Evernote has updated its Skitch marking and annotation app for iOS, with the new version notably only compatible with devices running iOS 7. The app contains new features such the ability to send marked up snapshots via AirDrop as well as email or SMS, new gesture-based features to quickly take, mark, and send photos, additional annotation symbols with full freehand pencil annotations, and the ability to display annotations on larger screens with AirPlay.

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Redesigned to take advantage of iOS 7 features.

Skitch lets you communicate important ideas in an instant. Snap a photo, mark it up, and send it on. Make your message clear with arrows, stamps, text, shapes, and more. Getting your point across has never been easier.

Acquired by Evernote in 2011, Skitch is a part of the Evernote suite of apps and also features full integration with the popular note-taking app. Skitch is a free download for the iPhone and iPad and is available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

RMo Avatar
118 months ago
Time to upgrade your 3-4 year old device?*

...or the iPod touch (4th gen) Apple was still selling less than four months ago.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xenomorph Avatar
118 months ago
seriously, suck it up and upgrade

There are no upgrades for MILLIONS of devices. iOS 6.1.3 is as high as they go.

Telling people to "upgrade" when they may not be able to isn't a solution.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
numberwizard Avatar
117 months ago
I wonder if there's a reason for it other than just driving iOS7 adoption?

As an iOS developer who has worked on applications that have decided to make the switch to iOS 7-only, the motivation has absolutely nothing to do with driving iOS 7 adoption.

Whenever Apple releases a new version of its OS, there are generally a lot of new features developers can take advantage of. However, it's always a tradeoff between supporting shiny new features, and supporting people with outdated versions of the OS.

At least on the applications that I've worked on, we've historically supported 1 OS back from the current. However, the difficulty with iOS 7 is that it isn't just new features that it adds, it requires entirely new styling otherwise it looks completely out of place on iOS 7. While possible to support two different interfaces for two different versions of the OS, it creates a massive amount of extra work for what will soon be a very small segment of users (iOS 7 is estimated to be already at 60% adoption).

Hopefully that helps shed some light on the situation.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unplugme71 Avatar
118 months ago
Time to upgrade folks

seriously, suck it up and upgrade
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dumastudetto Avatar
117 months ago
Nobody needs iOS 6 support anymore.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmwebs Avatar
118 months ago
Whoa, just straight up removing support for iOS 6? That's a bold move... At least now you can download old versions.

But still.

This is a non issue. Like you said, you can install the old version, so its not going to be a problem. Why limit what people can do on iOS7 just because iOS6 can't do it?

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...or the iPod touch (4th gen) Apple was still selling less than four months ago.

Yup they do that every year. The iPod Touch is useless pretty quickly if you buy it that last week or two before a major OS update.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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