Skitch is One of My Favorite Apps

If you’ve been with me for a while you’ll know I love Skitch – I actually use it for a lot of my tutorials.  It’s a super easy tool that lets you quickly annotate pictures, documents, and screenshots.  And yes, it’s free!

You can:
  • Add Arrows, Text, Shapes, and Stamps;
  • Draw (not really crazy about this one – AKA I just suck at it!);
  • Highlight or even Hide certain Areas;
  • Change the Color or Size of these Tools;
  • And yes, you can Crop your Image.

What Skitch Tools Do

To Give You an Idea

Let’s say, you’re working with someone on updating your website, but your web techie is not in the same space as you are, so you’re trying to communicate via email, phone calls, and voicemails – going back & forth & back & forth & back again – aarrgggghhh!!!  What a pain in the you-know-what!  

Why not take a quick screenshot, annotate what you want done on the page and voilà – you’re done.  This saves you a ton of time, emails, cursing, and money – Time is $$$

A few more ideas on where & how to use Skitch:
  • For Presentations.  Share a screenshot and add your instructions for a quick & easy view of what you’re trying to say;
  • At Work. Open a PDF and highlight changes to skip the lengthy, confusing email chains and give clear feedback;
  • At Events.  Capture a map, mark it up, and share it with your friends to show them where you’ll be;
  • At Home.  Planning a meditation garden?  Take pictures of your yard and annotate them to plan out your new space.

Where to Find Skitch

Skitch was part of the Evernote family and they used to have a quick and easy download for all platforms from their site, but Skitch has moved out on his own, so I had to do some digging for my PC friends.  You can find Skitch at:

  • Mac Friends:  You can downlaod Skitch @ Evernote or get the app for Skitch @ iTunes
  • PC Friends:  After some digging I found this link that has a download – but as you know I’m not a PC girl, so not sure how well it works… sorry, but my brain can only handle so much tech stuff!

(You can still use Skitch with your Evernote or just use it on its own.)

Do you have any creative ways of using Skitch?  Or do you have another tool that works just like it… or better?  Please share…

Facebook Groups Driving You Crazy?

Facebook groups – we either love them or hate them.  We either join Groups or there are times when we are added to a Group by one of our friends that are either a Member or Admin of the Group.  Unfortunately they can do this without our request or permission, but once added we have options of course – we can ‘Leave the Group’ (under Joined) or we can stay, but change what Posts we see (or don’t see) in our Feed.  Here’s how:

Hover over Notifications & choose one of the following:

  • All Posts.  This will obviously show all of the group’s Posts in your Feed.
  • Highlights.  Only popular Posts (Posts with lots of Likes & Comments) will show up in your Feed.
  • Friends’ Posts.  Only your friends’ Posts will show up in your Feed.
  • Off.  No posts will show up in your Feed, so you’ll have to go to the Group to see Posts.



Want to See & Manage All of Your Groups?

FB - Mng groupsYou can quickly edit & remove all of the Groups you have joined:

  • Scroll down to Groups (Left Menu)
  • Hover over Groups
  • Click on More
  • Here you can
    • Edit your notifications
    • Manage your groups as an Admin
    • Leave a group
    • Make a Group a Favorite Group (so it will show up in your Left Menu)


I hope this helps clean up your Facebook Feed a bit.  I see so many people complaining about the junk they see on their Facebook Feed, so there will be more to come on how to get rid of that extra baggage on your Feed!


Do you have anything you’d like me to cover in future blogs?  I’d love to hear from you – please post in Comments below.  Make it a great day!