Evernote has announced an update to Skitch, the tool for visually communicating ideas using pictures, shapes, and text. In version 2.0, Skitch has undergone a complete overhaul that includes a new homescreen interface as well as new ways to visually manipulate images.
The clean homescreen interface makes it easier than ever to jump right in and create a new document by snapping a photo, using an existing picture from your gallery, or even making an annotation on a map. If you don’t quite know where to start, Skitch also makes a blank canvas easily available.
Even better are the new tools that Skitch has made available to users. Pixelate and Highlighter tools can alternatively obscure or call attention to a specific area of an image, allowing users to blur sensitive info or emphasize certain elements. A Panning tool allows users to manipulate inserted text and graphics after they have been created.
Skitch also comes loaded with the power of Evernote, meaning any note you create in Skitch will automatically be synced with the productivity tool. Likewise, Skitch and Evernote’s availability on nearly every major platform means your notes will be accessible no matter where or how you are connected. Otherwise, notes and ideas can be shared via email or social via the “Share” icon at the top of each note.
To check out more about the latest version of Skitch, head over to the Evernote blog. To download the app directly, point your browser to the Google Play Store where you will find it for free.