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Turn Your Pictures Into Postcards With Touchnote

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Turn Your Pictures Into Postcards With Touchnote

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Here’s an easy way to turn that Instagram post into something folks will keep forever!

Touchnote for Android and Apple lets you send greeting cards, postcards, framed pictures, and more to friends and family with very little effort.

The Touchnote app is free, but the products are NOT.  You’ll pay between ~$3 and ~$38 per product, depending on what you buy!  But you can easily get discounts.

Touchnote Review
Send a Postcard With Just a Few Taps Through the Touchnote App

I’ll show you how it works!

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Link:   Touchnote

Touchnote is a fun app that turns your pictures into fun gifts for your friends and family!  It’s available for Android and Apple devices, and it’s super easy to use.  I’ll give you a quick tour of the app!

1.   Choose Your Product

Right when you open the app, you’ll be taken to the “Products” heading, where you can decide what you want to send.  You can choose between:

  • Postcards – 6X4 inch cards, laminated on both sides (no envelope)
  • Greeting cards – 7X5 inch folded cards in an an envelope
  • Canvases – 8X6, 12X9, or 16X12 inch cotton canvas wrapped around a .75 inch wood frame and a glossy finish
  • Framed pictures – 6X4 inch photo in white or black painted Italian wood
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Select What You Want to Send

2.   Buy Credits

Products on Touchnote cost different amounts of credits.  For example:

  • Postcards costs 1 credit
  • Greeting cards cost 2 credits
  • An 8X6 canvas costs 13 credits
  • Framed photos cost 16 credits

1 credit costs $2.99.  But under the “Credits” heading, you can buy credits in bulk and receive a discount.  And the more you buy, the bigger the discount.

You can buy up to 100 credits in 1 transaction, for $1.50 each.  That’s nearly half price!

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Slide the Arrow to Buy a Larger Quantity of Credits

3.   Menu

Click the 3 horizontal lines on the top right of the screen to open the menu.  From here you can access your account, address book, and get help if you need assistance with the app.

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Menu Isn’t Too Exciting

4.   Add a Picture

Click the “+” sign in the middle of the screen to choose the picture that will be on the front of your postcard.

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Choose the Picture You Want to Send to Your Friends or Family

The app makes it easy to find the picture you’re looking for.  You can search for a picture from any folder in your phone, so it doesn’t have to be from your camera roll.  You can screenshot a professional picture from the internet to impress your friends! 😉

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The App Makes Finding Your Pictures Easy

When you find the photo you want, click “Done” at the top right of the screen.

6.  Add a Caption

Now you have the option to write a caption.  Captions can only be 35 characters.

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Title Your Picture

7.  Choose Your Layout

You can change the layout of the front of the card to include multiple pictures. Some products, like greeting cards, have up to 12 options!

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Choose the Design of Your Card

Click “Next” at the bottom of the screen.

8.  Write a Message

Now it’s time to write your note!

It looks like the maximum number of characters you can write in a card is ~1,000.  And if you’re writing a greeting card, you have the option to use fonts that look like genuine handwriting, so it feels more personal.  This feature is NOT available when sending a postcard.

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Write a Heartfelt Letter

If you have geotracking on your photos, Touchnote will show where the photo was taken at the bottom right of the postcard.

Note:   You can exit the app any time, and your project will be saved under the “Orders” on the home screen.

After you’re finished editing your message, click “Edit Address.

9.   Add Your Recipient(s)

If you’re new to the app, you won’t have any saved addresses.  Type the name and mailing address of the one you’re sending the card to.

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Add the Address Where You Want the Card Sent

The app will save the address for future use.  And give you an estimate of when your friend will receive the card.  It’s usually quick!

And if you want to send the card to multiple folks, select all the addresses you want the card sent to.

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Check the Box Next to the Addresses Where the Card Should Be Mailed

Click “Done” at the bottom of the page.

11.   Check Out

The last step is paying for your card.  You can pay with PayPal or credit card.

If you have no credits, you’ll pay ~$3 each.  So if you’re buying a product that costs 2 credits, you’ll pay ~$6.  If you think you’ll spend at least 5 credits with the app, it’s definitely worth buying a credit pack to get a discount!

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You’re Done After You Pay for Your Card

That’s it!  The app will post and ship your card, and you don’t have to mess with stamps, envelopes, or mailboxes!

