Last Thursday, Evernote announced its acquisition of the Mac image annotation application, Skitch, as well as the company that produced it. Skitch is a screen capture and desktop photo application that includes over a dozen annotation tools (including highlighter, shapes, arrows, text, paint bucket) for marking up image files. Files are instantly saved inside the application and can be re-edited, as well as shared to your online Skitch account.
Skitch has been around for a few years now, and before it was acquired by Evernote, the full version sold for $19.95 in the Mac App Store. Now it is completely free, and will integrate with the Evernote application service. Evernote says, “New users can sign into Skitch with their Evernote credentials and existing Skitch users can continue to use their Skitch.com accounts”.
So far there are no significant changes to the Skitch program, but the company says, “in the coming months, you will see tighter integration between Evernote and Skitch to let you easily draw, ink, grab screenshots, annotate, and share your favorite memories”.
Evernote, a free desktop and mobile application and service, now has over 12 million users. Screen captures can be dragged and dropped between both Evernote and Skitch applications. You can also copy and export Skitch files to your online Skitch account, and from there share, title and tag them to your Evernote account.
The latest version of Skitch is compatible with Mac OS X Lion, and is available for free download in the Mac App Store.