Tools I love – Skitch
In my day to day travels I am asked all the time about tools that I use both to manage my own web presence and that of my clients. Since I tell people all the time to use the questions you receive to guide your blog writing, it seemed a good time to introduce a new regular blog feature, Tools I Love. On a regular basis (not sure how regular yet) I am going to review a tool that I use regularly and can’t live without. Often, like today, I will do that using video.
Today, I will show you one of my very favorite tools. I wouldn’t be lying if I said that I used Skitch multiple times every single day. I LOVE SKITCH! I use skitch to make screen captures exactly the size I need. To bring attention to details and to resize pictures. Watch below as I give you a quick review of my love of Skitch.
Curious about any particular tools you would like me to discuss? Let me know by email or in the comments below.
I’m a big fan of Skitch as well and I also use it multiple times every day on my Mac. When I used a PC on a regular basis I preferred SnagIt, but it might be more complex than many users need for their screenshots.
The real reason I’m writing is to share a new tool discovery that I made today: BrowserStack (http://browserstack.com). It lets you run your sites in any browser on any OS and any combination there of. These are *not* emulations or mockups, but actual virtual machines ready for you to test on *right in browser*. I’m working on getting a license though my company but pricing is reasonable even for an individual. Especially useful for a dedicated Mac user, it lets you see what your stuff looks like in IE without have to load you machine with emulators, or maintain VMs or extra hardware.
Thanks for the comment Josh. We have just recently started using BrowserStack and really like it so far. I doubt it will make the tools I love series since it is a bit technical for most of my readers. We tried Browserling for a bit but found it too kludgy. I hope you are well!