Developer: vukee
Price: Free
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPad 2

iOS Integration Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-Use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Sending a postcard to a friend or loved one is a nice way of sharing memories with them, but this gesture is slowly starting to become extinct due to the ability to snap photos and send them to anyone in the world instantly. Postcard — individually designed, sent worldwide aims to make the postcard popular again by making them personalized and easy to send. The best part is that users won’t need to rush to the post office for stamps.

Opening Postcard for the first time instantly pulls up all the photos on a user’s iOS device. If there aren’t any photos worth sharing, explore more by checking out Facebook and Instagram. Obviously you’ll need to connect these accounts to Postcard, but it may be worth it in order to access more pictures.

After a photo is selected, users can opt to include a white border or not. The postcard can then be flipped around so users can enter a greeting or add a signature, both of which are completely optional. The only required field is the address section, which requires users to fill out the postcard’s destination. This can be entered in manually or selected directly from the address book.

Once the postcard is complete, it’s time to put it in the mail. Instead of locating a big blue box, simply pay a flat rate of $1.99 for the postage and shipping using either PayPal, Visa or MasterCard. That’s all there is to it. There’s no hassle, no long forms to fill out and the developers even offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee—if you don’t like it, get your money back.

The price seems a little steep for a postcard considering postage is less than on dollar. This may deter some from utilizing the app, but the convenience may make the price worth it to others. While there is Instagram integration, Postcard could benefit from more customization options for pictures like filters or cropping for those who may want to make quick minor adjustments before sending out their personal greeting.

Overall, Postcard is quite simple and easy to use. It doesn’t take a long time to personalize a card and photos can be accessed with a single click. Whether you plan to go on vacation, love to share precious memories or you always promise postcards but forget, Postcard – individually designed, sent worldwide is the ideal app to keep on the home screen. Considering it’s free to download, it’s worth giving it a shot if the price to create and mail it seems fair.

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