Skitch makes it remarkably easy to communicate complex ideas with the simplest shapes, arrows and annotations. Building upon recent launches on Mac, iOS, and Windows, today, we bring you the new Skitch to Android (2.0), which includes a completely new look, some really cool new features and a powerful Evernote integration.
With this new release, the fully-synchronized Skitch is now available on just about every major desktop and mobile device out there. Let’s take a look.
A Clean New Home Screen
Your doorway into the app is the new home screen. The design is simple, clean and informative, letting you quickly choose your next move. If you see something that inspires you, snap a photo, then mark it up and save it for later. If you want to point something out on a map, choose that option and send it to a friend. You can also mark up a webpage or start with a blank canvas.
For this version of Skitch, we not only rebuilt and redesigned all the features you’re used to — like arrows, text and shapes — but we also added three new tools that make Skitch even more useful.
The new Pixelate feature is a great way to quickly obscure a part of an image that may contain personal or sensitive information. Take a photo or choose one from your gallery, tap the Pixelate tool and drag it across the section of the image that you want to hide. Now you can annotate and share an image without worrying that others will be able to read sensitive information in it.
When you need to emphasize something, the best way is often to use a highlighter. That’s why we created the new highlighting tool. Choose the highlighter, a color and line thickness, then start drawing. The lines appear just like a highlighter on paper, allowing you to clearly see the background objects.
The left-most option on the toolbar is the Panning Tool. It lets you select, move and resize annotations. After you finish adding a shape, text or arrow, the Panning Tool is automatically selected, so that you can easily adjust the object.
At the bottom of the home screen, you’ll see a button labeled Show Skitch Notes. When you tap it, you’ll immediately see all of the Skitch notes that you have saved. What you may not realize is that you’re viewing these Skitch notes inside of Evernote.
We also added a Skitch Notes section to the home screen of the Evernote app to let you quickly jump to those notes.
You’ll need to have both Skitch and Evernote installed on your Android device to take advantage of all of the powerful sync features. Once you do synchronize, you’ll be able to view, edit and reposition the annotations using Skitch on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 8.
Share It All
Skitch for Android also lets you share all of your ideas and annotations with anyone via email or on your preferred social networks. Tap on the Share icon at the top of the Skitch note, then choose your sharing method. Whichever social apps you use will appear in that list.
And So Much More
We’re really excited to bring you this new version of Skitch. Not only is it cleaner, faster and better than ever, but also thanks to all of the new Evernote cross-platform capabilities, you can now annotate something using Skitch on your Android phone and then continue working on it using Skitch for Windows or Mac. Everything is in sync.
We hope you like the new version of Skitch for Android. Let us know what you think.