Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bill's Recommendations - Skitch Screen Annotation Tool

About two month's ago I stumbled upon a neat app called Skitch. Skitch is a screen capture & annotation app that works on Windows, Android, and iOS platforms and is part of the Evernote family of products. My experience with this app so far has been great and it has saved a lot of time. I have been able to create rather professional looking documentation & troubleshooting aides for clients. My favorite feature is the ability to draw annotations on the captured images which comes in handy when explaining something visually as seen here:

As a added feature, there's an option to export the captured image directly to your Evernote account! The best part in my opinion about this app is that the user interface & tools are the same on each platform, with added tools for smart phones. For example, you can take a photo with your smart phone, open it in Skitch, annotate and share the picture with colleagues or clients. Maps & websites can also be captured and edited with smart phone version. All around this app has a lot of usefulness and is a worthy addition to any productivity tools you may currently use. I strongly recommend this app.