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Evernote acquires Skitch, makes it free

Skitch allows users to easily draw, ink, grab screenshots, annotate and share ones' favourite images with a little personal touch.

The popular Skitch application, available on both iOS and Android platform for $20 or Rs 900, will now be available for free to users thanks to Evernote which has acquired the company.

Despite becoming free, the Skitch application will not have advertisements nor will come with any hidden features.

Skitch originated as a Mac based application that allows users to easily draw, ink, grab screenshots, annotate and share ones’ favourite images with a little personal touch in the form of freehand additions drawings, elements and much more. Skitch is presently available for both smartphones and tablets based on Android or iOS platforms.

“Our goal is to make Skitch a household name with everyone that wants to draw, sketch, annotate, doodle, sign or highlight something. That happens to be everyone. Our engineers are working on tying the two services together. We’re combining our years of experience with inking, handwriting recognition and pen input with the fantastic capabilities of Skitch,” said Evernote in an official blog.

Now all Evernote users will be able to use the application free of cost, without the need to create an additional Skitch account.

Existing Skitch accounts will be seamlessly integrated with the Evernote and the same credentials will allow access for both the services.

On the other hand, Skitch users who do not have an Evernote account will be asked or prompted to link their existing Evernote account or add a new account if they have none.

That’s not just all, existing Evernote users will automatically get their Skitch files on their device synced with the Evernote account.

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