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Skitch moves into invite-beta mode… its like the 2.0 version of PaintShopPro
I received a tip last week that Skitch, by Plasq, was moving into invite-beta mode this week. Colin just posted additional information about this move. I am in the process of attempting to get beta keys for all of you, but for now, hop over to Colin's blog for a key.
So I remember being a young kid, going to a computer fair and buying the first version of PSP – Paint Shop Pro. It came on one 3.5" floppy and made me so excited to draw and color. Skitch reminds me of PSP in it's ease of use and absolute functionality.
Skitch is not here to replace Photoshop. Skitch is like MS Paint on drugs. Colin has an in-depth overview which includes, "Skitch is jammed packed with features yet the interface for those features never gets in your way or becomes overbearing. Quickly take a screenshot in just about anyway you can think of. Then you can annotate a screenshot once you’ve captured it. Sharing your screenshot with the world is probably Skitch’s strong suit."
So basically Skitch is a way to take screenshots, mark them up, and share them with the world. Loads of "uploaded by Skitch" notes are appearing on Flickr. The app is available on the mac only and my hope is that they release a web-version of this. This would make a great iPhone app.
Lastly, they are also launching MySkitch, a social network around sharing the screenshots.