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 and service that redefine 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. 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, the app can send it 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, including 50+ unique handwriting and decorative fonts.
  • Edit in place and get what you see with full-screen page layout.
  • Decorate PhotoCards with your choice of playful stickers and colorful stamps.
  • 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.
  • Record voice notes, up to 60 seconds, and include them in your emailed PhotoCards.
  • 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 to protect against postal damage.
  • Address correction makes certain your card is deliverable as addressed.
  • Mailing lists. You can copy and paste mailing labels from text documents to create mailing lists.
  • A graphical confirmation email informs you when your card is being printed, and another email announces that it's en route to the post office.
  • Sent card history shows all your sent cards and lets you open a new, editable copy to start a new card.
  • Multiple accounts can be set up on an iOS device, each with its own private data. Great, for example, for sharing an iPad.
  • Syncing data between devices. Custom stamps, custom stickers, and cards you've sent will automatically sync to your account on your other iOS devices.
  • 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.
  • Compatible with iOS 8, PhotoCard adapts to different screen sizes including the the iPhone 6 Plus.

  • The free full version can be downloaded over a WiFi connection and includes 220 of Bill's nature photos, 220 stamp designs, and 440 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.
    Click here for Frequently Asked Questions, useful for troubleshooting if some aspect of PhotoCard is puzzling you.
    Click below to see a short video about PhotoCard. If it doesn't display or you have any difficulty getting it to play, try this link to YouTube.

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    Click here to read a great article by Dan Farber about Bill and PhotoCards

    Among other review sites, Bill Atkinson PhotoCard has been reviewed by
    Macworld App Guide and iPhone App Review