Skitch for iPad, with an iPhone-friendly version coming soon.When the much-loved screen shot and image annotation Mac app Skitch was purchased by Evernote a few months ago, an iOS version of the service was said to be forthcoming. Evernote has made good on that promise by launching
On the iPad, Skitch lets you pull up photos, screenshots and Web pages and annotate them with arrows, shapes, text and lines. It's a stripped-down offering compared what Skitch can do on the desktop, but for the tablet form factor, it works quite well.
Many of us here at ReadWriteWeb love to use Skitch to mark up screen shots for some of our stories, but you don't need to be a tech blogger to get the most of out the service. Everybody from UI designers to executives could use Skitch for iPad to add new ideas and context to images on the go.
The app even has a built in Web browser so you can snap screenshots and scribble on them as needed. Of course, you can always take a screenshot of any site or app on the iPad by simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons on the device. Those images land in your "Photos" collection, which Skitch can then pull from.
In addition to marking up images and maps, you can pull up a blank screen and use Skitch like one of the many digital whiteboard applications we've seen. In fact, this application could easily replace most of those offerings while providing a whole slew of handy new features on top of it.
All marked-up images are saved automatically within the app. They can be emailed, saved locally or tweeted out to the world. You can plug in your Evernote account to save things there, but it's by no means a requirement.
The first iOS app for Skitch comes a few months after the service was acquired by Evernote and subsequently launched an Android app.