Evernote, creators of the web clipping and note-taking app, bought over simple photo-editing app Skitch and have tweaked it to include a number of improvements to make this much more than an app for adding “amusing” annotations.
Skitch is essentially a super-simple set of photo-editing tools that will let you use virtual highlighters to annotate images before sharing.
Hilarious anatomical graffiti aside, this is actually a really useful little addition to your arsenal when you start to put it into practical use – being able to scribble snaps with a pen or highlighter tool is great for situations like conferences where you need to quickly annotate snaps with people’s names, or if you want to add some notes to email image attachments before sending off again.
A clever added map feature means that you can add your notes to Google Maps – great for sending really specific directions with arrows, shapes and lines to those mates who are apt to end up in an industrial estate instead of at your party.
And thanks to Evernote backing, there’s slick integration with its big brother app, which means that anything added to Evernote can be Skitched and shared.
What’s more, a previous oversight has been addressed and you can now save straight to SD card, while your doodles are now a doddle to drag and drop – or pinch and zoom to change size – without changing tools.
The bottom line
A simple yet utterly useful tool for those that think a picture need a bit of help telling a thousand words.