By Yuchao Zhou
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PhotoCard is an E-card/Postcard creator for your iPhone. It is inspired by Apple’s iCard service. You can select a picture from your Photos library on your iPhone or iPod touch, or take a snap shot with iPhone’s camera, type your messages and generate a nice looking postcard like photo card.
You can customize your message font size, font type and color.
Your city location and creation time will be in stamp seal.
Eleven stamp designs available for user to select. You can even create your own stamp from any pictures in your library.
Zoom in and zoom out in support in preview.
Your message language can be any one iPhone/iPod touch supported.
Interface language including English and Chinese.
What's New in Version 2.4
Fix a City setting bug lead to application crash.
Version 2.4 eliminated 2.3 bugs ...
UPDATE: Raised rating ... from one to three stars
1. I contacted the developer about the 'City' setting crashing bugs in version 2.3. He was VERY responsive ... responded immediately with apologies and said he would address the issue right away. He did - within three days version 2.4 was available at the App Store.
2. Now that it doesn't crash, I can say that it does what it does very well. While it's not as flexible as the other 'Postcard' apps that I mentioned above, it does have its own strengths:
a. It's extremely straight forward to use. As the developer describes, it was inspired by iCard, and functions very similarly. The other 'postcard' apps may do more, but that also means more pointing, clicking, etc., which can take away from the spontaneity of the process. With Photocard 2.4, you're basically only six clicks/decisions away from sending out an email postcard. I'd say it's quick and dirty, but it's it's not at all dirty. The results are pleasing.
b. This app permits you to insert a photo of your choosing into the 'stamp' field - this is because it does not make any attempt at sending the resulting postcard through the USPS, so pre-approved stamps are not necessary. Having a custom stamp adds to the cleverness of the emailed postcard.
It IS like getting iCard back!
Wish PhotoCard looked just like iCard
This is the closest thing I have found to iCards but it is not the same. It does not look as nice but it does have some benefits. It is very easy to use. I can take a picture on my iPhone and send (via email or text) out a PhotoCard in just a couple of minutes.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jul 15, 2011
- Version: 2.4
- Size: 0.5 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese
- Seller: Yuchao Zhou
- © 2008 Yuchao Zhou
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.