We love Skitch so much that we decided to buy the company. Skitch is an amazing Mac application that’s changed the way people capture, annotate and share images. Chief Skitchers, Cris Pearson and Keith Lang are moving from Australia and joining Evernote to lead a significantly expanded Skitch team focused on supercharging the product.
The Evernote Story
Our journey at Evernote has been an exciting one. In 2007, two teams came together to develop a new type of product, a service that would help the world remember everything. In 2008, that vision turned into the Evernote you know today. Now, 14 platforms and 12 million users later, we’re taking the first steps in the next phase of our company: new applications.
We were drawn to Skitch (har har) for one simple reason: we love and use their product with Evernote. For years, one of our most requested feature areas has been related to improved handling of images and annotation capabilities. Our users take and share millions of photos and screenshots already, but the experience isn’t as good as it could be. We debated about whether to add the improved functionality into Evernote or build a separate app to handle it. Finally, we decided to do both. Thanks to Skitch, we will.
Skitch will make Evernote better (and vice versa)
As Skitch users will attest, this is one of the most innovative, easy-to-use applications available on Mac. We’re going to keep it that way. We are committed, not only to making the Skitch Mac app more awesome, but also to bringing Skitch to every desktop and mobile platform under the sun. In addition, in the coming months, you’ll see tighter integration between Evernote and Skitch to let you easily draw, ink, grab screenshots, annotate and share your favorite memories.
We gain more than just an app; you don’t build one of the top Mac applications without having some great ideas, which is why we’re also looking forward to the Skitch team’s input on Evernote. You’ll be seeing their influence in many aspects of all our products.
Everything you currently love about Skitch will stay the same and we’ll be quickly introducing a lot of new, exciting stuff.
The full version of Skitch, which used to be $19.95 in the Mac App Store, is now completely FREE! There are no more trial versions, because you don’t need them. No more ads and no more restrictions, either.
New users can sign into Skitch with their Evernote credentials. Existing Skitch users can continue to use their Skitch.com accounts.
Using Skitch with Evernote today
Using Evernote and Skitch together today is easy. Drag images from Evernote into Skitch for Mac, annotate and edit them, then use the “Drag Me” feature in Skitch to bring it back into Evernote. Or, simply take screenshots in Skitch and drag them into Evernote. Our goal is to make this experience much more streamlined.
Much More to Come
Our goal is to make Skitch a household name with everyone that wants to draw, sketch, annotate, doodle, sign or highlight something. That happens to be everyone. Our engineers are working on tying the two services together. We’re combining our years of experience with inking, handwriting recognition and pen input with the fantastic capabilities of Skitch.
This is a pretty great way to make sure that the elegant screen-capture app we fell in love with all those years ago finally gets the resources it deserves.
Please join us in welcoming team Skitch into the Evernote family!