What’s the Verdict?

I like this app because of how simple it is to use, and how big and bright the buttons are.

The digital world has added a lot of convenience to life.  But it’s also taken something away:   the personal element!  We have thousands of friends on Facebook, and tweet intimate moments to thousands of followers.  This app is a good way to show someone they aren’t just a number. 🙂

Touchnote turns digital into personal.  It’s much more exciting to receive a physical letter instead of an email.  Of course, it’s much cheaper to share a picture through Twitter or Instagram.  But you likely won’t find a tweet on display above your mother’s dresser!

I haven’t ordered anything from Touchnote yet, so I can’t speak from personal experience about the quality of the products.  That said, DPReview ranked the postcards among the best against similar apps, and folks on Amazon love the image quality.

If y’all have tried the app, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the quality of the cards!

Bottom Line

The Touchnote app lets you create canvases, framed pictures, greeting cards, and postcards of your own pictures with just a few taps.

The app will create the card, postmark it, and send it almost immediately!  Your letter can reach your family in a few days.

The products can be pricey depending on what you buy.  But most are pretty reasonable, especially considering the convenience of the app.

What do you think of Touchnote?  Would you recommend a similar app instead?

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I will never use this app again. This is the review I just left on the Apple App Store page for them…

After reading such glowing reviews about TouchNote, we decided to switch it up this year, and use them to send our annual holiday cards (usually around 75-100 cards are sent to friends and family).

Price: First of all, I read that postcards cost only $1.99 on a blog post recommending them, only to find out they are actually $2.99 + tax. Ok, so not price effective compared to other apps.

Card design and subscription: To add any fun designs to your card, you must subscribe (various tiers). Otherwise, what is unlocked is extremely basic. I subscribed thinking I would also get a discount if I purchase credit in bulk. Nope. I complained to customer service about this. They told me to redownload the app. I did. Still no discounts. And just recently, bulk discounts appeared on the app. Ugh.

Delivery (or lack thereof): I was pressed on time, so I decided to just send everything out regardless of price. I’m not the type to ask if people have received our cards or not, because it hasn’t been an issue in the past. However, my parents asked if we were sending out this year. I mentioned I had a card sent out to them on Dec 5th, and it should’ve arrived by the 13th. It was Dec 20th. I then asked a few other people, and that said they hadn’t received anything either. Over 40 hadn’t received them. So, I reached out to customer service and they gave me a partial refund and a few credits. Mind you, I had to type out every single person’s name who responded to me that said they didn’t received anything. Between the calls, texts and emails, this took me hours. I of course had to use that money refunded to resend all of those cards (I wasn’t going to switch to another app, because we liked our final design). Guess what? People still haven’t received them.

User friendless: There is no option on your ordered cards to mention that the card wasn’t delivered. You have to email customer service each time. I could’ve sworn there was an option until I complained. And now it’s no longer there.

Quality: We always send a copy to ourselves, which arrived in late December. I was disappointed by the quality of the card and how small in size it is.

I am genuinely shocked they have such high ratings, and I look forward to deleting this app (as soon as I’m refunded). If you want high quality cards delivered on time, then please consider another app. You’ll thank me later.

Beware! Touch note credits expire! This is not a reputable company. Any company that does not honour purchases belongs in the trash bin. Also refuses to cancel or refund membership, if you sign on you are paying for entire year whether you can use it or not.

Touchnote deceptively advertises their premium service and the refuses prorated refunds when they deliver something different. All their photos and the card on the app looks one way, and then the card they send out has their logo re-inserted and the rest of the format jumbled. When the customer objects they use the excuse of American postal regulations and they have the right to send a different looking card. Do you really want to have a company sending things to your family and friends when they believe they have the right to change it first?

It would be very easy to show what their premium service postcards would actually look like BEFORE one places an order. Since they don’t, they should be willing to give a prorated refund.

Their “Customer Care” is currently trying to game the Trustpilot site by flagging bad reviews even if they are honest.

A company that spends more time hiding their poor practices instead of fixing them will likely go out of business soon. Be careful in sending your money to Touchnote.

very disappointed with their service and customer care. Product never arrived and they refused to replace it or issue a refund.

why must u buy credits vs just using your credit card seems like too much work andalot of steps for cards??

You don’t, a credit is just what they call the fee. You still use your credit card.

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