If you are like me, time has gotten away from me and those season greetings to friends and family are still waiting to be sent out. With two days to go I am attempting to be at least somewhat thoughtful, despite limited time and perhaps resources. What to do?
Of course there are apps for that!
Greeting card apps – there are many, most which have some kind of cost for the app, for emailing or purchasing additional images. With a quest for finding free apps, I found just a couple that were FREE, simple, and allowed easy workflow for emailing. So here is simple, free, iPad, Android and online greeting card making apps or online tools:
HeartyBit Mobile Greeting Card app for iOS is free with no in app purchases. Although a simple card creating app, it gets the job done with numerous choices for every holiday! Although not a lot of customization available, you can choose a design, send by email and add additional sentiments in your email message. Simple, free and fast – you can be thoughtful in minutes for free!
Doodlr app for Android (from Amazon or Google Play) is a crazy, easy to use, free app for creating cards and emailing. No in app purchases, just free! Easy and pretty straight forward to use, you can import your own images, customize text and send via email. Try the already made templates for a fast way to create email messages that attach the card images and allows you to create an email message to your recipients. Great app for young and old!
Cardkarma.com – is a free, online resource for making cards. Again, very simple with options of customizing the text and emailing directly to recipients.
So, yes, being thoughtful with a holiday E-card is possible for even those of you who are too busy, have procrastinated or just haven’t gotten to that item on your To Do List yet.
An additional thought for next holiday….
Writing this post has been on my mental To Do List for some time – using free greeting card app as a functional writing task with students or adults regaining writing skills. Using apps as a functional writing task with the addition of one of the new 3rd party iOS keyboards with word prediction and/or text to speech keyboards, such as the Keeble app or SuperKeys Assistive keyboard app , and you have supported spelling, word generation or compensated for illegible handwriting for struggling writers.
On the Android platform, using keyboard add in as ai.type Keyboard or ai.type Keyboard Plus app for word prediction support with the Android greeting card app can assist students or clients with spelling, word generation and handwriting difficulties. Create a card then email or print (if the option is available) the message. A motivating and functional writing task!
Happy Holiday Greetings to OT’s with Apps readers!