Skitch for Android has the honor of being our first product update of 2013. The newest version (2.0.5) is loaded with improvements that make the app easier to use, more stable, and more responsive. Let’s explore some of the highlights in this update.
Better, Smarter Tools
In this update, we made all the tools look and work better than ever. We improved content scaling so that your annotations perfectly fit your images and we made the tools more intelligent. Let’s take a look.
In this update, the Pen tool is faster, smoother, and more responsive. If you’ve been using the Wet Ink setting, which groups pen strokes together so that you can easily move complex shapes, you’ll notice that the pen strokes are now grouped much more quickly.
The Move/Pan tool also got a clever new behavior to enhance your Skitch experience. It becomes active when you select an object, but then immediately reverts back to the previous tool when you delete, deselect, or swipe your finger elsewhere on the canvas.
Hold and Lock Feature
The Hold and Lock feature is a handy new setting that you can enable to prevent the app from auto-switching tools. This can be really helpful if you use one tool for a number of annotations in a row—for instance, when drawing characters with the Pen tool or when placing arrows or shapes that overlap with one another. To enable it, just tap and hold the tool you would like to lock. When the tool is locked, you’ll see a small padlock appear next to it. Tap on any other tool to unlock it again.
We’ve included several improvements that make navigating the app and exploring features more simple.
New Settings Icon
The new Settings icon makes it simple to access the Settings menu right from the home screen, which means fewer taps to adjust the app settings to exactly the way you want them.
Want to learn how to use Skitch better? The new Tool Tips popups help you discover helpful features you may not have known about. The tips appear on your first launch and when you interact with parts of the app for the first time. You can also access them again later by tapping the Options button in the upper right corner and selecting “Tips”. You’ll be a Skitch pro in no time!
And Even More
Skitch for Android has a ton of other improvements, including some important SD card fixes, that make it faster, more stable, and easier to use. We hope you love this new version. It’s available now in the Google Play Store. Let us know what you think!