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  1. These are both fundamental design issues with Skitch that didn't exist in V1, and which I've been trying to get them to recognise, with little success. They appear to have some kind of clever intended purpose for Skitch which they won't share with us, but which doesn't include a need for several of the basic sketching tools you'd expect to see! To be clear, in your case that's the lack of a fill tool, and the fact that you can't turn off auto-select so you can draw on top of other objects (or even just start a new line where the last one ended).
  2. Of course there isn't one of those either; an eraser.
  3. By the way, I meant to say that I understand you can't do everything at once, so if you're being pulled in two directions (fill vs shadows for example), something's got to give. So please stop wasting time playing with the UI and removing stuff, calling that a major upgrade, and concentrate on getting as many of the desired features in as possible. I'll live with a few rough edges if it means I can have stuff that's actually useful.
  4. What I'm trying to say Joe is that I prefer developers who make their own decisions. Those that say, for example, that in order to be the best visual communication tool out there, we need a fill tool, even if only 4% of our users know they need it at the moment; the rest will come to love it. I'd expect any developer to be able to listen to just one well reasoned plea for a given feature, and say "you know what, that's a damn fine idea, and doesn't get in the way of anything else we offer, so lets do it even though we've just had the one request". THAT is how you produce software that pleasant
  5. Hi southdowns, There is definitely an issue with the PDF that you are trying to annotate. There is an issue with the table of offsets to objects in the file. The file's table is incorrect which is causing us to crash. You might want to find a different PDF file generator or notify someone about the issue with the software that you are using. In the meantime we have put in a workaround in Skitch to deal with this type of problem. Stay tuned for notification of availability of the fix. Thanks, Lestre But as I said, it's not my software these files were sent to me by a client, so I have
  6. Hi Joe, thanks for the reply. I still don't see how you know what people used to use in Skitch one before you took it over. You can tell from your data which tools people do use, but not which they would use if they existed. I don't see how you can argue that Skitch as it stands today isn't dumbed down compared to Skitch 1. It's slicker I agree, but as I've illustrated to you privately, it simply cannot do as good a job of sketching as it could before. That surely is the very definition of dumbing down? I'd take more tools over splitting the tool colour and width controls any day. It's n
  7. @Lester, unfortunately I can't help you, as it was emailed to me by a client so I didn't make it myself. All the others he sent me had the same issue, so it's very possible it's how they were made. I think they're scans.
  8. I'm fascinated to know how you know it wasn't much used? It has so many basic uses when sketching that I simply don't believe it's not considered essential by a large proportion of your users/potential users/ex users. The problem with designing software democratically is that you end up with a dumbed down product, which never pushes the boundaries and never challenges your users to find more and more uses for it. If Apple had taken any notice of the fact that small form factor computers with touch UI's weren't used by many people, we'd have no iPad (in fact probably no tablets at all). Not tha
  9. Joe the pdf is linked in post #10 above. It's not encrypted. For what it's worth, Skitch 1 has no trouble with individual pages from it. I know you're busy, but can I just check that you received my reply in our private discussion please, and intend to reply?
  10. Hmm, it looks as if Skitch Mac has tried to save the annotated pdf to Evernote, but it's a blank document: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s15/sh/35c42609-3076-49c4-bdc3-1354e308699e/a640c05144f5f586633afdec2759b88a
  11. I followed rbianchi's idea and tried marking up the same pdf in Evernote on my mobile device, in my case an iPad. I can mark up OK, but the app crashes as soon as I tap on save. 100% reproducible, and I sent the crash report offered by the app when I relaunched it.
  12. Nope, it's not having it! It's here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s15/sh/73181cc7-c4be-44a8-968e-f6341b3fceaa/e19dc61b95149945cd7f819cf167553b
  13. @Joe, see http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/45136-just-wasted-a-complete-afternoon/ I've since discovered that it only happens with certain pdf's, one of which is here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s15/sh/c5bd4ff9-3574-4014-9086-e64f6afa6929/60b7f8c0c7224a82be5756e2c3f2494b I can't paste the log as it crashes your forum every time I try. I'll give it a go with nothing else below.
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