Last week, an email from my Uncle B. arrived with the subject line, “cool app.” My Uncle B. is incredibly hip and trendy, so I was interested to see what he was suggesting. Upon reading the email it said, “I know Gramme loves to get mail and I’ve been sending her mail through the Postcards on the Run app.” I quickly realized all the aunts, uncles and grandchildren were the recipients of his email. Message received!
I promptly downloaded the app and was impressed! It was so easy and frankly, so cool! One might even tell others about it through an emailed titled, “cool app!”
The simplicity of the app is brilliant. To begin, you select any photo on your phone (or Facebook) and it automatically uploads into the app. You can play around with the border and color. Second, you add a 200 character message. Next, you get to the “sign your own name” feature where you use your finger to add a doodle. Finally, the app then allows you to pick contacts and push send, all for $2.49. Easy peasy!
I picked this picture, wrote a quick message, doodled my name, and whoa-la! A postcard was off to my Gramme lickety split!
I’m not sure if the rest of my siblings and cousins have jumped onboard with the app, but if not, I’m certain to now be the BEST granddaughter. I even put an alarm in my phone to remind me to “Send Gramme a Postcard” every Sunday night. Beat that, siblings, beat that. Go ahead and try. Best case scenario, we flood Gramme’s mailbox.
And you? Any apps that automate something you used to do by hand (like writing postcards)? Have you tried this app, too?
Until next time!
Postscript: I was not paid to write about “Postcards on the Run,” I just thought it was very cool and thought you might think it was very cool, too.