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Skitch at Evernote: Designing Evernote Business

Skitch at Evernote: Designing Evernote Business

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 25 Jan 2013

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 25 Jan 2013

Here at Evernote, we’re always looking for ways to be more efficient. Our own Josh Taylor, a designer working on Evernote Business, shares how Skitch helped him communicate with his team more effectively to help bring the product to life.

Designing Evernote Business:

Launching Evernote Business involved a tremendous amount of work from a large, diverse group of people. We launched the product in a number of languages and across platforms, so we pulled in folks from throughout the company to make using Evernote Business a great experience. Evernote set an ambitious goal to launch the service by the end of 2012, and we all needed to be working together efficiently to pull it off.

Why I used Skitch:

Skitch was an essential part of the process, making it possible to manage the back and forth exchanges we had over product design while keeping us all on the same page. Here’s why it worked so well for us:

It’s fast

Skitch makes grabbing screenshots, annotating them, and sharing them with my team a snap. And because it’s available on every device, I can quickly access my Skitch images even when I’m on the go.

Mobile Josh

It’s simple

Because Skitch is so intuitive, I can send things to non-designers on the team and they can easily send suggestions back to me. My team doesn’t have to spend time learning how to use complicated tools or writing long emails describing their recommendations – Skitch makes communicating with the group simple and efficient.


It’s clear

Arrows, text, shapes – these all allow me to make my ideas totally clear, which is important when I’m trying to give detailed feedback within the tight product development deadlines we have here at Evernote.

Skitch helped make it happen. Has Skitch helped you to accomplish a big project? Tell us about it in the comments!


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