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Evernote Scoops Up Mac Drawing App Skitch, Makes it Free

Online note-taking service Evernote said on Thursday that it has acquired Skitch, a program for drawing and making annotations on screenshots.

“Skitch is part of the Evernote family and a fundamental part,” Evernote CEO Phil Libin said, announcing the deal at the Evernote Trunk Show — the company’s first ever conference in San Francisco.

Skitch, an early partner of Evernote, is currently only for the Mac. “That’s going to change soon,” Libin said, noting that such a program has even wider uses on tablets and other emerging devices.

Evernote is also making the app, which had sold for $20 on the Mac App Store, a free product.

Skitch’s founders also announced that the company has a free Android version ready and is planning versions for iOS and Windows, among other platforms.

Separately, Libin said that the company will have an update in the next couple of weeks for the iPhone and iPad versions of Evernote, adding rich-text editing and other oft-requested features.


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