Reviewed by Valerie Lauer
Rating: ****½ (4.5/5)
The days of buying overpriced, cliché postcards from airports and lobby stores are over. Now you can create custom postcards in moments with the Touchnote Postcards iPhone app from Touchnote LTD.
During our iPhone app review we found out it’s easy to make and share memories with this sophisticated app. If you travel, love to write letters or are looking for a new way to send special messages from the convenience of your iPhone, you’ll want to listen up.
Concept: ****½ (4.5/5)
The idea behind the Touchnote Postcards iPhone app is simple. Just snap a photo with your iPhone or choose one from your camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, Diptic or other photo apps. The multi-app integration is amazing.
Personalize the photo with custom text. Add your message and an address (which can be pulled directly from your contact list if you so desire) and you’re done.
Postcards print locally in the UK and the US, so delivery will run approximately 4 days in these areas. The app tries to keep pricing standard. For US users each postcard costs $1.49. For UK users it’s £1.49. Other European countries can expect to pay €1.49 and so on.
Obviously that means users in other countries are welcome to get in on the fun, but delivery times will vary.
There’s also a basic photo editing functionality in the Touchnote Postcards iPhone app. So you can crop, rotate and zoom in and out of photos to get the perfect image for your postcard.
Touchnote Postcards is the perfect iPhone app for travelers. You can create a postcard in real time to capture special moments to share with friends and family. You can even create cards without using any data then send them later to avoid roaming charges.
Layout & Design: ****½ (4.5/5)
A top notch UI compliments the Touchnote Postcards app’s savvy concept to a tee. Three main tabs rule the app.
In the Postbox tab you can keep track of any current card orders you have. It will tell you when they print and give you additional tracking data.
The Account tab lets you keep track of your in-app credits, access a useful help file and contact information.
The Create Card tab is where the magic happens. Tap to add a photo. Tap to type. It’s that easy.
There aren’t any fluffy graphics or distracting details. Creating and managing post cards is super simple, which is exactly as it should be.
Value: ****½ (4.5/5)
The Touchnote Postcards iPhone app is free to download. As we mentioned earlier, each postcard you send will cost $1.49 (or the local equivalent). That includes postage. You can also save in advance by purchasing postcard credit packs. If you you’ll be sending several cards, this is definitely the way to go.
This app also has a money back guarantee if your card is damaged or lost. That’s some serious custom service.
While it is similar to other postcard apps such as Postagram, photo editing options and multi-app interfacing definitely give Touchnote Postcards an edge over the competition.
Touchnote Postcards iPhone app requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
The iPhone app reviews rating: ****½ (4.5/5)