Skitch for iOS Gets a New Text Editor and Boosted Performance


Skitch for iOS Gets a New Text Editor and Boosted Performance

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 07 Feb 2013

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 07 Feb 2013

Skitch is the fastest, easiest way to communicate visually with friends, coworkers, and the world. In our newest update for iOS (2.0.3), we’ve made the experience of using Skitch even more efficient, with a great new text editor and lots of under-the-hood improvements to make the app faster and more responsive.

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Intuitive Text Editor

Adding text to your Skitch images is remarkably fast with our new text editor. Letters appear smoothly on the canvas as you type them, allowing you to see exactly how your text fits with the image.


Adding more annotations to your images or changing your text is now faster too. If you’d like to adjust the size of the text you just typed, tap on it and drag the corner to make it as small or large as you want. To edit text, tap on the text box again and start typing. After you’re done typing, tap anywhere on the canvas to close the keyboard and move on to your next markup. With fewer steps to create text annotations, Skitch’s new text editor makes it even easier to get your point across.

All-Around Improvements

Everything about the new Skitch 2.0.3 performs better, with numerous fixes that make the app noticeably quicker and more stable. We love using the newest Skitch iOS update for fast communication here at Evernote, and we hope you will love it too. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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  • Rebeca

    Thank you for making the text editor easier to use.

    Will you also consider improving the workflow when saving an image to the camera roll? Every time an image is saved to the camera roll, a message that confirms the image was saved pops up (“Saved photo to camera roll”) and you have to tap on OK before moving on with whatever you want to do next. It’d be great if there was no need to tap on OK. Maybe you could display a “Saved” message/icon that fades away on its own, as some other apps have. As it currently is, it’s a bit cumbersome and it seems unnecessary that one has to take extra time to manually confirm it’s OK that something one wanted done was done.

    • AndrewSinkov

      Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Chrystal Stein

    I heart Skitch! Simple design. Fast editing tools. Makes clean-looking photos. Thanks Guys!

  • Mona Carr

    I am new to skitch & Evernote but while I was excited to have the cloud functionality, I still prefer the handwriting ease I find with notability. Any suggestions?

    • amuramoto

      Hi Mona,

      Have you checked out Penultimate? It’s our great handwriting app that allows you to draw, sketch, and write, then save everything in Evernote.

      • Mona Carr

        Thanks, I will check it out. Was hoping to use it on my droid phone as well.

  • Michael Rolfer

    Please bring back user assigned Command Keys. I am staying on the old version until you do.

  • MacSmiley

    I was MIA on the desktop for two years, and recently obtained an iPhone 5, so I was glad to see Skitch still exists, albeit sans my images at plasq.

    What I miss most in the new app is the ability to add drop shadows. That’ plus I’d like the default color on the iOS version to be red instead of pink.


  • Oscar Gonzalez

    Agree! And skitch + evernote still doesn’t work on 10.6.8