Need to send a rush greeting card to a friend or holiday wishes to a relative halfway around the world? A wealth of mobile apps can do the job for you. Whether you want to send a neat looking card or picture message, or you want to go all out with a customized, personalized ecard or physical post card, there's an app to fit your needs. Check out these top greeting card apps for Android and iOS.
A greeting card app that got featured on Shark Tank, Felt aims to bring a handwritten look and feel to customizable greeting cards. Users can choose a preset design or add their own photo to one of Felt's 4x4.5 "card frames," complete with a handwritten message on the front or back that you can write up with your stylus or finger. You also have the option to combine multiple card frames into an accordion-style folding card. Other options include adding a gift card, delayed delivery, birthday reminders, saved drafts, and an address book. Card frames start at $3, with extra frames costing $1, and prepaid "Felt credits" can be used which can net discounts.
Want to give your greeting cards a handwritten feel but can't actually write legibly in cursive? Maybe Handwrytten (Android, iOS) might be more your thing. Users choose a card design and type out the message they want to send, and Handwrytten uses "robotic handwriting machines" to write your message and address the envelope. Users can choose from a variety of writing styles, and optionally add a gift card. Cards start at $3.50 including postage.
Red Stamp Cards (Android, iOS) makes card creation is a snap, with numerous templates, color customization, and the ability to add your own images and text. The app also comes with a set of text templates that you can add to your greeting card. There's a pretty generous selection of design templates and pre-made cards, with more collections available as in-app purchases. As an additional upside, while you can commission and mail your custom card, Red Stamp also allows you to email, share or download your card as well.
Touchnote Cards on iOS and Android uses your photos as the basis to create delightful, little greeting cards and customized post cards for every occasion. Basic filters allow you to tweak your card's appearance, while customizable messages allow you to be terse or wax poetic. From there, the app then allows you to submit your card designs for printing and delivery to your recipients for a small fee. The interface is light and no-nonsense, making it an easy to use option for custom picture postcards. Touchnote postcards start at $1.99 with discounts for bulk orders, with additional options available for greeting cards and framed photos.
The justWink Greeting Cards app by American Greetings (Android, iOS) lets users create and personalize cards for delivery via email, Facebook, SMS or snail mail. Card templates are arranged into various categories such as holidays and birthdays. Once you've found a card design you like, you can then customize it with your own photos, short messages and even a little signature/doodle box. There's a category for every occasion, and, with a little searching, you can find a card design that will fit the bill. Sending cards electronically is free, while mailing a card carries a small fee.
Cardstore Greeting Cards is another American Greetings app that combines the ease of use and customizability of JustWink with Facebook integration so you can receive notifications and never miss an occasion to send a greeting card. Users can choose from a variety of templates, add pictures from the camera roll (or a variety of social media sources) and personalize cards with messages, greetings and a signature.
Another all-occasions greeting cards app is Appygraph on iOS, which offers users a variety of free and premium ecards that you can customize and share to your friends. Users can add custom text and photos, and then send your ecard through Facebook, Twitter, or email. You can even send a greeting sticker through Appygraph's iMessage app.