Skitch - Snap. Mark up. Share.

Developer: Skitch

Current Version: 2.8

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 21.8 MB - Download


See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch.


People everywhere use Skitch to help them visually share their thoughts with others. Here are a few ways you can use it, too:

Mark up photos of silly, cool, or inspiring things you see and share them via social, email, SMS, and more.

Annotate photos of your backyard to plan out your vegetable garden.

Share a diagram of the earth’s layers and have students label it with you

Capture a map, mark it up, and share it with your friends to show them where you'll be.

Open a PDF and highlight changes to skip the lengthy, confusing email chains and give clear feedback.


Skitch’s PDF Markup feature requires an Evernote Premium account.

An Evernote account is required to save to Evernote. All other capturing, mark up and saving and sharing functions are free and do not require an Evernote account.


Release Notes:

Bug fixes and miscellaneous improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.7.2
Review by Mike Bradshaw (bmike)

Essential tool for making and sharing screen annotations - This tool is s significant speed up and power up on the built-in screen capture fnctionality that OS X provides to all users. - The timed screen shot is excellent for preparing just the right window and waiting for a tool tip to draw or to get the mouse out of the way. - The quick editing tools are excellent - especially resizing, hilighting, blurring sensitive text with square pixels. - The dragging of png to wherever you need the screen shot also is a nice productivity enhancement by not having to save files to the filesystem.

Found helpful by 28 out of 30 people
Version 2.7.8
Review by Consumer00001

annoying pop-ups and poor save - initially, this was my favoirite screen capture app. But I have gone back to the pricier but far more functional SNAG-It by TechSmith. The software has only very limited editing and annotating ability. But the deal breakers for me were the absolutely annoying pop-ups that come up everytime you want to make a new screen capture and ask you whether or not you really, really, really want to cancel the last one. The abilitiy to save captured images is also very limited and awkward. Lastly, the software’s integration with Evernote spyware, and constant advertisements for Evernote were also a turn off. This software had great potential but was ruined by its clumsy attempt to force the user to save files to Evernote, or pay the price with awkward, multi-step requirements to export the file to some other location/format.

Found helpful by 33 out of 39 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.8
Review by dobaer

Is it going away… or not? - I love this application for its simplicity and functionality. Specifically, the ability to take a screen shot of an area of the screen and then hit a key combination to take another shot of THE SAME AREA. This is a huge timesaver for documentation purposes. Once I have my same-sized screenshots of a specific area, I can annotate them and write the instructions and everything looks nice and clean. It does become rather sluggish and seems a bit buggy when you have nearly a thousand items in the Evernote notebook that Skitch is attached to, so I would like the abiity to limit the number of items that Skitch displays. Maybe that would speed it up a bit?

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 2.8
Review by ProductiveUser

Never leave me, Skitch! - I’ve heard many times that this app was going to be discontinued but it’s still here and was just updated. Thank you, Evernote! This app has been a staple for me for years and is one of the reasons I stick with Evernote as my “everything bucket.” Brilliantly designed, easy to use and share.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 2.8
Review by Dani_EG

Love the quick annotations... - ... hate the forced Evernote integration. I deleted my Evernote account when it became apparent that the company had no respect for its users or their privacy. I won't be logging in with an Evernote account here. Yet Skitch annoys me constantly to do so. If it ever becomes locked down to Evernote users, I'll delete it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 2.8
Review by Nahakr

Cant live without this app - Great job guys, been using Skitch for a while now, it is 100% one of the most important apps I have.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.8
Review by ericshamlin

Probably my most used app. - Near infinite use cases. Been using this for years and love the Evernote integration. I use it daily. Client reviews, team feedback, articulating notes, whatever. I’ve used it extensively and haven’t found a tool with near the utility.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people