps & ‘Open In’

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The popular image annotation tool Skitch, a part of Evernote’s suite of apps, is among the best and easiest ways to quickly edit an image and send it to someone. One of its coolest uses is to annotate maps to share directions, and that has got a boost in the new Skitch 3.0.4 update for iPhones and iPads.

Maps were removed in an earlier edition of the iOS app, but they have now returned. “Sometimes there’s more to tell about a location than you can express with an address alone. Sharing an annotated map is great for showing party guests where to park or for planning your route on a hike,” Skitch said in a blog post. “Just search for your location, then use any of Skitch’s annotation tools to mark it up with the details.” Of course, this still uses Apple Maps, which isn’t as good as Google Maps as noted in our iOS Maps showdown.


A new feature in the 3.0.4 update is the ‘Open In’ option in the sharing menu of the app. With this, you can send your annotated images to any installed apps that accept photos, thus making sharing that much easier. Users could employ it to shoot a quick bug report to a coworker over chat, or share fun images with a friend in a social app, according to the company.

Now you can also set up a default Evernote notebook in the app, where all your Skitch images will be automatically sent. There’s a new ‘Evernote’ menu in the settings for all your Evernote-related options.

The menu bar has got a few new shortcuts as well, including two oft-used commands: ‘crop’ and ‘clear all annotations’.

Skitch is a fantastic app whether you are using it on iOS, Mac, Android or Windows. The 3.0.4 update is now available for free download from the App Store.

Source: Evernote Blog

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