PhotoCard by Bill Atkinson is a free app available from the iTunes App store,
that allows you to create custom postcards using Bill's nature photos or your own personal photos, then send them by email or postal mail from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Bill Atkinson, Mac software legend and world renowned nature photographer, has created an innovative application that redefines
how people create and send postcards.
With PhotoCard you can make dazzling, high resolution postcards on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch,
and send them on-the-spot, through email or the US Postal Service. The app is amazingly easy to use.
To create a PhotoCard, select one of Bill's nature photos or one of your own personal photos.
Then, flip the card over to type your message. For a fun touch, jazz up your PhotoCard with
decorative stickers and stamps. If you're emailing your card, it can even include an audible greeting.
When you've finished your creation, send it off to any email or postal address in the world!
No frustrations. Simple, intuitive, and fun graphical user interface.
No delays. Within minutes of thinking about a friend or family member, you can have a personalized PhotoCard on its way to their postal mailbox or sent directly to their email Inbox.
Make it postcard-perfect. Use one of Bill's stunning nature photos (included with the app), or resize, crop and adjust one of your own newly-taken or existing photos.
Write your message on the back of your card using one of many available fonts, sizes, and styles.
Edit in place and get what you see with full-screen page layout.
Decorate PhotoCards with your choice of playful stickers and colorful stamps.
Record voice notes, up to 60 seconds, and include them in your emailed PhotoCards.
Personalize your postcard with custom stamps, custom stickers — even a custom, hand-written signature.
Sending PhotoCards via email is always free.
Sending print-and-mail cards, within the United States, costs as little as $1.50 each, including First Class postage, and as little as $2.25 to other countries.
Large 8.25 x 5.5 inch cards are printed with a state-of-the-art HP Indigo digital press and laminated for lasting protection.
Address correction makes sure your card is deliverable as addressed.
A graphical confirmation email informs you when your card is being printed, and another email is sent to you when it's actually been mailed.
Sent card history shows all the cards you've sent and lets you open a new, editable copy to start a new card.
Browse a world of beauty wherever you go. PhotoCard includes a collection of Bill's finest nature photographs and a limited license to print and mail these copyrighted photos.
NEW FEATURES in PhotoCard 7.0
Custom Stamps: Turn your favorite photos into real postage stamps you can use to mail your PhotoCards.
Custom Stickers: Design your own stickers — even make personalized signature stickers.
Multiple Accounts per iOS device, each with its own private data. Great for sharing an iPad.
Syncing Data between devices: Custom stamps, custom stickers, and cards you send from PhotoCard 7.0 will automatically sync to your other iOS devices.
Purchasing print-and-mail credits is now much simpler and easier.
New Photos: 20 new nature photos have been added to the full version.
App Size: Even with all the new features, PhotoCard 7.0 is under 200 MB. (PhotoCard 6.0 was over 300)
Default Caption: Set a default caption for custom photos, displayed along the bottom edge of your card. You can use this for displaying a return address, company message or personal "tagline".
Editing Lists: You can now copy and paste mailing labels from and to text documents and mailing lists.
In Sent Cards History, editing now lets you delete cards or sync special ones to your other iOS devices.
Gifting Printed Cards: No postal address? No problem. You can gift a printed postcard by sending an eCard and inviting the recipient to provide the postal address.
Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for your feedback!
PhotoCard 7.0 requires iOS 5.0 or later.
WHAT'S NEW in Version 8.0
iOS 7 Compatible: Updated software and user interface
New Photo Editor: More intuitive interface for cropping and optimizing your custom photos
New Font Chooser: Displays font samples, adjusts size and line spacing, remembers recently used fonts
Additional Fonts: 50+ unique handwriting and decorative fonts licensed from Kimberly Geswein Fonts
Improved scrolling choosers for stamps, stickers, voiceNotes, and nature photos
Updated and enhanced interactive User Guide and What's New
Fixed bugs, improved performance, reduced total app size
PhotoCard 8.0 requires iOS 7.0 or later
The free full version can be downloaded over a WiFi connection and includes 220 of Bill's nature photos, 220 stamp designs, and 425 fun and decorative stickers. The Lite version is exactly the same app, but made small enough for cellular download by including only 20 nature photos, 20 stamps, and 20 stickers.
PhotoCard is a universal app optimized for each different model of iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Brought to you by Bill Atkinson, author of the original QuickDraw, MacPaint, and HyperCard software.
Click here for the PhotoCard User Guide, which is adapted from the
application, and contains tips and techniques for using Bill Atkinson PhotoCard.