Update (18 Dec 2012) : Evernote just released a new version that resolves this issue by enabling auto copy of a direct image link! You can even add your own FTP account and upload your images/screenshots there and auto copy the URL. Great stuff! *
I think Evernote is doing its best to Kill everything that was useful about Skitch.
(note: Im a big fan of using Evernote PRO for keeping all my internal notes, but dont use it much for sharing)
I use the Skitch “copy a direct link” all the time. For Skype, email and on Forums.
Initially – just a downgrade to the old Skitch got this feature back.
Until this week!
It no longer works.
Evernote decided to copy a link to skitch.com rather then to the direct image!
That just sucked balls big time.
So I went looking for a solution….and found one!
Here is a tutorial: How to get your Skitch “Copy Direct Link” feature back. BONUS: Keep all your images in a DropBox folder
Step 1 – Download and install Servus (was Dropling)
You can get the App here whilst it is in beta. It will be on the AppStore soon according to its creator.
Servus is a little tool to create nice themed landing pages for your Dropbox shared files.
The key feature is that you can also configure it to copy a direct link to your clipboard
If you dont have dropbox, you can get 2GB and upto 18GB free.
Step 2 – Unpack and “install” Servus
Unpack the downloaded zip file and drag it into your application folder.
Open the application (double click).
It will then popup an welcome screen with a “link to dropbox” button.
Step 3 – Authorize drop box access
Servus needs access to your Dropbox. It uses the dropbox API for this.
Click on the “Authorize Dropbox” button.
Dont worry – it will create a special folder and will only have access to this folder.
Click the “Show Servus” button. Your browser will probably ask you if its allow to open the “Servus” application. You want to do this.
Your original Welcome/Authorisation will now change and all thats left to do is click the “Close Setup Window” button.
Step 4 – Test servus
Grab an image and drag it onto the Servus logo in the menu bar.
A link will be copied to your clickboard. Paste it in your browser and make sure you can see a page that looks something like this:
Step 5 – Configure Servus so it copies direct links
Click on the Servus icon in your menu bar, and select “Preferences” from the menu that pops up.
I switchen on the option to Auto start Servus on Login, changed the Copy link to Direct link, and switched off the Notifications.