Evernote's Skitch will soon bid Android, iOS and Windows farewell

But the Mac version will live on.

If Skitch is one of your favorite sketching and annotation apps, we hope you're using a Mac, because it's saying goodbye to Android, iOS and Windows on January 22nd. Evernote isn't exactly switching the app off, so you'll still be able to use it after that date. However, since it will no longer be updated, and it won't be available for download on those platforms anymore, they're bound to stop working in the future. The company says they've decided to kill those versions, because you can find "nearly identical annotation functionality" on the main Evernote app. It's unclear why Skitch for Mac will live on, but we're sure avid users aren't complaining.

Besides Skitch, Evernote's also killing off its Clearly browser extension that delivers distraction-free articles for reading, as well as its core app for Pebble smartwatches, on the same day. Similar to its reasoning for Skitch's demise, the company says Web Clipper already has Clearly's article simplification capabilities and Pebble's Powernoter app (which it isn't affiliated with) has Evernote-like features. From the sound of it, Evernote wants to simplify, drop products which it thinks have become unnecessary and ultimately focus on its core app going forward.

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