When was the last time you received a piece of handwritten snail mail from a friend? In the technology world we live in, it seems like a lot of effort to shop for a card, write the note, find the address, buy a stamp and mail it when we can just take five minutes to write an email or send an e-card. That is probably why it’s so special when we flip through the mail in our mailbox and find a thoughtful handwritten note. Now you can send that snail mail through your iPad.
This snail mail app called Felt lets you send anyone a special note with your own handwriting for the same or less money than it would cost you to do it the old fashioned way. You choose a card, write on it (it’s not a font), address the envelope and send it off. You can use your finger or a stylus to write your message. It’s then printed on the card to make it look like it was written with a real pen. You can see how it works in the video below.
This would be perfect if you’re traveling and don’t have time to find a stamp or a post office. This would also be a great project to kill the boredom while on a plane. Imagine mailing a note to someone from 35,000 feet in the air. A few months ago, I published an article here on Bit Rebels during a flight between NYC and Atlanta. It made me pause for a moment to appreciate the wonders of technology, but I’ve digressed.
There have been so many attempts over the years to preserve the art of handwriting and snail mail. I can’t help but wonder if the era of the handwritten note is over, or if it will just take an innovative app like this to bring it back into our lives. I suppose only time will tell! The Felt app is free on iTunes, and the cards (including postage) cost $3.99 each.
Felt App: Send Snail Mail Straight From Your iPad
Via: [Design Taxi]