10 Skitch Alternatives: Easier Ways to Capture Screenshots

10 Skitch Alternatives: Easier Ways to Capture Screenshots

I used to rely on Skitch for all my screenshot needs. So, when I found out that the Evernote team stopped supporting it, I was first confused and then frustrated. I had to find a new solution as soon as possible. Luckily, there are several great alternatives to Skitch that are perfect for capturing screenshots.

Although Skitch is still available for now, it won’t be for much longer since it’s no longer supported. It will soon become useless. I wanted to find something that was either cheap or free. I also wanted it to be simple to use, customizable, and able to capture screenshots quickly and efficiently. I never really cared for Skitch’s sharing features, but if the new app had them, that would be a bonus. Here’s what I discovered.

Windows Snipping Tool: A Great Option for Windows Users

The Windows Snipping Tool comes bundled with Windows 10 and is an excellent alternative to Skitch. You can take screenshots, annotate them, highlight areas, and even erase parts of the captured image. I’m currently using a preview of the Windows Creator’s Edition, and it seems like the Snipping Tool received an upgrade alongside other features of the operating system. It has quickly become my go-to app for capturing and editing screenshots.

Annotate: A Handy iOS App

Annotate is an iOS app that lets you capture screenshots, save them as images, share them with other apps, and add stickers. It does have some limitations, like the absence of shape tools and the strange lack of a red color option. However, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly ($0.99) app that quickly captures screenshots with a few minor drawbacks, this could be the solution for you.


Hey there! Let me tell you about this amazing tool called Snagit. It’s seriously the best screenshot tool out there right now. Skitch may no longer be supported, but Snagit has got you covered. I can’t recommend it enough. It’s super awesome! With Snagit, taking screen grabs is quick and easy. And let me tell you, once you have those screen grabs, you can do a ton of cool stuff with them. The user interface is pretty great too. It lets you add shapes, text, and effects with just a few clicks. The blur tool is particularly impressive. However, there is one downside – it does come with a price tag of $49.95. But don’t worry, they do offer a free trial. Just keep in mind that this tool is best suited for those who take a lot of screenshots regularly!


Now, if you’re a Windows user looking for a screenshot tool that picks up where Skitch left off, you’ve got to check out Greenshot. It’s a powerful and totally free program that lets you grab screenshots with ease. And here’s the cool part – it can even capture scrolling screens! How neat is that? The tools in Greenshot are simple and intuitive, making it easy for you to do pretty much anything you want with your screenshots. And once you’re done editing, you can export your image to other programs for further customization. It gives you the freedom to do whatever you want with your screenshots. It’s definitely worth giving a try!

Check this out: Pinpoint

Hey there! I found this cool iOS app called Pinpoint that makes taking screenshots super easy. It may not have as smooth of a user interface as Annotate, but it’s got a bunch of useful tools. You can add shapes, colors, text, and effects to your screenshots, and save them in different image formats. Plus, you can easily share your screenies right from the app. Trust me, this app has gotten some really good reviews, and for good reason! It’s one of the best alternatives to Skitch out there right now.

But wait, there’s more: Lightshot Screenshot

If you’re looking for a free alternative to Skitch on your Mac, check out Lightshot Screenshot. It’s a simple app with the screenshot in the center and a menu on the right and at the bottom. Within seconds, you can add text, shapes, and whatever else you need, and then upload your screenshot. The only limitation is that you can only modify screenshots taken within Lightshot Screenshot. Once you save them, you can’t make any further edits. It’s great if you don’t have an existing image library, but not so great if you do.

Here’s another option: PicPick

PicPick is another great app for capturing screenshots. It’s super easy to use and has a range of tools for adding shapes, colors, effects, text, and more. And guess what? You can share your screenshots right from the app too. One cool thing about PicPick is that it can capture scrolling screens, which is perfect for eLearning or tutorial writers. The only downside is that it’s a bit pricey at $24.99, but it’s definitely worth it for the quality.

Take a look at this one too: Apowersoft Mac Screenshot

If you’re on a Mac and need a powerful screenshot app, Apowersoft Mac Screenshot is for you. It does exactly what it says on the tin – captures screenshots. It’s a bit pricey at $39.99, but it’s worth the investment. With this app, you can capture just about anything, add text, shapes, colors, and effects, and even upload your screenshots to cloud storage. One really neat feature is the ability to magnify one screen element, which is super handy for tutorials and such.

Don’t forget: Awesome Screenshot

For all you Google Chrome users out there, I’ve got the perfect extension for you – Awesome Screenshot. It’s free, easy to use, and works both inside and outside of Chrome. You can add shapes, colors, text, and effects to your screenshots, and it can even automatically upload them to Google Drive. The best part? You can use it on any device that can run the Chrome browser. Talk about convenience!

And last but not least: ShareX

Okay, I’ve saved the best for last. ShareX is an open-source app that works great on most computers. It’s been around for a while and is regularly updated, so you know it’s reliable. You can capture screenshots, scrolling images, active monitors, and so much more. Then, you can add text, shapes, effects, colors, and share your creations online. It’s fast, simple, and incredibly user-friendly. What more could you ask for?

It’s a real bummer that Skitch isn’t being developed anymore, but hey, life moves on. Luckily, there are plenty of great alternatives on this list. Some are free, some are not. Some work with Windows, some with Mac. There’s bound to be something here that suits your needs.

If you know of any other awesome screengrab tools that I missed, please share them in the comments below!

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