Evernote Ventures into Image Sharing, Acquires Skitch

Evernote on Thursday announced acquisition of Skitch, a firm that develops image editing applications for Apple’s Mac laptop.

The chief executive officer of Evernote, Phil Libin announced while addressing the Evernote Trunk Conference that the company has made its first ever acquisition with Skitch, a Mac-based app for editing and annotating images.

“Our users take and share millions of photos and screenshots already, but the experience isn’t as good as it could be. We debated about whether to add the improved functionality into Evernote or build a separate app to handle it. Finally, we decided to do both.” Libin wrote in an official blog post.

The company has launched Skitch, which is already available for iOS based devices, for Google’s operating system, Android free of charge. While the terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed by either side, Libin promised to bring Skitch across all operating platforms.

While Apple charged $20 for using the application, Evernote, the company which was established in 2008 and specialises in cloud-based note making and archiving has decided to make it available free of cost. Skitch will allow users to edit and upload or save the images into their Evernote profile easily.