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Sending your love across the miles used to involve buying a greeting card, writing a note, putting a postage stamp on the envelope and then dropping the card in a mailbox so it could be delivered days later.
Times have changed.
Now you can send your love instantly with a custom crafted card using Postage, an app in the iTunes App Store. For the price of a greeting card or two, this app allows you to design and share beautiful custom-made photo cards with dozens of different designs.
Postage has styles of cards in many different categories, including Love, Travel, Announcements, Holiday, Halloween, and many others. The Love category has 16 different styles of cards to choose from so you can use this app for your one true love for 16 years without repeating a style!
You can use this app to send your good wishes at the last-minute if you find yourself stuck on Valentine’s Day or if you’re reminded of a birthday on that particular day. You can also use this app while you’re traveling to show the folks back home where you are and that you’re thinking of them!
The app is very easy to use, it guides you every step of the way. When you open the app, you’re asked to choose a category, such as Love. The next step is to choose from the Postcard styles. The app has over 90 styles available.
After you’ve made your selection, you’re asked to insert a photo. You can take a new photo, use an image from your photo library or paste a photo from a website. Once you’ve chosen your photo, you can move, scale and rotate the photo. You’re also give the option of adding effects to your photo, such as making it black and white or sepia, brightening the photo, or adding other effects.
The next step is to add text to the card. You can either type in your own text, or if you need suggestions, use the text provided by the app. Here’s a sample:
“Love looks not with the eyes but the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
“I choo-choo choose you!”
The app allows you to choose the size, font and color of the text so you can coordinate the look of text with the card and message. You can even select whether the text is left, right or center justified.
After you’ve completed your card, you have the option of sharing your card with your intended via email, Facebook or Twitter. You can also copy and paste a card if you want to send the card via text message.
Postage is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store. You can also buy smaller versions of the app for Romance, Holidays and Halloween for $1.99 each that offer cards in these categories.
Do you like sending ecards on the go? Do you enjoy sharing your photos when you’re traveling? Do you like the convenience of sending cards at the last minute? Let us know in the Comments section below.