Getting Started with Skitch:

Skitch Guide for Android

Skitch gives you all the tools you need to get your point across faster the first time every time. Use an existing image or capture a new one, then add shapes, write on it, draw on it, annotate it any way you like, and save it to your Evernote account so that it is available everywhere Evernote is.

Getting started is easy!

How Do People Use Skitch?

  • Heather, a gardener, captures images of landscapes then adds outlines, labels, and arrows to indicate where to place plants. She also takes photos of unhealthy plants and adds arrows to indicate areas where disease or bugs are evident.
  • Alex, an entrepreneur, makes screenshots of his company's websites, annotates them, and shares revisions with his Web designer. He also used Skitch to draw out elaborate plans for his wedding proposal.
  • Russell, founder of an architecture firm, labels blueprints and photos, then saves them to Evernote. By using Shared Notebooks, he and his team can search the library of shared Skitch images and recall relevant notes on any device.

To read full stories and get more inspiration from Evernote users, read our Evernote Blog.

Get Skitch for All Your Devices

Skitch is available for the following platforms:

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Mac OSX
  • Android
  • Windows Desktop
  • Windows 8

To download, visit the Skitch product page.

Next

Let's start by capturing a new image or choosing an existing image with Skitch.

Create an Image

With Skitch you can start by capturing a new image, an image you already have, or with a blank slate. Screenshots, photos, drawings, maps—you can annotate it all with Skitch.

Skitch Home Screen

Show Skitch Notes iconShow Skitch Notes

The Show Skitch Notes option displays all of the images you have annotated and captured with Skitch and saved to your Evernote account, sorted by date created.

Shot Skitch Notes screen

To open a Skitch note, tap the note and it will be opened in the Skitch editor, where you can add, modify and delete annotations.

Take a Photo iconTake a Photo

The Take a Photo feature, is an easy way to capture the moment, then annotate it with notes, memories, and more.

  1. Tap the Take a Photo option. Your device's normal camera will be displayed
  2. Snap a photo as you normally would

Choose a Photo iconChoose a Photo

With the Choose a Photo feature, you can use Skitch to annotate any image in your photo library. Skitch will create a copy of the image, so that the original stays perfectly intact.

  1. Tap the Choose a Photo option. An option dialog will be displayed
  2. In the dialog, tap the app you want to select a photo from. The app will be opened
  3. Tap the photo you want to Skitch

Draw on Map iconDraw on Map

Need to give directions or share a location? The Draw on Map feature allows you to capture an image of a map then share it using Evernote.

  1. Tap the Draw on Map option
  2. Hold and drag to move the map, or search for a location by tapping the Search iconSearch icon and entering a location
  3. To point out a specific point, tap and hold to drop a place marker on the map
  4. Press the Location iconCurrent Location button to center the map on your current location
  5. To point out a specific location, tap and hold on the map and a pin will be placed in that spot
  6. Tap the Checkmark iconCheckmark button to capture the map
map screenshot

Capture from Web iconCapture from Web

The Capture from Web feature lets you capture a screenshot of any webpage, then share or annotate it using Skitch.

  1. Tap the Capture from Web option
  2. Enter the URL of the web page you want to capture, then tap Go. Skitch will navigate to the website
  3. Tap and drag to navigate to the section of the page you want to capture as you normally would. You may also tap any links on the page to navigate to another page
  4. Tap the Snap button in the upper-right corner of the screen. An image of the website will be captured
Skitch browser screenshot

Start with Blank iconStart with Blank

The Start with Blank feature is perfect for drawing quick mock-ups and notes, then saving them to Evernote.

  1. Tap the Start with Blank option. A blank slate will be displayed
  2. Use Skitch’s annotation tools to draw anything
New Blank menu

Next

Now that you have your image, let's annotate it!

Annotate an Image

Annotation Tools menu

The Annotation Tools provide you with everything you need to annotate an image in Skitch, including arrows, text, shapes, and more. To display all the tools available, tap the Annotation Tools icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

Annotation Tools

Arrow toolArrow Tool

Use the Arrow tool to point out an exact spot or item.

