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Skitch 1.0.7 and preventing the Mac App Store from prompting you to upgrade to 2.0

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Stop the App Store upgrade prompt</h1>
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Fortunately I saved my copy of Skitch (version 1.0.12) after hearing <a href="http://twitter.com/danielpunkass">Daniel Jalkut</a> (developer at <a href="http://www.red-sweater.com/">Red Sweater Software</a> best known for <a href="http://www.red-sweater.com/marsedit/">MarsEdit</a> and <a href="http://www.red-sweater.com/fastscripts/">FastScripts</a>) mention that a brief stint with Skitch 2.0 had sent him back to Skitch version 1.</p>
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The only problem is that the Mac App Store app kept telling me that Skitch needs to be updated. I even went into my Purchases list and '&quot;hid&quot; Skitch, but still the App Store kept telling me that it wanted to update Skitch.</p>
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I seem to have found a solution, which was to quit Skitch.app, and then locate the app in /Applications/ using the Finder. Once there, I control-clicked on the app and chose &quot;Show Package Contents&quot;:</p>
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<img alt="" border="0" height="143" src="http://media.blogcdn.com//media/2012/09/skitch-show-package-contents.jpg" width="280" /></p>
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And then open the 'Contents' folder, and I found a folder named _MASReceipt:</p>
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<img alt="" border="0" height="72" src="http://media.blogcdn.com//media/2012/09/skitch-contents-masreceipt-move-to-trash.jpg" width="412" /></p>
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I moved that folder to the trash, and now the Mac App Store no longer prompts me to update the app.</p>
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As far as I can tell, the app continues to function just fine without the _MASReceipt folder.</p>
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<strong>N.B.</strong> Terminal nerds like myself will prefer to use something like:</p>
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<code>sudo rm -rfv /Applications/Skitch.app/Contents/_MASReceipt</code></p>
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Version 1.07 is still available</h1>
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You can still download version <a href="http://get.skitch.com/skitch-1.0.7-v4398.zip">1.07</a> from Skitch.com. I believe that version 1.07 was the last version before it went &quot;Mac App Store only.&quot; The <a href="http://update.skitch.com/skitch.html">changelog</a> for versions after 1.07 make it appear that the only bugs they were fixing were about Evernote integration.</p>
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Note that version 1.07 still requires that you have a Skitch.com account in the &quot;Sharing&quot; options, or else it will just automatically re-create it anyway.</p>
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One wonders what the app will do once the Skitch servers are no longer accessible, since the app refuses to even function without one.</p>

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