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I know, it must be shocking to see that I’m doing a screencast on something other than Quicksilver. For me to not be covering Quicksilver is generally a big deal – well that’s just the case today. I’m proud to bring you a screencast preview of […]

skitchI know, it must be shocking to see that I’m doing a screencast on something other than Quicksilver. For me to not be covering Quicksilver is generally a big deal – well that’s just the case today. I’m proud to bring you a screencast preview of Skitch, which is a fantastic new screen grab and image editing app from Plasq – and it most definitely is a big deal!

I honestly haven’t been this giddy about a piece of software in recent memory. Back at MacWorld I remember hearing about this great new product from Plasq and thinking, “So what, it’s a screen capture utility.” Well Skitch is one of the most well thought-out pieces of software I’ve used in quite sometime, and I’m pleased to be able to show you some of its finer points today.

A Skitch Demo
8mins/46mb

Skitch is unfortunately still in private beta, so you can’t get crazy with it just yet. But if you head over to plasq.com you can sign up for email updates as they’re available. I highly recommend staying posted because you WILL want to get your hands on this as soon as it’s available.

  1. Wow, this looks great! Very intuitive and useable, and just what I’ve been looking for. One question though that I’ve been meaning to ask you, where did you get that great robot wallpaper?

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  2. Thanks for the great screencasts. What software do you use to make your screencasts?

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  3. brandon- check iconfactory.com. if it’s not there try interfacelift.com.

    noah- snapz pro x

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  4. This looks great and definitely fills a painful void in the Mac universe (dusty, neglected Snapz Pro just doesn’t cut it anymore for static screen captures), but it still falls far short of the functionality of SnagIt on Windows. I wish either 1) TechSmith would release a Mac version of SnagIt, or 2) a Mac developer would shamelessly rip off all the functionality of SnagIt and throw it in a Mac app.

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  5. Martin Hauser Thursday, April 5, 2007

    Hey there again, first of all, this seems a great app and i can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    There’s something else i’ve been wondring about. There’s some stuff on your menubar i really failed to identify and as i am a curious person, i can’t help to ask… :)

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  6. Great job Nick. I, too saw Skitch at the Plasq booth and just kept going back until they agreed to enter me in the beta program.

    You did forget to mention one important thing though – Skitch not only does screen caps but it will also handle any image dragged to it’s window. I drag pictures right out of iPhoto , Skitch them up and then mail them off or use them for forum posts, etc. You can also drag images right out of your browser into Skitch’s window.

    It’s a really versatile app and much, much more than a screen grab utility. Plasq got it right with this one.

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  7. This looks defeinitely great.

    I’m really looking forward testing it by myself. Doing all the capture && simple editing in one place is really useful.

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  8. Martin – Look for a post on this in the coming days. It’ll be easier to address in a post, where more people with the same questions can look.

    Matt – Thanks for mentioning that. I actually did 3 versions of the screencast, but kept having technical difficulties with my headset for audio. In one of the other recordings (that I didn’t use) I demonstrated that point, but clearly forgot to in this one. So thank you for picking that point up for me!

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  10. Joseph Pollone Friday, April 6, 2007

    Very interesting. I think Skitch will fill the gap for me in lieu of CMD-Shift-4 and Photoshop. I don’t use Photoshop too much any more, and I don’t think I will re-buy it, but I need something to edit/modify screen caps quickly. I can see how Skitch will help me create the pictures for step-by-step documentation pieces, but I’m a little unclear on how I will use it to mock-up/prototype an existing web application.

    For example, I currently take a screen capture of a web application, then bring it into Photoshop. If the requirement is to add another navigation button, I will take the time to create a layer, copy, paste, make the text label, etc. This can be a little cumbersome especially if I need to mock-up a row of list data.

    All in all, it looks like Skitch will be a worthy puchase.

    Thanks

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