Screen Sketch is renamed to Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a set of bundled apps which are installed for all users by default. Some of them like Calculator or Photos are intended to replace classic Windows apps. Others are new to Windows 10 and provide various online and offline services. One such app is the Screen Sketch appwhich will eventually replace the classic Snipping Tool app. Starting with Windows 10 Build 18219, the app has got a new name, Snip & Sketch.


As you may already know, Windows 10 "Redstone 5" comes with a revamped screen snipping experience, featuring a new Screen Sketch UWP app. Originally introduced as part of the Windows Ink Workspace, it comes with a variety of benefits - and it can now be updated via the Microsoft Store, it will now show up in the list when you press Alt + Tab, you can set the window size according to your preferences, and more.

The Screen Sketch feature is integrated with the Action Center flyout in recent Windows 10 builds.  Using this new tool, you can capture a rectangle, snip a freeform area, or take a full screen capture, and copy it directly to the clipboard. Immediately after taking a snip you’ll now get a notification that will take you and your snip to the Screen Sketch app where you can annotate and share away. In the current implementation, other traditional tools available in the Snipping Tool (Window snip, ink color, etc) are missing.

Starting with Windows 10 Build 18219, the app is now called Snip & Sketch. The app version is 10.1807.2286.0.

Snip And Sketch Windows 10 About

Along with the name change, the app has got a small improvement. Under the New menu, you can select to "Snip now", "Snip in 3 seconds", or "Snip in 10 seconds".

Snip And Sketch Windows 10

The app can be updated from the Microsoft Store. Visit the following page

Snip & Sketch on Microsoft Store

However, you must be running Windows 10 on Skip Ahead to get access to the new features.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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