Skitch Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Skitch is a screen capture and markup application from Evernote, however it is no longer supported for Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Skitch from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Skitch Silently

Skitch Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the skitchsetup_w.x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: skitchsetup_w.x.y.z.exe --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Skitch Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Skitch
Vendor:Evernote Corp.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:skitchsetup_w.x.y.z.exe --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Evernote\Skitch\uninstall.exe" --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Evernote\Skitch\uninstall.exe" --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Change the Skitch Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Skitch to “C:\Skitch”

skitchsetup_w.x.y.z.exe --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended --prefix "C:\Skitch"

Set the Skitch Installer Language

Allowed: en da de es fi fr hu id it ja ko ms nl no pl pt pt_BR ro ru sv th tr vi zh_CN zh_TW

skitchsetup_w.x.y.z.exe --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended --installer-language en

How to Uninstall Skitch Silently

Check out the Skitch Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following sets of commands:

Skitch Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

TASKKILL /F /IM "Skitch.exe"
"%ProgramFiles%\Evernote\Skitch\uninstall.exe" --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended

Skitch Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

TASKKILL /F /IM "Skitch.exe"
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Evernote\Skitch\uninstall.exe" --unattendedmodeui none --mode unattended

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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