Evernote Buys Skitch, Announces Developer Competition Winner

At its first-ever developer conference in San Francisco yesterday, Mountain View, CA-based online notekeeping startup Evernote announced that it has acquired Skitch. The Australian startup makes a popular Mac application used to capture, annotate, and share images. Evernote has already made the Skitch app free (it formerly cost $19.95 in the Mac App Store) and says it plans to integrate Skitch’s features into Evernote, so that users can more easily save annotated images in their Evernote notebooks. Evernote also announced the winners of its first developer competition, intended to highlight the work of outside developers building applications that integrate with the Evernote service. The $50,000 grand prize winner was Touchanote, an application that stores shortcuts to Evernote notes on near-field communications tags that can be attached to real-world objects.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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