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Napkin - Image Annotation and Markup

By Aged & Distilled, LLC

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Napkin – say it with a picture and skip the 1,000 words.

Sometimes explaining something with an email or instant message is frustrating and slow. Miscommunication costs time and money. Use Napkin to effortlessly create an image that makes your point crystal clear. Simply start by importing images or screenshots. Sketch and type to create beautiful annotations and markup. When you are done creating, share your result quickly with the sharing menu or our simple drag and drop export from the toolbar.

Napkin is designed to be easy to learn and efficient to use. Our innovative user interface dispenses with the need for complicated tools and lets you just scribble directly on the canvas to create annotations and markup. Designers, product managers, software developers, artists, photographers, journalists, educators and anyone who needs to annotate and markup images quickly will find Napkin makes their work easier.

Napkin has been the recipient of many high profile awards and accolades such as the Mac App Store Editor’s Choice and Best of 2013 as well as the Mac App of the Year from iMore.

A few of the countless applications happy users have found for Napkin include:

• Markup a screenshot
• Call attention to a detail in a photo
• Comment on a graphic design
• Create a visual tutorial
• Report a bug
• Enhance a presentation
• Caption an image
• Create a visual specification
• Annotate a map
• Create marketing materials for apps and web sites
• Provide a visual aid for tech support

No Tools Required
Napkin's unique scribbling interface makes it a breeze to quickly communicate your ideas without a cumbersome tool-based interface. Markup your images with text, shapes and arrows in seconds by just drawing or typing. Napkin gets out of your way, letting you construct your message in a natural and fluid process.

Get the Images You Need
Place and arrange any number of bitmap images or photos on your napkin. Need a quick screenshot or still from your laptop camera? We have the features to quickly import the content you need.

Call-Out the Details
Napkin's innovative Call-Out allow you to emphasize precise elements of images. Just focus the Call-Out on a portion of an image and it magnifies the content you want to highlight like magic.

Stay Discreet
Dying to share that message but don't want to broadcast that account number? Napkin allows you to quickly redact areas of an image you need to keep private. Choose from Black-out for the most secure redaction, Pixelate to obscure text with a more pleasing style and Blur to obscure photographic elements.

Crop Away the Excess
Napkin lets you crop away parts of an image, photo or screenshot you don’t need. Make your point easier to follow be removing the unnecessary visual noise.

Dress It Up
Napkin excels at creating markup with zero friction. Our default styles look great and require no fussing about. Like to fiddle and finesse the look anyway? We still have you covered. Add decorative frames to images and text. Style your text with the rich type controls Mac users expect. Control the color, fill and borders of shapes, arrows and lines. Use our fun textured background, or simply go with white or transparent as desired.

Share Everywhere
Napkin makes it a snap to share your creation with others. Mail, Messages, Twitter and Facebook are all supported. Our inventive File Pip in the toolbar makes creating an image file snapshot of your work as easy as drag and drop.

Built for OS X Yosemite
Napkin supports all the great features of Yosemite including an updated look to match the new look and style. All your favorite apps that support share extensions will appear in the sharing menu. iCloud Drive is fully integrated.

Help Included
Napkin has a built in tutorial system that guides you through the interface and options available without getting in your way. There are also easy to access video tutorials for common actions and links to online support.

What's New in Version 1.5.1

This release is a minor update to Napkin that resolves a few bugs and adds a handful of feature enhancements. The full list of changes are included below.

- Improved sliders to include discrete and continuous modes
- Added Crop and Redact to context menu when right clicking on an image
- Fixed some problems with crop view when resizing the window and using full screen mode
- Added the ability to press and hold space bar to pan canvas
- Prevent tutorial widget from appearing when canvas item is too small
- Adjust the color of the format bar when in full screen mode for a better match
- Borders of outlined shapes can now be made thinner
- Flat Line style arrows can now be much thinner
- Prevent Preferences window from being resized
- Copy and paste of shapes now properly copies fill and outline style
- Reduced white border around exported images to 2 points
- Increased maximum canvas size by 50%
- Files with the ‘jpeg’ as well as ‘jpg’ extension are now available for ‘Open with Napkin’ in the Finder
- Empty portion of a call-out now draws with a white fill.
- Fixed rendering issues when zoomed all the way in
- Improved look of the color well to match Yosemite

If you like Napkin please consider leaving a review for in the Mac App Store. It can make a big difference and we love hearing your comments. Thanks!


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Customer Reviews

Like Skitch, but actually usable!

This app does everything you need, except without the crashing, the slowness, and the cruft of Skitch.
If you job requires marking up an image in order to clarify something; if you need to mark up an image to provide support or help explain something, buy this app.

Then, get back to work. You don’t have time to monkey around with other apps.

Napkin - Image Annotation and Markup
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  • $39.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 1.5.1
  • Size: 5.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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