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Skitch: Must Have FREE App

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I have mentioned Skitch in several posts (here and here) before but I realized I never actually made a post dedicated to the app itself, and it deserves one. Skitch is a FREE app that is part of Evernote and we use it often in my class. The main way we use the app is for labeling, and it is a wonderful tool to allow us to add information to our pictures (several examples at the bottom of this page.)

You do not need an account to use the app. When you first open the app you will see the screen below. If you press “do this later” you can still use all the features of the app and save the finished Skitch to your camera roll. What you miss by not creating a free account is the ability to go back and edit an existing Skitch.

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Using the app is easy. You can add images directly from your device, take a picture within the app or even search the web for a picture within the app.

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Another way I use the app often as a teacher is to blur out faces in my pictures. If you are not allowed to show faces od the kids in your class this app is a quick way to blur the faces so they can be shared on blogs, twitter or websites. The images below show how to do that. Grab the “digitize icon” and then drag a box around the are you want to blur. The results are the second image.

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The main tools I use within Skitch are the arrow and text features. As you can see there are a few other tools you might find useful.

Also, I found this wonderful Skitch resource poster on this website. Just click the image below to download the PDF file of the poster.

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3 Responses to Skitch: Must Have FREE App

  1. Eve says:

    Matt, thank you so much for all of your great APP recommendations! Love your website/web mixes

  2. Paul says:

    Great post, Matt. Downloading it now! I teach in a special school in the UK and I can see loads of uses for it, just like you. I’m going to recommend it to my colleagues. Thanks.

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