The cloud- based note taking specialist, Evernote has acquired a company that makes the image editing app, Skitch for Mac, and aims to develop an application for the Android.

Skitch allows user to capture, annotate and share images which can all be uploaded to the note-taking system of Evernote.

Skitch which previously cost $20 for the Mac, is now free and available to download from the Mac App Store. Evernote users will be able to sign in automatically without signing up for the application. Once the Android App has been launched that will be downloadable for free as well.   

In their blog post, Evernote wrote that they decided to acquire Skitch as they had used the product for years with Evernote.

For years, one of our most requested feature areas has been related to improved handling of images and annotation capabilities. Our users take and share millions of photos and screenshots already, but the experience isn't as good as it could be. We debated about whether to add the improved functionality into Evernote or build a separate app to handle it. Finally, we decided to do both. Thanks to Skitch, we will, they wrote.

Combining the two applications will be made easy with simple drag features according to Evernote. Drag images from Evernote into Skitch for Mac, annotate and edit them, then use the Drag Me feature in Skitch to bring it back into Evernote. Or, simply take screenshots in Skitch and drag them into Evernote. Our goal is to make this experience much more streamlined.

Evernote is acclaimed for its handwriting recognition qualities.  If a photograph is uploaded with a handwritten note the software will recognize it and make it searchable.  Now Evernote is working on bringing its years of experience with inking and handwriting recognition with the capabilities of Skitch.