Appygraph: iPhone Written App Review
It’s the holiday season and that means it’s high time to spread some joy among your friends and family. And we’re all in luck because the new Appygraph iPhone app from small Swedish design firm des p’tits bonheurs makes creating and sharing custom Christmas and New Year e-cards with your loved ones a snap. We were fortunate enough to review this group’s delightful birth announcement app, bambinapp, some months ago, and it appears they’ve kept up the good work with Appygraph. So go ahead, capture and share holiday memories with this elegant app. Our iPhone app review will show you how.
When you download Appygraph you unlock 20 beautiful holiday e-card templates with customizable text and, in most cases, customizable pictures. Add personalized greetings and insert your own special holiday photos right in the cards. You can even capture photos right from the app (with both cameras, if your iOS device happens to have a front facing cam) for instant shareable memories. The results are polished thanks to some basic photo resizing and moving features.
Then it’s time to share. Appygraph integrates seamlessly with Facebook for easy posting. It also allows you to create emails instantly, share via SMS or, with iOS 5 support, send custom e-cards for free via iMessage. For any other service save your holiday greetings to your camera roll and the sky’s the limit. Personally, we think Appygraph holiday e-cards look awesome printed on photo paper, so if you’re looking for an easy way to make lovely holiday greeting cards this app may be your answer.
Layout & Design:
The e-card designs are what make Appygraph for iPhone really shine. Each design is high quality with plenty of variety for even the pickiest Grinch. There’s something here for everyone, from boisterous party designs to elegant Yuletide charmers. The colors are brilliant and the art is thoughtful.
A super simplified user interface makes creating with Appygraph a breeze. Your eCard designs are organized into two tabs, Christmas and New Year, and a simple swipe is all it takes to browse the catalog. Tap personalize to select a design. Editing is breathtakingly streamlined, and even the photo editing options are integrated into one single editing page for ease of access. It’s the kind of app iPhone users of all ages and skill levels are going to love.
We like the pricing structure of Appygraph much more than the group’s other app, but we do miss a free e-card option. For a flat rate of $1.99 you get access to all the e-card templates, so there’s no need to make multiple purchases. It’s one stop shopping. This is the kind of app that you can keep tucked safely into a favorites folder on your iPhone and pull out again next year. The variety and quality of the greeting cards make Appygraph a true value for any iPhone owner. Besides, it’s cheaper than buying a single traditional card, and look at all the content you get.
In short, we love Appygraph for seasonal greetings, and think you will, too.
Appygraph iPhone app requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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