Skitch goes semi-public beta

You may have read my overview of Skitch or maybe you saw the countless images tagged with skitch on Flickr - and perhaps you want to join in on the fun?

Update at 11:34am EST: plasq is planning a full scale release of Skitch in a matter of hours. Until then, read below.

Update at 5:10pm EST: Ladies and Gentlemen: Skitch. May she treat you as well as she has treated me.

Update at 5:40pm EST: plasq is getting signups like crazy!! They won't be able to get through them all very quickly and I still have 20 something invites left. So hurry up!!

Update at 10:12pm EST: I get off for a few hours and this place blows up! I ended up going way over the initial set of invites I was given but the plasq team was nice enough to hook me up with plenty more. So keep the requests coming until I run dry!

Update at 10:57pm EST: I just wanted to take a moment to clear something up. To put it simply; I didn't make Skitch. I also didn't produce the video demo for Skitch. plasq is full of highly-dedicated and talented individuals that work very hard at creating Skitch, Comic Life, and even the video demo below. Do not mistake me for someone who had any part in Skitch. I'm simply friends with with plasq crew and a loyal Skitcher!

Update on June 16, 2007 at 11:30am EST: I wanted to let everyone know that I'm still sending out invites at a rate of about ten an hour. If you'd like one, keep the comments coming and I'll give them out until the well runs dry. For more information about what has happened since Skitch was release; take a peak at the recap post I just published.

Update on June 21, 2007 at 10:43am EST: I'm out of invites!! Phew, that was exhausting. Well over 200 invites were sent out and many of you have taken the time to link to the Skitch page from your blog and flickr accounts. Thank you very much for participating. Enjoy!

A video demonstration of Skitch! Embed this on your site!

Today Skitch is being released as a semi-public beta with a fully public beta coming soon being released in a matter of hours. Semi-public, in this case, means invite only. Prior to today you had to tie down one of the plasq crew to get an invite, but now they've extended that ability to those of us that have had the privilege of using Skitch over the last several months.

Would you like to try Skitch? Leave a comment on this post, send me an email, Flickr Mail, Viddler message, Twitter me, IM me - whatever just get me an email address to send the invite to, and I'll hook you up.