It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessed with Skitch — the handy screenshot, annotation and image sharing tool for Mac — since I tell pretty much anyone who’ll listen. I’ve probably stood over 100 shoulders waiting for folks to download and install it, then watch their eyes open wide when they realize what they now have at their fingertips.
“Skitch opens up a small app that shows the screenshot and allows you to manipulate it in a variety of ways: resize, rotate, annotate, etc. It’s ridiculously easy and lightweight, yet incredibly robust (in terms of quality of functionality, not necessarily breadth of functionality — it’s no Photoshop). It might be the most fluid annotation software I’ve ever seen.”
Since I don’t go to their homepage often, I hadn’t seen it myself and have no idea how long it’s been there. But I’m so glad I could be helpful to them in some way, after all the help Skitch has given me over the years.
I first wrote about Skitch in January 2008, and almost 3-1/2 years later it remains my most used app, after my web browser and email client. After 3 years in beta, they finally released Skitch 1.0 in December, offering a ton more features in the desktop app and on the accompanying web app. Once you start using it, it’ll be no surprise to you that two of the cofounders, Cris Pearson and Keith Lang, are interaction designers. More designers should follow in their entrepreneur footsteps.
You can check out my public Skitches at http://skitch.com/whitney. Almost all of the images you see in my blog posts are captured, cropped, resized and hosted by Skitch.
If you use a Mac and you don’t use Skitch, go download it now. Then come back here and thank me :)