Evernote Kills Off Skitch For Home windows, Android And iOS — However Retains Mac App
Evernote purchased fashionable annotation app Skitch again in 2011 and, after incurring the wrath of loyal customers for a collection of unpopular updates, it’s lastly saying goodbye to it for good after saying that it’ll finish help for nearly all variations of the service.
“As a part of our promise to give attention to enhancing the core Evernote expertise, we’re ending help for a number of… standalone apps,” Evernote stated in a press release.
Skitch is the very best profile casualty, however Evernote’s Clearly studying extension and its Pebble app will maintain it firm within the app after-life. Evernote Meals, the corporate’s devoted recipe app, was shuttered on the finish of September.
Evernote stated it’s ending help for Skitch for Home windows, Home windows Contact, iOS, and Android on January 22. That signifies that they may not be out there for obtain after that date. Every model will proceed to work for present customers however, as a result of there isn’t any longer a staff or assets devoted to every product, “exterior modifications like updates to your working system or browser might break options or performance at any level sooner or later,” Evernote admitted.
Slight caveat: Evernote stated it’ll proceed to supply Skitch for Mac for obtain and in addition present help, too. (Presumably that’s right down to its sheer reputation, however it stays to be seen how lengthy it will stay on for.)
The transfer is certain to additional anger any Skitch customers who’re left utilizing the product — issues haven’t precisely been clean beneath Evernote’s possession — however the firm downplayed these closures, saying that the staple options are already baked into its core service. (We’ve heard this argument earlier than and it not often assuages dissatisfied customers.)
We’ve included most of the greatest options of Skitch and Clearly in our core purposes. Skitch customers will discover almost similar annotation performance within the Evernote Home windows and iOS apps. And the article simplification options from Clearly can be found in our Net Clipper. Individuals with Pebble watches can discover comparable Evernote options with the Powernoter app.
Enhancing the core expertise is one argument for shutting down these apps, however one other is that is that Evernote — an organization that’s in disaster following the departure of lengthy-time CEO Phil Libin and exit of different execs like COO Linda Kozlowski this yr — is chopping its prices within the wake of faltering subscription numbers and giving its core app, which has barely superior when it comes to options in current occasions, a a lot wanted increase.
January 22 is the deadline for getting these apps if you’d like them. However, be warned, they are going to be dwelling on borrowed time going ahead.