Email text

Please enter YOUR Email address to receive updates. Ensure you add to your safe list.

iTunes Vouchers

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Cards by Apple - App Review

There are plenty of excellent greeting card companies; I'm sure you have already had occasion to send, or receive, some excellent cards from one of these services. They all seem to have one important drawback; you need to be online to create your card. Cards by Apple differentiates itself by being able to be used without an Internet connection.

Now for the ACIDS test:

The bottom of the screen allows you to choose from a variety of basic layouts. These include thank you, travel, birthday, baby, love, get well, Mother's day, Christmas, as well as an 'any' where you have less included graphics.

Having chosen your basic greeting you can now customise various areas:

Tapping on the photograph will allow you to either pick a background picture from your existing library, or take a photograph. You also get to personalise the text but not the font or layout, nor can you alter the graphics. This is of course both a benefit (it will look good) and a drawback (lack of creativity). Once your are happy with this, just press 'apply'.

This is actually just an area for text, again the graphics being fixed.

The 'Add recipients' box allows you to pick someone from your contacts and the address is neatly entered. You can edit this address. Then you can (and indeed must) enter a return address, which will be added to the top left of the envelope.

All that remains now is to press the value box at the top right of the screen to process your card and have it sent. This part of the operation needs to be done with an open Internet connection.

The App is free and does not carry advertising. You are however charged for the card being printed and posted, at a similar price to other such services.

It really is a good way to prepare your card off-line, a real boon to frequent travellers.

No problems during testing.

You need to be aware about information, such as photos and contacts, that you share through the App.

ACIDS Test Rating:

If only the card could be sent my email...

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Cards by Apple here and support for the App here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comment will be checked for appropriateness before it is visible to everybody.

Please ensure that you subscribe to comments so that you will be notified of the posting.

This additional step is to protect everyone from people who seem to have nothing better to do than post inappropriate comments (as in spam).