  1. Tap the Annotation Tools icon in the toolbar to show the available tools
  2. Tap the Arrow icon
  3. Hold and drag to the spot on the image you want the arrow to point. The arrow will point and stretch in the direction you drag

Text tool iconText Tool

The Text tool lets you type and add typed text to an image.

  1. Tap the Text Tool icon in the toolbar
  2. Tap the spot where you want the text to appear. The Android keyboard will be displayed
  3. Type the text you want to appear
  4. Tap Done. The text will now appear on the image
Text example

Shape and Line tools iconShape and Line Tools

 

Shape & Line tools

These tools allow you to call attention to specific areas with colored lines or shapes.

  1. Tap the Annotation Tools icon to show all of the available shapes
  2. Tap the Shape icon that you want to use
  3. Tap and drag over the area of the image where you want the shape to appear

Draw and Highlight tools iconDraw and Highlight Tools

 

Draw and Highlight Tools menu

 

 

The Draw and Highlight tools allow you to freehand draw on and highlight areas of your Skitch notes with digital ink.

 

 

Pen example

Draw Tool iconDraw Tool

 

The Draw tool allow you to freehand draw on your Skitch notes with digital ink.

  1. Tap the Annotation Tools icon in the toolbar to show the available tools
  2. Tap the regular Draw icon to freehand draw on the image
  3. Tap and drag over the image to draw with digital ink

 

Highlight example

Highlighter tool iconHighlight Tool

 

The Highlight tool allows you to add a transparent color overlay, just like a real highlighter.

  1. Tap the Annotation Tools icon in the toolbar to show the available tools
  2. Tap the Highlighter icon to highlight anything with transparent ink
  3. Tap and drag over the portion of the image you want to highlight

Stamp tools iconStamp Tools

 

Stamp options

Use Stamps to quickly give visual feedback about parts of an image. This is a good way to let others know what aspects of the image you like, dislike, or need more information about. You can add short text notes to stamps as well.

Add a stamp:

  1. Select the Stamp tool icon. A menu of the available stamps will be displayed.
  2. Select a stamp you want to use.
  3. Click anywhere on the image or PDF page to add the stamp.
Add stamps

 

Add text to a stamp:

  1. Select the stamp you want to add text to. The stamp editing options will be displayed around the stamp.
  2. Select the Stamp tool text icon, identified by the letter "a". This icon will change to a text field.
  3. Start typing to add text to the stamp. You may add up to 16 characters.

 

Add text to stamp

 

Add a pointer to a stamp:

  1. Select the stamp you want to add a pointer to. The stamp editing options will be displayed around the stamp.
  2. Select the + icon. The + icon will change to a solid blue anchor point, and a pointer will appear on the left side of the stamp.
  3. To rotate the pointer to another spot on the stamp, hold and drag the blue anchor point to any point around the stamp.

 

Add arrows to stamps

Pixelate tool iconPixelate Tool (works with photos and images)

 

The Pixelate tool lets you blur portions of an image that need to be kept confidential or anonymous.

  1. Tap the Annotation Tools icon
  2. Tap the Pixelate tool icon
  3. Hold and drag over the area you want to pixelate
Pixelate example

Color Picker iconColor & Stroke Options

You can also choose from a variety of colors and line widths for your annotations with the Color & Stroke options.

New Annotations

To select a color or line width for a new annotation, do the following

  1. Tap the Color & Stroke Options icon
  2. Tap the color and line width you want to use
  3. Tap any of the annotation tools, and add your annotation.

Existing Annotations

To change the color or line width of an existing annotation, do the following:

  1. Tap the annotation you want to change. The annotation will be outlined in blue when selected
  2. Tap the Color & Stroke Options icon
  3. Tap the color and line width you want to change the annotation to
Color Picker menu

Cropping an image

Cropping is useful when you want to select an area of an image you want to keep, and discard the rest.

  1. Select Crop from the Options menu at the top of the screen
  2. Hold and drag over the area you want to include in the image. The image will be cropped when you lift your finger
Crop tool example

Next

With Skitch you can also move and resize annotations after you've added them.

