Starting to “get” Skitch

When I first saw Skitch, I have to admit I really didn’t get it. For some reason, it just didn’t resonate with me and I didn’t see a real need/use for it. I think part of the reason is the consumer oriented web site, packaging, etc. – marking up photos and sending them to friends isn’t really something I do.

However, over the last couple of months I’ve started using it as a business tool, and it’s been incredibly useful.

  1. Take a screen grab.
  2. Scribble all over it – arrows, comments, boxes, etc.
  3. Paste it into an e-mail and send.

It’s filling a very nice niche for me.

I see they’ve started noting this use case on their site as well, though the styling and focus of the site remain on the consumer.