Screen Captures and Annotations easily in OS X

I’m a big fan of taking screenshots as a form of communication. It’s generally way easier to take a screenshot of an error message and paste it into an email then type it in.

I’ve mentioned before that it’s pretty simple to do this with [intlink id=”513″ type=”post”]Grab and the built in keyboard shortcuts in OS X[/intlink]. Grab is great for taking a screenshot. Often times, I need to make some markup in the screenshot to highlight a particular area. Grab doesn’t let me do this.

I just came across a new application called Skitch which allows me to take screenshots, add comments to them and easily share them online. Best of all, it’s free. Rather than have me try to explain how cool it is, check out this quick 3 minute video they created showing how powerful this tool is.

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