With Christmas just round the corner, it’s that time of the year when we dig into our mailing lists with a frenzy,hoping that we don’t miss out on any addresses to include in our greetings card list. Then on to the rather onerous task of selecting and buying the right cards and the appropriate number of stamps. Add to that the process of addressing each envelope individually, and what you are left with is definitely a less than chipper experience. This is where myCardLists comes in.
myCardLists is a nifty little app on the apple store, which makes keeping track and managing your greeting cards list really simple. It includes not only your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter lists, but also a general category which can be renamed as needed, e.g Birthday cards, New year cards, Party/Wedding invitations etc.
myCardLists automatically detects the contacts in your iPhone and iPad, and you just need to select the ones you want to add. You can also choose to add a contact not in your list manually from within the app. Any changes you make to the addresses on your device will also automatically reflect on in the app. Another interesting feature is that you can choose an ‘alias’ for the card. For example, Mr John Green can appear on the card as ‘The Greens’, or ‘John and Susan’. Importing names from a previous card list is also a cakewalk.
myCardLists is very simple to use. All it takes is selecting the occasion you want to send out cards for, e.g Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc, and the app creates a background image pertinent to it.(A few more image options, or an option to set your own background would have been nice though.) There will be a list of your contact names on it. Tap the icon to the left of the name to indicate that the card has been sent, and similarly tap the icon to the right if you have received a card from the person. This is a great way to help you in deciding who stays in touch regularly and who needs to be dropped from this years mailing list!
What makes this app a lifesaver is that it lets you completely do away with the toilsome task of manually addressing each individual letter on pen and paper. myCardsList allows you to print out all of the addresses to address labels, and several letter and A4 sheet types are supported. Now just print to an Airprint enabled printer. If you don’t have one, its as easy as sending a pdf file via email and then printing it from any computer, and you are set to go!
myCardsLists is hassle free, offers full functionality and at only $0.99, doesn’t cost a pretty penny. I recommend you go for it.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.