Modify an Annotation

Once you have added an annotation, you can move, resize, or delete it any anytime.

Moving an Annotation

To move an annotation, do the following:

  1. Tap the annotation you want to move. The selected annotation will be outlined in blue
  2. Tap and hold anywhere on the annotation
  3. Drag the annotation to its new location

Resizing an Annotation

To resize an annotation, do the following:

  1. Tap the annotation you want to resize. The selected annotation will be outlined in blue
  2. Using two fingers, pinch to make the annotation(s) smaller, and spread to make them larger

Rotating an Annotation

To rotate an annotation, do the following:

  1. Tap the annotation you want to rotate. The selected annotation will be outlined in blue
  2. Using two fingers, rotate the annotation as you would a photo or image in most other apps

Deleting an Annotation

To delete an annotation, do the following:

  1. Tap to select the annotation you want to delete. The selected annotation will be outlined in blue, and the Delete button will be displayed in the upper-right corner of the screen
  2. Tap the Delete button

Next

Once you've annotated your image, saving it to Evernote is easy.

Save a Skitch Note

Now that you’ve annotated your image, saving it to Evernote is simple. Once saved, your Skitch note will be synced with your Evernote account, and available everywhere you have Evernote.

Saving a Skitch Note

Just tap the Checkmark iconDone button located near the upper-left corner of the screen. Skitch will save the image as a new note in your Evernote account, where it will be synced across all your devices and shareable with anyone.

You can always add more annotations later with Skitch on any of your synced devices by tapping the Show Skitch Notes iconShow Skitch Notes option on the Home Screen.

Moving a Skitch Note

To change what Evernote notebook your Skitch note is saved in, do the following:

  1. On the Home Screen, tap the Show Skitch Notes option
  2. Tap and hold on the Skitch note you want to move. An options menu will be displayed
  3. Tap Move to notebook. A list of all the notebooks in your Evernote account will be displayed
  4. Tap the notebook that you want your Skitch note to be moved to
  5. Tap OK

Tagging a Skitch Note

To associate tags to your Skitch Note so that it is easier to search for in Evernote, do the following:

  1. On the Home Screen, tap the Show Skitch Notes option
  2. Tap and hold on the Skitch note you want to move. An options menu will be displayed
  3. Tap Tag. A list of all the tags in your Evernote account will be displayed
  4. Tap the existing tag you want to associate to your Skitch Note, or type the name of a new tag
  5. Tap OK

Deleting a Skitch Note

To delete a Skitch note from your Evernote account using the Skitch app, do the following:

  1. On the Home Screen, tap the Show Skitch Notes option
  2. Tap and hold on the Skitch note you want to delete. An confirmation dialog will be displayed
  3. Tap OK

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Now that you've saved your Skitch note, let's learn how to share it.

Share a Skitch Note

Sharing and collaboration are easy with Skitch, whether you want to use Evernote, email or social networks.

From the 'Show Skitch Notes' Menu

The easiest way to share your Skitch notes with others is through the Show Skitch Notes screen. From here you can share any Skitch note that has been saved to your Evernote Account by creating a Public Evernote URL or using other apps on your Android device.

  1. On the Home Screen, tap Show Skitch Notes to view all of your saved Skitch notes
  2. Tap and hold on the Skitch note you want to share. An options menu will be displayed
  3. Tap Share
  4. Tap the sharing option you want to use

Please be aware that if you choose the Copy URL option, a Public URL will be created. Anyone with this URL can view your Skitch Note.

From the Skitch Editor

Sharing directly from the Skitch Editor gives you fewer options than sharing through the Show Skitch Notes menu, but is great for sharing images that are in-progress, or that you have annotated in Skitch but do not want to save to your Evernote account.

To share directly from the Skitch Editor, tap the Share button Share button, located in the upper-right corner of the Skitch Editor, then tap the sharing option you want to use.

Next

Congratulations! You've captured, annotated, saved and shared your first Skitch note! For more information on advanced features, see our Other Resources.

Other Resources

Skitch offers a variety of tools for capturing and annotating images, so be sure to check out these additional resources:

Technical Support

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Evernote User Forums

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Evernote Blog

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