We’ve been listening closely to all of the great feedback and suggestions from the community since last week’s launch of the redesigned Skitch 2.0 for Mac. For our first update (2.0.1), we made sure to incorporate as many of those requests as possible.
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Choose Your File Type
The Drag Me tab on the bottom of the Skitch window makes it incredibly easy to share your comments, ideas and annotations with friends and colleagues. Just grab the tab and drag the image into an email, your desktop or anywhere else.
In this update, we’ve added a file type selector into the Drag Me tab. This lets you choose the file type (PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP) for the resulting file. Choose what you want and the image that you drop will be in that format.
Smarter Screen Snap
Whenever you snap your screen, Skitch pops up a confirmation that lets you modify your selected area or change it to specific dimensions. Very often, the area that you selected initially is the area that you want, so we now place the Capture button of the popup wherever your mouse happens to be. A quick second click gets the job done.
Improved Sync Options
In this update, we’re giving you more control over the Evernote sync. In the Sync Preferences, there’s now a dropdown next to Save Skitch Notes to Evernote. The options are:
- Always: Whenever you create a new Skitch note, the previous one is saved and synced to Evernote
- Ask: Whenever you create a new Skitch note, you will be asked whether to sync the note with Evernote
- Never ask: Whenever you create a new Skitch note, the previous one is discarded and replaced with the new one
When you choose either Ask or Never Ask, a Save button appears at the top of the Skitch window. If you want to save your Skitch notes to Evernote, just click Save.
Flip and Rotate
There’s a new Image menu that lets you flip and rotate your Skitch notes either clockwise or counterclockwise. Every one of these functions also gets a keyboard shortcut.
- Flip: SHIFT + CMD + F
- Rotate clockwise: CMD + R
- Rotate counterclockwise: SHIFT + CMD + R
Multi-select in the Library
The Library, those four squares in the top right corner, is your window into Skitch notes that are synchronized with Evernote. We enabled multi-select in the Library so that you can easily delete unwanted images.
New Keyboard Shortcuts
We’ve added a new keyboard shortcut — Command + / — that makes sharing a URL to a Skitch note quick and easy. This shortcut shares the note publicly and places the URL to that note into your clipboard. Then, you simply paste that URL into an IM, email, blog post, or forum and you’re done.
Change Arrow Directions
By default, when you draw an arrow in Skitch, the mouse cursor is attached to the arrowhead. Many people prefer to draw their arrows in the opposite direction, tail first. Now you can do that by holding down the Option key as you draw the arrow.
We’ve made a bunch of other improvements to the app and many more are on the way. Thanks everyone for your great, constructive comments. We’re listening. We’ve also made the old version of Skitch available for those that want it. Stay tuned, our app to help you communicate and share your ideas visually is just getting started.
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