Skitch is a graphic software tool designed to help users take screenshots and edit them by adding arrows and text annotations. It can be deployed on OS X, iOS, Windows (including a special edition for Windows 8 users), and Android.
It boasts a clean and intuitive layout that gives you the possibility to capture the screen in a full mode or manually select the region using your mouse.
Plus, the program lets you upload images from your computer into the workspace for editing them, provided that the file format is PNG, BMP, JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, or GIF, as well as create a new image from scratch using the built-in drawing tools.
Editing and sharing features
Skitch allows you to insert arrows, embed text messages, add ellipses, rectangles, rounded rectangles, and lines, as well as highlight important information and pick the preferred color.
Other important features worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to use a pen for drawing free-hand designs, apply preset stamps, pixelate the selected area, crop the pictures, and resize them. On the downside, you cannot capture an active window and customize the text messages in terms of font and font style.
Last but not least, you can paste the edited image in other third-party utilities by simply dragging and dropping it onto the desired tool, print or save the screenshots to PNG, BMP, JPG, PDF, or TIFF file format, zoom in or out, undo or redo your actions, use hotkeys (they cannot be reassigned), as well as perform basic clipboard tasks (cut, copy, paste, delete).
Screenshots can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. In addition, you are allowed to generate a link for the current image which can be easily shared with your friends.
During our testing we have noticed that Skitch carries out a task quickly. It offers very good image quality. It eats up from a low up to a moderate amount of CPU and memory resources.
Efficient screen capture app
All in all, Skitch seems to be the right choice in case you are looking for an easy-to-use program that lets you highlight important data from your projects with the aid of several editing tools. The intuitive layout makes it an ideal tool for both rookies and advanced users.